AUBURN – Back by popular demand is the Auburn Public Library’s summer reading program for adults, Books and Banter. Participants are invited to kick back and read for sheer enjoyment, whether it’s a new novel or old chestnut, or a book about politics, decorating or fly-fishing.

The more participants read, the more chances they’ll have to win one of three gift baskets of books.

A Book and Banter breakfast will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 19 and 26 and Aug. 2. Participants will discuss books they’ve read or want to read, and there will be flavored coffees and teas to sample.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, mystery and suspense writer P.D. LaFleur will talk about the mystery-suspense novel so popular today. LaFleur is the author of “In the Company of Strangers.” His latest novel, “Vengeance Betrayed,” is a fast-paced story of international intrigue with the conflict in Northern Ireland for a backdrop. The book features an Auburn-born heroine who becomes entangled in a plot to derail peace talks.

For more information about the summer reading program, call the library at 333-6640, or visit its Web site at