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10:00 am

Preschool Story Time at Wenonah Library

March 13 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 12, 2019

Wenonah Library, 101 East Mantua Avenue
Wenonah, NJ 08090
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Free

Preschool Story Hour - Wednesdays at 10:00am. (September - May) Ages 3 to 5 welcome for stories and crafts!

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Morris Plains

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until July 10, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Morris Plains, 1940 Route 10 West
Morris Plains, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday at 10:00AM for storytime in the Kids' Department! Fun picture books selected by store employees, different every week and different from our Saturday Storytime books.

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Toddler Time at the Garden State Discovery Museum

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ United States
$10

Toddler Time at the Garden State Discovery Museum is a weekly event on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm in our Art Studio!  Each weekly session includes story time and a craft.  Check out our Facebook page for more details on our exciting weekly themes! Discounted admission is $10 for children and adults are FREE during Toddler Time...

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10:30 am

Toddler Story Time at Lee Memorial Library

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

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

Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years, this story time includes songs, stories, and a process art craft, as well as a period of free play. All children must attend with a parent or caregiver. Classes run for 45 minutes. The same stories and crafts will be done on Tuesday and Wednesday. Drop-in.

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Childrens Story Time at Cranbury Library

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

Cranbury Library, 3257, 23 N Main St C
Cranbury, NJ 08512 United States
Free

All ages welcome for stories and fun!

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Spring Holiday Craft for Holi and Purim at the Livingston Library

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr
Livingston, NJ United States
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Free

Stop by the back of the Children's area to make fun crafts for the spring holidays of Holi and Purim that are developmentally appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers. Dress for mess as we will be finger painting!   Drop in; no registration necessary

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Preschool Story Time at Elmer Library

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Elmer Library, 120 South Main Street
Elmer, NJ 08318 United States
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Free

Preschool Story Time (during school year) WEDNESDAYS @ 10:30 am Check our Facebook page for updates!

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Story Time at Margate Library

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave
Margate, NJ United States
Free

Join us at children's room at 10:30 am on Wednesday mornings.

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11:00 am

Barnes and Noble Story Time – Paramus

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until July 10, 2019

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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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Marlton

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until July 10, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Marlton, 200 West Route 70
Marlton, NJ United States
Free

Come on over to our place for great stories, good conversation and a simple activity. Today's Storytime is especially suited for children ages 3 to 5. Join us!

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Infant & Toddler Story Time at New Brunswick Library

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

New Brunswick Public Library, 60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
Free

Read and Play! - Join us for a story and play time! Open to ages 0-4 and caregivers.

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Story Time – Barnes and Noble Princeton

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Princeton, 3535 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday for Storytime in our Children's Department featuring your favorite characters and wacky adventures. Coloring activities to follow.    Join us every Friday for Storytime in our Children's Department. From classic stories and favorite characters, to seasonal stories and new releases, there's always something fun in store. Coloring activities to follow. 

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Springfield

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Springfield, 240 Route 22 West
Springfield, NJ United States
Free

Join us as we continue our month of sharing some of our favorite Mo Willems titles!

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11:30 am

Preschool Story Time at Roseland Library

March 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave
Roseland, NJ United States
Free

Join us for some entertaining, interactive stories!  MUSIC & MOVEMENT* (ages 3-5) - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 am  *This new format features projected streamed videos children can sing and dance along with! 

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1:15 pm

Infant Story Time at McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman

March 13 @ 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 5, 2019

McCowan Memorial Library, 15 Pitman Ave
Pitman, NJ 08071
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Free

Infant Storytime: Books for Bright Beginners (0-2 years) Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m. "Books for Bright Beginners" takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday during the school year. Age-appropriate programs, revolving around weekly themes, consist of books, stories, crafts, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays which make a multi-sensory experience for children. No registration is required.

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3:30 pm

Crafternoon at Carlstadt Library

March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

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

Create a make-and-take craft with Miss Nina! All kids are welcome to participate (the youngest with adult supervision), and there's no registration.

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Book and Build Club at Linwood Public Library

March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Linwood Public Library, 310 Davis Ave
Linwood, New Jersey 08221
Free

The new weekly Book & Build Club for children ages 5 will meet 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm with Miss Ariel. Each week, we’ll have a themed story time followed by building with LEGOs. Registration is not required.

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4:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Story Time and Craft at the Clifton Library

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Clifton Main Library, 292 Piaget Ave
Clifton, NJ United States
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Free

Wednesday March 13, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Main Library Community Room B Registration begins Wednesday, February 27. Learn about the history of this special celebration and enjoy a theme related craft. For children 5 years old and up. Parents, please, do not register yourselves. Only your children. Thank you

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St. Patrick’s Day Craft at Colts Neck Library

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Dr
Colts Neck, NJ 07722 United States
Free

Contact: 732-431-5656 Create a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow bookmark. All ages Registration required Location: Colts Neck

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4:45 pm

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – South Brunswick

March 13 @ 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:45pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 3, 2019

South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane
Monmouth Junction, NJ United States
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Free

Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-3)  4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Contact: Children's Desk 732-329-4000x7285 mkirschner@sbpl.info This weekly early elementary class combines imaginative and informative stories with creative crafts and engaging activities chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development. Feb 27 – Celebrate Black History March 6 – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss March 13...

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5:00 pm

Stages Festival: Pushcart Players’ Stone Soup & Other Stories at The Newton Theatre

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860 United States
Free

A well-seasoned blend of familiar folk tales from around the world sure to delight every young audience! Dynamic, participatory and filled with zesty entertainment, “Stone Soup…” is on the gourmet ‘not to be missed’ list of young viewers. A perfect introduction to live theater and the delights of literature! The Newton Theatre 234 Spring Street...

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6:00 pm

Stages Festival: Civil War Hero Captain Henry Sawyer in West Cape May

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore St
West Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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Free

Complete with costumes, props and sets, the 5th and 6th grade students bring to life the story of how Captain Sawyer’s life was saved by Abraham Lincoln. After the war, he built The Chalfonte Hotel, which still stands in Cape May today. Students begin rehearsals on March 5 under the direction of ELTC’s artistic director,...

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6:15 pm

Family Movie Night at Dumont Library

March 13 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15pm on day Second of the month, repeating until April 10, 2019

One event on May 8, 2019 at 6:15pm

Dixon Homestead Library, 180 Washington Ave
Dumont, NJ 07628 United States
Free

Join us on one Wednesday a month for Family Movie Night!

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6:30 pm

Wearing of the Green at Jackson Skating Center

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jackson Skating Center, 2270 West County Line Road
Jackson, NJ United States
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$3

$3 admission for all, skate rental extra. Games, prizes, the greenest person wins a monthly pass for April

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Pajama Story Time at Rockaway Library

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on April 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 8, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 12, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on August 14, 2019 at 6:30pm

Rockaway Library, 82 East Main St
Rockaway, NJ United States
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Free

Come Listen to a Story and do a craft with your favorite Stuffed Friend and in your Jammies! Ages 2 and up. Pre-registration Required.

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Pajama Story Time at Rockaway Library

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on April 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 8, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 12, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on August 14, 2019 at 6:30pm

Rockaway Library, 82 East Main St
Rockaway, NJ United States
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Free

Come Listen to a Story and do a craft with your favorite Stuffed Friend and in your Jammies! Ages 2 and up. Pre-registration Required.

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7:00 pm

Observatory Open House – Glassboro

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on March 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
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Free

Observe the evening sky through telescopes during our Observatory Open House nights. Astronomy faculty and club members are on-hand to operate the telescopes and guide visitors as they view objects in the night sky. Our Open Houses are free and open to everyone! Observatory Open Houses are offered once a month during each semester. They...

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Observatory Open Houses at the Edelman Planetarium

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
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Free

Observe the evening sky through telescopes during our Observatory Open House nights. Astronomy faculty and club members are on-hand to operate the telescopes and guide visitors as they view objects in the night sky. Our Open Houses are free and open to everyone! Observatory Open Houses are offered once a month during each semester. They...

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8:30 pm

McDowell Observatory Free Public Viewing

March 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

McDowell Observatory, 3 Dekorte Park Dr
Lyndhurst, NJ United States
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Free

Free open viewing is held every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Check dates below, times change according to season. Please note: The buildings are closed at 10:30 PM. WINTER SCHEDULE: March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 All ages are welcome and children must be accompanied by...

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