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February 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 17, 2019
The Midwinter Book Sale is the little sister of the Library’s nationally known Summer Book Sale; it’s smaller but more intimate, with many treasures and bargains to be found.
Dates & Hours:
Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission is free. All Sale proceeds support Pequot Library’s annual programs for adults and children, serving thousands of participants a year.
Book Sales also provide affordable books, CDs, DVDs, and LPs for the town; provide materials for underserved neighboring public school systems; and provide great volunteer opportunities for the community!
Help set up the Book Sale, check out customers, and keep tables organized. Sign up online to help out!
Book Sale Categories and Specialty Items Include:
Specialty items include books on Gardening and books on Golf
Enjoy live blues music!
On Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. each day, Mark Naftalin & Friends will host a live musical broadcast. The broadcast will air on Bridgeport’s WPKN (89.5 FM), and stream at wpkn.org.
Led by the renowned blues pianist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, the Friends are an ensemble of (mostly) Fairfield County-based blues and jazz musicians. This year’s broadcasts, their thirteenth annual appearance at the Book Sale, will feature singing guitarists Paul Gabriel and J.D. Seem; singing harmonicists Manny Foglio (of the Mojomatics) and Mark Zaretsky (of the Cobalt Rhythm Kings); from Otis & The Hurricanes, guitarist-vocalist Chris “Otis” Cross and pianist-accordionist-vocalist Smokin’ Joe Najmy; sax master Crispin Cioe (of the Uptown Horns); guitarist-vocalist-harmonicist Daniel J (“The Modern Bluesman”); and frottoirist-percussionist-vocalist Peter Menta, a.k.a. Washboard Slim (of Washboard Slim & the Bluelights). Joining Naftalin in the rhythm section will be bassists David Anastasia, David “Bobo” Lavorgna and Rich Zurkowski, and, on drums and percussion, Matt Moadel and Barry Urich.
For the live WPKN broadcast, Naftalin will play piano solos on the Library’s extraordinary Steinway concert grand piano.
(Snow Day: If Ol’ Man Winter causes the Library to be closed on Saturday or Sunday, the Book Sale will resume on Monday, February 18, 2019.)
Media Sponsor and broadcasting live from Pequot Library both days: