This month offers a variety of touching books about pets and animals, including a golden retriever that survived Hurricane Katrina to become a therapy dog and a tender look at cats and the men who own them.

Few things in life are more vibrant, more beautiful and more majestic than images of space. Thankfully, “Coloring the Universe: An Insider’s Look at Making Spectacular Images of Space” by Travis A. Rector, Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke presents everything from nebulae, supernovas, distant…

TEMPLE — Residents interested in reading about history will have an opportunity to discuss Tom Standage’s book “A History of the World in 6 Glasses” during a meeting of the Reading History Book Discussion Group at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B.