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While the Civil War made its way through the South, baseball was burying its roots in Paducah. Uniting the community through decades of peace and war, it is a sport that remains an integral artifact of the city's history. On Sounds Good today, author and baseball historian Randy Morgan speaks about his Evening Upstairs program for the McCracken County Public Library on August 20th, based on his book Paducah's Native Baseball Team: A History of Minor League Baseball in Paducah. 

More than 1,200 boxes of books sorted by subject matter are now on display at Paducah's St. Paul Lutheran Church for the Friends of the McCracken County Public Library Summer Book Sale Friday and Saturday. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jennie Boyarski about the sale highlights.

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Friends of the McCracken County Public Library host their annual book sale event this weekend, featuring a huge collection of books priced at $1 dollar and a special table of early editions, local authors and art books priced a little higher. On Sounds Good, Ann Carneal says proceeds go to library services: from books to services like children's programs and continuing education. She also offers some 'pro tips' for hunting your next good read.

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This year's Friends of the McCracken County Public Library book sale is likely to be one of their largest, featuring an estimated 24,000 books, from genres including art, history, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, westerns, literary fiction, large print works and children's books. They received a large donation from a book store going out of business as well as several rare and out-of-print works. On Sounds Good, Jennie Boyarski speaks with Kate Lochte about the sale and some of the unique finds.