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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
2
11:00AM

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4:00PM

The Daily Puzzle

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The library makes puzzles available to adults every day.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Sep
2
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Richmond Hill Quilters

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The Quilters meet Tuesdays at noon.

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

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Sep
2
5:00PM

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7:00PM

StartUP! 9th Annual Business Plan Competition: Information Session

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s 9th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2014. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at this session. Watch for more information sessions at various locations in September.


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Sep
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Challenge

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Cardio Challenge combines both low impact aerobics and bootcamp into one total body workout. Instructor Bona Bhatia Khullar will lead you through easy-to-follow routines to increase cardiovascular fitness, tone the body and burn calories.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Sep
5
5:30PM

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6:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Angela Mendez teaches a mix of dance fitness, low-impact strength training and stretching exercises to relieve stress. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Sep
23
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Steampunk Jewelry Design

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Phyllis Ger will demonstrate how to create steampunk jewelry from 19th century mechanical parts, using design ideas from that period. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.