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Actor's curbside library is a smash — for most people

Actor's curbside library is a smash — for most people

Peter Cook used to make lots of trips to the Palms Library to donate books, but then he got a better idea. He'd seen little homemade lending libraries in yards here and there and decided to make his own. "I love working with wood and have a two-dollar theory that most actors have no control over their lives, so we search for things to do that we can control," said Cook, who has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows under his stage name Peter Mackenzie. "I put in a redwood post and went to a local liquor store and got some wine crates and screwed them into the post, and I wanted them low enough so kids could look at the books," Cook said. This all happened...

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