1. Today on Patch:
2. Junior Book Club...at Redan-Trotti Library today, 3:30-4:30 p.m., for ages 9-12. The library is at 1569 Wellborn Road in Lithonia. Kids can take part in book discussions, trivia and games about selected works. Contact branch for book title: 770-482-3821. Open to first 10 participants.
3. The weather: Mostly sunny (hooray!); high of 51, low of 31.
4. Planning a romantic dinner? Today is the last day of a sale on some of the essentials. Boneless New York strip steaks are on sale for $6.99 a pound; Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon Wine for $13.99 (750 ml bottle).
5. 176th birthday anniversary: Author Mark Twain, who penned "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "The Prince and the Pauper," and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," among many others, was born on this day in 1835.