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Book briefs: Spring author fair Tuesday at Pontiac branch library

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 12:01 am

Author lecture

Jonathan Safran Foer, bestselling author of “Everything Is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” will speak at the People of the Book lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at Congregation Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Road. Free admission.

Spring author fair

A spring author fair with local authors takes place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

Adult book group

The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. This month's book is “Their Eyes Were Watching” by Zora Neal Hurston.

Adult book group

The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. “Far From the Madding Crowd” by Thomas Hardy is this month's book.

Girls read

Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Monday 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. Wednesday 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.

•6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

•4 p.m. Mondays and 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grabill branch library, 13521 State St., Grabill.

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