Garrett author Janie Ebinger will sign copies of her cookbooks, “Simply Vinaigrettes,” “Janie's Simply Entree Salads for Two” and “Live Well Eat Well” at noon Sunday at the Olive Twist, 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 7A.
Open Books will hold a special charity drive in honor of Hoosier author Susie Duncan Sexton's paperback release “Secrets of an Old Typewriter.” Open Books will donate $1 to the Symphony Animal Foundation for every copy sold Thursday through Dec. 9 on Amazon.com. The book is available in paperback, digital and Kindle.
Barnes & Noble is holding its annual holiday book drive through Jan. 1. Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Jefferson Pointe and Glenbrook Square are teaming up to provide customers the opportunity to purchase books, which will then be donated to area children through Kate's Kart, a local nonprofit founded in memory of Katherine Ann Layman, known affectionately as “Baby Kate.” Kate's Kart is dedicated to supplying free new books to hospitalized children to keep for their enjoyment. Call Barnes & Noble at 432-3343 for more information.
Holiday story time
A special reading of “Polar Express” with special Elf on the Shelf activities take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble, Jefferson Pointe.
The Cookbook Book Club meets at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Call 421-1310 for more information.
Guys, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Monday and Dec. 17 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.
Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.
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.
PAWS to read
Children can practice reading skills by reading to friendly dogs that want to listen at these locations:
•6 p.m. Monday and Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 at Little Turtle branch library, 2201 Sherman Blvd.
•5 p.m. Thursdays at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.