Local author published
Susan Braun of Fort Wayne has announced the publication of her new book for tweens and teens, “Not So Happily Ever After: The Tale of King Ludwig II.” The book is available in paperback and Kindle editions at Amazon.com. Braun taught elementary school for eight years, and her students inspired her to write the book by their enthusiasm each year for her tales of “Mad King Ludwig.” She is the recipient of a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Study Scholarship, both involving European history.
Adult book group
The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain is this month's book.
High school home schoolers will meet at 10 a.m. Friday to discuss “The Blue Sword” by Robin McKinley at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.
Wanda E. Brunstetter will be available to sign copies of her new book, “The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club,” as well as copies of her other books, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 24 and 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 25 at Blue Gate Theater, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana. The theater will hold the premiere of “Half-Stitched: The Musical,” based on Brunstetter's newest book, at 7 p.m. 1-888-447-4725.
Wanda E. Brunstetter will make an author visit at 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at Grabill branch library, 13521 State St., Grabill. Her books will be for sale, and she will sign autographs.
Ease into eBooks
Owners of eReaders, tablets, smartphones and laptops who need help downloading eBooks from the Allen County Public Library's website can attend an information session at 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.
Adult book group
The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett 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. Aug. 13 at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road.
Bring adhesive/scissors and anything you want to share with the group at 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Monroeville branch library, 115 Main St., Monroeville. There will be a different layout every month. Supplies are provided. Registration requested: 421-1340.
Guys, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Monday and Aug. 20 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.
Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Aug. 13 and Aug. 27 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. Aug. 22 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. Monday and Aug. 13 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.
A book club for adults who enjoy British humor meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at New Haven branch library, 648 Green St., New Haven. Call 421-1345 for the book's title.