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March 31, 2013

Book Briefs: March 31, 2013

Port Henry library holding book sale

PORT HENRY — The Sherman Free Library, 20 Church St., will have a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

For questions, call 546-7461.

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Spring Book Sale planned at library

PLATTSBURGH — The Friends of the Plattsburgh Public Library Spring Book Sale is approaching.

The sale, to be held upstairs at the library’s 19 Oak St. location, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

Except for some specially priced books, the cost is 50 cents for hardcover books and 25 cents for paperbacks.

A preview sale for current Friends of the Plattsburgh Public Library members will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18. New memberships will be available at the door for $10.

On Saturday, April 20, a bag sale will run from 2 to 4 p.m., with a bag of books costing $1.

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Cooper, Sendak in NY Writers Hall of Fame 

ALBANY (AP) — The man who’s considered America’s first novelist and the author of “Where the Wild Things Are” will be inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame.

The Empire State Center for the Book says James Fenimore Cooper and Maurice Sendak are among the eight members of the 2013 class who will be inducted on June 4 at the Princeton Club of New York. The other inductees are Marilyn Hacker, Alice McDermott, Walter Mosley, Calvin Trillin, Countee Cullen and Miguel Pinero.

Cooper wrote such 19th-century classics as “The Last of the Mohicans.” He died in 1851 at his home in Cooperstown, the upstate village founded by his father in the late 18th century.

Sendak, who died last year, was a writer and illustrator best known for “Where the Wild Things Are.”

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