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Monday, January 9, 2012

It's time for an event that could only be known as the Pequot Library's Mid-winter Book Sale

All proceeds benefit the Pequot Library

From Jan. 14 through Jan. 17, the Pequot Library will hold its annual Mid-Winter Book Sale.
"The little sister of the Library's nationally known Summer Book Sale, the Mid-Winter sale is smaller but more intimate with many treasures and bargains to be had," organizers said in a statement. 
There is no admission charge for the sale, the statement said.

"The primary focus of the Mid-Winter sale is fiction and the Library's auditorium, where the Mid-Winter sale is held, will be full of a broad array of works of fiction in all genres in both hardcover and paper back," the statement said. "There will also a good selection of children's books and videos, and vintage paper backs."
further, "There are so many books sorted and priced this year, that the Library will begin to "restock" the tables during the sale," the statement said  "Patrons looking for just the right book are encouraged to return each day to see what new books have been brought up out of storage."

These will also be a large selection of prints, thanks to the work of book sale volunteer Stephanie Weaver, the statement said. The prints, which are donated to the Library during the course of the year, are "colorful, interesting, and often humorous," the statement said.   

"Paige Gillies, the book sale volunteer in charge of LP records, has actively been pursuing donations of these items to the Library, and there will be a large selection at the Mid-Winter Sale in mint condition and sorted into the following categories: Jazz, Rock, Folk and Country, Latin, and the Spoken Word. The LP is enjoying a surge in popularity recently and has become very collectible."

Mark Naftalin and Friends will perform both Saturday and Sunday starting at 1 p.m., the statement said 
Members of the group are: Mark Naftalin - piano; Chance Browne - guitar, harmonica & vocal; Paul Gabriel - guitar & vocals; Daniel J - guitar, harmonica and vocals; Steve Russell - guitar, harmonica & vocals; Washboard Slim - washboard, harmonica & vocals; Gerry Manning - clarinet, harmonica & vocals; and Paul Bluestein - guitar & vocals.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. (Because folks at the library know a lot about words, we're sharing what they have to say!)



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