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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
25
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.

Additional Dates


May
26
5:00PM

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6:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Kickboxing

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Instructor Monica Kelly leads this high energy group workout involving punching and kicking movements to get a total body workout. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel. 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.

Additional Dates


May
26
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Gracie Book Club: Discussion of "Bright Lines" by Tanwi Nandini Islam

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The citywide discussion of "Bright Lines" written by Tanwi Nandini Islam is continuing with book discussions at select Queens Library locations. Books are available at all locations.


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May
31
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Richmond Hill Quilters

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The Quilters meet on Tuesdays at noon.

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

Additional Dates


May
31
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
21
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Adults learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Preregistration is required.