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  1. Baby Storytime

    December 13 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    December 13, 2017  |  10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Children and parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
  2. Babies & Brew: Playtime for Them, Coffee for You!

    December 13 @ 10:30 am
    December 13, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    Tottenville Library
    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.
  3. Toddler Time

    December 13 @ 11:00 am
    December 13, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Geared toward early Literacy and advancement of the learning abilities of children through age appropriate books, songs, and finger plays.
  4. Family Storytime & Craft

    December 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    December 13, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Port Richmond Library
    Bring the whole family and celebrate early literacy with songs, rhymes, reading and other fun activities! Families are welcome.
  5. Family Playtime

    December 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
  6. Holiday Jazz with the George Braith Quartet

    December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Greenbelt Recreation Center
    Join us at this Arts, Culture & Fun Series for live jazz by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith. Briath has played with such greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Guillespie and invented the double-sax called
  7. Clay Day

    December 13 @ 1:30 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.
  8. Science Time

    December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  9. Children Coloring Time

    December 13 @ 3:00 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  10. Family Storytime

    December 13 @ 3:15 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  3:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Bring the whole family and celebrate early literacy with songs, rhymes, reading and other fun activities! Families are welcome.