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September 23, 2010

Library book sale begins today

The Friends of the Haverhill Public Library book sale is today from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., tomorrow and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Friends conduct three book sales a year. At each one, over 30,000 books are donated, collected, sorted and sold over the course of four days. Paperbacks, hardcover books, videos and DVDs create a Filene's Basement atmosphere according to long serving board member Cindy Cavallaro.

"We eventually decided to hold a Preview Night two nights before the sale begins mostly for used book dealers, otherwise it would be sheer chaos," she said.

Hard-cover editions sell for $1, young adult books are 50 cents and children's and paperbacks cost a quarter. A whole bag of books is just $3.

The books are generally in good to excellent condition and are primarily donated by individuals, estates or companies throughout the area. A small percentage are from the library's own collection. James Patterson, Ken Follett, Dan Brown and Danielle Steele are just a few among the favorite fiction authors. In addition to timeless standards like Shakespeare and Mark Twain, and science fiction writers like Ray Bradbury, popular non-fiction offerings including how-to books, cookbooks, and hobby journals in neatly sorted stacks that are assembled in the library auditorium.

The library is at 99 Main St. For more information call 978-373-1586.

Meet the Expert seminar focuses on feet

Podiatrist David Greenblott, DPM, will lead a Meet the Expert seminar titled "Sports Medicine & The Feet" Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital's first floor auditorium at 140 Lincoln Ave. Learn the most common sports injuries to the feet; how to prevent foot injuries; causes of heel pain; the advantages of orthotics and how computerized gait scan evaluations can help. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited so registration is required. One free contact hour for nursing will be awarded at the end of the presentation.

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