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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.
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.

Richmondtown Library

The Richmondtown Library opened in 1996. We offer a large collection of adult and young adult materials on our first floor and a children's area with a separate story room on our second floor.  We also have our TechConnect lab and Community Room for classes and programming.

Community District Information
For more information about your Community District, including census data, community board information, local schools, and other resources, see here.

When listening to female singers, it's often the sopranos that get all the attention! Well, not really... but although even Lady Gaga has been known to hit some deep notes, many low-voiced lady singers are sometimes forgotten when it comes to the media spotlight. So here's my humble attempt to give contraltos some of the accolades they deserve.

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.

Gabriella playing piano at the talent showGabriella 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.

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.

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, and Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead, an English language picture book by Judy Goldman. 

Richmondtown Library Information

Fire

Engine 165 Ladder 85
3067 Richmond Road 10306

Richmond Engine Company #1 (Volunteer)
3664 Richmond Road 10306

Police

122nd Precinct
2320 Hylan Boulevard 10306
718-667-2211

Locations: 
Richmondtown

Congressional District #11

Name: 
Michael Grimm
Libraries: 
Mariners Harbor
Dongan Hills
Great Kills
Huguenot Park
New Dorp
Port Richmond
Richmondtown
South Beach
St. George Library Center
Stapleton
Todt Hill-Westerleigh
Tottenville
West New Brighton
URL: 
http://grimm.house.gov/
Phone: 
718-351-1062
Fax: 
718-980-0768
Party Affiliation: 
Democrat
Address: 
265 New Dorp Lane
Address Line 2: 
Second Floor
City: 
Staten Island
Zip Code: 
10306
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