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  1. Giving Tuesday

    December 1 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
    December 1, 2015  |  12:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Staten Island, USA
    We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will
  2. Baby Space

    December 1 @ 10:00 am
    December 1, 2015  |  10:00 am - 10:00 am
    St. George Library
    Songs, rhymes, and playtime. Please pre-register. 10 AM & 1 PM
  3. Baby Bounce

    December 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    December 1, 2015  |  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Port Richmond Library
    Babies, along with parents and caregivers, are invited to join us for songs, rhymes, stories, and playtime.
  4. La Leche Meeting

    December 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    December 1, 2015  |  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Christ Church of New Brighton
  5. Tuesday Storytime

    December 1 @ 11:00 am
    December 1, 2015  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Barnes & Noble
    Foster a love of reading in your child with weekly Storytimes. Each week, different authors and themes will be featured.
  6. Tot’s Time Plus

    December 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    December 1, 2015  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.
  7. Teen Lounge

    December 1 @ 2:30 pm
    December 1, 2015  |  2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Tottenville Library
    Use a laptop, work on homework or just hang out!
  8. Teen/Tween Painting

    December 1 @ 3:30 pm
    December 1, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Great Kills Library
    Pre-registration is required.
  9. Afternoon Story Time and Craft

    December 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    December 1, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for read aloud stories, followed by a craft!
  10. Book Buddies

    December 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    December 1, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Great Kills Library
    A kid and a teen are paired up! The kid practices reading to the teen, while the teen helps them out.  Participants register for a 20 minute slot by calling the library.
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