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  1. Fantastic Fridays: Super Animal

    July 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Come dressed up for our weekly themes! Prizes awarded to those who visit us in costume, while supplies last.
  2. Kidz Cook

    July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    12, 1, 2 & 3PM
  3. Summer Reading Book Club

    July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    St. George Library
    For independent readers. Pre-registration required.
  4. Picture Book Time/ Reading Aloud

    July 31 @ 2:00 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes and coloring.
  5. Fun Fridays

    July 31 @ 2:00 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Dongan Hills Library
    Ninteno Wii or Board Games.
  6. Light, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Tour

    July 31 @ 2:30 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Historic Richmond Town
    Discover a time when people had to make their own light.
  7. Board Games

    July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    St. George Library
  8. Wii Time

    July 31 @ 3:30 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    South Beach Library
  9. Wii Love Gaming

    July 31 @ 3:30 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Stapleton Library
    Challenge your friends and other kids as you play cool Wii games!
  10. Fun Fridays: Stories and a Craft

    July 31 @ 3:30 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Great Kills Library
    Join us for an afternoon of stories, songs, rhymes, and a fun craft!
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