Brenda B. Berggoetz will meet people and sign copies of her new book of poetry, “Beyond My Rainbow,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Glenbrook Square. Berggoetz grew up in Fort Wayne and is a 1977 Snider High School graduate. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz. More information about the book is available at her book page at www.facebook.com; search for Beyond-My-Rainbow.
Stories in chalk
Create chalk stories at 6 p.m. July 23 on the Allen County Public Library sidewalk at 900 Library Plaza.
Adult book group
The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. July 25 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. “The Bean Trees,” by Barbara Kingsolver, is this month's book.
High school home schoolers will meet at 10 a.m. Friday to discuss “The White Darkness,” by Geraldine McCaughrean, at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.
The Cookbook Book Club meets at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane.
Adult book group
The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. July 24 at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. “The Stranger,” by Albert Camus, is this month's book.
Book discussion group
A book discussion group focusing on crime fiction or nonfiction books takes place at 2 p.m. Monday at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road.
Guys ages 6-12 can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. July 16 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.
Girls ages 6-12 can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Monday and July 23 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.
The Lunch and Lit Book Group meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grabill branch library, 13521 State St., Grabill. Call 421-1325 for book's title.
Read for root beer
Kids discuss what they read and enjoy a root beer float, too, at 4 p.m. July 25 at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.
PAWS to read
Children can practice their reading skills by reading to friendly dogs that want to listen at these locations:
•6:30 p.m. Mondays at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane.
•6 p.m. Mondays at Little Turtle branch library, 2201 Sherman Blvd.
•5 p.m. Thursdays at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.