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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
26
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Richmond Hill Quilters

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The Quilters meet on Tuesdays at noon.

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Sep
26
1:00PM

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1:45PM

The Daily Puzzle

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The library makes puzzles available to adults every day.

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Sep
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

This course, for adults age 50 and up, will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques: learning the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value and composition. Space is limited. Preregistration for the entire 9 session series is required. Register by calling Richmond Hill @ 718-849-7150 or Sunnyside @ 718-784-3033

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Sep
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness for Adults

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Instructor Miriam Acevedo uses dance moves from merengue, salsa, cha cha, cumbia and reggaeton to create a workout that helps you lose fat, build muscle and feel more energized. Preregistration is required for each session. Come early to complete an exercise release form.

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Oct
2
5:30PM

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6:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Body Rock

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Instructor Donna James leads this fitness class designed to get your "Body Rockin" with a fusion of cardio-based dance and aerobic moves while groovin' to some vibrant, soulful beats. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Oct
7
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 10/7- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 10/14 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 10/28- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 11/04- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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Oct
10
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Genealogy Workshop

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

A three--part genealogy workshop presented by instructor Diane Warmsley, genealogist and family historian.

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Oct
11
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Free Civil Legal Services Mobile Center

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the NY State Courts' Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need.
https://mobilelegalhelpcenter.acuityscheduling.com/ for an appointment


Nov
8
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Creating Community: An Intergenerational Art Program

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

An inter-generational watercolor art program. Celia Caro, professional teaching artist, leads this 4 part series; working with young and old to help build community. Express yourself, explore the art of portraiture using watercolors. For ages 12 and up. Register at the Richmond Hill Library 718-849-7150

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Nov
9
6:30PM

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7:45PM

It's Never Too Early (or Too Late) To Plan for Your Child's College Education

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into developing the right strategy for you and your child to get into the college of their dreams and to ease the financial burden of a college education. Arnold Davis has conducted presentations on college admissions and financing at high schools, secondary schools and primary schools in the Midwest and regional New York.


Nov
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Watercolor Art Workshop

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Two session Watercolor Workshop for beginner and intermediate level students. Advance your painting & drawing skills Come have fun, build your skills and socialize. Registration is required, 718-423-7004

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Nov
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Watercolor Art Workshop

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

A Watercolor Workshop for beginner and intermediate level students. Advance your painting & drawing skills. Come have fun, build your skills and socialize. Registration is required, 718-423-7004. Three sessions 11/14, 11/21 and 11/28.


Dec
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

How to Control Pests Safely

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Come and learn about how to create a healthier home by controlling pests safely. All are welcome. For more information, please call 646-632-6023.


Dec
13
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Health Chat: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads this discussion about the symptoms and care of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a common disorder that affects the large intestine.


Dec
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Concert

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

"Music critics have described I-Heung Lee's performance as graceful, thoughtful and intelligent, touched with a unique style of artistic sophistication. Ms. Lee performs extensively in Asia as well as at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel and Frederic Chopin."


Dec
20
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Health Chat: Thyroid Disorders, Treatment & Types

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads this discussion about common thyroid disorders, symptoms, causes and treatments.