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Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport

HELPING HAITI

Author Steven Werlin discusses his book "To Fool the Rain: Haiti's Poor and Their Pathway to a Better Life," 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 849 Park St.

SHAME NATION

Ponte Vedra Beach author Sue Scheff ("Google Bomb: The Untold Story of the $11.3M Verdict That Changed the Way We Use the Internet") introduces her new book "Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate," 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Johns Town Center Barnes & Noble. "Shame Nation" explores cyberbullying's rapid rise.

BREAST CANCER

"A Celebration of Healing" featuring the paintings by Sal Brownfield, and stories and poetry by Eve Hoffman of women and men whose lives have been affected by breast cancer, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., Fernandina Beach.

BOOK SALE

Friends of the South Mandarin Library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the library, 12125 San Jose Blvd.

SISTERS IN CRIME

Librarian Sandra Ostroski discusses how authors can get their books into the library, how to keep them on the shelves and how to support the library system at the Sisters in Crime meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.

SNAKES & SPIDERS

Local author Terri Mashour gets the kids ready for Halloween with tales from her book "Back Country Trails of Florida" from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., Fernandina Beach.

CLIMATE STUDY

The main Jacksonville library's climate change book club discusses "Zeitoun," one family's unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water during Hurricane Katrina, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Kenneth Rainer, education director of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve at Ponte Vedra Beach, will lend his expertise to the discussion at the library, 303 Laura St. N.

BOOK ISLAND

The Amelia Island Book Festival will present its 2018 Book Island Literary Award to two authors (one fiction, one non-fiction) at its Author Expo, Saturday, Feb. 17. See ameliaislandbookfestival. …

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