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Read, Learn, Connect Mar 18th.

Date posted: March 18, 2017, 10:00 am

Marilyn and Lea talk about the movie Unstoppable, the Garrett Players, Alec Baldwin, DIY travel to Ireland, National bio-diesel day, March Madness book tournament, Hoopla downloads and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Mar 11th.

Date posted: March 11, 2017, 10:00 am

Marilyn and Lea talk about circulation statistics, our access to millions of resources through the CLC, the over 1200 programs the library offers, the Garrett Players, our outreach department, Shakespear reading and more!

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More March Movies!

Date posted: March 9, 2017, 12:32 pm

We have a few more great movies for you this month including Hidden Figures, Underworld: Blood Wars, Split, Rings, Monster Trucks, and more.

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March Madness Book Tournament Voting

Date posted: March 5, 2017, 1:00 am

Vote now for your favorites in the 2017 March Madness Book Tournament! Will your favorite be the champion?

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Read, Learn, Connect Mar 4th

Date posted: March 4, 2017, 10:00 am

Marilyn and Becky talk about the new Keywords, library events, Launchpad tablets for kids, robots, the Jetsons, National Grammar Day, and more!

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March Movies

Date posted: March 2, 2017, 5:23 pm

Get all the latest movies out this month including Fences, I Am Not Your Negro, Why Him, Office Christmas Party, Sleepless, The Bye Bye Man, Silence, Planet Earth II, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and more!

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Grammy Music and More

Date posted: March 2, 2017, 5:19 pm

We have a lot of Grammy albums this month and Jens Lekman. Try out Sarah Jarosz, White Sun, Vicente Fernandez, William Bell, Gregory Porter, Krzysztof Penderecki, and more.

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Read, Learn, Connect Feb 25th

Date posted: February 25, 2017, 10:00 am

Marilyn and Becky talk about Spring coming, the new launchpad tablets for kids, March Madness, the Glass House book, JAWS, and more!

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New Music February

Date posted: February 22, 2017, 5:42 pm

Childish Gambino! The Mavericks! Nelly Furtado! Ed Sheeran! All that and more this month in music!

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February Movies

Date posted: February 22, 2017, 5:16 pm

So many great movies this month including Moonlight, Nocturnal Animals, OJ: Made in America, 20th Century Women, Elle, A Monster Calls, and more.

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Read, Learn, Connect Feb 18th

Date posted: February 18, 2017, 10:34 am

Marilyn and Lea talk about digital classes, new servers, Early Literacy Centers at NW and Bremen, Hamilton, Pluto’s discovery, and more!

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Playaway Launchpads

Date posted: February 17, 2017, 2:13 pm

Introducing Playaway Launchpad – the kids only learning tablet that both kids and adults will love.

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Read, Learn, Connect Feb 11th

Date posted: February 11, 2017, 10:24 am

Marilyn and Lea talk about Presidents day, digital downloads, Americorps classes, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, the blood drive, Valentines Day and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Jan 28th.

Date posted: January 28, 2017, 10:33 am

Marilyn and Becky talk about the Winter Reading Program, prizes, the Martian, traveling to Mars, physics, Dog Tales, March Madness, Nasa, storytimes and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Jan 21

Date posted: January 21, 2017, 10:21 am

Marilyn and Becky talk about the Bremen ELC, the Peter Rabbit Story Garden, our new childrens tablets – Launchpads, online digital library services, New Years Resolutions, and more!

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New Movies for a New Year

Date posted: January 19, 2017, 3:16 pm

We have a lot of great movies to help you start the year off including American Honey, Manchester by the Sea, Lion, Arrival, Inferno, Yoga Hosers, Moana, Doctor Strange, and more.

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New Music for a New Year

Date posted: January 19, 2017, 3:06 pm

We have some great music to help you start the year off right including new albums from Run the Jewels, Deadmau5, Little Big Town, Prince Royce, Bela Fleck, Brad Paisley, Leann Rimes, and more.

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Read, Learn, Connect January 14th

Date posted: January 14, 2017, 10:30 am

Marilyn and Samantha talk about Elephant & Piggie, a Johnny Cash poem, the Peter Rabbit Garden, Staff Development Day, new doors at the Main Library, our digital services Hoopla, Zinio, Overdrive, Mango and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect January 7th

Date posted: January 7, 2017, 10:30 am

Marilyn and Samantha talk about New Year Resolutions, the Winter Reading Program, self driving cars, the Mock Caldecott program, computer classes with our Americorps volunteer, and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Dec 31st.

Date posted: December 31, 2016, 10:00 am

Marilyn and Samantha talk about the New Year, the holiday closings, New Year’s resolutions, easy reader books, Elephant and Piggie, and more!

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New Movies to End the Year

Date posted: December 28, 2016, 2:35 pm

Don’t start the new year without getting your hands on these great movies! The Accountant, Almost Christmas, The Edge of Seventeen, Loving, Priceless, and more.

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End of the Year New Music

Date posted: December 28, 2016, 2:26 pm

Close out the year with new music from Train, The XX, and Reba McEntire as well as the soundtracks for La La Land and Sing!

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Read, Learn, Connect Dec 24th.

Date posted: December 24, 2016, 10:20 am

Marilyn and Samantha talk about Hanukkah, holiday closings, holiday programs, Zinio’s name change to RB Digital, the Garrett Players, Elf on a Shelf and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Dec 17th.

Date posted: December 17, 2016, 10:23 am

Marilyn and Becky talk about the Winter Reading program, book recommendations, digital downloads, Polar Express night, the Rockside Vineyard read aloud of the Christmas Carol, and more!

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December Movies

Date posted: December 16, 2016, 3:28 pm

We’ve got some fun movies to wrap up the year with like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Masterminds, Queen of Katwe, Kevin Hart: What Now?, The Girl on the Train, The Birth of a Nation, Deepwater Horizon, and more

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Read, Learn, Connect Dec 10th.

Date posted: December 10, 2016, 10:21 am

Marilyn and Becky talk about the Dewey Decimal System, the Friends tree auction results, holiday and bookdrop closings, Americorps technology classes, the Winter Reading program and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Dec 3rd.

Date posted: November 25, 2016, 3:58 pm

Marilyn and Lea talk about the Winter Reading Program Book Bingo, Americorps computer classes, holiday closings, the Johns branch blood drive, and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Nov 26th.

Date posted: November 25, 2016, 3:50 pm

Marilyn and Lea talk about the Friends christmas trees and wreaths, the Winter Reading program, the new Keywords, digital downloads, Hamilton, computer classes, and more!

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More November Movies!

Date posted: November 22, 2016, 12:54 pm

We have a lot of great movies for the end of the year including When the Bough Breaks, The Magnificent Seven, Sully, Snowden, Morgan, Max Steel, Don’t Think Twice, Blair Witch, and more.

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More November Music

Date posted: November 22, 2016, 1:14 am

Don’t miss out on Leonard Cohen’s final album. We also have new music from Garth Brooks, The Pretty Reckless, A Tribe Called Quest, Sarah McLachlan, The Weeknd, Jimmy Eat World, John Legend, Fantasia, and more.

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Read, Learn, Connect Nov 19th.

Date posted: November 19, 2016, 10:35 am

Marilyn and Samantha talk about Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday closings. Friends of the Library, donations, Adopt a Tree, and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Nov 12th.

Date posted: November 12, 2016, 10:26 am

Marilyn and Samantha talk about the Holiday parade, Holiday closings, duct tape, Black Friday sales, the Garrett Players 12 Angry Men performance and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Nov 5th.

Date posted: November 5, 2016, 10:22 am

Marilyn and Samantha talk about Adopt a Tree, 1000 Books before Kindergarten, memorization, the value of reading, craft programs at the Branch locations, the Maker lab, and more!

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November Movies

Date posted: October 29, 2016, 11:23 am

We have some great new movies this time including Pete’s Dragon, Hands of Stone, Morris From America, Imperium, Heart of a Dog, Florence Foster Jenkins, Absolutely Fabulous, Ben-Hur, Complete Unknown, and more.

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November Music

Date posted: October 29, 2016, 11:15 am

We have some Christmas music and other music this time around. Get the latest from DNCE, Loretta Lynn, Solange, Dee Snider, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, She & Him, Bruno Mars, and more.

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Read, Learn, Connect Oct 29th.

Date posted: October 29, 2016, 10:25 am

Marilyn and Matthew talk about accents, the Talking Book program, the outreach program, Bedtime Math’s Crazy Eights, the Early Literacy Centers, the Peter Rabbit Garden and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Oct 22nd.

Date posted: October 22, 2016, 10:25 am

Marilyn and Matthew talk about the Talking Books program for the visually impaired, iPods, National Forgiveness Day, DVD’s, VHS’s and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Oct. 15th

Date posted: October 15, 2016, 10:00 am

Marilyn and April talk about puppet shows, new dictionary words, Fair Week roundup, demolition derbys, Bedtime Math’s Club, Sweetest day and more!

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More October Movies!

Date posted: October 15, 2016, 8:42 am

You can now get Suicide Squad, Southside With You, Star Trek Beyond, Jason Bourne, The Secret Life of Pets, and more from your local library!

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Read, Learn, Connect Oct. 8th

Date posted: October 8, 2016, 10:00 am

Marilyn and April talk about the Fairfield County Fair, the new Peter Rabbit Storybook Garden and the gift basket raffle, The Garret Players Trip to Bountiful, Framed, and Zines.

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Peter Rabbit Storybook Garden

Date posted: October 5, 2016, 11:58 am

Read, Learn, Connect Oct 1st.

Date posted: October 1, 2016, 10:30 am

Marilyn and Becky talk about the Fairfield County Fair, the Peter Rabbit Story Garden, rabbits, the movie Frozen, winter, weddings. the current art exhibit and more!

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New October Movies

Date posted: September 28, 2016, 10:53 am

Game of Thrones Season 6 is here! Or at least on order in our catalog. On top of that, we have the latest seasons of The Flash and Empire, Kubo and the Two Strings, Finding Dory, Lights Out, Anthropoid, Nine Lives, and more.

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New October Music

Date posted: September 28, 2016, 10:46 am

We have a lot of great new music this week from artists like Sting, Tove Lo, Pitbull, Willie Nelson, Kings of Leon, Spring King, Onerepublic, Usher, Metallica, and more.

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New Christmas Movies and Music

Date posted: September 27, 2016, 5:29 pm

Read, Learn, Connect Sep 24th.

Date posted: September 24, 2016, 10:25 am

Marilyn and Becky talk about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, the Early Literacy center, The Garrett Players Trip to Bountiful, auditions, the Friends of the Library dinner and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Sep 17.

Date posted: September 17, 2016, 10:00 am

Marilyn and April with special guests Donna and Barb from the Garrett Players talk about upcoming performances the Trip to Bountiful and Twelve Angry Men and more about the Garrett Players!

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New Movies September!

Date posted: September 14, 2016, 5:27 pm

Now’s your chance to see some of the best movies of the summer including Ghostbusters, Bad Moms, Swiss Army Man, Captain Fantastic, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Legend of Tarzan, The Shallows, and more!

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New Music September!

Date posted: September 14, 2016, 5:21 pm

Bon Iver, Jake Owen, Bruce Springsteen, Norah Jones, Keith Sweat, Britney Spears, George Carlin, Suzanne Vega, Green Day, Dwight Yoakam, and more all in this week’s new music!

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Read, Learn, Connect Sep 10

Date posted: September 10, 2016, 10:00 am

Marilyn and April talk about Library Card month, Kid’s cards, the Lancaster Art Guild, the Fairfield County Fair, Windows 10 and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Sep 3rd.

Date posted: September 3, 2016, 10:30 am

Marilyn and Lea talk about Tiara Tuesdays, the Garrett Players, the Art Guild display, the Library Fair booth, Celebrate Teen Read Week, Veronica Roth, Chix with Stix and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Aug 27th.

Date posted: August 27, 2016, 10:24 am

Marilyn and Lea talk about International Bat Night, new elementary schools, the Sweet Corn Festival and Parade, Lee Greenwood, Lone Star, Labor Day closings, Kid’s cards, and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Aug 20th.

Date posted: August 20, 2016, 10:27 am

Marilyn and Leslie talk about the planets, the end of the Summer Reading Program, the Colossol Book sale, the Sweet Corn Festival, National Library Card month, the Kids Library card and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Aug 13th.

Date posted: August 13, 2016, 10:22 am

Marilyn and Leslie talk about Hamilton, Star Trek, the Hoopla Digital App, Time Magazines top left-handed people, and more!

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New August Movies!

Date posted: August 13, 2016, 10:21 am

Catch up on the show people wouldn’t shut up about by checking out The People V OJ Simpson now! Not to mention X-Men Apocalypse, Warcraft, Popstar, Central Intelligence, Neighbors 2, The Conjuring 2, Love & Friendship, The Infiltrator and more.

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New Music for August!

Date posted: August 11, 2016, 7:51 pm

Passenger, Gavin DeGraw, Billy Ray Cyrus, Macy Gray, Colbie Caillat, Dolly Parton, Kansas, David Brent, and more this month in music!

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Read, Learn, Connect Aug 6th.

Date posted: August 6, 2016, 10:12 am

Marilyn and Leslie talk about Stump the Librarian, the Lancaster Festival, the Summer Reading Program wrap up, the Peep Art winners, First Day of Kindergarten program, Natalie Hershberger and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Jul 30th.

Date posted: July 30, 2016, 9:27 am

Marilyn and Samantha talk about Star Trek, Jerry Reed, the Third Floor Gallery, the annual Monopoly tournament, getting ready for Kindergarten and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Jul 23.

Date posted: July 27, 2016, 4:27 pm

Marilyn and Samantha talk about Thanksgiving in Florida, the Lancaster Festival, Hamilton, the Colossal Book Sale, Stump the Librarian, and more!

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Even More July Movies

Date posted: July 17, 2016, 3:01 pm

You can now watch Captain America: Civil War from your very own home! Not to mention Keanu, Weiner, The Angry Birds Movie, and the latest seasons of Chicago Fire, 2 Broke Girls, Elementary, and more!

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More July Music

Date posted: July 17, 2016, 2:56 pm

Steven Tyler, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Skillet, Leslie Odom, Jr, Heart, and more all in this issue of new music!

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Read, Learn, Connect Jul 16th.

Date posted: July 16, 2016, 10:24 am

Marilyn and April talk about baseball, Disco dancing, the Artwalk, Peep Art, Hamilton, Friends of the Library, and more!

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Read, Learn, Connect Jul 9th.

Date posted: July 9, 2016, 9:17 am

Marilyn and April talk about the 4th of July parade, Windows 10, the Peep Art contest, the Lancaster Festival, Stump the Librarian, and more!

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Libraries Transform

Date posted: March 19, 2016, 11:30 am

Wednesday April 13 is Ohio Library Legislative Day. Librarians from all over Ohio will converge in Columbus to meet with respective state legislators to update them on the great things that are happening in our public libraries.

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Hoopla Digital

Date posted: January 19, 2016, 12:37 pm

The Fairfield County District Library is proud to offer you the Hoopla Digital service!  3-Step Sign-Up Download the App or go to Hoopla Digital. Log in with your library card. Borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more with no late fees! Each patron is currently allowed 8 checkouts per month, with the Library having a daily…
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Computer classes offered by Americorps Guiding Ohio Online program.

Date posted: November 5, 2015, 3:22 pm

For answers to any questions or to schedule a one-on-one class, call 740-653-2745 ext. 294.

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Donate to the Library with Amazon

Date posted: July 9, 2015, 2:32 pm

Want an easy way to help the library? If you use Amazon, by accessing it through this link you can sign up and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the Friends of the Library! It’s the same Amazon you’d get through Amazon.com, Amazon Smile just lets you easily contribute to a cause…
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Dog Tales, now by appointment!

Date posted: February 18, 2015, 12:35 pm

Dog Tales is now by appointment! The new format for this program will be a twenty minute block of time where a child can read one-on-one with our canine volunteers and their owners. This change will enhance the benefit to literacy skills for beginning readers. Reading one-on-one will give struggling readers a chance to practice their skills in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

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Free Technology Classes

Date posted: January 30, 2015, 1:02 pm

You can book a librarian for a computer class or to learn how to download digital book to your mobile device here at the library. Learn in a relaxed 45-minute to one hour session at your own pace.

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Teen iPads and Teen Room

Date posted: January 30, 2015, 1:00 pm

Teens can check out ipads for use in the Teen Room here at the Main Library! The iPads are loaded with a bunch of great apps like Khan Academy, Badland, Angry Birds, Temple Run, Math vs Zombies, NASA, Spotify, and more.

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Adaptive Toys

Date posted: January 29, 2015, 2:02 pm

Adaptive toys are toys that are either made especially for children with special needs, or are “off the shelf” toys that are adapted to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

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Day Care Kits

Date posted: January 28, 2015, 11:55 am

Day care theme kits are available here at the library on topics such as adoption, feelings, dinosaurs, pets, and more.  Each kit contains 10-12 preselected items related to a particular theme appropriate for use with preschool-aged children.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Date posted: January 26, 2015, 4:10 pm

1000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read 1000 books with their preschool-aged children before they go off to kindergarten.

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Hold It!

Date posted: December 11, 2014, 12:26 pm