Former Fort Wayne resident Vern Setchell recently had two ebooks published under his pen name, Sam Black. “Avengement” is a novel about two friends who seek revenge against the Mafia; “Humor to Remember” is a collection of 14 short humor stories. Setchell, who lived in Fort Wayne and Churubusco from about 1980 to the early 1990s, also expects to have another novel, “Fatal Serum,” published as an ebook by late December. Now living in St. Petersburg, Fla., Setchell plans to donate 20 percent of book sale proceeds to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.
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.
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. Tuesday 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 library's website can attend an information session at 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday 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. Monday at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road.
Bring adhesive/scissors and anything you want to share with the group at 4 p.m. Thursday 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. Aug. 20 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.
Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Monday and Aug. 27 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.
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 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. Wednesday at New Haven branch library, 648 Green St., New Haven. Call 421-1345 for the book's title.