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  1. Baby Story Time

    October 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    October 26, 2016  |  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
  2. Baby Buzz

    October 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    October 26, 2016  |  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Castleton Hill Moravian Church
    Free class for babies and their caregivers, with age appropriate toys and music along with time for socialization for babies and adults.
  3. Toddler Time

    October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 26, 2016  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Geared toward early Literacy and advancement of the learning abilities of children through age appropriate books, songs, and finger plays.
  4. Clay Day

    October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    October 26, 2016  |  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece. (Free for SICM members)
  5. LiteracyINC: Story Hour

    October 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    October 26, 2016  |  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    Join us for a reading from a special guest with snacks and an activity.
  6. Secret of a Book

    October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    October 26, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Join us for tween book club where we discuss your book choice of the month.
  7. No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Party for Kids!

    October 26 @ 4:00 pm
    October 26, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Tottenville Library
    Stories, games, crafts and fun. Costumes Welcome! Pre-registration begins one week in advance.
  8. Read Aloud/Picture Book Time

    October 26 @ 4:00 pm
    October 26, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes and coloring.
  9. Bookcraft

    October 26 @ 4:00 pm
    October 26, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Stapleton Library
    Have a blast listening to stories and making a fun craft!
  10. Family Storytime: Art Explorers!

    October 26 @ 4:00 pm
    October 26, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Bring the whole family and celebrate early literacy with songs, rhymes, reading and other fun activities! Families are welcome.
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Choosing a High School! Already?

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Homework Horrors: 10 Ways to Make It Easier on Everyone

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You can blame Common Core, you can blame ADHD, you can even blame good old-fashioned laziness, but you can’t deny that modern-day homework has become synonymous with slow torture for millions of families in America. Visit any home containing a

Talking Politics With Your Kids


The other day, my stepdad was walking my two children to school when my 5-year old daughter turned to him out of the blue and said “Are you going to vote for Donald Trump?” Then my 7-year old son, who

2016 Halloween TV & Movie Schedules


Cozy up on the couch with some popcorn (or candy corn, if you’re feeling festive) and catch a family friendly flick this October! Here’s the spook-tacular TV lineup for 2016. Be sure to check back for updates and new schedules