Library Events & Programs

Join us for upcoming events and programs at Morton Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted. Choose an age group in the drop down box below to narrow your search.

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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Friday, Feb. 1
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 1, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 1, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Saturday, Feb. 2
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Knitflix
10:00 am
 Knitflix
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:00 amKnitflix
Reuling Room
Bring your knitting --or another project-- and get stuff done while enjoying a movie. We'll have tables and chairs set; feel free to bring your own chair for more comfortable seating....read more
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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Monday, Feb. 4
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Feb. 4, 10:15 - 10:45 amSign & Sing Storytim
at Morton Public Library
Join Communication Junction on the first & third Mondays of the month for rhymes, stories, bubbles, and to learn basic American Sign Language. ...read more
Lego Club
3:15 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Feb. 4, 3:15 pmLego Club
at Morton Public Library
Children will share their building skills in a small group setting. A sample project is presented, however, participants are encouraged to use their own creativity. Meets the first & ...read more
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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Tuesday, Feb. 5
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Morning Yoga
10:15 - 11:15 am
 Morning Yoga
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10:15 - 11:15 amMorning Yoga
at Morton Public Library
Plank Pilates will be here for a free, one-hour yoga session. Bring your own mat and bottle of water. We'll meet in Hannah's Reading Garden when weather permits, January thru Apri...read more
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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Wednesday, Feb. 6
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Early Explorers for Ages 3-6
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Early Explorers for Ages 3-6
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:30 - 11:00 am
(Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13)
Early Explorers for
Hauter Room
Join us as we travel the world and explore new countries! We will set off from North America and explore a new country and culture each week through story, song, and hands on activities. ...read more
Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 pm
 Afternoon at the Movies
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2:00 pm
(Wednesdays 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3)
Afternoon at the Mov
Hauter Room
Hang out at the Library after early dismissal and watch a movie! We'll provide popcorn; feel free to bring you own chairs for more comfortable seating. January - Small Foot (PG); Febr...read more
Valentine Box Making
6:00 - 6:45 pm
 Valentine Box Making
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6:00 - 6:45 pmValentine Box Making
Hauter Room
Are you ready for your school Valentine's Day Party? Let's decorate for your valentines together! Bring a box and we'll provide the supplies to have you all set for Valentine&...read more

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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Thursday, Feb. 7
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Tot Time
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tot Time
Thursday, Feb. 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Jan. 10, 17, 24 & Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28)
Tot Time
Hauter Room
Play is an important part of early literacy. Drop in to the Hauter Room from for play and sensory activities children and parents can do together. Ages: 18 mos-4 yrs ...read more
Crazy 8s Club
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Crazy 8s Club
Thursday, Feb. 7, 3:30 - 4:30 pmCrazy 8s Club
Reuling Room
Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club! You’ll get to do mischie...read more

Instant Pot 101: Live Demos at the MPL!
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Instant Pot 101: Live Demos at the MPL!
Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30 - 7:00 pmInstant Pot 101: Liv
Reuling Room
This class is full, but another class has just been added on Thursday, Feb. 28 @ 5:30pm....read more

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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Friday, Feb. 8
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 8, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 8, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Saturday, Feb. 9
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Kinder Readers
10:00 - 10:45 am
 Kinder Readers
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:00 - 10:45 amKinder Readers
Hauter Room
Kinder Readers is a program designed to help preschoolers and their caregivers practice kindergarten readiness skills and reinforce those same skills for current kindergarten students thr...read more

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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Monday, Feb. 11
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Basics of iPhone and iPad
12:30 - 2:30 pm
 Basics of iPhone and iPad
Monday, Feb. 11, 12:30 - 2:30 pm Basics of iPhone and
Reuling Room
An AARP instructor will be here to teach the basics of your iPhone & iPad. Please bring your own device. Register through AARP by calling 1-877-926-8300. Ages: Adults. Registe...read more
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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Tuesday, Feb. 12
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Family Yoga
10:15 am
 Family Yoga
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10:15 amFamily Yoga
at Morton Public Library
The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month are Family Yoga with Plank Pilates! Bring your own mat, water bottle, and the kiddos for a fun, free 50 min. yoga session! If the weather is nice, we...read more

Beyond the Basics of iPhone & iPad
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Beyond the Basics of iPhone & iPad
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 12:30 - 2:30 pm Beyond the Basics of
Reuling Room
Get a more in-depth look at your iPhone or iPad in the AARP class. Please bring your own device. Register through AARP by calling 1-877-926-8300. Ages: Adults. Register with ...read more
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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Wednesday, Feb. 13
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Early Explorers for Ages 3-6
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Early Explorers for Ages 3-6
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10:30 - 11:00 am
(Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13)
Early Explorers for
Hauter Room
Join us as we travel the world and explore new countries! We will set off from North America and explore a new country and culture each week through story, song, and hands on activities. ...read more

Digital Photography with your iPhone
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Digital Photography with your iPhone
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 12:30 - 2:30 pm Digital Photography
at Morton Public Library
AARP has identified all the skills you need to take great photos, organize, and protect your images, tell powerful visual stories, and safely share your images with others using your iPho...read more
Color by Design
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Color by Design
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 3:30 - 4:30 pmColor by Design
at Morton Public Library
Use markers or colored pencils to fill in intricate coloring pages while enjoying snacks and conversation. All supplies and snacks will be provided. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month...read more

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Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Blind Date with a Book for Teens
Thursday, Feb. 14
(Feb. 1-14)

Teen Area
There will be books in the Teen Area wrapped in paper with a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it ou...read more
Tot Time
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tot Time
Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Jan. 10, 17, 24 & Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28)
Tot Time
Hauter Room
Play is an important part of early literacy. Drop in to the Hauter Room from for play and sensory activities children and parents can do together. Ages: 18 mos-4 yrs ...read more
Crazy 8s Club
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Crazy 8s Club
Thursday, Feb. 14, 3:30 - 4:30 pmCrazy 8s Club
Reuling Room
Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club! You’ll get to do mischie...read more

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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Friday, Feb. 15
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 15, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 15, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Saturday, Feb. 16
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Coffee and Coloring
9:30 - 11:30 am
 Coffee and Coloring
Saturday, Feb. 16, 9:30 - 11:30 amCoffee and Coloring
Reuling Room
Who says kids get to have all the fun? Stop by the Morton Public Library the morning of Saturday, February 16th for a relaxing morning of coffee and coloring! Color by design pages and co...read more
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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Monday, Feb. 18
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Feb. 18, 10:15 - 10:45 amSign & Sing Storytim
at Morton Public Library
Join Communication Junction on the first & third Mondays of the month for rhymes, stories, bubbles, and to learn basic American Sign Language. ...read more
Monday Matinee
2:00 pm
 Monday Matinee
Monday, Feb. 18, 2:00 pm
(Mondays 1/21, 2/18, 3/11, 4/15)
Monday Matinee
Reuling Room
Enjoy an afternoon movie; we'll provide the popcorn! Feel free to bring your own chair for more comfortable seating.
Jan- Sherlock Gnomes (PG)
Feb- Double Feature: The Incre...read more
Lego Club
3:15 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Feb. 18, 3:15 pmLego Club
at Morton Public Library
Children will share their building skills in a small group setting. A sample project is presented, however, participants are encouraged to use their own creativity. Meets the first & ...read more
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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Tuesday, Feb. 19
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Morning Yoga
10:15 - 11:15 am
 Morning Yoga
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:15 - 11:15 amMorning Yoga
at Morton Public Library
Plank Pilates will be here for a free, one-hour yoga session. Bring your own mat and bottle of water. We'll meet in Hannah's Reading Garden when weather permits, January thru Apri...read more
Curiosity Club: Solar System
3:30 - 4:15 pm
 Curiosity Club: Solar System
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 3:30 - 4:15 pmCuriosity Club: Sola
Hauter Room
Explore the planets and the solar system. Gra...read more

G.E.M.S. Girls Science Club
4:00 - 5:30 pm
 G.E.M.S. Girls Science Club
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 4:00 - 5:30 pmG.E.M.S. Girls Scien
at Morton Public Library
Heather Thompson, AAUW Morton, IL Branch volunteer will present this math session. The Legend of Tangrams, Tangram puzzle(keep), and worksheets to create animals using Tangram parts will ...read more

Books & Bites Book Club at La Fiesta
6:30 pm
Books & Bites Book Club at La Fiesta
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 pmBooks & Bites Book C
La Fiesta 837 W. Jackson, Morton
We'll enjoy book discussion and local eats! Request to join our Facebook Group! Ages: Adult
January- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern @ Unum
February- T...read more
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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Wednesday, Feb. 20
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Early Explorers for Ages 3-6
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Early Explorers for Ages 3-6
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 - 11:00 am
(Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13)
Early Explorers for
Hauter Room
Join us as we travel the world and explore new countries! We will set off from North America and explore a new country and culture each week through story, song, and hands on activities. ...read more

Chapter Chatters Book Club
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Chapter Chatters Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3:30 - 4:30 pmChapter Chatters Boo
at Morton Public Library
This is a Book Club for ages 9-12 and meets the third Wednesday of the month for a book discussion, activities, and snacks. Snacks and drinks are provided. Grades: 4-6. Registrati...read more
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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Thursday, Feb. 21
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Tot Time
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tot Time
Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Jan. 10, 17, 24 & Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28)
Tot Time
Hauter Room
Play is an important part of early literacy. Drop in to the Hauter Room from for play and sensory activities children and parents can do together. Ages: 18 mos-4 yrs ...read more
Art Class: Krafting Knut, Grades K-2
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Art Class: Krafting Knut, Grades K-2
Thursday, Feb. 21, 3:30 - 4:15 pmArt Class: Krafting
Hauter Room
Krafting Knut, a K-2nd Grade Art Activity. Knut was the little polar bear that captivated the world in 2006. Learn his story and then make your own Knut to take home! Supplies and fu...read more

Crazy 8s Club
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Crazy 8s Club
Thursday, Feb. 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pmCrazy 8s Club
Reuling Room
Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club! You’ll get to do mischie...read more

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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Friday, Feb. 22
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 22, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 22, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Saturday, Feb. 23
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Monday, Feb. 25
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Genealogy: Census Records
10:00 am
 Genealogy: Census Records
Monday, Feb. 25, 10:00 amGenealogy: Census Re
Reuling Room
The Joyful Genealogist is back to help us decipher census records! This class will discuss not only U.S Federal Census Records but State Census Records as well. You will learn who was cou...read more

Art Class: Shake and Take Snow Globe, Grades 3-5
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Art Class: Shake and Take Snow Globe, Grades 3-5
Monday, Feb. 25, 3:30 - 4:30 pmArt Class: Shake and
Hauter Room
Shake and Take Snow Globe: 3rd-5th Grade Art Activity. Create your own winter scene without the cold! Supplies and fun provided; you bring your imagination! Grades: 3-5. Regi...read more

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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Tuesday, Feb. 26
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Family Yoga
10:15 am
 Family Yoga
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:15 amFamily Yoga
at Morton Public Library
The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month are Family Yoga with Plank Pilates! Bring your own mat, water bottle, and the kiddos for a fun, free 50 min. yoga session! If the weather is nice, we...read more

Kidding Around: Bubble Bash
3:30 - 4:15 pm
 Kidding Around: Bubble Bash
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 3:30 - 4:15 pmKidding Around: Bubb
Hauter Room
Come explore bubbles! Experiment with bubble solution, paint with bubbles and play with bubbles. Grades: K-1. Registration required.

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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Wednesday, Feb. 27
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Early Explorers for Ages 3-6
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Early Explorers for Ages 3-6
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10:30 - 11:00 am
(Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13)
Early Explorers for
Hauter Room
Join us as we travel the world and explore new countries! We will set off from North America and explore a new country and culture each week through story, song, and hands on activities. ...read more

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Post-It Note Doodles
 Post-It Note Doodles
Thursday, Feb. 28
(Feb. 15-28)

Teen Area
Create a post-it note of doodles or zentangles and add it to the board in the Teen Area. Supplies will be provided. read more
Tot Time
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tot Time
Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Jan. 10, 17, 24 & Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28)
Tot Time
Hauter Room
Play is an important part of early literacy. Drop in to the Hauter Room from for play and sensory activities children and parents can do together. Ages: 18 mos-4 yrs ...read more
Crazy 8s Club
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Crazy 8s Club
Thursday, Feb. 28, 3:30 - 4:30 pmCrazy 8s Club
Reuling Room
Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club! You’ll get to do mischie...read more

Instant Pot 101: Live Demos at the MPL!
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Instant Pot 101: Live Demos at the MPL!
Thursday, Feb. 28, 5:30 - 6:30 pmInstant Pot 101: Liv
Hauter Room
Learn how to make the most of your Instant Pot! Join us at the Morton Public Library as we make a dessert and an appetizer using the Instant Pot, with taste testing once we're done of...read more
  
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