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Acting on Climate Change

From rising sea levels worsening the storm surge during Superstorm Sandy to the increase in extreme weather events, effects of anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change are being deeply felt around the world with every passing day. But far from feeling helpless about a global situation, there are positive actions you can take, from the political to the personal, to point us in a better direction. In light of two New York City events, the U.N. Climate Summit this September 23 and the People’s Climate March on September 21, here is a consolidation of some resources on the topic.Read More ›

Subway Series at New York City Libraries This September

It’s not often that you can see a Grammy Award-winning group perform live for free, right in your own neighborhood—so be sure to catch St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble next month at your local library. Read More ›

Hittin' Those Low Notes

My Top Six Earthshaking Earth Day Stories of 2013

Green Medicine of the Year: Healing Plants

Going outside for a spring stroll? Watch where you step! That dandelion you're walking on has a distinguished medicinal history dating back centuries. Why not increase your appreciation of nature by learning about the amazing healing properties of plants and how many of our medicines, such as aspirin, originated from plants.

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal 

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Kids Talent Show at Richmondtown Library

Gabriella playing piano at the talent showOn Wednesday, February 22, Richmondtown Library hosted "Staten Island's Got Talent!" in the its spacious community room. Children in the neighborhood signed up to play instruments, sing, read poetry, and even demonstrate karate. It is a great way for kids to have fun and build confidence in performing in front of an appreciative audience. Check out Richmondtown Library's website for upcoming "Staten Island's Got Talent!" events.

Shrupi plays clarinetWant to share some creative ideas and find guidance in how 

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ReelAbilities Rules! The Disabilities Film Festival in New York City

If you haven't experienced, or perhaps even heard about, ReelAbilities, this may be the year to discover this unique festival, which is a film festival, but also so much more.

Anita Altman of the UJA-Federation, who founded the festival in New York City in 2007, states its goal is to raise consciousness "about our common humanity and the value of each person, without regard to his or her ability or disability." This is the fourth New York 

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A Butterfly of Significance

I saw a butterfly like this one during a walk through a seashore park on a recent afternoon.

Well... maybe I didn't see this exact butterfly. Because of its beauty and spirit-like flight, the familiar orange and black monarch butterfly plays a role in traditions associated with the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), as revealed in El círculo mágico, a Spanish language children's book by Barbara M. Joosse, 

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