Meet novelist Chentelle Branch 
Stop by the North Austin Library, 5724 W. North Ave., on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to meet Chantelle Branch, the author of “Decisions.” The novel depicts the struggles of 21-year-old Maci, who “becomes trapped like a slave by the man who she loves dearly.” 
Check out a new community-focused TV show  
‘The Jam’ launched on WCIU, The U, made its debut on July 31. The show takes a fresh new approach to morning news by focusing on everyday Chicagoans, bringing unfiltered opinion and conversation on the day’s top headlines and what’s happening around town. Hosted by Jordan Cornette, Felicia Lawrence and Danielle Robay, ‘The Jam’ airs weekdays from 6-8AM.
‘The Jam’ can be watched on The U over the air on channel 26.1, Xfinity 183 (check local listings), RCN 6 and 606 (HD), WOW 10 and 207 (HD), Dish 26, Direct TV 26 and U-Verse 10 and 1010 (HD).