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The Grace United Methodist Church at 16 Hillcrest Drive in Ravena will hold a book sale on Wednesday, July 29, through Saturday, Aug. 1. Each day, the sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. then, every day but Saturday, it will run again from 6 to 8 p.m.

BERNE — Jayne Fresina of Berne has had a total of 15 historical romance novels published to date, and all of them since 2011. All are available online, and six are available in print.

Altamont resident and Voorheesville alumna Makayla-Courtney McGeeney published a collection of diary entries and blog posts.

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Altamont Elementary School's fifth-graders read candidates for this year’s Caldecott and Newbery medals. Students spent the snow day on an email thread with their teacher offering their thoughts. 

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"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum," said Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., a judge who might well have approved of the way kids at Altamont Elementary School assessed picture books.

VOORHEESVILLE — Local artist Elizabeth Zunon will talk about her work as a book illustrator and lead a collage-making event for children at the Voorheesville Public Library on Saturday afternoon.

Elementary students gave author Jeff Kinney a rock-star welcome in Guilderland last Thursday. 

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Voorheesville librarian Gail Brown calls PTSD "a silent disease": we can talk about it and begin to understand it by reading Luis Carlos Montalvan's books. He'll be at the library with his dog on Nov. 7.

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“He always loved to look at things from the historic perspective,” said Mr. Persico's wife, Sylvia LaVista Persico, this week. “He liked the investigative work involved in being a historian.”

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