Friends of the Library Book Sale — Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Road. This month’s theme is Back to School. 8 a.m.-noon. Aug. 18. Free. 795-3763.

“Son of a Gun: A Memoir” book signing and discussion — Barnes & Noble, 5130 E. Broadway. Justin St. Germain’s memoir of a mother-son relationship that is also an account of a murder in Tombstone and its aftermath. 1-2 p.m. Aug. 18. Free. 512-1166.


Read to a Dog — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Kids read stories to dogs for practice. 6-7 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 26. Free. 594-5275.


Writers Workshop — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Discuss your project and discover creative writing techniques for an essay, short story, novel or memoir. Presented by Alexis Powers. 9-11 a.m. Aug. 21. Free. 594-5580.

Abbett Book Choices — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Adult book club. 2- 3 p.m. Every third Wednesday, ongoing. Free. 594-5200.

Fiction Book Discussion — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. “Left Neglected” by Lisa Genova. Examines the hardships and one woman faces after a terrible brain injury. 7 p.m. Aug. 21. Free. 571-0110.


Story Time — Bookmans Grant, 1930 E. Grant Road. Stories and snacks each week followed by a fun craft like coloring, shirt decorating and making bookmarks. 10-11 a.m. Fridays, ongoing. Free. 325-5767.


Reading Seed Book Cleaning Extravaganza — Reading Seed, 1920 E. Silverlake Road. Volunteer to clean gently used books to give to children. RSVP required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 24. Free. 798-0700.

John David Krygelski — Bookmans Speedway, 6230 E. Speedway. Meet the author at the debut of his fourth novel “The Mutatus Procedure.” Noon-3 p.m. Aug. 24. Free. 748-9555.

Patrick Fritton — Mostly Books. Author will sign copies of his book, “Navigating the Pathways to Modern Life” 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Free. 571-0110.

Young Adult Author Aprilynne Pike — Mostly Books. Author of the “Wings” series will sign copies of her latest book, “Earthbound.” 3-4 p.m. Aug. 24. Free. 571-0110.