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St. Johns County Public Library System – May Calendar of Events

ANASTASIA ISLANDST. JOHNS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

Come Relax with Raindrop Therapy

Thursday, May 2 @ 6pm
Give your feet a treat by experiencing Raindrop Therapy using the Highest Quality Therapeutic Oils in the World. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Therapy has been used for years as a highly effective method for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. When properly applied to the neck, back and feet, these essential oils can bring about electrical alignment and help relieve a variety of discomforts caused by imbalances in the body. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

Anastasia Island Movie Club

Tuesday, May 7
There will be no Movie Club film in May. For information about the film scheduled for June, call 209-3730 or email Harold George at hgeorge@sjcfl.us.

Teen Lounge

Thursday, May 9 @ 3:30pm
Teens choose what they want to do: video games, movies, music, reading, and more. Video game choices are rated T and above. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library and Sony.

Anastasia Island Book Club

Thursday, May 9 @ 6:45pm
Connie May Fowler is known to the world as the author of bestselling novels and powerful essays–but no one knew that, for years, she was the victim of brutal abuse and relentless humiliation. Now, in this harrowing, spellbinding memoir, Fowler finally tells her own story. All are welcome.

Boom Science @ the Library

Friday, May 17 @ 3:30pm
Wowzers — Greg from Boom Science will be back to teach us more exciting and cool science stuff. We’ve had rockets, made ice cream, square bubbles, built cars, and played in the sand. Come in to see what he’s come up with this time. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

Teen Lounge

Thursday, May 23 @ 3:30pm
Teens choose what they want to do: video games, movies, music, reading, and more. Video game choices are rated T and above. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library and Sony.

Single Vision Animals @ the Library

Friday, May 24 @ 3:30pm
Come visit with our animal guests to learn how you can help protect wildlife and make a difference. Tigers are going extinct and we need to take a stand. The folks from Single Vision will bring an assortment of exotic and endangered animals for you to see and learn about their plight. Extinction is forever but you can help. Visit singlevisioninc.org for more information. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

BARTRAM TRAIL

Children’s Movie Matinee

Wednesday, May 1 @ 3pm
It’s an early release day, so grab your friends and join us for a movie at 3pm. Please contact us at 827-6960 to find out what we’re showing this week on our big screen. Snacks are provided; bring your own drinks.

Chess Club for Grades 5-12

Wednesday, May 1 @ 4pm
Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess? Do you want to learn how to play chess? Wondering what the terms pins, ranks and skittles mean? If you’re in 5th through 12th grades and would like to be part of a chess club, we have the right one for you. We’re meeting at 4pm — join us.

First Friday Florida Bookclub

Friday, May 3 @ 10:15am
This month we’re reading Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen. You might know Hiaasen from his zany Florida crime fiction, but come join us as we read his writing as a journalist for the Miami Herald.

Financial Planning Workshops @ Bartram Trail Branch Library

Saturday, May 4  @ 10am – 3:30pm
The St. Johns County Public Library System and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants are teaming up to celebrate MoneyWi$e Week April 29 – May 5, 2013. You may register for one or more of the workshops by contacting the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960.

10am – 11:30am   Social Security: Overview and Strategies
1pm – 2pm   Estate Planning
2:30pm – 3:30pm   Tax Planning for the Small Business

International Affairs Discussion

Monday, May 6 @ 6:30pm
The International Affairs Discussion Group will meet at 6:30pm to discuss international current events. The discussion will be moderated by Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and adjunct professor of Geography and International Relations at Florida State College at Jacksonville. A reading list of suggested books and articles will be available in time to prepare for the discussions. The topic this month is “Energy and Resources.”

Adult Crochet Group

Tuesday, May 7 @ 6pm
Adults and teens, age 14 and older, are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Teen Anime Club

Tuesday, May 7 @ 6pm
Teens, are you looking for something different to do tonight? We’re showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

Children’s Art Activity (Grades 3 – 5)

Wednesday, May 8 @ 3pm
If you like art and you’re in 3rd through 5th grades, come to the Bartram Trail Library on Wednesday at 3pm. Create your own art project inspired by the works of this month’s artist.

Hurricane Preparedness 2013

Wednesday, May 8 @ 4pm
Hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th; don’t be caught unaware.  Join Kelly Wilson, from St. Johns County Emergency Management, for an informative session on preparing your home or business for the 2013 Hurricane Season.

Kick Off Children’s Book Week with Bingo for Books

Saturday, May 11 @ 2pm
Looking for fun for the whole family? Come in and play Bingo for Books from 2pm to 3pm today. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Thursday Night at the Movies

Thursday, May 9 @ 5:30pm
This movie is based on Lee Child’s book character, Jack Reacher, a homicide investigator. If you’re looking for something different to do this evening, come to the library and watch this action-packed thriller on our big screen. Bring your own snacks. Please call 827-6960 for movie title.

Book Sale

Saturday, May 11 @ 9:30am – Noon
Do you love books? Do you love your library? The Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library will hold this month’s book sale from 9:30am to noon — books of all kinds and items such as DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and audiobooks will be available. Proceeds from the book sale support programs at the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Genealogy Club @ Bartram Trail

Saturday, May 11 @ 2pm
Genealogy (or family research) is a very fulfilling hobby. Be a part of the club… join us on Saturday from 2pm – 4pm. For additional information, please contact the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960.

Adult Crochet Group

Monday, May 13 @ 6pm
Adults and teens, age 14+, are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, May 14 @ 6pm
Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library are invited to attend the May meeting at 6pm in the Manatee Room. Prospective Friends are invited to attend and learn more about who the Friends are and what it is they do.

Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic

Thursday, May 16 @ 10am
Weeds? Bugs? Bad soil? Having trouble making your gardens grow? Bring your questions and get solutions at the Master Gardeners’ plant clinic today at 10am.

Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic

Saturday, May 18 @ 10am
Weeds? Bugs? Bad soil? Having trouble making your gardens grow? Bring your questions and get solutions at the Master Gardeners’ plant clinic today at 10am.

Teen Gamers

Saturday, May 18 @ 5-7pm
Teens, grades 6-12, bring your friends and come for an evening of gaming. We have Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, PS3, or play the newest Halo game on X-Box 360. Refreshments will be served.

Bartram Trail Book Club

Monday, May 20 @ 7pm
Our title this month is, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. Everyone is invited to attend the discussion. Light refreshments are provided.

Teen Anime Club

Tuesday, May 21 @ 6pm
Teens, grades 6 -12, are you looking for something different to do tonight? We’re showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

Adult Crochet Group

Tuesday, May 21 @ 6pm
Adults and teens, age 14+, are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, May 22 @ 4pm
The library is a great place to get your volunteer hours. Orientation is mandatory and counts as your first service hour. Class size is limited; please call 827-6960 for registration information.

Beginner Genealogy Class

Saturdays: May 25, June 1, June 8, and June 22 @ 10:15am – 1:15pm

Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. (JGS) will be holding a four-session Beginner Genealogy Class, featuring research in the U.S., on the following Saturdays:

May 25, 2013: Researching in a Straight Line—Backwards, Class 1. Back to Basics; Research Documentation; Sources-What are they?; Dates, Places & Relationships; Family Tree Software

June 1, 2013: Researching in a Straight Line—Backwards, Class 2. Organization; Church Records; and Vital Records

June 8, 2013: Researching in a Straight Line—Backwards, Class 3. Census Returns and Court Records

June 22, 2013: Researching in a Straight Line—Backwards, Class 4. Resource Sources, Evidence Analysis, and Timelines

These free sessions are for the beginner researcher and the experienced researcher looking for a refresher course. Certificates of Completion will be given to those persons who attend at least three of the four class dates. Register by sending an email to education@jaxgen.org with your name, address, and phone number.

Tech Tip Tuesday

Tuesday, May 28 beginning @ 12:30pm

Join us for one or all of these sessions:

12:30pm — Word 2012: Whether you’re new to Word or converting from an older version, this is the class to come to if you can’t find that button Microsoft hid this time.

2pm — iPad and Tablet User Group: This is an open discussion of tips, tricks, and awesome apps.

6pm — Word 2012: Whether you’re new to Word or converting from an older version, this is the class to come to if you can’t find that button Microsoft hid this time.

For additional information, please contact the reference desk at the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960.

Science for Kids

Wednesday, May 29 @ 3pm
Attention math geeks and science nerds: your parents need your help to save energy AND money. Come to our DIY Science program and learn how to measure energy used in your home. You can then use these calculations to see where you can make some changes to save money AND help save the earth. You’ll be able to borrow a home energy kit for two weeks to do your own experiments at home. Recommended for ages 10 and up (unless you’re a MATH GENIUS.) Please bring your adult with you. You can register by calling 827-6960. Presented for free by Project Green Team in conjunction with JEA and the St. Johns County Public Library System.

Adult Crochet Group

Thursday, May 30 @ 6pm
Adults and teens, age 14+, are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

HASTINGS

Get Caught Reading (All Month Long)

Wednesday, May 1 @ 10am
May is Get Caught Reading month. Children and teens “caught” reading in the library, and elsewhere any time throughout the month of May, will receive a ticket to be entered into a weekly raffle. See a child or teen reading?  Snap a picture and bring it to the library. Entrants will also have their pictures taken and posted on the bulletin board if they like. This annual national campaign is supported by the Association of American Publishers.

Family Storytime

Friday, May 3 @ 10:30am
Let your imagination take flight at storytime. We’ll read Friday My Radio Flyer Flew by Zachary Pullen and other stories. Join us for singing, dancing, and a craft, too.

Stay ‘n Play

Friday, May 3 @ 11am
No need to rush out after storytime. Stay for playtime with puzzles, toys, and games. Your child will get a chance to socialize, and you will, too!

Magical Mermaid and Princess Program for Kids

Saturday, May 4 @ 1pm
It’ll be a magical, sparkly Saturday at the library. Listen to princess and mermaid stories, make your own magic wand and “fairies in a jar,” play games, and have a sweet snack.  Do you like to dress up? Come as a mermaid or fairy.

Get Caught Reading (All Month Long)

Wednesday, May 8 @ 10am
May is Get Caught Reading month. Children and teens “caught” reading in the library, and elsewhere any time throughout the month of May, will receive a ticket to be entered into a weekly raffle. See a child or teen reading? Snap a picture and bring it to the library. Entrants will also have their pictures taken and posted on the bulletin board if they like. This annual national campaign is supported by the Association of American Publishers.

Family Storytime

Friday, May 10 @ 10:30am
Storytime celebrates families today. Join us for stories such as “How to Be a Baby: by Me the Big Sister” by Sally Lloyd-Jones. We’ll also sing, dance, and do a craft.

Stay ‘n Play

Friday, May 10 @ 11am
No need to rush out after storytime. Stay for playtime with puzzles, toys, and games. Your child will get a chance to socialize, and you will, too.

Teen Book Club

Saturday, May 11 @ 10am
Clay Jannon used to be a web designer, but the Great Recession put an end to that gig. Now he works the night shift at a bookstore. But what kind of book store is it really? The customers never seem to buy anything and are oddly secretive. With the help of his friends, Clay embarks on a complex analysis of their behavior to figure out the mystery. Join us in our discussion of “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan.

Get Caught Reading (All Month Long)

Wednesday, May 15 @ 10am
May is Get Caught Reading month. Children and teens “caught” reading in the library, and elsewhere any time throughout the month of May, will receive a ticket to be entered into a weekly raffle. See a child or teen reading? Snap a picture and bring it to the library. Entrants will also have their pictures taken and posted on the bulletin board if they like. This annual national campaign is supported by the Association of American Publishers.

Family Storytime: Children’s Book Week

Friday, May 17 @ 10:30am
Celebrate Children’s Book Week at storytime. This week we’ll be going to the zoo with books, music, and puppets. We’ll finish with a craft. Join us for the fun.

Stay ‘n Play

Friday, May 17 @ 11am
No need to rush out after storytime. Stay for playtime with puzzles, toys, and games. Your child will get a chance to socialize, and you will, too.

Children’s Book Week: Bingo for Books – Kids and Teens

Saturday, May 18 @ 1:00pm
Kids of all ages are invited to come and play Bingo for Books in honor of Children’s Book Week. There will be lots of books to choose from and no one will walk away empty handed. Have fun at the library.

Get Caught Reading (All Month Long)

Wednesday, May 22 @ 10am
May is Get Caught Reading month. Children and teens “caught” reading in the library, and elsewhere any time throughout the month of May, will receive a ticket to be entered into a weekly raffle. See a child or teen reading? Snap a picture and bring it to the library. Entrants will also have their pictures taken and posted on the bulletin board if they like. This annual national campaign is supported by the Association of American Publishers.

Family Storytime

Friday, May 24 @ 10am
This week we’ll be reading about horses. We’ll sing and dance, too. However, there will be no horse puppets. Instead, we’ll have a real, live (mini) horse at the library. Join us for some horsing around.

Stay ‘n Play

Friday, May 24 @ 11am
No need to rush out after storytime. Stay for playtime with puzzles, toys, and games. Your child will get a chance to socialize, and you will, too.

Scrapbooking for Teens

Saturday, May 25 @ 1pm
Your scrapbook tells the story of who you are, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, and what’s important to you. Bring your scrapbook pages and books, if you have them, plus your pictures and memorabilia. We’ll provide all the materials to help you decorate. (We have tons.) Two sheets of scrapbooking pages will be provided for each participant and two binders will be raffled off.

Get Caught Reading (All Month Long)

Wednesday, May 29 @ 10am
May is Get Caught Reading month. Children and teens “caught” reading in the library, and elsewhere any time throughout the month of May, will receive a ticket to be entered into a weekly raffle. See a child or teen reading? Snap a picture and bring it to the library. Entrants will also have their pictures taken and posted on the bulletin board if they like. This annual national campaign is supported by the Association of American Publishers.

Family Storytime

Friday, May 31 @ 10:30am
We’ll be digging into this week’s stories as we explore gardening. In Great Choice, Camille by Stuart J. Murphy, a little girl learns not only about gardening, but about making good decisions. Join us for singing, dancing, and a craft, too.

Stay ‘n Play

Friday, May 31 @ 11am
No need to rush out after storytime. Stay for playtime with puzzles, toys, and games. Your child will get a chance to socialize, and you will, too.

MAIN

Internet Class

Wednesday, May 1 @ 10am
Come take a drive on the information superhighway with Mr. Bob. No seatbelt required. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 to sign up for this great beginner’s class.

Tai-Chi: Enter the Healing Journey

Wednesday, May 1 @ 10:30am
You are cordially invited to begin a pleasant and enjoyable journey in the ancient Chinese healing exercise as you learn and practice Tai-Chi. In class, students will perform soft, continuous movements that will allow them to receive many positive aspects of renewed health, while developing internal stillness. Some of the benefits of Tai-Chi include: relief from muscular tension and anxiety, increased concentration and memory, enhanced sensory awareness, and improved balance. This free workshop is presented by Hector M. Ruiz, Jr., a certified instructor in Tai-Chi and Qi Gong.

MoneyWi$e Week Event: Saving Makes Cents

Thursday, May 2 @ 11am
Children and their parents are invited to celebrate MoneyWi$e week. Learning how to save at an early age just makes cents (sense). We’ll share some smart and fun ways children can start saving and earning money. We’ll also be crafting piggy banks to store that new found wealth in. If you can’t make it to this program, check out some of our personal finance and money books perfect for little ones.

New Release Family Film Event

Thursday, May 2 @ 3pm
Celebrate the end of the school day with us cinematically. This month we are showing a new documentary film that explores the intricate worlds of bees, butterflies, birds, and bats. It is fun for the whole family. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie title and rating. Plenty of pillow seating and free organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane’s Natural Food Market.

Gentle Stretch with Gina Marie

Friday, May 3 @ 10:30am
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment. The class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by licensed yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

Yoga Experience with Marlene

Monday, May 6 @ 10:30am
Did you know Yoga improves physical flexibility, strength, balance, and stamina? At this free session we’ll explore practical, easy ways to take care of the body, reduce stress and relax, improve breathing and energy levels. Yoga can be a part of your unique, changing lifestyle. First timers are very welcome. Experience yoga with respect and gentleness in a comfortable environment. Presented by yoga instructor, Marlene Pitts.

J.A.A.M. (Japanese Anime At Main)

Monday, May 6 @ 5pm
Tweens, teens, and young twenty-somethings are invited to the monthly meeting of our anime club, where you can meet others with similar interests. Feel free to wear a costume if you’d like and come “JAAM” with us. This month we’ll celebrate our 2 year anniversary with special treats and a re-showing of the anime from our very first meeting.

 

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Tuesday, May 7 @ 1pm
Behind on your mortgage and facing foreclosure? Let the St. Johns Housing Partnership help you avoid scams and save your home! At this free workshop you’ll learn about various government-funded programs and their eligibility requirements. The St. Johns Housing Partnership is a non-profit organization, and there is never a charge to the homeowner for any of their services. Please call 819-1266 with questions and to sign up for this workshop.

 

Basic PC Class

Wednesday, May 8 @ 10am
Not all mice eat cheese… come learn about the kind that don’t with Mr. Bob. This class is perfect for the beginning computer user. Call 827-6940 to sign up for this class.

 

After School Gaming

Thursday, May 9 @ 3pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play after school at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Complimentary snacks and soda will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County & Sony.

Gentle Stretch with Gina Marie

Friday, May 10 @ 10:30am
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment. The class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by licensed yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

Literary Lions Book Club: When We Were Orphans

Saturday, May 11 @ 10:30am
The maze of human memory is territory that Kazuo Ishiguro has made his own. In When We Were Orphans, his first novel in five years, he returns to this terrain. Christopher Banks, an English boy born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, is orphaned at age nine when his mother and father both vanish. Sent to live in England, he grows up to become a renowned detective and, returns to Shanghai, where the Sino-Japanese War is raging, to solve the mystery of the disappearances. The story is straightforward. Its telling is remarkable.

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Monday, May 13 @ 1pm
Behind on your mortgage and facing foreclosure? Let the St. Johns Housing Partnership help you avoid scams and save your home! At this free workshop you’ll learn about various government-funded programs and their eligibility requirements. The St. Johns Housing Partnership is a non-profit organization, and there is never a charge to the homeowner for any of their services. Please call 819-1266 with questions and to sign up for this workshop.

It’s a MYSTERY Movie

Tuesday, May 14 @ 5:30pm
Join us for a evening out at the movies at your neighborhood library. Too bad we can’t tell you what we’ll be showing; that would spoil the mystery. Will it be a hot new thriller? A favorite classic? You’ll have to join us to find out. We’ll be serving popcorn & refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Movie will have a rating of PG or PG-13.

Internet Class

Wednesday, May 15 @ 10am
Come take a drive on the information superhighway with Mr. Bob. No seatbelt required. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 to sign up for this great beginner’s class.

Children’s Book Week Event: Digital Book Talks

Thursday, May 16 @ 11am
Celebrate Children’s Book Week by enjoying a series of digital booktalks featuring children sharing popular titles by new authors or some of your favorite classics. The purpose of booktalking is to get the people you care about to read the books you care about. Children are invited to stop by the Children’s Library anytime before May 16 to record their own booktalk.

MAIN-iac Science Lab

Thursday, May 16 @ 3pm
Join us after school for a hands-on, minds-on science program and work closely with our very own mad scientists from the Children’s Department. Explore a variety of science topics through fun experiments, activities, and lively discussions. This month we’ll be making and shooting off Bottle Rockets. All materials for experiments provided. If you can’t make it to the science lab, check out some of our amazing science project books.

Adult BINGO for Books

Thursday, May 16 @ 3:30pm
Do you love free books and playing Bingo? Come on out, make new friends, and win adult fiction and non-fiction books by playing Bingo. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Book prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Everyone is welcome and it’s free.

 

Entertainment

Blake Lively Shines as Surfer Stranded in Shark-Infested Waters

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Books

Keep Walking in Prayer… Until You Can\’t Come Back

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Art

More Than a Score

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Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

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Lifestyle

Jahking and I!

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Outdoors

230 LXF from Tidewater Packs A Punch in a Small Package

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Sports

The Season Begins

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Business

Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Travel

Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky”

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Green Living

Doing Our Part

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