08/03/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

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EVENTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

Battle of the Books, young adults practice. Noon, library. Practice Thursdays and Saturdays until final battle at Stony Brook University, August 12. (631) 749-0042.

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08/12/16 8:00am
PHOTO CREDIT The Battlers — Madeleine McNally, Henry Lowell-Liszanckie, Jasper Yang and Emmett Cummings — convene outside the library gearing up for the competition.

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The Battlers — Madeleine McNally, Henry Lowell-Liszanckie, Jasper Yang and Emmett Cummings — convene outside the library gearing up for the competition.

Picture this: Six pre-teens and teens huddle around a table, enthusiastically debate the particulars of a book, and finally arrive at consensus.

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