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    Friday's event pick: Valentine's Party at NY Kids Club

    Fri Feb 12

    Get your Valentine's celebrations started early at this fete hosted by New York Kids Club. After kids run amok in the play space, they can chill out while decorating holiday-themed cookies. The event is happening at NY Kids Club locations around the city, so check the company's website for venue information.

    Thursday's event pick: Sesame Street screening

    Thu Feb 11

    All snowed out? Curl up inside at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab, where families can watch a screening of the flick Elmo Loves You . The tale follows Rosita and Elmo on a Valentine's-themed adventure. After the movie, tots can participate in a crafty workshop.

    John Tartaglia's first family musical hits New World Stages in March

    Wed Feb 10

    He charmed kids in Sesame Street , Johnny and the Sprites and Shrek the Musical , and made adults laugh as the original Princeton in Avenue Q. Now puppeteer extraordinaire John Tartaglia is bringing an original family musical, Imaginocean , to New World Stages . Previews begin March 17 and opening night is slated for March 31. The one-hour show, which Tartaglia created with songs by William Wade, will follow a group of fishy friends who go on a hunt for underwater treasure, encountering "jiving jellyfish," "strong-willed seahore" and "loveable Leonard the Octopus" along the way. We've been promised lots of surprises and special effects (the ocean floor is created through black lights), and have a big hunch that the show will be absolutely hilarious. In other words, we smell a hit, so you might want to buy your tickets now. And who knows? Maybe some of his old Avenue Q friends will pop over for a G-rated cameo. After all, that show's...

    The UWS's St. Agnes branch library reopens

    Wed Feb 10

    Some good library news for a change : The NYPL's St. Agnes branch , closed for renovation since October 2007, celebrates its grand reopening this Thursday with a day of family activities (Magic! Music! Face painting! Balloon animals!). Much of the building's first floor is devoted to the kiddies, with two reading areas, a new sky-lit story-hour room, comfy seating, 12 computer terminals—and, best of all, enough books to while away many a winter's afternoon. The festivities kick off Thursday February 11 at 11am with the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting; kids' programming begins at 12:30pm. Photo: Elizabeth Felicella

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