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Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:01 am
Fort Wayne author Aaron M. Brown has written a book, “Linnie Mae's New Friends,” about a girl who begins to understand people through a volunteer experience. The book is available at www.impact52.org/ books.Fort Wayne native the Rev. Philip Rigdon, pastor of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and School in Avon, has released a new novel, “Under the Bridge to the Seeds of Light,” a story about five friends sacrificing themselves and working to find someone who is missing. The book is available at bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, and at www.barnesandnoble.com and www.amazon.com.To honor the work of poet and activist Amiri Baraka, who died Jan. 9, a read around takes place 7-8:30 p.m. at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. Bring a favorite work to share.Clifton L. Taulbert, a Pulitzer-nominated writer and filmmaker and a Voice of the Community for CNN at the turn of the millennium, will speak during two sessions Feb. 11 at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. The first session for community leaders includes a continental breakfast 8-8:30 a.m., with Taulbert speaking about “Building Community: A Transforming Process” at 9:45 a.m. Registration: 8habitslecture-community.eventbrite.com. The second session for high school and college students and community guests is 1-2:30 p.m., in which Taulbert will speak about “Entrepreneurial Thinking: The Winning Business Strategy.” Registration: entrepreneurialthinkinglecture.eventbrite.com. Guests can purchase Taulbert's books at a signing event beginning at 2:45 p.m.Mark Braverman, psychologist and author of “A Wall in Jerusalem,” will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St. Free admission.An African-American read-in takes place 5-8:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.Fort Wayne postcard collector Randy Harter will showcase a portion of his collection and talk about and sign his book, “Fort Wayne,” at 2 p.m. today at the History Center, 302 E. Berry St. Free admission.Bookflix is for kids ages 6-14 who like to read and watch movies. It meets at 4 p.m. Feb. 3 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Book title is “Beginner's Goodbye” by Anne Tyler.High school home-schoolers will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 14 to discuss a book of the month at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. This month's book is “The Chosen” by Chaim Potok.The Cookbook Book Club meets at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Call 421-1310 for more information.The Choose Your Own Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Book title is “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner.The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. Book title is “Jude the Obscure” by Thomas Hardy.Bella's Book Club, for ages 15-18, discusses supernatural books similar to Stephenie Meyer's “Twilight” at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.Children can practice reading to friendly dogs 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.

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

•4 p.m. Mondays at Shawnee branch library, 5600 Noll Ave.A book club for adults who enjoy British humor meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at New Haven branch library, 648 Green St., New Haven.The Talk It Up Book Club meets at 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

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