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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.

Mar
30
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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Apr
3
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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Apr
4
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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Apr
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Learn compression-only CPR. Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), compressions-only mannequins and "watch-while-practice" DVD instructions.

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Apr
5
2:30PM

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3:45PM

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.

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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.

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

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Apr
13
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

All adults are welcome at the Richmond Hill Library for basic training on Microsoft Word.


Apr
19
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Great Music from the '30s to the '70s

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Guitarist Eddie Lee Isaacs and friends bring back memories with favorites like "Autumn Leaves," "Misty" and "Body and Soul," made great by performers including Louis Prima, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, mixed with a little rock 'n' roll.

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Apr
25
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Elder Law

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Learn how to protect assets, including the family home, from long-term care expenses. Understand the basics of the Medicaid program. Learn about the 5 essential documents all seniors should have. Led by Ronald A. Fatoullah, Elder Law Attorney.

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Apr
28
3:00PM

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4:30PM

I Remember ...

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Share your memories, express yourself, tell your story. This discussion group will be led by freelance writer/librarian, Judy Kamilhor. Judy uses story starters to help spark your memory and imagination. This is a fun and interactive group.

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May
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


May
16
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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May
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Social Security Administration

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The Social Security Administration provides people with the knowledge and tools they can use throughout their working lives: if they become disabled, at retirement, and for their survivors. Presentation and Q&A led by Nilsa Henriquez.


May
18
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

All adults are welcome at the Richmond Hill Library for basic training on Microsoft Word.


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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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.

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

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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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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.

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