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Jersey City Public Library Preschool Story Hour Begins Today!

storytimeIt’s that time of year again! After many cold and boring winter months, The Jersey City Free Public Library has resumed its spring Preschool Story Hour. The spring schedule begins today March 4, 2013 and will run until May 24, 2013. All of the branches in JC are participating on various mornings. Here’s a list of all the locations, dates and times. Click here to see the full schedule. Children eight years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The library will be closed on March 29, 2013.

March 1st was NEA’s Read Across America Day and March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday. What better way to celebrate than to take your little ones to the library and read with them!

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A bookstore for Jersey City

Tachair Bookshoppe is a welcome addition to the ever-growing area of downtown Jersey City. Aleta Valleau and her mom Carol have been a “market bookstore” for about a year and half, selling used books in farmer’s markets across Jersey City. Aleta says, “we are super excited about finally opening our storefront and being a true-to-life, brick-and-mortar bookstore in Jersey City.”

The bookstore opens its doors, with a cielidh (a traditional Gaelic social gathering, which includes music and dancing) on Tuesday, July 17 from 4pm – 8pm. Mayor Healy will be there for the ribbon cutting and the special guest speaker is Steve Fulop. Fiddler Amy Beshara and guitarist Marian Lawlor will play traditional Celtic music. Activities will include poetry story time, NY Celtic Dancers, light appetizers from O’Connell’s Bar & Grill, Sassy Sweet Treats and more!

For more information and to stay up-to-date on the grand opening, check out Tachair’s Facebook page.

Tachair Bookshoppe, 260 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. 862-234-0822

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