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Books briefs: Book group meetings planned

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 12:01 am

Writers lecture

Jean Bansemer, founder of the writing workforce company My Web Writers, will speak about the importance for writers to stay active in their careers during the Forester Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Huntington University, in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington. Free admission.

Ease into eBooks

Owners of eReaders, tablets and smartphones and laptops who seek help downloading eBooks from the library's website may attend an information session at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane, and at 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday at Tecumseh branch library, 1141 E. State Blvd.

Open laptop for adults

Adults may receive help with resumes, job searches, Facebook accounts and learning English through using Rosetta Stone during an open laptop lab 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays in February at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

Adult book group

The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane.

Homeschool book club

The Great Books Book Club for homeschoolers takes place at 2 p.m. Monday at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

Adult book group

The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens is this month's book.

Girls read

Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 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. Feb. 27 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.

•4 p.m. Mondays at Grabill branch library, 13521 State St., Grabill.

•6 p.m. Mondays at Little Turtle branch library, 2201 Sherman Blvd.

•5 p.m. Thursdays at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

Book club

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. This month's book is “Glimpses of the Moon” by Edmund Crispin.