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9:30 am

Infant Story Time at Roseland Library

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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

Join us for some entertaining, interactive stories!  BOOK BABIES (ages 2 & under) - Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 am  *This new format features projected streamed videos children can sing and dance along with! 

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10:00 am

Story Time at the Avalon Public Library

May 23 @ 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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Tots Club at Oakland Library

May 23 @ 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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Parent & Child Art Discovery Days at Perkins

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 23, 2019

Perkins Center for the Arts, Kings Highway
Moorestown, NJ 08057 United States
Free

New at Perkins Center, Moorestown! Parent and Child Art Discovery Days will feature free art based programs designed for children and their caregivers. 10:00-11:00am. 2019 Art Discovery Days Schedule: January 24 February 28 March 28 April 25 May 23 This series is FREE and open to the public. Social Artworking programs are focused on eliminating...

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Toddler Story Time at Clark Public Library

May 23 @ 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 June 6, 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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Member Bring a Friend for FREE at Sahara Sam’s

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park 535 N Route 73
West Berlin, NJ 08091 United States
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$9.99

  A May Special for Sahara Sam’s Annual & Season Pass Holders Only! Bring-a-Friend for FREE Dates: Thursday, May 2nd Thursday, May 9th Thursday, May 16th Thursday, May 23rd Thursday, May 30th Offer valid from Open until Close We 💚 Pass Holders! This May, all Sahara Sam’s annual and season pass holders can make a...

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Penny’s Story Times at the Hoboken Museum

May 23 @ 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...

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Penny’s Story Times at the Hoboken Museum

May 23 @ 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...

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Barnes and Noble Story Time in Livingston

May 23 @ 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 August 15, 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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10:30 am

Thursday Preschool Story Time at Egg Harbor Township Library

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 23, 2019

Egg Harbor Township Library, 1 Swift Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
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Free

Suggested for ages 3-5. Registration required. Read books, do crafts, eat snacks & have fun. Please advise staff of any food allergies.

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Children’s Story Time at Bogota Library

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 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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Children’s Story Time at Cliffside Park Library

May 23 @ 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 June 27, 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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Preschool Storytime at Egg Harbor Township Library

May 23 @ 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 May 23, 2019

Egg Harbor Township Library, 1 Swift Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
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Free

Suggested for ages 3-5. Registration required.   Read books, do crafts, eat snacks & have fun. Please advise staff of any food allergies.

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Toddler Story Time at Closter Library

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until August 8, 2019

Closter Public Library, 280 High Street
Closter, NJ 07624 United States
Free

Thursdays - 10:30am Toddler Stories, Craft & Play - 2yr - 3yr,  Most programs are open exclusively to Closter residents and require registration, unless designated as open to all. Register online at: http://closter.bccls.org/YS_signups.html

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Children’s Story Time at Short Stories Bookshop and Community Hub

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, 23 Main St
Madison, NJ 07940 United States
Free

The lovely and talented Miss B will be reading books to our smallest customers! You can expect a mix of classic and newly released stories during her reading. We'll be focusing on the pre-K crowd with this particular Storytime, but if older kiddies attend she'll read some wonderful picture books, as well.

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Morning Story Time at the Haddon Heights Library

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until June 14, 2019

Haddon Heights Library, 609 Station Ave
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035 United States
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Free

Join us every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for Story Time.  Parents and children 3 1/2 – 6 years old are welcome to enjoy a short story and craft.

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Music with Mr. Chris at Oradell Library

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 23, 2019 at 10:30am

Oradell Library, 375 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ United States
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Free

Mr. Chris returns to Oradell with his high-energy, interactive, musical program. Thursdays at 10:30 AM May 9 May 23 Recommended for toddlers & preschoolers! All are welcome, no registration necessary.

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Baby Play and Read at Ventnor Library

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Ventnor Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave.
Ventnor, NJ 08406
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Free

Suggested for ages 12-36 months. Bring your little one for a morning of themed stories, songs, stretches, rhymes, puppets, felt boards, finger plays & more.  Designed to develop early literacy skills.  Ask how to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program while you're here.

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11:00 am

IndigoKids Story Time at The Mall at Short Hills

May 23 @ 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: STORY TIME 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Join Indigo for storytime every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.  

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Children Story Time and Songs at Millburn Library

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 30, 2019 at 11:00am

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

Silly Songs and 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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Infant Story Time at Bloomfield Library

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 23, 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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Penny’s Story Times at the Hoboken Museum

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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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...

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Penny’s Story Times at the Hoboken Museum

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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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...

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11:30 am

Preschool Story Time at Roseland Library

May 23 @ 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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2:00 pm

Drop in Craft at the New Providence Library

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

New Providence Library, 377 Elkwood Ave
New Providence, NJ United States
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Free

Open drop-in craft. Make and take home a paper craft.

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3:00 pm

Teen Thursdays at Bound Brook Library

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 23, 2019

Bound Brook Library, 402 E High Street
Bound Brook, NJ United States
Free

Relax after school with activities like video games, ping pong, and board games. Snacks will be served.

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3:15 pm

Girls Book Club at Otto Bruyns Public Library in Northfield

May 23 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:15pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 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 Ferry Avenue Branch Library in Camden

May 23 @ 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 in Allendale

May 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

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

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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Lego Club at South Plainfield Public Library

May 23 @ 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 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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4:00 pm

Pre-K Story Time at Fairfield Library

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 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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4:30 pm

Creative Kids Story and Craft – Clifton Allwood Library

May 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
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One event on May 23, 2019 at 4:30pm

Clifton Allwood Library, 44 Lyall Rd
Clifton, NJ United States
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Free

Listen to a story then explore your creativity with a craft! This program is for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. No registration required. 

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5:30 pm

Story Time Events at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on May 23, 2019 at 5:30pm

Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
Free

Saturday, April 13, 10:30am Beth Ferry Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish Saturday, May 18, 10:30am Julie Fogliano If I was the Sunshine Thursday, May 23, 5:30pm Ben Brashares Being Edie is Hard Today Find out more about Watchung Booksellers - taken from a JFF article. Watchung Booksellers Story Time Attending book readings with my...

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6:30 pm

Lego Club – Toms River Library

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on May 23, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 27, 2019 at 6:30pm

NJ United States
Free

May 9 - Let’s Play Legos Ages 4-6 We supply the Lego’s, you supply the imagination Registration is Required, Registration Begins April 25, 2019 Please register each child separately. May 23 & June 27 -  Join us for some building fun.  We supply the LEGOS, you supply the imagination. Ages 6 – 12 Registration Required,...

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7:00 pm

Night Rhymes at Franklin Township Library

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 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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L.L.Bean Clinics for Kids in Marlton

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L.L.Bean – The Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Route 73 S
Marlton, NJ 08053 United States
Free

Stop by the L.L.Bean store in Marlton for informational clinics! Clinics are FREE! Make sure you visit https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1000001722  to reserve your spot! Kid friendly Clinics at L.L.Bean Schedule: Camping with Kids - Thursday, May 23 ~ 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Twilight Tales Story Time at Somerville Library

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 23, 2019

Somerville Library, 35 West End Avenue
Somerville, NJ United States
Free

Early evening stories and songs for children and their caregivers. This program recommended for children ages 24-60 months. Siblings are welcome. Pajamas a plus.

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