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Book briefs: Libraries offer e-book training and e-reader fairs

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 12:01 am

eBook training

Learn how to download eBooks from the library's website at 2 p.m. Thursday and at 7 p.m. Monday at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane; and at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road.

eReader fairs

Learn about several kinds of eReaders available and learn how to download eBooks from the library's website at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodburn branch library, 4701 Indiana 101 N.; and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday at Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

Writing contest, workshops

The Faculty Writer's Group at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is sponsoring a writing contest to benefit Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture (TRIAAC).

To help contestants, the writer's group will hold writing workshops Feb. 16 at Faith United Methodist Church, 207 E. DeWald St. Cost is $25. Participation in workshops is not required for entering the creative writing contest. Contest deadline is March 1.

Contest entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Download a contest entry form at http://triaac.org/?attachment_id=3195 and a registration form http://triaac.org/?attachment_id=3197 for the creative writing workshops are available at the Spotlight tab on TRIAAC's website: http://triaac.org.

Contact Dodie Miller at 425-0586 or email miller_dodie@hotmail.com for more information.

Adult book group

The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane.

Adult book group

The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins is this month's book.

Girls read

Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Monday and Jan. 28 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.

Book group

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. Jan. 23 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.

•4 p.m. Mondays at Grabill branch library, 13521 State St., Grabill.

•6 p.m. Mondays at Little Turtle branch library, 2201 Sherman Blvd.

•5 p.m. Thursdays at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

Book club

A book club for adults who enjoy British humor meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at New Haven branch library, 648 Green St., New Haven. This month's book is “Enchanted April” by Elizabeth Von Arnim.