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EPIC Web
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Friday August 26, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - 13
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Join us for a fun one hour computer class for 5th-8th graders learning to create your own free website using wix.com. You’ll learn how to add multiple pages, add images and photo galleries, and launch your site. Impress your friends with your own epic website. All attendees need to register.

Open Exploration! - Teens and Adults
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Friday August 26, 2016
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For ages 13 - Adults
Drop by Exploration Point! to explore, create, and discover with access to our unique equipment including LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, 3D printer and scanner, Adobe® Creative Suite, and other special software programs.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday August 27, 2016
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For ages 5 - 17
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

Family Storytime: Moms
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Monday August 29, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Moms
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Monday August 29, 2016
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For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
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Monday August 29, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
You can help save up to three lives in about an hour. The need is ongoing, but the supply is not. Please give blood today. To schedule your appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. From 2 pm - 7 pm.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 30, 2016
9:15 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 30, 2016
10:15 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Moms
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Tuesday August 30, 2016
11:15 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Exploration Point! Open Hours
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Tuesday August 30, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our Open Hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 31, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Moms
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Wednesday August 31, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Exploration Point! Open Hours
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Wednesday August 31, 2016
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our Open Hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests.

Twos and Threes Together: Moms
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Thursday September 1, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter M
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Thursday September 1, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
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Join us for an ABC adventure filled with stories, songs, crafts, and activities. We will talk, sing, read, write, and play as we explore the letters of the alphabet. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Point! Time: with Chris
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Thursday September 1, 2016
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For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests. The 11/7, 11/8, and 11/9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter M
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Friday September 2, 2016
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For ages 2 - 5
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Join us for an ABC adventure filled with stories, songs, crafts, and activities. We will talk, sing, read, write, and play as we explore the letters of the alphabet. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Read and Play at Fairhaven
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Friday September 2, 2016
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For ages Birth - 3
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A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. This session is held at Fairhaven Assisted Living Center in Sykesville. The elderly residents will join us for the program and visiting afterwards. With an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Saturday Storytime: Moms
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Saturday September 3, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday September 6, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday September 6, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Point! Time: with Kahla
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Tuesday September 6, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests. The 11/7, 11/8, and 11/9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Read and Play
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Wednesday September 7, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: All About Me
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Wednesday September 7, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Point! Time: with Jordan
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Wednesday September 7, 2016
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests. The 11/7, 11/8, and 11/9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Read and Play
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Thursday September 8, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: All About Me
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Thursday September 8, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Point! Time: with Kahla
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Thursday September 8, 2016
4:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests. The 11/7, 11/8, and 11/9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Joy of Discovery: Jewish Storytime
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Friday September 9, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 10
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Part of the joy of discovery in the lives of young children lies in learning that not everyone is identical to them. Join us to discover stories and traditions from different religions, cultures, languages, skin colors, and family customs. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Point! Time: with Kahla
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Friday September 9, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests. The 11/7, 11/8, and 11/9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Saturday Storytime: All About Me
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Saturday September 10, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Free Spirit Book Club: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
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Saturday September 10, 2016
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For Adults
Please join us for a discussion about our chosen book. September's discussion is one of many One Maryland One Book activities across the state and is in collaboration with the Maryland Humanities Council.

Mommy and Me Laughter Yoga
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Saturday September 10, 2016
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For ages 3 - 12
Registration for this event begins 8/27/2016.
In this unique class we will open up a space where we can laugh, be silly, and release the splendor of our inner child with our children who are already masters of laughing for no reason! We will tap into this infinite well of happiness, love, and laughter through a brief introduction, warm ups, laughter games, and relaxation. These classes will be kept laid back, appropriate, and engaging for all ages. Older children (like dads) are also warmly welcomed! Prerequisites: Some experience with laughter and a sense of humor preferred, ho-ho-ho! All attendees need to register.

Happy Grandparents Day
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Sunday September 11, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 8
Registration for this event begins 8/28/2016.
Bring your grandparents or special person and celebrate Grandparents Day with us. We will have stories, activities, and a special craft. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. All attendees need to register.

Family Storytime: Forest
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Monday September 12, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Forest
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Monday September 12, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Point! Time: with Kahla
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Monday September 12, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests. The 11/7, 11/8, and 11/9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Modern American History Lecture Series: 1960-1968
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Monday September 12, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 8/29/2016.
Join our guest lecturer, Gary Kavanagh for a four-week lecture series covering the period from the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon election contest through the end of the Clinton administration. This series will focus on the historical issues and events of 40-year period that has shaped the political environment of today. Gary Kavanagh is a retired Federal employee. He holds a Master's degree in Modern History and Diplomacy from George Washington University and has previously taught social studies in Prince George's County, MD. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register.

Service Learning Hours: KidWorks
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Monday September 12, 2016
5:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
KidWorks meets twice a month. At the first meeting we spend an hour planning a storytime for younger kids. At the second meeting (9/26, 10/24, & 11/21) we present the storytime. You must come to both meetings to earn three service learning hours.

Family Bingo: The Presidents
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Monday September 12, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Test your presidential knowledge during this exciting election season! Celebrate with a few rounds of Presidential Bingo! Learn fun facts about the presidents and win prizes! A Celebrating America program.

Read and Play
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Tuesday September 13, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday September 13, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Point! Time: with Teresa
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Tuesday September 13, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests. The 11/7, 11/8, and 11/9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Read and Play
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Forest
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Point! Time: with Angela
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests. The 11/7, 11/8, and 11/9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Point! Time: with Kahla
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
4:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests. The 11/7, 11/8, and 11/9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Deep Relaxation Class
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
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For ages 13 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 8/31/2016.
Join us and experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session, in this inward focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Knit Wits
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
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For ages 11 - Adults
Beginners, please bring a light colored, worsted yarn and size 8 needles to the class. If you know how to knit, please come and bring your project.

Read and Play
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Thursday September 15, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Forest
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Thursday September 15, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Point! Time: with Chris
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Thursday September 15, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests. The 11/7, 11/8, and 11/9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Happy Birthday H.A. Rey
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Friday September 16, 2016
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For ages 2 - 5
Registration for this event begins 9/2/2016.
Come celebrate the birthday of H.A. Rey, author of Curious George. There will be stories, crafts, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.