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ARTICLE_TEXT <p>There&rsquo;s no better time to stock up on bargain-priced, good summer reads than this week. The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday and goes through May 1.</p> <p>The sale runs 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. May 1, at Remington&rsquo;s, 1655 W. Republic Road. The Friends Night Preview Sale is 5-8 p.m. Monday. To attend, bring your membership card or join at the door for $5.</p> <p>The event features low-cost, used books in a variety of genres for children, teens and adults. Children&rsquo;s books are 50 cents or less, adult and young adult books are $1 or less, most audiovisual materials are $1. Better books are individually priced.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not just books. Look for CDs, DVDs, VHS movies, audiobooks and &ndash; collector alert &ndash; Friends member Joyce Beach says this year&rsquo;s sale features a gold mine of vinyl records.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We have more than 2,000 LPs (long-playing records) priced at just $1 each &ndash; with those album covers that people like to collect,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Some of them are in the &lsquo;better books&rsquo; area for $2 to $10. We also have a lot of 45s (records), and more DVDs than usual.&rdquo;<br /> _ _ _</p> <p>Like living history? &ldquo;See&rdquo; abolitionist John Brown, Confederate diarist Mary Chesnut and six other performances this week in &ldquo;Voices Remembered: The 2011 Chautauqua.&rdquo; The series, largely funded by the Friends of the Library, concludes the April Big Read, &ldquo;<a href="http://thelibrary.org/bigread/events_2011.cfm">Voices of Conflict: The American Civil War</a>.&rdquo; All events are free and open to all ages.</p> <p>The series begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Library Center with Cathy Barton and Dave Para playing Civil War Music of the Western Border.<br /> <br /> At 7 p.m. Friday at the Library Center, hear music and readings from the Campbell family memoirs, &ldquo;Confederate Girlhoods&hellip;&rdquo; Abolitionist John Brown portrayed by Arnold Schofield follows at 8 p.m. that night.<br /> <br /> The Republic Branch will feature The Holmes Brigade playing fiddle music at 2 p.m. Saturday, and diarist Mary Chesnut by Dianne Moran will follow at 2:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> At the Library Center Saturday, Judy Domeny will perform music of the Civil War at 7 p.m., Jon Herbert will direct his short play, &ldquo;Beloved Exile,&rdquo; at 7:30 p.m., and at 8 p.m. Dianne Moran will portray Zerelda James Samuel, mother of Frank and Jesse James.</p>
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Make Plans to Attend Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale and Library Chautauqua

There’s no better time to stock up on bargain-priced, good summer reads than this week. The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday and goes through May 1.

The sale runs 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. May 1, at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Road. The Friends Night Preview Sale is 5-8 p.m. Monday. To attend, bring your membership card or join at the door for $5.

The event features low-cost, used books in a variety of genres for children, teens and adults. Children’s books are 50 cents or less, adult and young adult books are $1 or less, most audiovisual materials are $1. Better books are individually priced.

It’s not just books. Look for CDs, DVDs, VHS movies, audiobooks and – collector alert – Friends member Joyce Beach says this year’s sale features a gold mine of vinyl records.

“We have more than 2,000 LPs (long-playing records) priced at just $1 each – with those album covers that people like to collect,” she said. “Some of them are in the ‘better books’ area for $2 to $10. We also have a lot of 45s (records), and more DVDs than usual.”
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Like living history? “See” abolitionist John Brown, Confederate diarist Mary Chesnut and six other performances this week in “Voices Remembered: The 2011 Chautauqua.” The series, largely funded by the Friends of the Library, concludes the April Big Read, “Voices of Conflict: The American Civil War.” All events are free and open to all ages.

The series begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Library Center with Cathy Barton and Dave Para playing Civil War Music of the Western Border.

At 7 p.m. Friday at the Library Center, hear music and readings from the Campbell family memoirs, “Confederate Girlhoods…” Abolitionist John Brown portrayed by Arnold Schofield follows at 8 p.m. that night.

The Republic Branch will feature The Holmes Brigade playing fiddle music at 2 p.m. Saturday, and diarist Mary Chesnut by Dianne Moran will follow at 2:30 p.m.

At the Library Center Saturday, Judy Domeny will perform music of the Civil War at 7 p.m., Jon Herbert will direct his short play, “Beloved Exile,” at 7:30 p.m., and at 8 p.m. Dianne Moran will portray Zerelda James Samuel, mother of Frank and Jesse James.


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