You can register for programs online, by calling 403.260.2620, or in person at your community library. You’ll need a valid Library card number and PIN for each person attending the program. Download the May - June 2017 or July - August 2017 issue of Library Connect.

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From: 24/Jun/2017 - To: 05/Sep/2017

1-2-3: Count With Me!

Your toddler will love this introduction to numeracy and have fun with numbers using rhymes, songs, books, and active play.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 3 with a parent/caregiver

3 Things for Canada Action Squads

Be a community hero! Join us to work on a community project with teen volunteers that will make a difference for people, animals, the environment, and more! Details at www.calgarylibrary.ca/3things.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

3 Things for Canada Flash Action Squads

Be a community hero! Join us to work on quick, "acts of kindness" projects for the community. More details at www.calgarylibrary.ca/3things.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

50+ Lecture Series

Join us for presentations on a variety of topics along with discussion and time to visit.

Audience: Adults

A-B-C: You and Me!

Read, sing, talk, and play together in this interactive circle time.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 3 with a parent/caregiver

Advanced Resume Writing

Update your existing digital résumé, cover letter, and references to target specific employers. Personal information including SIN is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Angry Birds

Learn about physics by catapulting Angry Bird stuffies! In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Baby Bookworms

Have fun sharing books, rhymes, and songs with your little one.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 13 to 23 months with a parent/caregiver

Baby Rhyme Time

Welcome your baby to the Library! Enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories that will make your baby smile.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12 months with a parent/caregiver

Baby's Big Playdate

Let's play! Join us for a fun and social hour of discovery and exploration.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12 months with a parent/caregiver

Beach Ball Babies

Bees buzzing, flowers blooming, sand squishing through toes. Celebrate the hot days of summer with stories, rhymes, and songs.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 23 months with a parent/caregiver

Book Discussion Group: Adult

Join other book lovers and discover new or classic titles in facilitated discussions. Contact the Library or go to https://calgarylibrary.ca/book-discussion-groups/ for monthly book titles or topics.

Audience: Adults

Building Wealth in Canada

Join us if you have been in Canada for more than two years and want to understand cash flow and how to create a financial plan. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Campfire Cowboys and Cowgirls

Stampede to the Library for tales about cowboys, cowgirls, and the Old West. Wear your best western duds!

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Canadian Immigration Process

Learn about Canada's immigration policies including citizenship, sponsorship of family members, and applying for a Super Visa. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Interview Skills

Improve your skills by learning about different types of questions and how to answer them. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Mid-Life Career Change

Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with looking for work mid-life, including résumé strategies. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

Learn how to create a professional résumé to put your best foot forward. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

Drop in for one-on-one help with job searching skills, take part in practice interviews, revamp your résumé or craft that all-important cover letter. Sign up on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Audience: Adults

Celebrate Canada

Put on your best red and white and join us for stories, songs, and rhymes from and about Canada.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Chess in the Library

Play chess supported by coaching from the Calgary Chess/Junior Chess Clubs. Children under 12 must be with a parent or caregiver.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Circle of Security

Learn strategies that support secure attachment, decipher children's behaviour, and make parenting less stressful. In partnership with Jan McInnis, RSW, Registered COS Parent Educator.

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Class

Learn about Canada with the purpose of preparing yourself for the Citizenship Exam. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Workshop

Learn about Canada with the purpose of preparing yourself for the Citizenship Exam in this in-depth workshop. Attendance is required for both sessions. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Code Club

Learn to code by creating your own game, designing a website, and more.

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

Code Club Camp

Learn to code through fun activities and games in this week-long camp. Designed for beginning coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

codeTEEN: Intro to Game Design

Find out what makes a good game and develop basic coding skills as you create the games YOU want to play!

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

codeTEEN: Intro to Web Design

Curious about web design? Learn HTML & CSS, which lets you create websites and customize sites like Tumblr, WordPress, and DeviantArt.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Coding Buddies

Learn the basics of coding and create your own game! Designed for beginning coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Coding Buddies Camp

Learn the basics of coding and create your own game in this week-long camp! Designed for beginning coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Colossal Calgary Playdate!

Play builds the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Come prepared to play with your baby or toddler at the biggest and best playdate ever!

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 3 with a parent/caregiver

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program at the Library

Receive free, one-on-one help with your tax return. In partnership with the Financial Empowerment Collaborative and First Lutheran Church. For eligibility requirements and to register phone 403-242-4544 or email kevin@makingfaithmatter.ca.

Audience: Adults

Computer Technology Coaching

Drop in for one-on-one volunteer help for all your basic computer questions.

Audience: Adults

ConocoPhillips Reading Buddies

Teen volunteers and Library staff provide one-on-one reading support and fun literacy activities for young readers.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 5 to 8

ConocoPhillips Reading Buddies Camp

Teen volunteers and Library staff provide one-on-one reading support and fun literacy activities for young readers during this week-long camp.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 8

Crack the Code

Bring the whole family for a fun introduction to computer programming!

Audience: All Ages

Create, Share, Store: Using Cloud Technology

Join us for an overview of popular, free online cloud-based storage and applications.

Audience: Adults

Creative and Curious Thinkers' Book Discussion Group

Come together to talk about game-changing ideas and best innovative reads in a facilitated discussion. See calgarylibrary.ca/programs for titles.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Crime Lab

With a list of suspects and clues from a crime, use forensic science techniques such as chromatography and fingerprinting to solve the mystery! In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

D-Day: The Canadians at Normandy

Join military historian Stéphane Guevremont as he presents a fascinating multimedia interpretation of this famous battle, highlighting Canada's critical contribution.

Audience: Adults

Download and Enjoy: Music, Magazines, and Film

Learn how to download or stream free music, magazines, and films from the library to your device using Zinio, Hoopla, Flipster, and Freegal.

Audience: Adults

Driving in Alberta

Newcomers will learn about available resources, obtaining licenses, safety regulations, insurance policies, and purchasing a vehicle. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

Drop-in Family Storytime

Drop in for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Dual-Language Storytime: Spanish

Join this storytime for newcomer parents and children who speak Spanish.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 5 with a parent/caregiver

eBooks: A Library On the Go

Curious about ebooks? Library staff demonstrate how to download an ebook using OverDrive.

Audience: Adults

ELL School Success

English Language Learners are paired with teen volunteers to learn new words. Presentations provided for parents on how to support their child's language learning.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 8 with a parent/caregiver

ESL Coffee and Conversation

Practise your English speaking and listening skills in an informal drop-in setting. Coffee is provided.

Audience: Adults

ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate)

Practise your English listening and speaking skills in this six-week program.

Audience: Adults

ESL Writing Club

Practise your English writing skills in this six-week program. Intermediate English language skills are required. Register at 403.774.2544.

Audience: Adults

Family History Coaching

Drop in for help with genealogy research. In partnership with the Alberta Family Histories Society.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child Custody and Parenting

Learn about the legal arrangements for children when their parents separate in Alberta. Topics include custody, guardianship and parenting agreements, courts, and travelling or moving with children. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child, Partner, and Spousal Support

Learn about the law and terms of financial support when a marriage or common-law relationship ends. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Property Division

Discover how the law addresses property division when a marriage or common-law relationship ends. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Magic Show

Join us for an entertaining show of magic, balloons, and comedy. Led by TheMagicStudio.ca.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 4 and up

Family Sponsorship: Spouse, Common Law & Conjugal Partner

Join us to learn about Family Sponsorship Applications and how you can sponsor a partner. In partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Fire Truck Storytime

Join us for a special family storytime with Engine 23, our exciting fire truck exhibit.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

GlobalFest Human Rights Forum 2017 presented by UNAC Calgary

GlobalFest and the Calgary Public Library present a lecture series featuring speakers from local, provincial, national, and international arenas. Schedule is subject to change.

Audience: Adults

Great Reads for ESL Learners

Learn how to find good books, including graphic novels, book CDs, MP3s, and electronic formats and discover the benefits of reading for pleasure.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Calgary's Railway Story

Join local historian Doug Coats as he explores the many ways in which the railway industry influenced the development of Calgary into the city it is today.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Family Heritage Festival 2017

Celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary and enjoy a fun afternoon with activities from Fort Calgary, Parks Canada, and several museums. All ages welcome! In partnership with the Genesis Centre.

Audience: Kids

Historic Calgary Week: Home Turf: Re-earthing Family Narrative

Join artist Tomas Jonsson as he discusses his art installation which considers relationships of family, land, narrative, and memory.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Read with Engine 23 Supported by Pembina

Join a firefighter from the Calgary Fire Department as we share stories and learn about fire safety and Calgary's history.

Audience: All Ages

Historic Calgary Week: Stories for Newcomers

Learn more about the people and events that have shaped Calgary. Led by the authors of In the Footsteps of Giants., vol 2.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Written in Stone: Traditional Stone Masonry and Early Calgary Quarries

Learn about traditional stone masonry, Calgary's early quarries, and how this building material played a key role in Calgary development. Led by Heritage Consultant Marilyn Williams.

Audience: Adults

Homework Club for New Canadians

Get help with your homework, practise your English, and improve your grades. Participants must bring homework. In partnership with The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 17

How to Hire a Contractor

Learn the 10 steps to help ensure a suprise-free renovation. Presented by the Better Business Bureau.

Audience: Adults

Idea Coaching - Unleash Your Creativity

Need some help coming up with great ideas? Our talented community experts will guide you or your small team through some great brainstorming activities and provide an introduction to design thinking.

Audience: Adults

Illustration Fun With Slavka Kolesar

2017 TD Summer Reading Club illustrator Slavka Kolesar shows how she creates her fun and colourful illustrations. Design your own bunting flag to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Go beyond the basics as we explore formatting cells, using functions and formulas, managing data, and creating graphs. Basic Excel knowledge required.

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn more advanced PowerPoint techniques, along with a short review of basic PowerPoint functions.

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Join us for this intermediate level course on Microsoft Word 2010. Basic Word skills are required.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Instagram

Learn the basic skills to take, edit, and share photos and video on Instagram for mobile devices.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Photo Sharing Online

Explore what photo sharing is, learn about different types of photo sharing, and learn how to use popular photo sharing services.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to the Library's Free Online Courses

Learn how to access 300 free, online courses for professional and personal educational development.

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: Earning Income

Explore how skills, abilities, and passion for what we do are related to earning income and doing our best work. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Learning Lab: Employer and Industry Research

Research industries and employers to better prepare for job interviews, network more effectively and identify new opportunities.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Introduction to Web-based Email

Learn how to send and receive email messages using Gmail. Basic computer skills required. A valid cell phone number is required to register for this service.

Audience: Adults

LEGO Club

Join us to build, create, and explore! LEGO provided.

Audience: Kids & Teens

LEGO Contest

Create something fun or spectacular with LEGO at home (no kits, please!). Bring it to the library and you could win a prize!

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 12

Let's Go Exploring

Join us for adventurous summertime stories, songs, and finger plays that the whole family can enjoy!

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Level Up! Gaming Club

If you love video games or tabletop gaming, this club is for you. Drop in to relax, snack, and play games of all kinds.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

LIBIN 101: Engaging Community on Heart Health, Research & Innovation

Join a researcher from the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta (U of C, AHS) for a discussion on the human heart and current research.

Audience: Adults

LinkedIn: Get Your Profile Up and Running

Create a LinkedIn profile. Bring an electronic copy of your résumé and register with LinkedIn prior to the session. Intermediate computer and English skills are required. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Magic Bean Garden

Join us for enchanted folktales and then prepare to get dirty while planting your very own "magic" garden!

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 8

Make It Messy: Science Camp

Get ready for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities for kids in this week-long camp.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy: Science!

Get ready for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities for kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Marvellous Math for Preschoolers

Get your child thinking with numbers in this fun, early numeracy program. In partnership with EducationWise Inc.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 3 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Math Quest

Embark on a math quest! Explore the library while you complete fun numeracy challenges that support what you learn in school. Caregivers are invited to stay and play. All levels of math skill are welcome!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Minds in Motion Create!

Create a hands-on project and learn more about science, engineering, and technology. In partnership with Minds in Motion.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 7

Minds in Motion Explore!

Explore science, engineering, and technology with a hands-on project. In partnership with Minds in Motion.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

Natural Pain Relief Options in Childbirth

Explore ways to achieve a faster, easier birth experience without medication. Led by Sharon Loose, Calgary Birth Essentials.

Audience: Adults

New Friends & Neighbourhood Groups for Women

Join other immigrant women to practise English, make friends and learn about resources. Free childcare provided. In partnership with CIWA.

Audience: Adults

Our History Through Images: Residential Schools

Through many different images explore the origins and effects of residential schools in Canada from the 1600s to the present. Led by Dr. Jennifer Pettit, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Papa Time

Here's a chance for fathers and their babies to share books, learn new skills, and enjoy fun language activities together.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 23 months with a parent/caregiver

Planning for Retirement

Plan for the retirement you desire using a comprehensive checklist, guides, and online calculators. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Raising Financially Fit Kids

Learn more about how to teach kids about savings, giving, and spending. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Read With Engine 23 Supported by Pembina

Join a firefighter from the Calgary Fire Department as we share stories and learn about fire safety!

Audience: All Ages

Robotics with Robogals

Calling all future engineers! Learn to code with Lego Mindstorms robots.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Savvy Seniors: Seniors & Scams

Learn about the four types of scams targeting seniors, including: Investment, Windfall, Heartstring, and House & Home.

Audience: Adults

School's Out All Day

Drop in to the Library anytime on your PD Day for games, crafts, and other fun activities.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

See How Our Garden Grows

Listen to nature stories and then plant radishes in our Community Garden!

Audience: Kids - Ages 3 to 5 independent of a parent/caregiver

Settlement Services

Meet one-on-one with a settlement worker. Ask questions about language learning, immigration, employment, housing, and much more!

Audience: Adults

Side-saddled: Local Writers Take On the Stampede

In anticipation of the greatest outdoor show on earth, renowned Calgary authors Aritha Van Herk, Susan Calder, Emily Ursuliak, and Kris Demeanor look at the Calgary Stampede through a wild and woolly literary lens. Emceed by Shaun Hunter.

Audience: Adults

Sign Language for Babies

Communicate and bond with your child before he or she can speak, by learning basic ASL signs together. For Moms, and babies age 6-12 months. Led by Carolina Spriggs-Zastre.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 12 months with a parent/caregiver

Small Business Tuesdays: Ethical Business Practice

Learn how to create a framework for running an ethical business using the Better Business Bureau, Eight Standards for Trust. In partnership with Better Business Bureau.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Introduction to Business Research

Learn how to conduct simple business research using resources found in the Calgary Public Library and beyond.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Preparing for the Bank

Learn tools and tips when considering the right financing and banking options for your business. In partnership with ATB Entrepreneur Centre.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Setting Business Goals

Understand why setting and creating the right goals is vital to the success of your business. In partnership with Marmor Business Coaching.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Social Media for Small Business Professionals

Be where your customers are! Learn how to use social media to promote your small business to your client community.

Audience: Adults

Smart Tips for Newcomers to Canada

Visit with a knowledgeable immigration worker to get advice about life in Calgary, using public transportation, where to shop, and more! In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

St. Patrick's Island Storytime

Join us in the park amphitheatre for stories, songs, and rhymes (weather permitting).

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5

Supremely Skunks

Learn how skunks are misunderstood and are a great wild neighbor. In partnership with Alberta Institute of Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Talking Books Group

A monthly review of new titles from the Library's special collections for blind or visually impaired members.

Audience: Adults

Teddy Bears' Picnic in the Community Garden

Bring your favourite stuffies for a family picnic in the garden with snacks, stories, and songs.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Teens Create

Let your creative side shine! Make and trade buttons, craft with duct tape, and more.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

The Wheels On the Bus

Use music to get your preschooler ready for school! Play instruments, sing, dance, and create music together. Led by Hilary MacAulay, MasterWorX Music Therapy.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 3 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Using the Internet for Career Planning

Research, plan and develop your career. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Walk 150: Bowness & Baker Park NW

Enjoy a family friendly walk through Bowness Park, across the Bow River to Baker Park, followed by a loop through Bowness. Join an optional picnic after the walk-bring food if interested.Led by Lori Beattie, author of Calgary's Best Walks. In partnership with Centre for Newcomers. Language of guides: English, Spanish and Tagalog. Meet at: Bowness Park Parking Lot (west parking/picnic areas) 8900 - 48 Avenue NW

Audience: Adults

Walk 150: Create and Lead Great Walks

Join Lori Beattie, author of Calgary's Best Walks, as she explains how to create and lead group walks, including route development and group management. Led by Lori Beattie, author of Calgary's Best Walks. Presentation followed by a 7 km. outdoor walk; bring your water!

Audience: Adults

Walk 150: Louise Riley Library

Join this walkabout which travels through Hounsfield Heights, to the gardens at Riley Park. View downtown and the Bow River along the Crescent Heights escarpment and discover gargoyles and folk art in Sunnyside. Led by Lori Beattie, author of Calgary's Best Walks.

Audience: Adults

Walk 150: Memorial Park Library

Discover the Beltline to Elbow River Pathway and explore the side streets of Ramsay up to Scotsman's Hill for a birds-eye view of the Stampede, downtown Calgary, and the Rocky Mountains. Join an optional picnic - bring food or explore the area food trucks and café's.Led by Lori Beattie, author of Calgary's Best Walks. In partnership with Centre for Newcomers. Language of guides: English and Tigrinya.

Audience: Adults

Walk 150: Memorial Park Library, SW

Walk from the Beltline through Elbow River Pathway, Erlton, Roxboro Natural Park escarpment, Parkhill, Stanley Park, East Elbow & Mission. Language of guides: English, French &Tigrinya. All walks are designed and led by author Lori Beattie. Multilingual Walk 150 Guides provided by The Centre for Newcomers. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between Calgary Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. Languages of guides: English, French and Mandarin.

Audience: All Ages

Walk 150: Nose Hill Library

Enjoy a neighbourhood walk through Brentwood, to Nose Hill Park where we'll view wildflowers and our spectacular city from Calgary's highest point. Led by Lori Beattie, author of Calgary's Best Walks.

Audience: Adults

Walk 150: Pearce Estate Park, Bow River & Inglewood, SE

Enjoy a stroller-friendly walk along the Bow River Pathway from the Pearce Estate Park Pathway to the vibrant and garden-filled side streets of Inglewood. Led by Lori Beattie, author of Calgary's Best Walks. Meet at: Pearce Estate Park parking lot, 1440-17A St. SE. PLEASE NOTE; MEETING PLACE FOR THIS WALK IS - Pearce Estate Park parking lot, 1440-17A St. SE

Audience: Adults

Walk 150: Southwood Library

We'll walk through the community of Haysboro followed by a pathway trek along the spectacular Glenmore Reservoir. Led by Lori Beattie, author of Calgary's Best Walks.

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: Academic Success in Junior/Senior High

Learn about different levels of ELL/ESL, core and option courses, guidance counsellors, and graduation requirements. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation. Register at 403.875.4662.

Audience: Adults

When Words Collide

Join us for readings by international bestselling authors Guy Gavriel Kay, C.C. Humphreys, Jennifer Estep, Sam Hiyate, and Harold Johnson. A question period and autograph session will follow.

Audience: Adults

Wonderful Worms

Discover how wonderful worms are and how they turn salad into soil in this hands-on program by Green Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 3 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Words and Wiggles

You and your preschooler will love hearing stories, singing songs, and engaging in active play in this fun-filled program.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 4 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

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