Book Notes: Library offers mobile app, will hold author fairs
Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:01 am
The ACPL Mobile App is now available for Android phone and tablet users. The library is working on an app for iPhones, iPads and iPods. With the ACPL Mobile App, patrons can search the catalog, renew materials and place a hold on materials using a mobile device. To install the app, visit http://play.google.com and type ACPL in the search box.An author fair takes place at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.More than 35 authors will participate in an author fair noon-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.Hoosier author Susie Duncan Sexton's first book, “Secrets of an Old Typewriter,” is now available in paperback. 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.The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin is this month's book.Manchester Public Library will hold a sale of gently used books, CDs and videos 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9-10 at 405 N. Market St., North Manchester. Information: 1-260-982-4773.The Cookbook Book Club meets at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Call 421-1310 for more information.The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck is this month's book.Teens ages 12-18 meet and discuss books regarding changing worlds and changing lives at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Little Turtle branch library, 2201 Sherman Blvd.Guys, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 and Nov. 19 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and Nov. 26 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.The Lunch and Lit Book Group meets at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 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. Nov. 28 at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.Bella's Book Club, for ages 15-18, discusses supernatural books similar to Stephenie Meyer's “Twilight” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.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. Nov. 21 at New Haven branch library, 648 Green St., New Haven. This month's book is “The Toyminator” by Robert Rankin.