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Upcoming Events

  1. Drawing Club

    December 10  |  3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library

    Love to draw? Join the Drawing Club! Relax after school and learn to draw an animal or favorite cartoon character, color, or simply sketch whatever you like! All materials will be provided.

  2. Kids Winter Craft

    December 10  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Huguenot Library
  3. Game On!

    December 10  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library

    Kids build their strategic thinking and interpersonal skills as they play age appropriate board, card and video games (PS4 & Nintendo Switch).

  4. T.A.G.

    December 10  |  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    South Beach Library

    Teen Advisory Group, hands on experience volunteering for the Library.

  5. Preschool Storytime

    December 10  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library

    Enjoy books, finger plays, action ryhmes and  a simple craft.For ages two and a half to five years  and caregiver. After craft head over to community room to play games with your child to develop new words.

  6. Pilkeypalooza: Dog Man Fetch-22 Release Party

    December 10  |  6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Barnes & Noble

    Join us for games and activities to celebrate the release of Fetch-22, the newest book in the hilarious Dog Man series. The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition features a colorable pull-out poster for the ultimate supa fan (while supplies last)!

  7. Tot’s Cook

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

    A hands-on cooking program for children ages 2 - 4 provides guided recipes, instructions and age-appropriate kitchen tools. $6 additional per child.

  8. Infant Lapsit Storytime

    December 11  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Great Kills Library
  9. Baby Story Time

    December 11  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library

    Bring your baby to our lap sit program to listen to fun and interactive stories and songs. Ages 0-18 mos.

  10. Itty Bitty Storytime

    December 11  |  11:15 am - 11:15 am
    Mariners Harbor Library

    Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, lively songs, fingerplays and rhymes. Foster a love of reading and meet other little ones in the neighborhood

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From Staten Island to Ireland, the Emerald Isle

In September, Mary and I took our first trip across the Atlantic. We traveled to Ireland with the New York State American – Irish Legislators Society.  The American – Irish Legislators Society is a bi-partisan organization of members of the

Staten Island Volunteer & Donation Opportunities

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