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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

December 1 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! @ 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

December 1 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

Preschool Play

Preschool Play

December 1 @ 10:30 am

Join us for some Preschool Play fun! There will be story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required

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Immanuel Union Church Holiday Fair

Immanuel Union Church Holiday Fair

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Gingerbread House Craft

Gingerbread House Craft

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

*Available at all Staten Island Home Depot locations* Build holiday memories in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can put together a wooden gingerbread house that will last year after year. No frosting required! Once the gingerbread house

Educator Holiday Shopping Event

Educator Holiday Shopping Event

December 2 @ 10:00 am

Pre-K through Grade 12 educators are invited to a special holiday shopping event. Educators will receive a 25% discount on books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, 10% off Café consumables. Our booksellers can help educators find the perfect

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting

Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

We welcome you to share in the Christmas spirit, embracing Christmas present and Christmas Past. Experience nostalgia all through the Historic Village. At the end of the day we hope you take away the anticipation of a Christmas filled with

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

December 3 @ 11:00 am

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Toddler Time

Toddler Time

December 4 @ 10:30 am

Join us for some Toddler Time fun! This is an interactive program featuring songs, story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required

Baby Time

Baby Time

December 4 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

December 4 @ 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun at our Toddler Story time program.

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

Baby Space!

Baby Space!

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies! This program is geared toward confident walkers up to age 23 months. Please register for the first class you will attend.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

December 5 @ 10:30 am

Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

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NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days

NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring

Bird and Nature Walk

Bird and Nature Walk

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will be searching for migrating waterfowl on the pond and in Raritan Bay. Meet in the main parking lot on Chester Avenue, near the Parks Dept. buildings. Supported in part by NRG.

Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

December 6 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Children and parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

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Greenbelt Peepers

Greenbelt Peepers

December 7 @ 9:45 am

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy

Toddler/Preschool Story Time

Toddler/Preschool Story Time

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Songs, rhymes, picture book stories, & a craft activity are all part of this story time. Registration required.

Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

December 8 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! @ 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

December 8 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

Baby and Me Story Time

Baby and Me Story Time

December 8 @ 11:00 am

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Homework Help

Homework Help

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.


Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Big Golden Book Storytime

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Big Golden Book Storytime

December 9 @ 11:00 am

Join us as we follow Olaf, Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa through a frozen adventure to find the best holiday traditions. Activities to follow.

Mysteries of Magnets

Mysteries of Magnets

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Second Saturday Science Sponsored by Con Edison In our family science program, participate in various experiments using magnets. Limited to 25 attendees.

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Annual Breakfast with Santa at Applebees

Annual Breakfast with Santa at Applebees

December 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Annual Breakfast with Santa at Applebees • 8:30 – 10am Staten Island Mall location • 2655 Richmond Ave • 718-370-3761 New Dorp location • 430 New Dorp Lane • 718-980-7800 Expressway Plaza location •1451 Richmond Avenue‎ • 718-477-1300 Outerbridge Crossing location

NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

Art Studio

Art Studio

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Playtime!

Playtime!

December 11 @ 10:30 am

Baby Time

Baby Time

December 11 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

December 11 @ 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun at our Toddler Story time program.

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Blood Drive

Blood Drive

December 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Donors must be healthy, at least 16 years old (with parent’s written consent) and must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. Donors should eat prior to donation and bring photo ID. No appointment necessary! Room 125

Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

Baby Space!

Baby Space!

December 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies! This program is geared toward confident walkers up to age 23 months. Please register for the first class you will attend.

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Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

December 13 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Children and parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

Babies & Brew: Playtime for Them, Coffee for You!

Babies & Brew: Playtime for Them, Coffee for You!

December 13 @ 10:30 am

Join us for a fun, unstructured playtime for you and your youngest children. Enjoy coffee & snacks while the little ones socialize and play with our early literacy toys.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

December 13 @ 11:00 am

Geared toward early Literacy and advancement of the learning abilities of children through age appropriate books, songs, and finger plays.

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Escape Room – Kids edition

Escape Room – Kids edition

December 14

Follow clues and solve riddles to escape the room before the time runs out! Limited space, please call for the exact time and to register in advance.

Greenbelt Peepers

Greenbelt Peepers

December 14 @ 9:45 am

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy

Toddler/Preschool Story Time

Toddler/Preschool Story Time

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Songs, rhymes, picture book stories, & a craft activity are all part of this story time. Registration required.

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

December 15 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! @ 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

December 15 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

Preschool Play

Preschool Play

December 15 @ 10:30 am

Join us for some Preschool Play fun! There will be story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required

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Brunch with Santa

Brunch with Santa

December 16

Call for time and reservations

Nutcracker 2017 with Staten Island Ballet

Nutcracker 2017 with Staten Island Ballet

December 16 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat. December 16 at 2pm & 5pm Sun. December 17 at 2pm & 5pm Click here for more information or call 718-980-0500

NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days

NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring

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Brunch with Santa

Brunch with Santa

December 17

Call for time and reservations

Nutcracker 2017 with Staten Island Ballet

Nutcracker 2017 with Staten Island Ballet

December 17 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat. December 16 at 2pm & 5pm Sun. December 17 at 2pm & 5pm Click here for more information or call 718-980-0500

NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

December 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

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Toddler Time

Toddler Time

December 18 @ 10:30 am

Join us for some Toddler Time fun! This is an interactive program featuring songs, story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required

Baby Time

Baby Time

December 18 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

December 18 @ 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun at our Toddler Story time program.

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

Baby Space!

Baby Space!

December 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies! This program is geared toward confident walkers up to age 23 months. Please register for the first class you will attend.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

December 19 @ 10:30 am

Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

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Bird and Nature Walk

Bird and Nature Walk

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Search for horned lark in the parking lot, loons and ducks in Raritan Bay, and late migrant/wintering songbirds at Crooke’s Point. Meet in the northeast corner of parking lot A (first big lot in from Hylan Blvd.) Supported in part

Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

December 20 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Children and parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

December 20 @ 11:00 am

Geared toward early Literacy and advancement of the learning abilities of children through age appropriate books, songs, and finger plays.

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Toddler/Preschool Story Time

Toddler/Preschool Story Time

December 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Songs, rhymes, picture book stories, & a craft activity are all part of this story time. Registration required.

Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
tots_time

Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies

December 21 @ 11:15 am

Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

December 22 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

Baby and Me Story Time

Baby and Me Story Time

December 22 @ 11:00 am

Toddler Rhyme Time

Toddler Rhyme Time

December 22 @ 11:30 am

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Homework Help

Homework Help

December 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.


Santa’s Magic Key Storytime

Santa’s Magic Key Storytime

December 23 @ 11:00 am

In this unforgettable holiday story, a boy realizes on Christmas Eve that his new house does not have a chimney. With the post office closed and Santa coming by the end of the night, he has no way of telling

Sensitive Santa is Coming to Town

Sensitive Santa is Coming to Town

December 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This event is FREE! Give your special needs child an opportunity to meet Santa in a very calm atmosphere. Wheelchair accessible. RSVP 917.853.9466    

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

December 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

December 25

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

Cool School Holiday!

Cool School Holiday!

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Stop & Shop. Free admission all day.

Baby Space!

Baby Space!

December 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies! This program is geared toward confident walkers up to age 23 months. Please register for the first class you will attend.

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Family Storytime & Craft

Family Storytime & Craft

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Bring the whole family and celebrate early literacy with songs, rhymes, reading and other fun activities! Families are welcome.

Family Playtime

Family Playtime

December 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kid Fun Days

Kid Fun Days

December 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the zoo for an exciting school recess break with ongoing activities, fun crafts, and animal presentations! Activities ongoing exploring the outdoors while staying inside.

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Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
tots_time

Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies

December 28 @ 11:15 am

Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers.

Kid Fun Days

Kid Fun Days

December 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the zoo for an exciting school recess break with ongoing activities, fun crafts, and animal presentations! Activities ongoing exploring the outdoors while staying inside.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

December 29 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

Preschool Play

Preschool Play

December 29 @ 10:30 am

Join us for some Preschool Play fun! There will be story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required

Toddler Rhyme Time

Toddler Rhyme Time

December 29 @ 11:30 am

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Homework Help

Homework Help

December 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.


Music & Movement

Music & Movement

December 30 @ 11:00 am

The Story of Ferdinand Storytime

The Story of Ferdinand Storytime

December 30 @ 11:00 am

All the other bulls love to run and jump and butt their heads together, but not Ferdinand. He would rather sit and smell the flowers. Then one day he is picked for the bullfights in Madrid. Join us to find

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

December 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

Art Studio

Art Studio

December 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make a miniature world! Create snow globes.

New Year’s Eve (Day) Party!

New Year’s Eve (Day) Party!

December 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ring in the New Year at the Children’s Museum! Celebrate with music, games, crafts, and light refreshments. Count down to 2018! The Museum closes at 3:00 pm.

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