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1. Looking for something good to read this long weekend? Today is the Friends of the Framingham Library Monthly Book Sale at the main Framingham Library. Starts at 10 a.m. for non-Friends members.
2. Language, Theater and National Identity: Brian Friel's "Translations" will be presented at the McCarthy College Center in room 415 n the campus of Framingham State University at 10 a.m. Dr. Kelly Matthews, assistant professor of English, Framingham State will present the free program sponsored by the University, Framingham Public Library and the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at Framingham State University. Written by Northern Ireland's leading contemporary playwright, the play speaks volumes about language, imperialism and divisions in Northern Ireland.
4. Marian High's Hockey will face off against Trinity Catholic High at 5 p.m. at Loring Arena. Admission $5.
5. Friday, author Yoko Kawishima Watkins, from Cape Cod, spent the day at Cameron Middle School. All seventh grade students read her book So Far from the Bamboo Grove. Published in 1994, it tells the story of a girl, 11, living with her Japanese family n Northern Korea during the final days of World War II.