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  1. 12th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike

    November 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    November 27, 2015  |  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Join the Greenbelt educators for our annual day after Thanksgiving hike in the Greenbelt in serene woods, including a brief visit to the LaTourette house.This hike is over 2.5 hours and is moderately paced. Ages 10+. No exceptions. Dress appropriately
  2. Toddler Time

    November 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    November 27, 2015  |  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Port Richmond Library
    Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
  3. Preschool Story Time

    November 27 @ 11:30 am
    November 27, 2015  |  11:30 am - 11:30 am
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
    Stories, crafts, and play time. Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time for fun, fun, fun!
  4. Buy Nothing Day

    November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    November 27, 2015  |  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    The Interpretive Center
    As an alternative to Black Friday shopping, celebrate “Buy Nothing Day!” We will have recycling relay races and repurpose items that might otherwise be discarded.
  5. Kidz Cook

    November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    November 27, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    2, 3 & 4PM
  6. Kids’ Movie

    November 27 @ 2:00 pm
    November 27, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    Sit back relax and enjoy a family friendly movie.
  7. Light, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Tour

    November 27 @ 2:30 pm
    November 27, 2015  |  2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Historic Richmond Town
    Discover a time when people had to make their own light.
  8. Wii Love Gaming

    November 27 @ 3:30 pm
    November 27, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Stapleton Library
    Challenge your friends and other kids as you play cool Wii games!
  9. Wii Time

    November 27 @ 3:30 pm
    November 27, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    South Beach Library
  10. Reading Aloud

    November 27 @ 4:00 pm
    November 27, 2015  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Richmondtown Library
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