All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Sunday

Coffee With The Author: Lalita Arnold — Unity of Tucson, Harmony Hall, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. “Getting Un-Stuck: Dancing Through Your Storm.” 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 322-0832. unitytucson.com.

Monday

National Writers Union Reading and Open Mic — SEIU-AFSCME Union Hall, 877 S. Alvernon Way. “The Vengeful Unhinged” by Jerry Sonenblick. 6-7:30 p.m. 624-4690. nwu-tucson.org.

Tuesdays

Toddler Storytime — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Listen, learn, sing, move and play together. The stories are short and sometimes there are puppets. 18-36 months old with an adult. 9:30-10 and 10:30-11 a.m. 594-5420.

Wednesdays

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. 594-5420.

Abbett Book Choices — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Reading titles recommended by group members. 2-3 p.m. 594-5200. 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. 594-5275. library.pima.gov.

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

Literary Fiction Book Club: “Outline” by Rachel Cusk — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Read the book and join us on the red couches in the lobby of the Poetry Center. 5-7 p.m. 626-3765. poetry.arizona.edu.

Thursdays

Bilingual Family Storytime — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. In Spanish and English. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 594-5420.

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

Fridays

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. 594-5420.

Saturdays

Poetry Morning in the Desert — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Read or share an original or one of your favorite desert/nature poems. Call 733-5151 for reservations. 11 a.m.-noon. Jan. 20. $15. nps.gov.