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Posted on Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 - 12:01 am EDT

Book Notes: Books-related news and events

New book

Margaret Hobson of Spencerville, a local family historian and 44th Indiana Regiment Civil War researcher, has completed a 400-page, hardbound reference book on the regiment. It includes short biographies of the 2,012 men who served followed by 20 pages, in color, of charts and graphs about the regiment, along with a complete index.

Only a limited number of books will be printed. The book, which costs $30, will be shrink-wrapped and mailed to buyers. It won't be available online or in a bookstore. To order a copy, email Hobson at and include your mailing address, or call her at 1-260-238-4645.

Book signing

Local resident Suzanne Rogers will hold a book-signing 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Monogram Shoppe, 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Covington Plaza, for her new book, “Being Bob,” about a Haflinger horse trying to fit in better with the rest of his herd, as well as her first book, “My Mother Can Do Anything!”

Poetry reading

Ross Gay will give a poetry reading as part of the University of Saint Francis' Sullivan Reading Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center, 2701 Spring St. Free admission.

Adult book group

The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. “Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson is this month's book.

Adult book group

The “Classics” adult book group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road. “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson 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 p.m. Mondays at Little Turtle branch library, 2201 Sherman Blvd.

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

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