Goffstown Public Library Calendar

2 High St. Goffstown, NH 03045 (603) 497-2102
goflib@goffstownlibrary.com


Library Hours:
Mon, Thur, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Tue, Wed : 9am - 8pm
Sat (Sept - June): 9am - 2pm

Please remember that children under 11 years of age must have a parent or guardian remain in the building while attending programming.

 

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Tuesday February 19, 2019
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6:30 PM
Courageous Community Conversations: Abby Hutchinson’s Sweet Freedom Songs

Join the Conversation Abby Hutchinson’s Sweet Freedom Songs: Songs and Stories of the Struggle for Abolition and Woman Suffrage

  • Deborah Anne Goss appears as Abby Hutchinson Patton, performing rousing anthems, heartfelt ballads, and humorous ditties sung during anti-slavery and early women’s rights struggles. In the 1840s and 1850s the Hutchinson Family Singers strongly influenced the opinions of the era with their popular songs promoting healthy living and social justice - most prominently the abolition of slavery. Participants are welcome to join in the singing on several choruses or read a poem or political diatribe of the time.

    Deborah Anne Goss is originally from Brattleboro VT and has a BFA in Acting from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts Theatre Division. She has studied and taught singing and voice production as well as performing on stage in both dramatic and musical roles since the 1970s.

    Made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities.

Registration is requested.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  contact@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library
There are 18 spaces available.

Join the Conversation Abby Hutchinson’s Sweet Freedom Songs: Songs and Stories of the Struggle for Abolition and Woman Suffrage

  • Deborah Anne Goss appears as Abby Hutchinson Patton, performing rousing anthems, heartfelt ballads, and humorous ditties sung during anti-slavery and early women’s rights struggles. In the 1840s and 1850s the Hutchinson Family Singers strongly influenced the opinions of the era with their popular songs promoting healthy living and social justice - most prominently the abolition of slavery. Participants are welcome to join in the singing on several choruses or read a poem or political diatribe of the time.

    Deborah Anne Goss is originally from Brattleboro VT and has a BFA in Acting from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts Theatre Division. She has studied and taught singing and voice production as well as performing on stage in both dramatic and musical roles since the 1970s.

    Made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities.

Registration is requested.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  contact@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

There are 18 spaces available.

Thursday February 21, 2019
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7:00 PM
Courageous Community Conversations: Public Lecture by Author Debby Irving

Join the Conversation "I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?" at Saint Anselm College in the Dana Center

  • Presented by “Waking up White” author Debby Irving, part of the Bean Distinguished Lecture Series at Saint Anselm College.

Registration is requested. Snow date: 4/4.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  contact@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Saint Anselm College, 100 St Anselm Dr, Manchester
There are 63 spaces available.

Join the Conversation "I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?" at Saint Anselm College in the Dana Center

  • Presented by “Waking up White” author Debby Irving, part of the Bean Distinguished Lecture Series at Saint Anselm College.

Registration is requested. Snow date: 4/4.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  contact@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Saint Anselm College, 100 St Anselm Dr, Manchester

There are 63 spaces available.

Tuesday March 19, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Courageous Community Conversations

Join the Conversation "What is 'the dream'?" at Goffstown High School in the Media Center/Library

  • This facilitated conversation explores the "dream" as articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King and described in the book "Understanding & Dismantling Racism" by Joseph Barndt. During the conversation, we will discuss what the "dream" might look like in the Greater Goffstown community.

Registration is required.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  contact@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown High School, 27 Wallace Rd, Goffstown
There are 50 spaces available.

Join the Conversation "What is 'the dream'?" at Goffstown High School in the Media Center/Library

  • This facilitated conversation explores the "dream" as articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King and described in the book "Understanding & Dismantling Racism" by Joseph Barndt. During the conversation, we will discuss what the "dream" might look like in the Greater Goffstown community.

Registration is required.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  contact@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown High School, 27 Wallace Rd, Goffstown

There are 50 spaces available.

Wednesday March 20, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
1:30 PM
Book Group: Afternoon Discussion

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we will provide you with a book. We meet the third Wednesday of each month @ 1:30 p.m. Facilitated by David Basora.

2019 Reading List:

  • January 16, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
  • February 20, “I’ll be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara
  • March 20, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • April 17, “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • May 15, “Bellewether” by Susanna Kearsley
  • June 19, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
  • July 17, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
  • August 21, “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki
  • September 18, “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
  • October 16, “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
  • November 20, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
  • December 18, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman

The priority for books is given to discussion attendees. All other requests will be filled after the discussion date.

You can see all Book Discussion titles and group ratings at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT: David Basora  603-497-2102  davidb@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we will provide you with a book. We meet the third Wednesday of each month @ 1:30 p.m. Facilitated by David Basora.

2019 Reading List:

  • January 16, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
  • February 20, “I’ll be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara
  • March 20, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • April 17, “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • May 15, “Bellewether” by Susanna Kearsley
  • June 19, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
  • July 17, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
  • August 21, “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki
  • September 18, “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
  • October 16, “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
  • November 20, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
  • December 18, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman

The priority for books is given to discussion attendees. All other requests will be filled after the discussion date.

You can see all Book Discussion titles and group ratings at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT:
  David Basora
  603.497.2102
  davidb@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Wednesday March 27, 2019
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6:30 PM
Courageous Community Conversations: Ask a Muslim Anything

Join the Conversation "Ask a Muslim Anything" with Robert Azzi at St. Lawrence Church

  • Robert Azzi developed the “Ask a Muslim Anything” program so people, even those critical of Islam and Muslims, could engage in conversations in a safe place, speaking to them not as a scholar or academic but as a neighbor, fellow citizen and person of faith. Robert will speak about his life, what it’s like to be Muslim in America, how he came to convert to Islam, about the religion of Islam and its history – especially in America – and about the Middle East, terrorism and associated political and social issues.

Registration is required.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  contact@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: St. Lawrence Church, 1 E Union St, Goffstown
There are 46 spaces available.

Join the Conversation "Ask a Muslim Anything" with Robert Azzi at St. Lawrence Church

  • Robert Azzi developed the “Ask a Muslim Anything” program so people, even those critical of Islam and Muslims, could engage in conversations in a safe place, speaking to them not as a scholar or academic but as a neighbor, fellow citizen and person of faith. Robert will speak about his life, what it’s like to be Muslim in America, how he came to convert to Islam, about the religion of Islam and its history – especially in America – and about the Middle East, terrorism and associated political and social issues.

Registration is required.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  contact@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: St. Lawrence Church, 1 E Union St, Goffstown

There are 46 spaces available.

Friday April 5, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Courageous Community Conversations: COLORBLIND: Rethinking Race

Join the Conversation "COLORBLIND: Rethinking Race" at Goffstown Parks & Rec

  • The Emmy Award winning documentary, COLORBLIND: Rethinking Race, by Barbara Allen, examines institutional racism in health, wealth, education and the justice system. Runtime is 1 hour, 22 minutes.

Registration is requested.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  contact@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Parks & Recreation Building, 155 South Mast Street
There are 27 spaces available.

Join the Conversation "COLORBLIND: Rethinking Race" at Goffstown Parks & Rec

  • The Emmy Award winning documentary, COLORBLIND: Rethinking Race, by Barbara Allen, examines institutional racism in health, wealth, education and the justice system. Runtime is 1 hour, 22 minutes.

Registration is requested.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  contact@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Parks & Recreation Building, 155 South Mast Street

There are 27 spaces available.

Sunday April 7, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Courageous Community Conversations: Human Library

Join the Conversation

The Human Library is a living, breathing library where humans are the books and the stories are their lives. “Human Books” available to check out may include people who have experienced adversity due to race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, culture, profession, and/or lifestyle. Previous "Human Books" included: a former homeless veteran, a body artist/psychic medium, a Croatian immigrant, a survivor of child abuse, an individual in substance abuse recovery, a female rabbi, and more.

  • Books can be “borrowed” for 15 minutes and reserve the right to be returned at any time.  
  • The Library will ONLY be open for this special event from 1-3 p.m.; no regular services will be available.  
  • When the "catalog" is available we will provide a link here and at www.goffstownlibrary.com/humanlibrary.

No card required, just an open mind.

No registration required.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  contact@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Join the Conversation

The Human Library is a living, breathing library where humans are the books and the stories are their lives. “Human Books” available to check out may include people who have experienced adversity due to race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, culture, profession, and/or lifestyle. Previous "Human Books" included: a former homeless veteran, a body artist/psychic medium, a Croatian immigrant, a survivor of child abuse, an individual in substance abuse recovery, a female rabbi, and more.

  • Books can be “borrowed” for 15 minutes and reserve the right to be returned at any time.  
  • The Library will ONLY be open for this special event from 1-3 p.m.; no regular services will be available.  
  • When the "catalog" is available we will provide a link here and at www.goffstownlibrary.com/humanlibrary.

No card required, just an open mind.

No registration required.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  contact@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Tuesday April 16, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Courageous Community Conversations

Join the Conversation "How Will We Grow?" at Goffstown High School in the Media Center/Library

  • This facilitated conversation explores how we as individuals can live in a way that is healing and unifying as described in the book "My Grandmother's Hands" by Resmaa Menakem. During the conversation, we will discuss:
    - How will we grow as reconcilers, healers, and justice-bearers?
    - How will we actively grow relationship across dividing walls and seek the humanity in the other?

Registration is required.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  contact@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown High School, 27 Wallace Rd, Goffstown
There are 50 spaces available.

Join the Conversation "How Will We Grow?" at Goffstown High School in the Media Center/Library

  • This facilitated conversation explores how we as individuals can live in a way that is healing and unifying as described in the book "My Grandmother's Hands" by Resmaa Menakem. During the conversation, we will discuss:
    - How will we grow as reconcilers, healers, and justice-bearers?
    - How will we actively grow relationship across dividing walls and seek the humanity in the other?

Registration is required.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  contact@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown High School, 27 Wallace Rd, Goffstown

There are 50 spaces available.

Tuesday April 30, 2019
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6:30 PM
Courageous Community Conversations: Race and Art

Join the Conversation "Race and Art" with Culturally Curious

Registration is requested.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  contact@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library
There are 30 spaces available.

Join the Conversation "Race and Art" with Culturally Curious

Registration is requested.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  contact@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

There are 30 spaces available.

Wednesday May 22, 2019
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Courageous Community Conversations

Join the Conversation "Repair, Restore, Heal in Our Community" at Saint Anselm College in the NH Institute of Politics

  • This facilitated conversation explores the brokenness of local institutions, laws, and systems that impede people of color and divide us as described by the NH Diversity Commission's report and the book "Color of Law" by Richard Rothstein. During the conversation we will discuss:
    - What institutions and systems are broken locally.
    - How we will participate in repair, restoration, and healing of people, institutions, laws, and systems.

Registration is required.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  contact@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Saint Anselm College, 100 St Anselm Dr, Manchester
There are 48 spaces available.

Join the Conversation "Repair, Restore, Heal in Our Community" at Saint Anselm College in the NH Institute of Politics

  • This facilitated conversation explores the brokenness of local institutions, laws, and systems that impede people of color and divide us as described by the NH Diversity Commission's report and the book "Color of Law" by Richard Rothstein. During the conversation we will discuss:
    - What institutions and systems are broken locally.
    - How we will participate in repair, restoration, and healing of people, institutions, laws, and systems.

Registration is required.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  contact@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Saint Anselm College, 100 St Anselm Dr, Manchester

There are 48 spaces available.


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