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January 2018

Bergen County Zoo Free Admission

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 30, 2018

Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave
Paramus, NJ United States
Free

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm** Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – East Brunswick

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until January 24, 2018

barnes and Noble – East Brunswick, 753 Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ United States
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Free

Wednesday Morning Storytime Join us for a fun Storytime, every Wednesday at 11am! We'll read a story and have a quick coloring activity to follow. You do not need to register for this Storytime! Children must stay with a parent or guardian at all times.

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Paramus

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 7, 2018

Barnes and Noble – Paramus, 765 Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with fun-filled activity or craft in the Children's Department.

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Nature Story Time at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center – Howell

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

Manasquan Reservoir, 331 Georgia Tavern Road
Howell, NJ United States
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Free

Nature Story Time at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11 a.m. Expand your child's imagination while listening to one of our favorite nature stories at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell. Open to ages 6 months-5 years, with adult. FREE!

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Howell

January 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until January 24, 2018

11:30 AM Storytime, crafts, songs and games in the Children’s Department.

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Livingston Library Chess Club

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr
Livingston, NJ United States
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Free

1/31/2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Livingston Program Room Online registration opens January 3rd at 10am Children in grades 2-5 will learn basic chess skills from chess volunteers from the LHS Chess Club. Classes are from 4pm to 5pm on January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, and 28. Snowdates: March 7 and 14 Livingston residents given preference. The chess boards used for this program were paid for by the Friends of the Livingston Library Preference is given to…

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Chess Club at Secaucus Library

January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

Secaucus Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd
Secaucus, NJ United States
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Free

Wednesday January 3, 2018 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Panasonic Room Instructed by Johanna Soto, our chess club is open to children ages 6-12 years of age. Chess is a great game for improving your thinking skills and creativity. We ask that you arrive on time to ensure matches start on time! Registration is required. Must sign up for each session *Must be a Secaucus resident to attend this program. Space is limited.

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Cartoon Lessons with the Young Rembrandt’s Program – Flemington

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hunterdon County LIbrary, 314 State Route 12
Flemington, NJ United States
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Free

Date: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Hunterdon County Library Headquarters (map) (weather) Category: HC Youth Program Description For children in grades 1 - 4. Young Rembrandt's Program. Create your own masterpiece using a step by step method! Use colored pencils, markers and sharpies to draw. Please stop by the library or call call 908-788-1432 to register! Phone: 908-788-1432 More Info: http://www.hclibrary.us/pdfs/youth/programs/hctweens/2017/cartoon.pdf Location Details Hunterdon County Library Headquarters 314 State Route 12 Flemington NJ 08822…

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Fossils Life in the REALLY Olden Days – Warren

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Warren Library, 42 Mountain Blvd
Warren, NJ United States
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Free

Fossils Life in the REALLY Olden Days (grades 1-5) Wednesday, January 17 7:00pm - 8:00pm Warren Township branch Program Room Learn about some of the oldest life forms on earth -- when they lived, what their world was like, and how they came to be preserved forever. Then make a simulated "fossil" of your own!

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Story Time at the Avalon Public Library

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 3, 2018

Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd Street
Avalon, NJ 08202 United States
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Free

Join the story time at the Avalon Free Public Library for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages. Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Thursday until Mon May 07 2018. The Avalon story time runs from 10 am - 10:45 am.

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