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Book notes: Books-related news and events

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 12:01 am

Local book winners

The Indiana Center for the Book named two local authors as winners of the 2009 Best Books of Indiana Awards. Helen Frost of Fort Wayne won the Children's/Young Adult Award for “Diamond Willow,” and Colleen Coble of Wabash won the Fiction Award for “Anathema.”

Book club

The Monday Morning Book Club meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Monday at Little Turtle branch library, 2201 Sherman Blvd. Club members do not necessarily read a certain book. Call Jane at 489-3303 for more information.

Adult book group

The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Dupont branch library, 536 W. Dupont Road. “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London is the featured book.

Book discussion group

The Monday Night Book Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Grabill branch library, 13521 State St., Grabill. Call 421-1325 for the book title.

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 this month's title.

Bilingual story time

Burmese/English story time is at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hessen Cassel branch library, 3030 Paulding Road.

Writing contest

Young adult writers are encouraged to write about a scary theme at 6 p.m. Sept. 14-Oct. 12 at Woodburn branch library, 4701 Indiana 101 N., Woodburn. There will be first- and second-place winners for each grade level.

PAWS to read

Children can practice their reading skills by reading to friendly dogs who want to listen at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.

Mitchell Books, Covington Plaza

• Mitchell Munchkins: For ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Thursdays in Sherwood Forest, $3. Reservations: 432-2665, Ext. 103.

Anchor Room

• Story time: Preschool through Grade 2, 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Anchor Room, 4530 Lahmeyer Road.

Barnes & Noble, Jefferson Pointe

• Story time: 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays.