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Book your weekend with an American classic and local authors

As the days get shorter and cooler we start to find ways to manage the long winter hibernation. While bears snooze away the hours, humans find great satisfaction in curling up with a good book. Add a crackling fire and a glass of wine and winter starts to look mighty appealing.

This weekend, a couple of local events will whet your appetite for some good reads. And is there a better book than the only one penned by Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird?” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American classic, a book discussion group will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Oconomowoc Public Library. A showing of the film will follow.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, a discussion of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be held at Books & Co. The special anniversary edition of the book is available at the store, 1039 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, in both hardcover and paperback.

On Saturday, Oct. 16, Books & Co. will host 10 local authors who will discuss and sign their books. What a great way to meet writers from the area and to find, perhaps, a new favorite author. The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be an open house format with refreshments provided. Local authors who are expected to appear are:  Steve Vadakin, Scott Stoll, Robert Townsend, Neela Sheth, M. Blair Milne, Lisa Anne, Kevin Glaser, Jerry Zelm, Herbert Eggie and Robert Grede.

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