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February 2018

Spring Holiday Craft for Holi and Purim at the Livingston Library

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr
Livingston, NJ United States
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Free

Spring Holiday Pop Up: Holi & Purim 2/23/2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Livingston Program Room Stop by for a colorful Holi craft & a festive Purim craft! Event Type(s): Crafts Age Group(s): Family, Grades 1-3, Grades 4-5, PreK & Kindergarten Anna (973) 992-4600 ext. 270 anna.coats@livingston.bccls.org

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Codey Arena Winter Olympic Games Skate Sessions

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2018

Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ United States
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$5

Come skate at Codey Arena on Friday or Saturday nights in January and February. If you wear any USA attire you can skate for $5.  Skate rentals are available for $4.   This offer is valid on the 8-9:30 open skate.

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Michael’s Kids Club

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

$2

Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Valentine's Day Card - February 10 Kindness Crafts - February 17 Spring Birds or Butterflies - February 24 Paper Flowers/Paper Flower Canvas Art - March 3 Easter Foam Eggs - March 10 Easter Characters - March 17 Yarn Chicks…

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Barnes and Noble Statewide Story Time

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Free

      Barnes & Noble's Upcoming Events for Kids Keep this list handy as we will be updating it monthly. While these events should be happening at all Barnes & Nobles stores unless noted otherwise we do recommend you do check with your local store to confirm. All story times unless otherwise noted begin at 11 am   I Am Harriet Tubman Storytime Saturday February 03, 2018 11:00 AM The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer's bestselling Ordinary People Change…

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Codey Arena Winter Olympic Games Skate Sessions

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2018

Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ United States
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$5

Come skate at Codey Arena on Friday or Saturday nights in January and February. If you wear any USA attire you can skate for $5.  Skate rentals are available for $4.   This offer is valid on the 8-9:30 open skate.

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Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

Free

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books. Pottery Barn Kids NJ locations are: PRINCETON MARKET FAIR 3535 US-1 Princeton, NJ 08540 PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE 500 Route 73 South Marlton, NJ 08053 (856) 983-7916 GROVE WEST 546 Broad Street Shewsbury, NJ 07702 RIVERSIDE SQUARE One Riverside Square Hackensack, NJ 07601 MALL AT SHORT HILLS 1200 Morris Turnpike Short Hills, NJ 07078 http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html

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Livingston Library Chess Club

February 28 @ 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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March 2018

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration – Barnes and Noble Statewide

March 2 @ 6:30 pm
Free

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration Special Event, Children's Event (Childrens) Friday March 02, 2018 6:30 PM Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join us for Storytime, games, and activities in celebration of the beloved author's birthday.

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Bank of America Free Admission Weekend

March 3 - March 4
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2018

An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2018

Complete details can be found here http://www.jerseyfamilyfun.com/free-admission-at-select-museums-this-weekend-with-the-bank-of-america-museums-on-us-program/ On the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America’s Museums on Us Program allows each card holder to get one free general admission at more than 150 museums nationwide. Look below for a list of museums in New Jersey. For locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York visit the link above or the program website here for a complete listing. Each card holder gets one free general admission. All you need is…

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Home Depot Kids Workshop

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2017

One event on November 25, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on January 6, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on February 3, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on March 3, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on April 7, 2018 at 9:00am

Free

Periscope - March 3, 9 am - 12 PM Hone your powers of observation in our hands-on workshop. Just like an above-water viewfinder or historical trench optical instrument, you and your child can construct a periscope to expand your view. Once the periscope is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate…

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