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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 26

The Plymouth Public Library Corporation will host its 16th annual Winterfest Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Otto Fehlow meeting room of the Plymouth Public Library

1. The Plymouth Public Library Corporation will host its 16th annual Winterfest Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Otto Fehlow meeting room of the Plymouth Public Library, at 132 South St. Take advantage of preview hours from 8 to 10 a.m. for a $10 admission charge; just go to the side door. General admission to the sale is free. The sale begins when the library’s main doors open at 10 a.m. Hardcover and paperback books will be available, as well as DVDs and music CDs.

All proceeds benefit the Plymouth Public Library Corporation, a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to support the library. Donations will be accepted till Jan. 23. If you have any questions, call 508-830-4250 (TTY 508-747-5882) or visit plymouthpubliclibrary.org. The library is fully accessible and plenty of parking is available.

2. The Plymouth South High School fashion marketing class is hosting a drive to help homeless teens. There are 1.7 million homeless teens in America and their number one request from shelters is a pair of jeans. Gently used jeans can be dropped off through Feb. 10 in Plymouth in the PSHS main/gym lobbies, the JunglePlex, the Plymouth and Manomet branch  public libraries, the Armstrong skating rink and St. Bonaventure Parish Center. You can also drop jeans off in Wareham at the Delkin Laundromat. For more information, call Donna Shea at Plymouth South High, at 508-224-7512, ext. 1150, or visit www.dosomething.org/teensforjeans.

3. The flu is taking a toll across Massachusetts, here's a list of places in Plymouth whereyou can get a flu shot. Here's a link to a blog about Natural Ways to Prevent or Shorten the Length of the Flu.

4. All are welcome to a large meat raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the John Alden Sportsman’s Club, located at 16 Minuteman Lane. Call 508-224-3384 for details.

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