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Book briefs: African-American read-in program Monday at Pontiac branch library

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Saturday, February 09, 2013 12:01 am
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 on TRIAAC's website: http://triaac.org.

Contact Dodie Miller at 425-0586 or email miller_dodie@hotmail.com for more information.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.Owners of eReaders, tablets and smartphones and laptops who seek help downloading eBooks from the library's website may attend an information session at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane, and at 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Tecumseh branch library, 1141 E. State Blvd.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.An African-American read-in program takes place 5-8:30 p.m. Monday at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane.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.The Cookbook Book Club meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Call 421-1310 for more information.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, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Monday and Feb. 25 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.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.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.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.


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