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August 18, 2017 - 7:20am

FOLK book sale Saturday

The Friends of the Libraries, Kona holds its next book sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday on the Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai.

Proceeds support the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers will receive discounts with their school ID. Adult fiction books are offered at $6 per bag.

As always, volunteers are welcome and book donations are accepted at the library.

Info/volunteer: 322-0077.

Kona Stories book club

Kona Stories hosts a nonfiction book club discussing “In the Kingdom of Ice” by Hampton Sides on Tuesday.

The group meets at 6 p.m. at the store. Book groups are free if books are purchased at Kona Stories, or a $5 donation is requested.

Sides is an award-winning editor of Outside magazine and the author of the bestselling histories, “Hellhound on his Trail,” “Blood and Thunder” and “Ghost Soldiers.” In his newest book, “In the Kingdom of Ice,” readers head deep into uncharted Arctic waters. The crew of the USS Jeannette has the aspirations of a young country burning to be the first nation to reach the North Pole. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the Jeannette’s hull was breached by an impassable stretch of pack ice, forcing the crew to abandon ship amid torrents of rushing of water. Hours later, the ship had sunk below the surface, marooning the men a thousand miles north of Siberia, where they faced a terrifying march with minimal supplies across the endless ice pack.

Enduring everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and labyrinths of ice, the crew battled madness and starvation as they struggled desperately to survive. With thrilling twists and turns, “In the Kingdom of Ice” is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most brutal place on Earth.

Info: Brenda or Joy, 324-0350, www.konastories.com.

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