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Book notes: Meet 'In the Garden With Jane Austen' author in Batavia

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• Author Kim Wilson discusses her book "In the Garden With Jane Austen" at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Free. Wilson explores the role gardens played in the lives and loves of author Jane Austen and her characters. This is a "One Book, One Batavia 2013" event, celebrating Austen's book, "Pride and Prejudice." Register online at onebookonebatavia.org or call (630) 879-1393, ext. 200. For more information, visit bataviapubliclibrary.org.

• Meet award-winning author Blue Balliett as she reads from and signs copies of her new middle reader title, "Hold Fast," at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

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• Dr. Jørn Dyerberg, medical doctor, professor at the University of Copenhagen and co-author of the book "Missing Wellness Factors: EPA/DHA: The Most Important Nutrients Discovered Since Vitamins," presents a lecture titled "Omega-3 Oils and Their Role in Human Health" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, in Room 145 of the Science Center at Wheaton College, 430 Howard St., Wheaton. Free and open to the public. (630) 752-5662 or wheaton.edu.

• Erin Hunter, author of "Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail," reads from and signs copies of her book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Meet "The Storm Kings" author Lee Sandlin as he reads from and signs copies of his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Anderson's Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Author Jessica Walsh reads from her newest book of poetry, "The Division of Standards," at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Drama Lab Theatre in Building L, Room L109, at Harper College, 1200 Algonquin Road, Palatine. Free. (847) 925-6100 or harpercollege.edu.

• Author Jenny Lawson reads from and signs copies of her New York Times best-seller "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Local author Neil Steinberg discusses his new book, "You Were Never in Chicago" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. A book signing will follow Steinberg's lecture. (847) 272-6224 or northbrook.info.

-- Laura Stewart

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