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Book briefs: Learn about using eBooks, laptops at library help sessions

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 12:01 am

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 and a registration form 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.

Writers lecture

Jean Bansemer, founder of the writing workforce company My Web Writers, will speak about the importance for writers to stay active in their careers during the Forester Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Huntington University, in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington. Free admission.

Ease into eBooks

Owners of eReaders, tablets and smartphones and laptops who seek help downloading eBooks from the Allen County Public Library's website may attend an information session at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane, and at 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Tecumseh branch library, 1141 E. State Blvd.

Open laptop for adults

Adults may receive help with resumes, job searches, Facebook accounts and learning English through using Rosetta Stone with an open laptop lab 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays in February at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

African-American read-in

An African-American read-in program takes place 5-8:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

Adult book group

The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane.

Books-n-Bagels

High school home-schoolers will meet at 10 a.m. Friday to discuss “The Dark Endeavor” by Kenneth Oppel at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

Homeschool book club

The Great Books Book Club for home-schoolers takes place at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

Cookbook Book Club

The Cookbook Book Club meets at 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Call 421-1310 for more information.

Adult book group

The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens is this month's book.

Girls read

Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.

Book group

The Lunch and Lit Book Group meets at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 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. Feb. 27 at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

Book club

Bella's Book Club, for ages 15-18, discusses supernatural books similar to Stephenie Meyer's “Twilight” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.

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. Feb. 20 at New Haven branch library, 648 Green St., New Haven. This month's book is “Glimpses of the Moon” by Edmund Crispin.