The Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton Street Woonsocket, RI will host a Holiday Book Sale from December 13 through December 30 during normal business hours. The book sale will be held in the main program room. A variety of gently used books, media and puzzles will be available for sale at nominal prices. For every $5 purchase of  hardcover or large softcover books, receive one book free. Fill a plastic market bag with small paperbacks for only $1.00. We supply the bags! For more information, please call the library at 401-769-9044.



A new COVID vaccine is in the works to fight any type of variant. The government is making the most progress. Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research say their vaccine appears to work well in monkeys and is now being tested on volunteers.        President Biden is getting the chance to nominate his first Supreme Court justice. He's vowed to choose a Black woman and is said to be narrowing his list. He'll be picking someone to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who will reveal his retirement in just hours.       There appears to be new headway in an effort to keep Russia from possibly invading Ukraine. Both countries are committed to continuing talks, reportedly in two weeks. Negotiators met Wednesday and agreed that a permanent ceasefire must be observed "unconditionally."        Pope Francis is appealing for peace in Ukraine. He held a day of prayer as the threat of war looms from Russia. During his weekly audience at the Vatican he also urged parents to support their children if they're gay, saying kids should never be condemned for whatever reason.        A new online petition is underway regarding rapper Travis Scott. This time, it's in support of him performing at Coachella next year or making a guest appearance in April. The music festival already dropped him from this year's lineup after a deadly concert stampede in Texas.