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Zoom with the Friends: Election Special

Zoom with the Friends: Election Special

Sunday, November 1

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Sunday, November 1st at 4:00 pm. What are pollsters doing differently in 2020 than in 2016 when most predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency? Where do things stand on the eve of the election? Global Strategy Group’s Nick Gourevitch, who oversees the largest Democratic polling firm in the country, will take us on a deep dive into the numbers. Don’t miss this view from the front lines!

This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Larchmont Public Library

To register for this event on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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NEW FUTURIANS BOOK GROUP with Liam Hegarty on Zoom

NEW FUTURIANS BOOK GROUP with Liam Hegarty on Zoom

Thursday, November 5

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 pm. An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

You can put a hold on it or download it on Overdrive

To join head of Reference Liam Hegarty on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, November 7

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Saturday, November 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Saturday, November 7

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm



Saturdays at 12:15pm. September 12th & 26th. October 10th & 24th. November 7th & 21st. Instructor, Damien Germino, guides participants to understanding the poses and breathing techniques that will bring peace and beauty to relieve stress while you stretch. When practiced regularly, yoga can have profoundly positive physical effects.

To join Damien for this live online Yoga class through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Literary Bites: A Cookbook Exploration

Literary Bites: A Cookbook Exploration

Monday, November 9

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Monday, November 9th at 1:00 pm. Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South by Vivian Howard. We are exploring Southern cooking with Vivian Howard’s collection of more than 200 recipes. This essential Southern cookbook presents an intriguing story of reconnecting with her family and the rediscovering of ingredients and the regional dishes of her youth. This new classic of American country cooking, proves that the food of Deep Run, North Carolina — Vivian’s home — is as rich as any culinary tradition in the world. It is an International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook of the Year Winner and Howard is a Peabody Award-Winning co-creator of PBS’ A Chef’s Life.
This book is available in hard copy from other libraries, so please reserve.
To join Reference Librarian June Hesler for this live online discussion through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Short & Sweet Book Group with Alex Neceda on Zoom

Short & Sweet Book Group with Alex Neceda on Zoom

Thursday, November 12

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Thursday, November 12th at 10:00 am. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2003 mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon. Its title refers to an observation by the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1892 short story “The Adventure of Silver Blaze”.

You can put a hold on it or download it on Overdrive

To join reference librarian Alex Neceda for this live discussion on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Painter for the Throne - Diego Velázquez with Cliff Tisdell live on Zoom

Painter for the Throne – Diego Velázquez with Cliff Tisdell live on Zoom

Thursday, November 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, November 12th at 7:00 pm. Set in the late renaissance and the bloody Inquisition, Velázquez’s life was filled with intrigue. He often broke with convention, not only with his radical style of painting, but his subject matter. He painted not only kings and queens, but peasants, buffoons, jesters, dwarfs and other performers from the king’s royal court. These portraits rival Rembrandt for their skill and exploration of the soul. With dreams of knighthood, Velázquez risked everything by hiding a deep secret that would have put him before the wrath of the Inquisitors. What was that secret? We will explore this question as well as look at this unparalleled artist’s incredible paintings and the many artists he
influenced, including Picasso, Chuck Close and others.

Diego Velázquez produced less than 200 paintings and yet he is considered one of greatest painters of all time. Don’t miss this exciting presentation on the artist that Manet called “the
painters painter.

Cliff Tisdell is a visual artist. His work is in private collections in New York, Canada, Germany and England.

To join this live event on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, November 14

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Saturday, November 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Lifestyle Approaches to Prevent and Manage Cardiovascular Disease with Mark Adelman live on Zoom

Lifestyle Approaches to Prevent and Manage Cardiovascular Disease with Mark Adelman live on Zoom

Monday, November 16

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Monday, November 16th at 10:00 am. Lifestyle approaches to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke and hypertension (high blood pressure) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Despite this, research indicates there is much we can do to reduce our risk for these conditions.

We will review the medical and scientific literature and highlight lifestyle interventions shown to be most effective in preventing and managing  cardiovascular disease.

To join this live event on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Courage & Conviction with Ileen Gottesfeld on ZOOM

Courage & Conviction with Ileen Gottesfeld on ZOOM

Wednesday, November 18

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Wednesday’s at 10:00 am. September 16th, October 14th, & November 18th. From a young girl in the mountains of Idaho, to Palestinian and Brooklyn neighborhoods, to a former slave in Jamaica, we witness the injustices in these women’s lives and how they faced them with courage and conviction. All three books are based on true stories.

September 16th– A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum (put a hold on it/download it on Overdrive)
October 14th– The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (put a hold on it/download it on Hoopla/download it on Overdrive/download it on Freading)
November 18th– Educated by Tara Westover (put a hold on it/download it on Overdrive)

***At this time we are not borrowing books for the book groups, so you will need to reserve your own copy.

This series is partially funded by a grant from Humanities New York

To join Ileen for this live discussion on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Great Courses: Turning Points in Modern History

Great Courses: Turning Points in Modern History

Thursday, November 19

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Thursday, November 19th at 10:00 am. Turning Points in Modern History takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 have shaped the modern world. Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius Ph.D. will be our guide. View each episode on your own prior to our online discussion of the topics.
November 19th– 1676—Van Leeuwenhoek’s Microscope ( Episode 7) 1751—Diderot’s Enlightenment Encyclopedia (Episode 8) 1787—The American Experiment (Episode 9)
Suggested Readings:
(Episode 7) —Brook, Timothy. Vermeer’s Hat : the 17th Century and the Dawn of the Global World (put it on hold or download it on Overdrive); Waller, John. Discovery of the Germ (download it on Overdrive); Schama, Simon. The Embarrassment of Riches (Episode 8)— Blom, Philipp. Enlightening the World; Himmelfarb, Gertrude. The Roads to Modernity —(Episode 9) Himmelfarb,Gertrude. The Roads to Modernity; Winik, Jay. The Great Upheaval (put it on hold or download it on Hoopla/Overdive)
These episodes are available for viewing using the library’s streaming service Kanopy.
If you have not previously created an account with Kanopy, first set up your account through the library’s website so you have a free subscription. 
To join Reference Librarian June Hesler for these live online discussions through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE
If you have previously signed up for a Great Courses program you do not need to request an invite. You are already invited.

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Movie Discussion with Paul Doherty on Zoom

Movie Discussion with Paul Doherty on Zoom

Friday, November 20

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Friday, November 20th at 10:00 am. Watch Bicycle Thieves(1948) anytime before November 20th at 10am on our free Kanopy streaming service or place a hold on a DVD.  This movie is in Italian with English subtitles.  Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award-winning BICYCLE THIEVES, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for work, is stolen.

Don’t have a Kanopy account yet? Click here to get started with your library card to watch the film.

To join Reference Librarian Paul Doherty for this live online discussion through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE.

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, November 21

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Saturday, November 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Saturday, November 21

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm



Saturdays at 12:15pm. September 12th & 26th. October 10th & 24th. November 7th & 21st. Instructor, Damien Germino, guides participants to understanding the poses and breathing techniques that will bring peace and beauty to relieve stress while you stretch. When practiced regularly, yoga can have profoundly positive physical effects.

To join Damien for this live online Yoga class through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, November 28

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Saturday, November 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Guilty Conscience Book Group with Liam Hegarty on Zoom

Guilty Conscience Book Group with Liam Hegarty on Zoom

Thursday, December 3

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm. The Plague of Doves is a 2008 New York Times bestseller and the first entry in a loosely-connected trilogy by Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich. The Plague of Doves follows the townsfolk of Pluto, North Dakota, who are plagued by a farming family’s unsolved murder from generations prior.

You can put a hold on it or download it on Overdrive

To join head of reference Liam Hegarty for this live discussion on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, December 5

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Saturday, December 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Saturday, December 5

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm



Saturdays at 12:15pm. December 5th & 19th. January 9th & 23rd. Instructor, Damien Germino, guides participants to understanding the poses and breathing techniques that will bring peace and beauty to relieve stress while you stretch. When practiced regularly, yoga can have profoundly positive physical effects.

To join Damien for this live online Yoga class through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, December 12

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Saturday, December 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Movie Discussion with Paul Doherty on Zoom

Movie Discussion with Paul Doherty on Zoom

Friday, December 18

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Friday, December 18th at 10:00 am. Watch  Glengarry Glen Ross(1992) anytime before December 18th at 10am on our free Hoopla streaming service or place a hold on a DVD. A powerful story set in the world of real estate. Times are tough at Premiere Properties. Shelley “the machine” Levene (Lemmon) and Dave Moss (Harris) are veteran salesmen, but only Ricky Roma (Pacino) is on a hot streak. The new Glengarry sales leads could turn everything around, but the front office is holding them back until these “losers” prove themselves. Then someone decides to take matters into his own hands, stealing the Glengarry leads and leaving everyone wondering who did it.

Don’t have a Hoopla account yet? Click here to get started with your library card to watch the film.

To join Reference Librarian Paul Doherty for this live online discussion through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE.

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, December 19

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Saturday, December 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Saturday, December 19

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm



Saturdays at 12:15pm. December 5th & 19th. January 9th & 23rd. Instructor, Damien Germino, guides participants to understanding the poses and breathing techniques that will bring peace and beauty to relieve stress while you stretch. When practiced regularly, yoga can have profoundly positive physical effects.

To join Damien for this live online Yoga class through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, December 26

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Saturday, December 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group with Liam Hegarty on Zoom

Stranger Than Fiction Book Group with Liam Hegarty on Zoom

Thursday, January 7

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, January 7th at 7:00 pm. Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers.

Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.
After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

You can put a hold on it or download it on Overdrive

To join head of reference Liam Hegarty for this live discussion on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE 

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Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Saturday, January 9

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm



Saturdays at 12:15pm. December 5th & 19th. January 9th & 23rd. Instructor, Damien Germino, guides participants to understanding the poses and breathing techniques that will bring peace and beauty to relieve stress while you stretch. When practiced regularly, yoga can have profoundly positive physical effects.

To join Damien for this live online Yoga class through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Less Sugar Better Health with Dr. Cedrick Batchateu on Zoom

Less Sugar Better Health with Dr. Cedrick Batchateu on Zoom

Thursday, January 14

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, January 14th at 7:00 pm. Cutting back on added sugar is one of the best things you can do with your health.  Excess sugar has been linked to diabetes, obesity, sugar cavities and other illnesses.  In this program we will look at the role sugar plays in our lives.  In addition, we look at ways to identify and reduce added sugar in our diets.
Dr Cedrick Batchateu, PharmD, is a wellness speaker, coach and educator with a passion for promoting better health
To join Dr. Batchateu for this live discussion on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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The Borscht Belt with Marty Schneit on Zoom

The Borscht Belt with Marty Schneit on Zoom

Thursday, January 21

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 pm. Marty wants to bring back to life a remarkable time, place and people. It will never be duplicated unless you lived through it.  What survives of the Borscht Belt is the memory.  Marty details the history of The Borscht Belt.  Some of the sites that Marty will discuss are the following: Old Route 17, Red Apple Rest, Bungalow Colonies.  Marty will talk about the following hotels:  Grossingers, Concord and Kutcher’s.  Marty will conduct a Simon Sez routine with the group.  Just about all the comedians back then got their start in the Borscht Belt.  Marty will talk about the following comedians:  Red Buttons, George Burns, Rodney Dangerfield, Sid Caesar, Henny Youngman and Milton Berle.  What caused the decline of The Borscht Belt will be discussed.

To join Marty for this live discussion on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Saturday, January 23

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm



Saturdays at 12:15pm. December 5th & 19th. January 9th & 23rd. Instructor, Damien Germino, guides participants to understanding the poses and breathing techniques that will bring peace and beauty to relieve stress while you stretch. When practiced regularly, yoga can have profoundly positive physical effects.

To join Damien for this live online Yoga class through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Saturday, February 6

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm



Saturdays at 12:15pm. February 6th & 20th. Instructor, Damien Germino, guides participants to understanding the poses and breathing techniques that will bring peace and beauty to relieve stress while you stretch. When practiced regularly, yoga can have profoundly positive physical effects.

To join Damien for this live online Yoga class through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Lincoln & New York: The City That Made Him President presented by the New York Historical Society on Zoom

Lincoln & New York: The City That Made Him President presented by the New York Historical Society on Zoom

Thursday, February 18

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 pm. On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln took the stage at Cooper Union and delivered an address before a crowd of 1,500 people. This speech catapulted Lincoln onto the national stage and helped propel him to the White House just one year later. In this interactive virtual presentation, learn about New York during this era and why the city was instrumental in creating and sustaining the evolving image of Lincoln as a partisan politician, statesman, wartime commander-in-chief, emancipator, and ultimately, a martyr to union.

To join this live event on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Yoga with Damien Germino Online through Zoom

Saturday, February 20

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm



Saturdays at 12:15pm. February 6th & 20th. Instructor, Damien Germino, guides participants to understanding the poses and breathing techniques that will bring peace and beauty to relieve stress while you stretch. When practiced regularly, yoga can have profoundly positive physical effects.

To join Damien for this live online Yoga class through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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