Book notes

<br> <center>Writing contest, workshops</center> <br>

The Faculty Writer’s Group at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast is sponsoring a writing contest to benefit Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture (TRIAAC).

To help contestants, the writer’s group will hold writing workshops Feb. 16 at Faith United Methodist Church, 207 E. DeWald St. Cost is $25. Participation in workshops is not required for entering the creative writing contest. Contest deadline is March 1.

Contest entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Download a contest entry form and a registration form for the creative writing workshops on TRIAAC’s website, http://triaac.org.

Contact Dodie Miller at 425-0586 or email miller_ dodie@hotmail.com for more information.

<br> <center>Writers lecture</center> <br>

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.

<br> <center>Ease into e-books</center> <br>

Owners of e-readers, tablets, smartphones and laptops who seek help downloading e-books from the library’s website may attend an information session at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane, and at 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Tecumseh branch library, 1141 E. State Blvd.

<br> <center>Open laptop lab for adults</center> <br>

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

<br> <center>African-American read-in</center> <br>

An African-American read-in program takes place 5-8:30 p.m. Monday at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

<br> <center>Adult book group</center> <br>

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

<br> <center>Home-school book club meets</center> <br>

The Great Books Book Club for home-schoolers takes place at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

<br> <center>Cookbook Book Club meets</center> <br>

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

<br> <center>Adult book group</center> <br>

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.

<br> <center>Girls read</center> <br>

Girls, ages 6-12, can discuss what they’re reading at 4 p.m. Monday and Feb. 25 at Tecumseh branch library, 1411 E. State Blvd.

<br> <center>Book group</center> <br>

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

<br> <center>Read for root beer</center> <br>

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.

<br> <center>PAWS to read</center> <br>

Children can practice their reading skills by reading to 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.

<br> <center>Book club</center> <br>

A book club for adults who enjoy British humor meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at New Haven branch library, 648 Green St., New Haven. This month’s book is “Glimpses of the Moon” by Edmund Crispin.