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People, Turkeys Flock to Albany Library Book Sale

If you think the printed word is gradually disappearing in the rearview mirror of the digital age, you probably weren't at the Albany Library Saturday, when the 50-cent book sale drew a swarm of book seekers.

Humans weren't the only creatures who flocked to the Albany Library Saturday for the 50-cent book sale.

A large gang of turkeys turned up first thing in the morning, organizers said. But evidently finding nothing to suit their taste, the big birds soon departed.

People continued to stream in as the sale did a brisk business. The event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., was sponsored by the Friends of the Albany Library to help support the library.

If you missed Saturday's sale, you'll soon have another chance. The next 50-cent sale takes place March 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Like Saturday's sale, it will also have $3 bag sale from 3-4 p.m.

The Friends' 50-cent sale on Sept. 22 earned $2,096.39, and the two-day sale in November, which also included collectibles, brought inĀ $4377.65, according to the Friends' website.

Senior A. Titude January 30, 2013 at 04:53 PM
I love the library and support the book sales, but can I just PLEASE ask people parking on Evelyn Avenue to NOT park in my driveway??? The lack of consideration for the local residents and the sense of entitlement is out of control. Your visit to the library is not more important than my need to use my vehicle; what if I had an emergency? During the book sale, some SUV was 3 feet into my driveway. This happens constantly to residents on Evelyn. So please support the library and your fellow Albanians by parking properly. (rant over)
Laurel Benjamin January 30, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Sorry the video did not catch the turkeys. They are expanding their habitat around the Albany / West Berkeley area, and are a hoot!

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