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10:00 am

Toddler Story Time at Clark Public Library

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until February 21, 2019

Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave
Clark, NJ 07066 United States
Free

Tales for Tots: Stories, finger plays, and songs for active listeners.  Geared toward ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Older children are welcome!  30 minutes of open play follows.

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Story Time at the Avalon Public Library

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

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

Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

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Penny’s Storytime at the Hoboken Museum

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St
Hoboken, NJ United States
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Free

Museum staff and other guest readers share stories, rhymes and sing-alongs with children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers every Thursday at 10:00 am and at 11 am. This program is supported by our family sponsor, Macy’s. Registration required. See homepage for link, posted at 10 am on the day before each session. Please...

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Barnes and Noble Story Time in Livingston

January 17 @ 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 March 28, 2019

Livingston Barnes and Noble, 112 Eisenhower Parkway
Livingston, NJ 07039 United States
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Free

Join us for Storytime every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Watch your kids as they embark on an exciting adventure with our Storytime expert. We will introduce your little one to some of your childhood favorites, as well as read some you may have never heard before!

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Tots Club at Oakland Library

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Oakland Library, 2 Municipal Plaza
Oakland, NJ United States
Free

An unstructured, early literacy experience for children, birth to 24-months-old, and their caregiver.  Come for playtime from 10:00 to 10:45 am, and stay for a short 15-minute segment of nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs! Registration is not required.

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Deptford Mall Kids Club Educational Event

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Deptford Mall, 1750 Deptford Center Road
Deptford, NJ 08096 United States
Free

The Deptford Mall Kids Club is a great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, interactive setting. Monthly events include educational activities and games that focus on discovery through play for preschool aged children. Kids Club events take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10am. Upcoming Event: Thursday, January 17,...

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Rockin’ & Groovin’ with Mr. Ray & Miss Amy – Princeton

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2019

MarketFair, 3535 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ United States
Free

Join us for Rockin' & Groovin' Thursdays in Center Court This year we are excited to have two amazing artist Mr. Ray and Miss Amy that will be rotating months for lots of entertainment for you and your little ones! Miss Amy - February 21, April 18, June 20, August 15, October 17, Dec 19...

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10:15 am

Story Time Yoga for Toddlers at Cranford Public Library

January 17 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15am on Thursday, repeating until February 21, 2019

Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016 United States
Free

This morning exercise program mixes poses, games, storytelling, art and music to teach children to release the sillies and find the calm. Kids will use balls, scarves, pinwheels and pom-poms-to build strength, flexibility, and self-confidence through play. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited. Sponsored by the Friends of...

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Infant Story Time at Livingston Library

January 17 @ 10:15 am - 10:35 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15am on Thursday, repeating until February 14, 2019

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

Nursery Rhyme Time - Stories, songs, sign-language and fun for our youngest library visitors, designed specifically for non-walkers.  Drop in, registration is not required.    Tips for Caregivers: •  Nursery Rhyme Time runs for approximately 20 minutes. Arriving on time ensures that you will be able to participate in all of the activities. • Parent/Caregiver participation is essential to...

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Infant Story Time at Bergenfield Library

January 17 @ 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15am on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Bergenfield Library, 50 W Clinton Ave
Bergenfield, NJ 07621 United States
Free

Mother Goose Story Time for 0-23 months. Registration Required.

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10:30 am

Story Time Barnes and Noble Hamilton

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 21, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Hamilton, 425 Marketplace Road
Hamilton, NJ United States
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Free

Come and enjoy a reading and activity for some of our favorite children's stories!

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Infant Story Time at Bayonne Public Library

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 21, 2019

Bayonne Public Library, 697 Avenue C (Corner of 31st St)
Bayonne, NJ 07002 United States
Free

Babies and Books Story Time - Join us for a special time of stories, songs and play. Ages 9-18 months. This is a great opportunity for children to practice developing social, motor, and early literacy skills.

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Preschool Activity at High Point State Park

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 18, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on January 31, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on February 1, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on February 14, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on February 15, 2019 at 10:30am

High Point State Park, 1480 NJ-23
Sussex, NJ 07461 United States
$5

For 3 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through seasonally-themed activities, stories, games, and crafts. This winter we'll be exploring winter wildlife, weather, and birds. The timing of topics will depend primarily on weather conditions. Friday's...

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Fledgling Naturalists – High Point State Park

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 18, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on January 31, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on February 1, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on February 14, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on February 15, 2019 at 10:30am

High Point State Park, 1480 NJ-23
Sussex, NJ 07461 United States
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$5

For 3 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through seasonally-themed activities, stories, games, and crafts. This winter we'll be exploring winter wildlife, weather, and birds. The timing of topics will depend primarily on weather conditions. Friday's...

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Children’s Story Time at Bogota Library

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Bogota Library, 375 Larch Ave
Bogota, NJ United States
Free

C’mon down to our children’s section and enjoy a good story! Our storytimes are interactive and fun for all ages. Weekly on Thursdays at 10:30am. No registration required.

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Kids Story Time at Carlstadt Library

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Carlstadt Library, 420 Hackensack St.
Carlstadt, NJ United States
Free

Thursdays,10:30am Kids from babies to five are invited to sing, jiggle, wiggle, dance, and hear some stories! All are welcome, no registration needed.

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Children’s Story Time at Cliffside Park Library

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Cliffside Park Library, 505 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 United States
Free

Children ages birth to 4 years old can join Mr. C for a storytime.

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Childrens Story Time at Long Hill Library

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Long Hill Library, 917 Valley Rd
Gillette, NJ 07933 United States
Free

Listen to stories and make a fun craft.  For ages 2 – 6 with parent/caregiver.  Registration required. Upcoming Dates: January 17, 2019 10:30 am – 11:00 am January 21, 2019 10:30 am – 11:00 am January 24, 2019 10:30 am – 11:00 am January 28, 2019 10:30 am – 11:00 am January 31, 2019 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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Childrens Story Time at Washington Township Library (Morris County)

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Washington Township Library (Morris), 37 E. Springtown Rd.
Long Valley, NJ 07853 United States
Free

Rock 'n' Read-- Join Ms. Janice & Mrs. Birch for a rollicking good time with stories & songs. No registration required.

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11:00 am

IndigoKids Storytime at The Mall at Short Hills

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Indigo – Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078 United States
Free

INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: STORYTIME 11:00AM-12:00PM Join Indigo for storytime every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.  

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Penny’s Storytime at the Hoboken Museum

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St
Hoboken, NJ United States
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Free

Museum staff and other guest readers share stories, rhymes and sing-alongs with children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers every Thursday at 10:00 am and at 11 am. This program is supported by our family sponsor, Macy’s. Registration required. See homepage for link, posted at 10 am on the day before each session. Please...

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Infant Story Time at Bloomfield Library

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Bloomfield Library, 90 BROAD ST
Bloomfield, NJ 07003 United States
Free

Baby & Me (Ages 0-18 mo) Stories & Song Thursdays @ 11:00

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Children Story Time & Songs at Millburn Library

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Millburn Library, 200 Glen Ave
Millburn, NJ United States
Free

Silly Songs & Stories Babies, toddlers and preschoolers along with their parents and caregivers are invited to "Silly Songs & Stories" with Miss Sue. This weekly event is filled with fun stories, finger plays, singing and movement! For ages up to 5. Class runs about 30 minutes.

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11:30 am

Preschool Story Time at the Kearny Library

January 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Kearny Library, 318 Kearny Ave
Kearny, NJ United States
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Free

For Kearny families, Preschool Story Time with Adult Participation will take place at the Main Library on Tuesday from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Classes will repeat on Thursday from 11:30 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m. This active class for ages 0 – 6 teaches listening skills through playing, talking and singing. Each adult may bring up to...

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1:00 pm

Preschool Activity at High Point State Park

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on January 18, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 1, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on February 14, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 15, 2019 at 10:30am

High Point State Park, 1480 NJ-23
Sussex, NJ 07461 United States
$5

For 3 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through seasonally-themed activities, stories, games, and crafts. This winter we'll be exploring winter wildlife, weather, and birds. The timing of topics will depend primarily on weather conditions. Friday's...

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Preschool Activity at High Point State Park

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 18, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 1, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on February 14, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 15, 2019 at 10:30am

High Point State Park, 1480 NJ-23
Sussex, NJ 07461 United States
$5

For 3 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through seasonally-themed activities, stories, games, and crafts. This winter we'll be exploring winter wildlife, weather, and birds. The timing of topics will depend primarily on weather conditions. Friday's...

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Fledgling Naturalists – High Point State Park

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 18, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 1, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on February 14, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 15, 2019 at 10:30am

High Point State Park, 1480 NJ-23
Sussex, NJ 07461 United States
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$5

For 3 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through seasonally-themed activities, stories, games, and crafts. This winter we'll be exploring winter wildlife, weather, and birds. The timing of topics will depend primarily on weather conditions. Friday's...

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Fledgling Naturalists – High Point State Park

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 18, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 1, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on February 14, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 15, 2019 at 10:30am

High Point State Park, 1480 NJ-23
Sussex, NJ 07461 United States
+ Google Map
$5

For 3 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through seasonally-themed activities, stories, games, and crafts. This winter we'll be exploring winter wildlife, weather, and birds. The timing of topics will depend primarily on weather conditions. Friday's...

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3:00 pm

Youth Yoga at Bergenfield Library

January 17 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on February 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on March 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on January 17, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on February 14, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on March 14, 2019 at 3:00pm

Bergenfield Library, 50 W Clinton Ave
Bergenfield, NJ 07621 United States
Free

Ages 6 and up. Must bring your own mat or towel. Registration not required.

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3:15 pm

Girls Book Club at Otto Bruyns Public Library in Northfield

January 17 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:15pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Otto Bruyns Public Library in Northfield, 241 W Mill Rd
Northfield, NJ 08225 United States
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Free

Inviting all sassy, snack loving Middle School and older girls to join us. We do book talks, read short stories, poetry and articles throughout the school year. This group provides a space for positive support and encouragement academically and socially.

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Girls Book Club at Otto Bruyns Public Library in Northfield

January 17 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:15pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Otto Bruyns Public Library in Northfield, 241 W Mill Rd
Northfield, NJ 08225 United States
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Free

Inviting all sassy, snack loving Middle School and older girls to join us. We do book talks, read short stories, poetry and articles throughout the school year. This group provides a space for positive support and encouragement academically and socially.

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3:30 pm

Lego Club at South Plainfield Public Library

January 17 @ 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

South Plainfield Library, 2484 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ United States
Free

Come join us for Lego Club on Thursdays at 3:30.

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LEGO Club at Ferry Avenue Branch Library

January 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

Ferry Avenue Branch Library, 852 Ferry Ave.
Camden, NJ 08104
Free

Use your creativity and our Lego blocks to make some great work! Also featuring new Legos!

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Crafternoon at Lee Memorial Library

January 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Lee Memorial Library, 500 W Crescent Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401 United States

Crafternoons are our drop-in craft program for all ages. It meets on Thursdays at 3:30PM. Ms. Alessandra will lead children through a new craft each week. Younger children should attend with an adult.

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4:00 pm

Pay What You Wish Evenings at the Morris Museum

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 9, 2019

An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2019

Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ United States
Free

2nd and 3rd Thursday nights at the Museum is open from 11:00am - 8:00pm. On those days, admission is Pay What You Wish from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.

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Pre-K Story Time at Fairfield Library

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Fairfield Library, 261 Hollywood Ave
Fairfield, NJ United States
Free

Ages 3-5. Join us for stories, songs, and activities!

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7:00 pm

Local Nature Series at Bayshore Waterfront Park

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on January 17, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on February 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

Bayshore Waterfront Park, 719 Port Monmouth Rd
Port Monmouth, NJ United States
Free

Join us for a series of eye-opening talks by Park System Naturalists to discover what’s lurking in the coastal waters of Monmouth County. The presentations are designed to inform the public of current issues, ecology and science research, and to inspire appreciation for the local natural world. FREE!   Whales & Dolphins Thursday, November 15 from 7-8...

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Nature Lecture Series at the Bayshore Waterfront Park

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bayshore Waterfront Park, 719 Port Monmouth Rd
Port Monmouth, NJ United States
Free

Nature Lecture Series: Seals of Monmouth County Thursday, January 17, 2109 7-8 p.m. Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk about the variety of seals that call the shores of Monmouth County home each winter. FREE!

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Night Rhymes at Franklin Township Library

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Franklin Township Library, 1584 Coles Mill Road
Franklinville, NJ United States
Free

Encourage language development in your little ones! Parents or grandparents are invited to share some nursery rhyme fun with their children ages 0 - 4 years.     This program is designed to help increase your child's attention span by alternating active rhymes, chants, and quiet activities.  Please allow enough time to check in at the Children's...

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