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Children’s Library Discovery Center

The Children's Library Discovery Center opened in 2011. It includes hands-on interactive exhibits and learning labs with our very own Discovery Team to enable children ages 3-12 to find information and to inspire interest in books, reading, and learning.

Come and meet our Discovery Team!


Check out our Science Fair Handbook, a simple guide that explains the steps to successfully complete a science fair assignment. It includes explanations for each step, dozens of project ideas, and a list of helpful websites. Good luck with your project. Check out your local library for books on your chosen topic!

Another new tool available for children through the library is the PowerKids Life Science database. This great resource is specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. PowerKids Life Science promotes digital literacy and 21st century learning skills while offering research, report, and homework help.

The library has two great new resources for children. Ideal for school or for year around learning. BookFlix and TrueFlix are two of our databases that help children with literacy. Check them out now!

Click on the pictures below to find out what books we have on the subjects!

Bug Viewer Instruction Game
    Discover Bugs: Bug Viewer             Discover Perception: Instruction Game
Magnetic Spinner Mirror Movement
      Discover Magnets: Magnetic Spinner  Discover Mirrors: Mirror Movement
Sound Puzzle  
Discover Sound: Sound Puzzle  

Exhibits are funded by the National Science Foundation. To learn more about this state-of-the-art project, click here.

Sep
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Homework Help/ Tutoring

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Homework Help/ Teen Tutoring is open to all teens ages 12 to 19 years old. All tutoring is done on a first come, first served basis.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
25
5:00PM

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6:30PM

SHSAT Tutoring

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Free tutoring for teens taking the 2017 SHSAT.

Central LibraryMon, Oct 2, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryTue, Oct 10, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Oct 16, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM

Sep
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls ages 7-12 can learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn how to create and save our own document and much more. Be ready next time you have a report in school! No registration required, but space is limited.


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Sep
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Tech Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for Tech Thursdays. Learn something new and exciting about technology and the computer each week. No registration is required, but space will be limited. For boys & girls ages 8-12.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
29
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Fun Fridays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

After a long week of school, unwind with Fun Fridays! Games, crafts, movies...something different each week. Boys and girls ages 5-12 are welcome to join us. No registration required

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
30
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturdays for Saturday Science Lab. Hands-on learning while having fun. This is a free program for girls and boys up to age 12 and their families. No registration required!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

E-Books For Kids

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Open up a new world of reading! Kids ages 7-12 can learn how to download e-books onto a tablet, phone, or PC using Queens Library's website and your library card. No registration will be required, but space is limited.


Oct
4
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date October 4, 2017
Availability: 28 openings

Boys and girls ages 3 to 5 years with a caregiver are invited to the fall session of Timeless Tales! Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and more. Space will be limited and registration begins September 20th so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Oct 11, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Oct 18, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Oct 25, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 1, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Writers Retreat

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Need help with a paper you’re writing? Interested in having a dedicated writing space? Join us for the Writers Retreat! We will have time to edit papers, help with drafts, work on homework, and give you the space you need to create.

No registration required but space is limited.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
5
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

During this five session play group for ages 18-36 months, parents and caregivers will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy and parenting skills. Registration (in person) is required starting Thursday, September 21st.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spinner Spin off

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Calling all spinner collectors! Do you think you have the fastest spinner out there? Does your best spinner have what it takes to beat everyone else's spinner? Come find out at the Children's Library Discovery center's Spinner Spin off! Registration is required. Competition brackets will be posted prior to the event. Winners will receive a special edition CLDC spinner. So, does your spinner have what it takes?


Oct
10
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls ages 7-12 can learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn how to create and save our own document and much more. Be ready next time you have a report in school! No registration required, but space is limited.


Oct
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Graphic Novel and Anime Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Like manga? Enjoy graphic novels? Love anime? Then join us for our Anime and Graphic Novel Club! We'll watch new and old favorites, read amazing titles, and discuss what we liked and what we didn't.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
13
4:00PM

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5:30PM

CLDC Pumpkin Patch Painting and Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children up to 12 years old are invited to join us at the Children's Library Discovery Center as we welcome them to our very own pumpkin patch. The first 60 children will receive a ticket to enter our pumpkin patch, where they will be able to pick out their own mini pumpkin, and then paint and decorate them while watching the classic cartoon "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"


Oct
16
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Children ages 18 months to 3 years along with their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more fun! Space is limited so don't miss out. Registration begins October 2nd.

Central LibraryMon, Oct 23, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Oct 30, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Nov 6, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Nov 13, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Oct
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Ghost Craft Program

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Halloween is coming! Make it just a little more fun with our exciting ghost craft. Boys and girls ages 6-12 are welcome to join us. No registration is necessary, but space will be limited for this spooktacular program!


Oct
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Paper Plate Spider Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join us in Making Paper plate spiders!


Oct
17
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Paint Time on the Laptop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come explore Paint software! Learn new ways to express yourself and create your own work of art! Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to join us. No registration is required, but space is limited. Don't miss out!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Stained Glassed Leaf Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us in the Children's Library Discovery Center's Multipurpose room to celebrate fall by making stained glass leaves! Children will use wax paper and crayon shavings to create a craft as beautiful as real stained glass! Bring your own favorite leaf, or use one of ours, either way you will leave with an awesome craft in your hand!


Oct
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mask-O-Rade

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Halloween is coming so don't forget your mask! Boys and girls ages 6-12 can make their own mask for trick-or-treating or that Halloween party. No registration is required but space is limited.


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami Skull

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

.Learn the exciting art of creating new worlds simply by folding paper! Boys and girls ages 6-12 are welcome to join us in making an origami skull to celebrate Halloween. No registration is required, but space will be limited. Don't miss out!


Oct
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to join us to discuss our favorite books. A different book every month. No registration is required. Refreshments served!


Oct
27
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Many Masks for All

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in the Children's Library Discovery Center's Multi-Purpose Room as we celebrate fun times in October by making personalized paper masks.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Jack-O-Lanterns

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are invited to join us in making paper jack-o-lanterns for the October Holiday season.


Oct
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Costume Party and Parade

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are invited to join us for out October Costume Party and parade! Don't forget to put on your best costume and enjoy the fun parade throughout the library.


Nov
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

NaNoWriMo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Have you ever wanted to write a novel, a comic, or both? Do you find yourself thinking about different characters and the worlds they belong to? Not sure where to start? Join us for our National Novel Writing Month Workshop! Each week, we will cover a different topic in creating your novel, from world building to character development.

Registration is required. For teens and tweens.

*Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.

Central LibraryWed, Nov 8, 20174:00PM - 5:30PM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 15, 20174:00PM - 5:30PM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 22, 20174:00PM - 5:30PM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 29, 20174:00PM - 5:30PM

Nov
9
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Bengali Story Time (18- 36 months)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers can attend a weekly 45 minutes program to enjoy stories, songs and activities. Program is in both English and Bengali. No registration is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates