Percy Jackson Book Club
Feb
19
5:00 PM17:00

Percy Jackson Book Club

Stop by the Varnum Memorial Library for the first meeting of Camp Half-Blood, our Percy Jackson Book Club! We'll meet each Tuesday from 5-5:45 p.m., to participate in an activity or make a craft, discuss the books, and learn about Greek mythology, history, and culture. Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a series of fantasy adventure novels written by Rick Riordan, and the first book series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. The Lightning Thief is the first book in the series.

If you'd like us to inter-library loan you a copy of the book, or for more information, please call 644-2117.

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Baby Got Books
Feb
20
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

The Varnum Memorial Library is proud to introduce Baby Got Books, a new story time for our littlest library visitors. Join Amber for Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, stories, and finger plays proven to promote early literacy, language, and communication skills. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult. Wednesdays starting Feb. 13 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 644-2117. The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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Crafting Circle
Feb
21
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

Join us every Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. for crafting and conversation! Bring your current W.I.P. (Work-in-Progress) or come to get ideas and learn something new. Be sure to take a gander at our growing collection of craft-related materials. All crafts welcome.

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Jeffersonville Racial Justice Study
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Jeffersonville Racial Justice Study

Facilitators from the Peace & Justice Center will offer a brave space to explore what racism is, why it is often difficult for white communities (and individuals) to see it, and racial justice within the Jeffersonville community. This program was developed for predominantly white audiences because efforts to end racism do not fall solely on those oppressed. FREE

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Percy Jackson Book Club
Feb
26
5:00 PM17:00

Percy Jackson Book Club

Stop by the Varnum Memorial Library for the first meeting of Camp Half-Blood, our Percy Jackson Book Club! We'll meet each Tuesday from 5-5:45 p.m., to participate in an activity or make a craft, discuss the books, and learn about Greek mythology, history, and culture. Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a series of fantasy adventure novels written by Rick Riordan, and the first book series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. The Lightning Thief is the first book in the series.

If you'd like us to inter-library loan you a copy of the book, or for more information, please call 644-2117.

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Baby Got Books
Feb
27
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

The Varnum Memorial Library is proud to introduce Baby Got Books, a new story time for our littlest library visitors. Join Amber for Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, stories, and finger plays proven to promote early literacy, language, and communication skills. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult. Wednesdays starting Feb. 13 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 644-2117. The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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Crafting Circle
Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

Join us every Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. for crafting and conversation! Bring your current W.I.P. (Work-in-Progress) or come to get ideas and learn something new. Be sure to take a gander at our growing collection of craft-related materials. All crafts welcome.

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American Girl Doll Raffle
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

American Girl Doll Raffle

American Girl Doll 2019 Girl of the Year, Blaire Wilson


The Varnum Memorial Library is raffling off American Girl Doll 2019 Girl of the Year, Blaire Wilson, with proceeds benefiting our library! The drawing for Blaire will be on July 4 at 3pm. Tickets are available at the Varnum Memorial Library and online via PayPal: http://www.varnumlibrary.org/donate/. Please type a comment in the notes for online raffle ticket purchase that it is for the American Girl Doll. Tickets are $5 apiece.

Blaire, her garden and accessories are valued at $225.00.

For any questions regarding the raffle, please contact the Varnum at 644-2117 or email us at thevarnum@gmail.com. The Varnum is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville.

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Crafting Circle
Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

Join us every Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. for crafting and conversation! Bring your current W.I.P. (Work-in-Progress) or come to get ideas and learn something new. Be sure to take a gander at our growing collection of craft-related materials. All crafts welcome.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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Baby Got Books****CANCELED ****
Feb
13
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books****CANCELED ****

The Varnum Memorial Library is proud to introduce Baby Got Books, a new story time for our littlest library visitors. Join Amber for Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, stories, and finger plays proven to promote early literacy, language, and communication skills. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult. Wednesdays starting Feb. 13 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 644-2117. The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville.

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Poetry People
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry People

The Arctic Vortex getting you down?

The wind making you shiver?

Have a laugh, 

Get rid of that frown 

Come enjoy the joy

Poetry can deliver.

Poetry People 

Tuesday night, the 12th of February 

7 to 8:30

At the Varnum Memorial Library 

Our cause has been made

Our pleas have pled

If the good company and poetry can't persuade 

Come for Laurie's Chocolate Bread!

Writing In Our Heads, 

Laurie and LN 

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Percy Jackson Book Club
Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

Percy Jackson Book Club

Stop by the Varnum Memorial Library for the first meeting of Camp Half-Blood, our Percy Jackson Book Club! We'll meet each Tuesday from 5-5:45 p.m., to participate in an activity or make a craft, discuss the books, and learn about Greek mythology, history, and culture. Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a series of fantasy adventure novels written by Rick Riordan, and the first book series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. The Lightning Thief is the first book in the series.

If you'd like us to inter-library loan you a copy of the book, or for more information, please call 644-2117.

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VT Humanities Book Discussion: The English Patient
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

VT Humanities Book Discussion: The English Patient

Join us for the annual Vermont Humanities Council club, brought to you by the Cambridge Arts Council! This year, we are reading Book Prize Winners.

Join us Saturday, February 9 to discuss The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.

Discussions are facilitated by a Vermont Humanities Scholar, and we are fortunate to have Francette Cerulli as our facilitator. She leads with humor and insight, and is adept at asking the questions that encourage lively discourse.

Please join us for yummy refreshments, camaraderie and conversation!

Have questions? Please call Jan Schilling 644 - 2025 ( or email janschill@earthlink.net )

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Crafting Circle
Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

Join us every Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. for crafting and conversation! Bring your current W.I.P. (Work-in-Progress) or come to get ideas and learn something new. Be sure to take a gander at our growing collection of craft-related materials. All crafts welcome.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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Percy Jackson Book Club
Feb
5
5:00 PM17:00

Percy Jackson Book Club

Stop by the Varnum Memorial Library for the first meeting of Camp Half-Blood, our Percy Jackson Book Club! We'll meet each Tuesday from 5-5:45 p.m., to participate in an activity or make a craft, discuss the books, and learn about Greek mythology, history, and culture. Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a series of fantasy adventure novels written by Rick Riordan, and the first book series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. The Lightning Thief is the first book in the series.

If you'd like us to inter-library loan you a copy of the book, or for more information, please call 644-2117.

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Crafting Circle
Jan
31
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

Join us every Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. for crafting and conversation! Bring your current W.I.P. (Work-in-Progress) or come to get ideas and learn something new. Be sure to take a gander at our growing collection of craft-related materials. All crafts welcome.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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Percy Jackson Book Club
Jan
29
5:00 PM17:00

Percy Jackson Book Club

Stop by the Varnum Memorial Library for the first meeting of Camp Half-Blood, our Percy Jackson Book Club! We'll meet each Tuesday from 5-5:45 p.m., to participate in an activity or make a craft, discuss the books, and learn about Greek mythology, history, and culture. Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a series of fantasy adventure novels written by Rick Riordan, and the first book series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. The Lightning Thief is the first book in the series.

If you'd like us to inter-library loan you a copy of the book, or for more information, please call 644-2117.

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Read to Jazz
Jan
22
3:00 PM15:00

Read to Jazz

Come and meet our new therapy dog friend, Jazz, and her partner, Margo! Jazz will be at the Varnum, after school at 3pm Tuesday, January 22, to hang out with kids ages 6 and up. We have room for 5 kids to read to Jazz (under 5 minutes), but want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to pet and hang out with her.

Jazz and Margo are certified by the Therapy Dogs of Vermont.

For more information, please contact us at 644-2117 or thevarnum@gmail.com.

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VT Humanities Book Discussion: The God of Small Things
Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

VT Humanities Book Discussion: The God of Small Things

Join us for the annual Vermont Humanities Council club, brought to you by the Cambridge Arts Council! This year, we are reading Book Prize Winners.

Join us Saturday, January 12 to discuss The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.

Discussions are facilitated by a Vermont Humanities Scholar, and we are fortunate to have Francette Cerulli as our facilitator. She leads with humor and insight, and is adept at asking the questions that encourage lively discourse.

Please join us for yummy refreshments, camaraderie and conversation!

Have questions? Please call Jan Schilling 644 - 2025 ( or email janschill@earthlink.net )

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Poetry People
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry People

Happy New Year!
Make the most of it
Enjoy a poem whenever you can.
Let Poetry People
Be part of your creative life plan.

Imagine how you want to live
Put it in the positive
Remember the joy
Poems freely give

Tuesday night
The 8th of January, 2019...Crazy!
7 to 8:30
At the Varnum Memorial Library
This invitation is for everybody!

2018 is over
Much happened
Much has been said
Time to look towards tomorrow
Tuck yesterday in bed
Bring in the New Year
With poetry, good company and
Laurie's Chocolate Bread.

Writing In Our heads,
Laurie and LN

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Read to Jazz
Jan
8
3:00 PM15:00

Read to Jazz

Come and meet our new therapy dog friend, Jazz, and her partner, Margo! Jazz will be at the Varnum, after school at 3pm Tuesday, January 8, to hang out with kids ages 6 and up. We have room for 5 kids to read to Jazz (under 5 minutes), but want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to pet and hang out with her.

Jazz and Margo are certified by the Therapy Dogs of Vermont.

For more information, please contact us at 644-2117 or thevarnum@gmail.com.

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Vinyl Tap
Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

Vinyl Tap

The Varnum Memorial Library is happy to invite you to a monthly listening party, Vinyl Tap! Join us for a Sunday afternoon of listening to records; bring your knitting, a puzzle, or just come and hang out at the library while music's playing. We will have tea to warm you up and a hygge environment to assist with any wintery blues.

This program is free to the public; suggested for ages are 13-100. The circulation desk will be closed and no books will be checked out during this program.

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CLOSED
Dec
24
to Dec 25

CLOSED

The Varnum is closed for the holiday season, December 24-25. We wish happiness and joy to all our patrons and look forward to serving you again on Wednesday, December 26 at 3pm.

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Traditional Winter Tales
Dec
22
10:00 AM10:00

Traditional Winter Tales

Traditional Winter Tales with Catherine Cadden and Jesse Wiens

Come in from the cold and enjoy stories from around the world with international storytellers Catherine Cadden and Jesse Wiens. Catherine and Jesse have told stories and offered trainings in mindfulness and nonviolence on six continents, and live and farm right here in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Let us know if you need anything more for this.

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Varnum Holiday Party
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Varnum Holiday Party

The Varnum is planning a holiday potluck party and hopes that you will join us! Let's celebrate the season with friends, neighbors, food, music, and plenty of good cheer! Bring your family and friends and food to share!

When? December 19, 6-8pm
Where? Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville
Who? Everyone is welcome!

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Read to Jazz!
Dec
18
3:00 PM15:00

Read to Jazz!

Come and meet our new therapy dog friend, Jazz, and her partner, Margo! Jazz will be at the Varnum, after school at 3pm Tuesday, December 18, to hang out with kids ages 6 and up. We have room for 5 kids to read to Jazz (under 5 minutes), but want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to pet and hang out with her.

Jazz and Margo are certified by the Therapy Dogs of Vermont.

For more information, please contact us at 644-2117 or thevarnum@gmail.com.

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STEM Knitting
Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

STEM Knitting

Join us for STEM Knitting at the Varnum Memorial Library! During this 8-week workshop, children who are in grades 4-10 will explore and learn the ancient art of knitting through algebra, geometry, chemistry, engineering, and coding, among other "STEM" related topics. Research has shown that learning handwork skills, such as knitting, can increase focus and concentration. At the end of the 8-week session, each child will have created a wearable hat and a "mug rug" (coaster), while hopefully gaining insight into the many connections between knitting and math/science. All supplies will be provided and this workshop is free of charge. High-quality yarn has been donated to this program by Legacy Fiber Artz, an independent yarn dying company out of Essex Junct. https://legacyfiberartz.com/ . We are gladly welcoming more donations; particularly knitting needles. 

The Workshop will be held on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and will run from October 10 until Dec 12 (with Halloween and the day before Thanksgiving off). Each lesson will build on the next, so commitment is important in order to come away with a completed hat and a full skill set.

Registration is required and space is limited, so please call 644-2117 to register your child as soon as possible. 

If you have signed up and no longer think your child can attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can consult our wait list. 

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VT Humanities Book Discussion: Life & Times of Michael K
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

VT Humanities Book Discussion: Life & Times of Michael K

Join us for the annual Vermont Humanities Council club, brought to you by the Cambridge Arts Council! This year, we are reading Book Prize Winners.

Join us Saturday, December 8 to discuss The Life and Times of Michael K. by J. M. Coetzee.

Discussions are facilitated by a Vermont Humanities Scholar, and we are fortunate to have Francette Cerulli as our facilitator. She leads with humor and insight, and is adept at asking the questions that encourage lively discourse.

Please join us for yummy refreshments, camaraderie and conversation!

Have questions? Please call Jan Schilling 644 - 2025 ( or email janschill@earthlink.net )

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STEM Knitting
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

STEM Knitting

Join us for STEM Knitting at the Varnum Memorial Library! During this 8-week workshop, children who are in grades 4-10 will explore and learn the ancient art of knitting through algebra, geometry, chemistry, engineering, and coding, among other "STEM" related topics. Research has shown that learning handwork skills, such as knitting, can increase focus and concentration. At the end of the 8-week session, each child will have created a wearable hat and a "mug rug" (coaster), while hopefully gaining insight into the many connections between knitting and math/science. All supplies will be provided and this workshop is free of charge. High-quality yarn has been donated to this program by Legacy Fiber Artz, an independent yarn dying company out of Essex Junct. https://legacyfiberartz.com/ . We are gladly welcoming more donations; particularly knitting needles. 

The Workshop will be held on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and will run from October 10 until Dec 12 (with Halloween and the day before Thanksgiving off). Each lesson will build on the next, so commitment is important in order to come away with a completed hat and a full skill set.

Registration is required and space is limited, so please call 644-2117 to register your child as soon as possible. 

If you have signed up and no longer think your child can attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can consult our wait list. 

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Read to Jazz!
Dec
4
3:00 PM15:00

Read to Jazz!

Come and meet our new therapy dog friend, Jazz, and her partner, Margo! Jazz will be at the Varnum, after school at 3pm Tuesday, December 4, to hang out with kids ages 6 and up. We have room for 5 kids to read to Jazz (under 5 minutes), but want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to pet and hang out with her.

Jazz and Margo are certified by the Therapy Dogs of Vermont.

For more information, please contact us at 644-2117 or thevarnum@gmail.com.

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STEM Knitting
Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

STEM Knitting

Join us for STEM Knitting at the Varnum Memorial Library! During this 8-week workshop, children who are in grades 4-10 will explore and learn the ancient art of knitting through algebra, geometry, chemistry, engineering, and coding, among other "STEM" related topics. Research has shown that learning handwork skills, such as knitting, can increase focus and concentration. At the end of the 8-week session, each child will have created a wearable hat and a "mug rug" (coaster), while hopefully gaining insight into the many connections between knitting and math/science. All supplies will be provided and this workshop is free of charge. High-quality yarn has been donated to this program by Legacy Fiber Artz, an independent yarn dying company out of Essex Junct. https://legacyfiberartz.com/ . We are gladly welcoming more donations; particularly knitting needles. 

The Workshop will be held on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and will run from October 10 until Dec 12 (with Halloween and the day before Thanksgiving off). Each lesson will build on the next, so commitment is important in order to come away with a completed hat and a full skill set.

Registration is required and space is limited, so please call 644-2117 to register your child as soon as possible. 

If you have signed up and no longer think your child can attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can consult our wait list. 

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Story time & crafts with LN
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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VT Humanities Book Discussion: The Blind Assasin
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

VT Humanities Book Discussion: The Blind Assasin

Join us for the annual Vermont Humanities Council Book club, brought to you by the Cambridge Arts Council! This year, we are reading Book Prize Winners.

Join us Saturday, November 10 for a book discussion on The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood.

Discussions are facilitated by a Vermont Humanities Scholar, and we are fortunate to have Francette Cerulli as our facilitator. She leads with humor and insight, and is adept at asking the questions that encourage lively discourse.

Please join us for yummy refreshments, camaraderie and conversation!

Have questions? Please call Jan Schilling 644 - 2025 ( or email janschill@earthlink.net )

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Story time & crafts with LN
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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