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Upcoming Events

  1. Paint, Stamp & Draw: 2D Art Day

    January 16  |  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children’s Museum

    Join us in the Walk-In Workshop and create your own artwork!

  2. Wednesday STEMDay

    January 16  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Stapleton Library

    Come and have a blast exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and math! Ages 5-11.

  3. Lego Club

    January 16  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library

    LEGO CLUB GET CREATIVE AND BUILD!!!! The library will supply legos, while you provide the imagination All materials must stay at the libray ---- so bring a camera to document your creations!! first come--- first served recommended for age 8-14

  4. Lego Free Play

    January 16  |  5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    New Dorp Library

    We have legos! Come to the library and build whatever you want. Ages 3 & up with caregiver.

  5. Family Association Meeting

    January 16  |  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    YMCA- South Shore

    FREE Family Association Meeting for family members who are dealing with a loved one struggling with substance use.

  6. Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

    January 17  |  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tottenville Library

    At 10:15am & 11am Songs, rhymes, stories and playtime for infants ages 0-18 months along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other babies in the neighborhood! No pre-registration required!

  7. Tot’s Time

    January 17  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children’s Museum

    Play in learning centers, listen to stories and create artwork! Our classroom setting helps develop social skills while having fun. Ages 2 – 4.

  8. Bouncing Babies

    January 17  |  11:15 am - 11:15 am
    West New Brighton Library

    Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers.  For ages 0-18 months, no registration required

  9. Teen Video Games

    January 17  |  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    St. George Library

    Come have some friendly competition with your friends on the PS3 and PS4.

  10. Sculpt & Shape: 3D Art Day

    January 17  |  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children’s Museum

    Join in the Walk-In Workshop to create your own 3D artwork!

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