Come meet Gainesville author Alison Reeger Cook to celebrate publication and launch of her second young adult fantasy novel, The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Fang of Fenrir at the Walters House, 305 Boulevard, on Thursday, Jan. 22. Doors will be open at 5:30 p.m. with the public reception starting at 6:30 p.m. Copies of both A. R. Cook books, including book one of “The Scholar and the Sphinx” series, will be available for purchase and signing. For more information call 770-534-6160. Free and open to the public.