Barnes & Noble bookstore at Jefferson Pointe will hold a Harry Potter Halloween Party at 7 p.m. today with a costume contest and scavenger hunt for ages 7-16. The person with the best costume will win a Nook Simple Touch e-reader.
Interested young people should go to www.pottermore.com in advance and register as a fan on the site so they will be sorted into their Hogwarts house before they arrive.
The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 432-3343.
Hoosier author Susie Duncan Sexton's first book, “Secrets of an Old Typewriter,” is now available in paperback. Sexton will do a reading at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at Churubusco Public Library. Sexton also will be available for a reading/book-signing at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Peabody Public Library's Community Room, Columbia City.
Christopher J. Eckrich and Stephen L. McClure have written the book “The Family Council Handbook,” which tells how to create, run and maintain a family business council. Eckrich, who consults business-owning families, is located in Fort Wayne. The book is available at www.palgrave-usa.com.
Award-winning nonfiction author, dog handler and dog breeder Shelia Webster Boneham has released her first novel, “Drop Dead on Recall,” which is set in Fort Wayne. A dog-obedience competition is the setting for the murder-mystery, which is available through Midnight Ink Books.
Volunteer tutor training
The Huntington County Literacy Coalition will host a volunteer tutor training 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 23, 25, 30 and Nov. 1 at Huntington City-Township Public Library, Huntington. Mandatory attendance is required for this 10-hour session. Bring a brown bag dinner. Reservations: Hallie at 1-260-356-0824 or literacy@huntington pub.lib.in.us by Wednesday.
Adult book group
The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. “Mildred Pierce” by James Cain is this month's book.
Home school book club meets
The Great Books Book Club for home-schoolers is at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. This month's book is “Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11” by Brian Floca.
Adult book group
The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. “A Room With a View” by E. M Forster is this month's book.
Teotwawki Book Club meets
Teens ages 12-18 meet and discuss books regarding changing worlds and changing lives at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Little Turtle branch library, 2201 Sherman Blvd. “Life as We Knew It” by Susan Beth Pfeffer is this month's book.
Guys, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Monday at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.
Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 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. Oct. 24 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. Mondays 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.