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Library book sale

Friends of Park Rapids Area Library will hold a two-day book sale from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 13 in the library basement.

Older books by Danielle Steele and John Grisham will be 10 cents, so it's an opportunity for fans of these authors to supplement their collections. More recent works by these popular writers will sell for the regular prices.

Books for children and youth, as well as romance novels, will be 10 cents. Older books, in the 10-Cent Room, will be $1 a box. On Friday, all books will be half price, except those in the 10-Cent Room which will be $1 a box, any size.

As always, the Friends' sale offers a large selection of paperbacks, hardcover novels and non-fiction books, plus puzzles, magazines, CDs, DVDs and more.

Fall Arts Access Grants

Arts Access Grants can support creation, production, and presentation of high-quality arts activities, as well as projects that help overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities, and projects that help instill the arts into the community and public life in our region. Arts activities proposed for funding must be accessible by the public and have a strong community component. Non-profits, arts organizations, schools, community education programs, institutions of higher learning, local city, town, county government or tribal offices, or groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor can apply for grants up to $6,000 to fund arts projects that will benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen counties. The deadline is Aug. 15. For more information, visit

Nemeth featured at Bemidji Library

The Bemidji Public Library wall will feature the work of Gabor Nemeth. Nemeth worked in many different mediums, including French pastels, oil, watercolor, pencil and charcoal. His work will be an eclectic mix of all of those mediums and styles showing his wide range of interest and talent. Enamored with the American west, many of Gabor's work include portraits of famous historical figures and events. Mixed in with those will be scenes inspired by his property near Park Rapids. The library will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 509 America Ave NW.

Duplicate bridge club, class

A duplicate bridge club meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Park Rapids Senior Center. New players are welcome. Classes will be taught, at no charge, on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the center. For more information, call 520-404-4677.