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Jaime’s LILAC Foundation Pumpkin Patch Event

Jaime’s LILAC Foundation Pumpkin Patch Event

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pumpkin decorating with the purchase of a pumpkin- games, face painting.

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy our farmhouse tour, hayride, face painting, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

Family Hike presented by Fidelis Care

Family Hike presented by Fidelis Care

October 1 @ 11:00 am

Join Greenbelt educators for a brief introductory hike along the trails of the central Greenbelt. There will be two hike options available. The shorter route will take you along the Nature Center trail, and the longer route will be over

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Baby Time

Baby Time

October 2 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

October 2 @ 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun at our Toddler Story time program.

Krazy Kidz

Krazy Kidz

October 2 @ 11:30 am

Join us for singing, dancing, coloring and stories. Meet other kids and their caregivers!

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Free Mammography Screenings

Free Mammography Screenings

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

*There will also be a van at Bricktown Commons (Michael’s Parking Lot) in Charleston from 1:30pm-4:30pm and at Hylan Plaza Parking Lot in New Dorp (near CVS) from 9:00am-12:00pm.* The screenings will be available to eligible women ages 40 and

Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

La Leche Breast Feeding Meeting

La Leche Breast Feeding Meeting

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Our group of volunteer leaders hold three meetings every month to meet moms where they are-weekday mornings, Saturday afternoon, and virtual evening meetings. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or work outside of the home, we have a meeting time

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Evening Group Hike

Evening Group Hike

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please note that this event has moved back to the Greenbelt Nature Center Most Wednesdays – Check the Facebook page – “The Greenbelt Conservancy” for updates. The hike is moderately paced, Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days

NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring

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Greenbelt Peepers

Greenbelt Peepers

October 5 @ 9:45 am

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy

Greenbelt Tree Tots

Greenbelt Tree Tots

October 5 @ 11:00 am

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, three and four year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for

Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

Preschool Play

Preschool Play

October 6 @ 10:30 am

Join us for some Preschool Play fun! There will be story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required

Baby and Me

Baby and Me

October 6 @ 11:00 am

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Flea Market

Flea Market

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

31 vendor tables. Admission is free.

Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running

Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A six week series. Running through the woods can nurture the soul, free the mind and tone the body. Join us for one or all of these free six clinics/runs designed to help you become more comfortable and adept at

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of

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Kayak Tour

Kayak Tour

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Visit normally closed sections of Freshkills Park for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied wildlife.

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy our farmhouse tour, hayride, face painting, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

Baby Show Expo

Baby Show Expo

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Click here for tickets.

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Autism Awareness Day at the Staten Island Zoo

Autism Awareness Day at the Staten Island Zoo

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cool School Holiday!

Cool School Holiday!

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sponsored by Macy’s Free admission all day!

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of

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THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

October 10 @ 10:30 am

Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesday Storytime

October 10 @ 11:00 am

Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

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Opera Classes

Opera Classes

October 11

Lou Barrella. Class meets weekly from October 11 to November 15. Please contact the museum for more details.

Evening Group Hike

Evening Group Hike

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please note that this event has moved back to the Greenbelt Nature Center Most Wednesdays – Check the Facebook page – “The Greenbelt Conservancy” for updates. The hike is moderately paced, Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

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Greenbelt Peepers

Greenbelt Peepers

October 12 @ 9:45 am

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of

Greenbelt Tree Tots

Greenbelt Tree Tots

October 12 @ 11:00 am

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, three and four year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for

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THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of

Playtime!

Playtime!

October 13 @ 10:30 am

Baby and Me

Baby and Me

October 13 @ 11:00 am

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It’s My Park at Allison Pond Park

It’s My Park at Allison Pond Park

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Allison Pond Park as they beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up our neighborhood park with you!

Greenbelt on the Go: Sparrows at Conference House Park

Greenbelt on the Go: Sparrows at Conference House Park

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This season we are bringing several of our environmental education programs out of the Greenbelt and into neighboring Staten Island parks. Join us for “Greenbelt on the Go!” Have you ever asked yourself, “what type of sparrow is that?”. October

It’s My Park Day at Westerleigh Park

It’s My Park Day at Westerleigh Park

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join the Westerleigh community in kicking off this spring with an Earth Day cleanup. Volunteers will help to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.

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Dr. Snejezana Smoldlaka Presents Lavinia Fontana

Dr. Snejezana Smoldlaka Presents Lavinia Fontana

October 15

A producer of over 135 sophisticated oil paintings, Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) was one of the first female portraitists to seek commissions. Her prolific body of work encompasses numerous categories of art, including single and group portraits, church altar art, and

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of

Staten Island High School Fair

Staten Island High School Fair

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meet with representatives from different schools in your borough on the same day, in one place.

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THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of

Block Play

Block Play

October 16 @ 10:30 am

Do you love blocks? Join us for some guaranteed fun with blocks of all shapes and sizes! Use your imagination and see what you can create out of blocks; towers, tunnels and who knows what else?!

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

October 16 @ 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun at our Toddler Story time program.

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

October 17 @ 10:30 am

Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

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Opera Classes

Opera Classes

October 18

Lou Barrella. Class meets weekly from October 11 to November 15. Please contact the museum for more details.

Evening Group Hike

Evening Group Hike

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please note that this event has moved back to the Greenbelt Nature Center Most Wednesdays – Check the Facebook page – “The Greenbelt Conservancy” for updates. The hike is moderately paced, Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

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Greenbelt Peepers

Greenbelt Peepers

October 19 @ 9:45 am

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of

Greenbelt Tree Tots

Greenbelt Tree Tots

October 19 @ 11:00 am

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, three and four year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for

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THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

Preschool Play

Preschool Play

October 20 @ 10:30 am

Join us for some Preschool Play fun! There will be story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required

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Mindful Breathing

Mindful Breathing

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join Jimmy Lopez, BREATHE(TM) Certified Instructor and owner of Monkey Bar Gym S.I.N.Y, to learn how to systematically correct your breathing style and strengthen the muscles used for respiration. Fees apply, and pre-registration is required. Contact wood@sigreenbelt.org for more information.

Viburnum Planting

Viburnum Planting

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Participants will meet in the High Rock parking lot at the dead end of Nevada Avenue (200 Nevada Avenue). As part of It’s My Park Day, participants plant 50 Arrowwood Viburnums throughout the park in an attempt to replace some

Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running

Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A six week series. Running through the woods can nurture the soul, free the mind and tone the body. Join us for one or all of these free six clinics/runs designed to help you become more comfortable and adept at

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Autism Speaks Walk

Autism Speaks Walk

October 22 @ 8:00 am

The Great American Harvest Fest

The Great American Harvest Fest

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall in love with a great American Tradition. Town and Country style! Adults & Children (1+ years) $6 Family of Four $20

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy our farmhouse tour, hayride, face painting, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

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Baby Time

Baby Time

October 23 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

October 23 @ 10:30 am

*​Pre-registration ​is ​required

Halloween Safety Toddler Storytime with Police Officers Louise & Tammy

Halloween Safety Toddler Storytime with Police Officers Louise & Tammy

October 23 @ 11:00 am

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

October 24 @ 10:30 am

Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesday Storytime

October 24 @ 11:00 am

Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

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Opera Classes

Opera Classes

October 25

Lou Barrella. Class meets weekly from October 11 to November 15. Please contact the museum for more details.

Tabletop Gaming Gathering

Tabletop Gaming Gathering

October 25 @ 7:00 am

Calling all fans of tabletop and strategy games! Bring your friends and join us at our monthly Tabletop Gaming Gathering. Play demos of featured games as we continue our 2017 Gaming Gathering events.

Evening Group Hike

Evening Group Hike

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please note that this event has moved back to the Greenbelt Nature Center Most Wednesdays – Check the Facebook page – “The Greenbelt Conservancy” for updates. The hike is moderately paced, Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to

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Greenbelt Peepers

Greenbelt Peepers

October 26 @ 9:45 am

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy

Greenbelt Tree Tots

Greenbelt Tree Tots

October 26 @ 11:00 am

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, three and four year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 per child/Free for

Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
tots_time

Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

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Halloween Party

Halloween Party

October 27

Call the library for details!

Family Resource and Transition Fair

Family Resource and Transition Fair

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Browse & meet with representatives from over 40 agency providers & community organizations. Speak with agencies that provide services for children, teens, & adults. Learn more about OPWDD services, after school transition programs, recreation, respite services, camps, & service eligibility.

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

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It’s My Park Day at Westerleigh Park

It’s My Park Day at Westerleigh Park

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join the Westerleigh community in kicking off this spring with an Earth Day cleanup. Volunteers will help to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.

Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running

Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A six week series. Running through the woods can nurture the soul, free the mind and tone the body. Join us for one or all of these free six clinics/runs designed to help you become more comfortable and adept at

Howl-o-Ween Fest

Howl-o-Ween Fest

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Halloween Costume Run/Walk

Halloween Costume Run/Walk

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come run or walk in the haunted trails. All proceeds to benefit Richmond Rockets Scholarship Fund. Link to more info here. Bring the kids and after the run enjoy the free Ocean Breeze Halloween Festival with rides, decorate a pumpkin,

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy our farmhouse tour, hayride, face painting, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

Halloween Kids Brunch

Halloween Kids Brunch

October 29 @ 11:30 am

Costume Contest, Pumpkin Picking, Trick or Treat CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Baby Time

Baby Time

October 30 @ 10:30 am

Playtime!

Playtime!

October 30 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Pumpkin Party

Toddler Pumpkin Party

October 30 @ 11:00 am

Come celebrate the season in non-scary style. Costumes are optional but encouraged. For lil’ pumpkins aged 1 ½ -3 and their caregivers. Sign-up is required.

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

October 31 @ 10:30 am

Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesday Storytime

October 31 @ 11:00 am

Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

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