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5 Things to Know: 'A Date Which Will Live in Infamy'

It's Pearl Harbor Day.

Today is Friday, Dec. 7. Here are five things to know to get you ready for the weekend in Peabody.

  1. It's National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by Japanese forces 71 years ago today. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded in the surprise attack. The next day, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II.
  2. The Carroll School Craft Fair is Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be a special reading of "The Polar Express," crafts, face-painting, a Cookie Counter and food -- breakfast and lunch. The school is located at 60 Northend St.
  3. The Brown School will be the beneficiary of the latest book fair at Barnes & Noble on Sunday. From 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., a portion of sales at the store will be donated to the fifth-grade at the Brown.
  4. Brooksby Farm is holding its annual holiday open house this weekend. The farm store will be open both Saturday and Sunday from noon - 3 p.m. and there will be wagon rides over the hills and through the woods, a bonfire to toast your toes, pre-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, roping and swags, complimentary hot mulled cider, tasting of selected jellies, marmalades and relishes, and sampling of apple and pumpkin pie.
  5. Library book sale: The Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries are holding a book sale on Dec. 8 form 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Main Branch. The sale includes gently used books, CDs, DVDs, book bags, caps, mugs, e-reader cases, book lights, flash drives, note cards and postcards.  Coffee and light snacks will also be available. All proceeds benefit library programs.

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