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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.

Dec
9
1:00PM

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2:00PM

The Daily Puzzle

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The library makes puzzles available to adults every day.

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

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Dec
10
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in Spanish

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Registration is now closed

Have you ever wished you could speak Spanish? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from a 10-week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Library card and a computer, tablet, or smart phone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the firat session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.


Dec
12
12:30PM

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1:45PM

Basic Computer Class For Adults

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Learn and understand the world of technology. Come get a solid foundation and have fun in the process.


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Dec
15
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Make Your Own Holiday Ornaments

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Pamela Isaac shows you how to make beautifully decorated ornaments for a variety of holidays. Materials are provided. Space is limited to the first 20 people.


Jan
3
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
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. 01/07- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 01/14- Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 01/21- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 01/28- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
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. 1/7- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 1/14 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 1/21- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 1/28- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
19
2:00PM

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3:15PM

The Singing Violins, Featuring Claremont Strings and Ensembles

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

This violin due plays beautiful opera and operetta melodies from the works of Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, Lehar and Strauss, and also some familiar show tunes.


Feb
17
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: A Staged Reading by Titan Theatre Company

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

In this special staged reading by Titan Theatre Company, love at first sight turns lethal when the children of two long feuding families meet- setting in motion a passionate and rash chain of events that are as brutal as they are beautiful. Romeo and Juliet have become emblematic of young lovers suffering the pain of a doomed love.


Apr
6
5:00PM

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6:00PM

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.

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

Additional Dates