If you love dogs and books, then you might enjoy reading to our friend Bessie, a bearded collie and a Reading Education Assistance Dog. At 3:45 p.m. on rain-free Thursday afternoons, Bessie will be here to greet you. Sign-ups are on-the-spot and in order, finishing by 5 p.m. Come and WOOF! I mean READ to Bessie. (Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27)