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.” 
 
Enjoy a back to school gathering
 
Helping Hand M.B. Church’s Annual Back to School Community Fest will be held on Aug. 12, 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., in the church’s parking lot, 538 N. Lavergne. The theme is Youth Explosion. 
 
Come get free school supplies, food, prizes and entertainment. For more info, email opendoor_foundation@yahoo.com, hshirena@yahoo.com or call (773) 299-0484. 
 
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