The New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street is slated to open a children's center-its first in nearly four decades. The newly renovated space will circulate children's books and recordings and house a large reading room. In celebration of the children center's opening, the New York Public Library will hold a two-day event on Nov. 28 and 29 with puppet shows, musicals and educational seminars. On Nov. 28, parents and children can meet children's author and illustrator (and West Sider) Chris Raschka. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. each day. For more information, visit[ www.nypl.org](http://www.nypl.org).