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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.

May
27
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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May
30
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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May
30
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Chair Yoga

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified instructor Didi Tapomaya teaches participants basic yoga techniques, breathing and relaxation exercises with guided visualization. Space is limited. Please register at the Richmond Hill Library, 718-849-7150.

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Jun
3
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Latin Jazz Coalition featuring Demetrios Kastaris

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Trombonist/composer Demetrios Kastaris leads the Latin Jazz Coalition, whose music blends rhythms like the rumba (guaguancó), son-montuno, bembé, guajira and more.


Jun
5
5:00PM

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6:00PM

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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Jun
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Music for the Soul

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Sean Condron, born in Queens to Irish parents is a modern day bard who's repertoire spans the length and breadth of American music, in itself a melting pot of world influences - from sentimental favorites to Italian and Spanish classics and everything in between. Armed with just a guitar and voice, his energetic and humor filled performances have delighted audiences the world over.


Jun
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Queens Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations - Do You Need Funding?

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Queens Council on the Arts supports the hard work and contributions of Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming in all arts disciplines through grants. Applicants must attend a Application Information Session to learn about the guidelines before applying.


Jun
27
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Senior Health Chat Series @ Richmond Hill

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads this discussion group for Seniors.
June 27, 2017 - Allergies and how to Manage them
July 11, 2017 - Arthritis and Joint Pain, causes, symptoms and available treatment
July 25, 2017 - Senior Nutrition
August 15, 2017 - Preventing Falls

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Jul
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Chair Yoga with Miriam Acevedo

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Instructor Miriam Acevedo will teach basic techniques and exercises that participants can practice while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.

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Aug
2
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Early Detection Education for Breast and Colon Cancer

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Ms. Ann Stephens, Outreach Coordinator from the North Well/ LIJ Women's Center, will make a presentation and demonstrate how to do self examinations of the breast. She will also provide information about colon cancer. She encourages participation in the demonstrations and there will be a Q&A session as she provides informational handouts.


Aug
4
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Flute Music from Around the World

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Tereasa Payne, flautist from NYC, presents an exciting program of flutes from around the world. Pan flutes, Ocarinas, Native American Flutes and more! Tereasa performs solos on each of these world flutes, while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one!


Aug
31
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions.

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Sep
5
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: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

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
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
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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