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Book briefs: Book signing, author visit planned

Fort Wayne native Michael Martone wins author award.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 12:01 am

‘Grandma’s Garden’

Meet Holly Mishler and Karen Flesch, who created the children's picture book, “Grandma's Garden,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 24 at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. The book costs $18 and Mishler and Flesch will be available for book signings. Interactive story times are at 11 and 11:30 a.m. and at noon and 12:30 p.m. Admission to the conservatory is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3-17 and free ages 2 and under.

Hoosier author wins award

Hoosier author Michael Martone received a $10,000 national author prize awarded by the Eugene and Marilyn Glick 2013 Indiana Authors Award. Martone also will designate a $2,500 grant for the public library of his choice.

Author visit

Author Jennifer Pharr Davis will discuss her hiking adventures and books at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

Bookflix

Bookflix is for ages 6-14 who like to read and watch movies and meets at 4 p.m. Aug. 5 and 19 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.

Adult book group

The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. This month's book is “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel.

Books-n-Bagels

High school home-schoolers will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 to discuss a book of the month at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. This month's book is “The Killer's Cousin” by Nancy Werlin.

Cookbook Book Club meets

The Cookbook Book Club meets at 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Call 421-1310 for more information.

Adult book group

The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. “Candide” by Voltaire and “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James are next month's books.

Girls read

Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they're reading at 4 p.m. Aug. 12 and 26 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.

Book group

The Lunch and Lit Book Group meets at 1 p.m. Aug. 14 at Grabill branch library, 13521 State St., Grabill. Call 421-1325 for book's title.

Book club

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 to friendly dogs at these locations:

•4 p.m. Wednesdays at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road.

•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. Aug. 21 at New Haven branch library, 648 Green St., New Haven.