Local Author Series with Richard Rosenthal at Joyner Green Valley Public Library. 2-3 p.m. Dec. 19.

Richard Rosenthal

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

TODAY

Analog Hour: Silent Reading Party — Exo Roast Company, 403 N. Sixth Ave. Bring a book and leave your phone off. 1-3 p.m. Dec. 17. 777-4709. facebook.com.

Author Visit With Jeri Westerson — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. “Booke of the Hidden.” 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 17. 594-5200.

MONDAY

National Writers Union Reading and Open Mic — SEIU-AFSCME Union Hall, 877 S. Alvernon Way. Peg Bowden will read from her book “A Land of Hard Edges,” followed by an open mic — spoken word only. 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. 624-4690. nwu-tucson.org.

Read to a Dog — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Kids practice reading to service dogs. 6-7 p.m. Mondays. 594-5275. library.pima.gov.

TUESDAY

Local Author Series with Richard Rosenthal — Joyner Green Valley Public Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive. “Sky Cops: Tales from Police Aviation Units Around the Nation.” 2-3 p.m. Dec. 19. 594-5295. pima.bibliocommons.com.

WEDNESDAY

Storytime for Babies — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Short stories with music and songs. Babies up to 18 months with caregiver. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. 594-5420.

Abbett Book Choices — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. For adults, reading popular titles recommended by group members. 2-3 p.m. Dec. 20. 594-5200. library.pima.gov/" href="http://www.library.pima.gov/" target="_blank">library.pima.gov.

Babytime — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. The stories are short and the babies enjoy moving with the music. Babies up to 18 months. 3-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 594-5275. library.pima.gov.

Read to A Dog — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Children read to therapy dogs to improve their reading skills. Ages 4 and up. 3 p.m. Wednesdays. 594-5420.

THURSDAY

Read to a Dog — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Children read to therapy dogs for practice in a low stress environment. 5-6 p.m. Thursdays. Dec. 21. 594-5200.

FRIDAY

Read To Me Story Time — Bookmans, 3330 E. Speedway. Each week you will learn a new letter and read together with interactive storytelling, sing songs and play games. 10-11 a.m. Fridays. 325-5767. bookmans.com.

Preschool Storytime — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Read stories, activities and sing songs. Ages 3-5 with an adult. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Fridays. 594-5420.