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November 1, 2012

Big used book sale at Stevens Library this weekend

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NORTH ANDOVER – Thousands of used books will be on sale at the Stevens Memorial Library this weekend.

Organized by the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library, the sale will feature an estimated 10,000 items, including books, DVDs and CDs. The sale will take place in the library’s community room Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.

Volunteers from the Friends began setting up for the sale Tuesday. Arthur Larson and Brooke Arakelian, coordinators of the sale, along with about 50 volunteers, have been hard at work organizing the books into various categories.

For example, if a customer wants to buy a John Grisham novel, all he or she needs to do is go to the non-fiction section, look under G and check out the selections.

Those who attend the sale Saturday dressed in a costume will be entitled to a children’s book. On Sunday, customers can fill a bag with books and pay $5 for the whole load.

The Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library provide museum passes and pay for special programs for the library, located at 345 Main St.

Open house Sunday at GLTS

ANDOVER - The Greater Lawrence Technical School, 57 River Road, will host its annual open house for incoming students and their families Sunday, Nov. 4 from noon to 2 pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the building as well as meet with academic and career area instructors. Administrators will be on hand to answer any questions and all 18 career areas will be open for tours. Visitors will also be entered in a raffle for GLTS school gear and shop made items and light refreshments will be served. This is a free event.

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ shows begin tomorrow

Northern Essex Community College’s Top Notch Players will present the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the third floor of the Spurk Building on the college’s Haverhill campus.

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