Yasmine Surovec will lead cartooning workshop for kids on Sept. 30.

will lead a cartooning workshop for children. Yasmine with her cats. WOW Book Fiesta at Worlds of Words.

Worlds of Words

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Today

Banned Books Week — Bookmans, 3330 E. Speedway. 10 a.m. Sept. 29: Banned-book story time; 7 p.m. Sept. 29: Arrested reading event; Sept. 24-30: take your own banned-book selfie in from of the #ArrestedReading Mugshot Photo Booth. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 24-30. 325-5767.

Book signing: Katayoun Medhat — Clues Unlimited, 3154 E. Fort Lowell Road. “The Quality of Mercy.” 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 24. 326-8533.

Mystery Book Group — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. “My Sister’s Grave” by Robert Dugoni. 12:30-2 p.m. Sept. 24. 792-3715.

Monday

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.

BirúPirúPerú: Collective Projects of Peruvian Visual Poetry — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Five collective projects of Peruvian visual poetry that explore diverse poetic records. Open 24 hours. Daily. 626-3765.

Poetry Circle — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library. Monthly poetry discussions, led by docents from the UA Poetry Center. 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Tuesday

It’s Baby Time: Story Time and Play Group — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library, 4350 E. 22nd St. Stories are short and engaging, and the babies enjoy moving with the music. Babies up to 18 months. 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays. 594-5285.

Shop Talk: The Work of Aimee Nezhukumatathil — University of Arizona Poetry Center. Christine Baines leads talk as Nezhukumatathil reads from her works. 6-7 p.m. Sept. 26.

Toddler Story Time — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Listen, learn, sing, move and play together. The stories are short and sometimes there are puppets. Ages 18-36 months old with an adult. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays. 594-5420.

Wednesday

Baby Time — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library. The stories read are short and the babies enjoy moving with the music. Babies up to 18 months. 3-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

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

Story Time for Babies — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library. Short stories with music and songs. Babies up to 18 months with caregiver. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays.

Toddler Story Time — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library. Stories, songs, dancing and rhymes. 18-36 months old. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Thursday

Aimee Nezhukumatathil — University of Arizona Poetry Center. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 28.

Bilingual Family Story Time — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library. In Spanish and English. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays.

Preschool Story Time — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library. Singing, dancing, stories and crafts. Parents and caregivers are invited to play along. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Sept. 28.

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. 594-5200.

Poetry Circle — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Members are invited to come and share their knowledge of favorite poets or listen and learn about new poets. Ages 16 and up. 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 28. 594-5580.

Friday

Preschool Story Time — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library. Read stories, activities and sing songs. Ages 3-5 with an adult. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Fridays.

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

Saturday

Feminist Book Group — Antigone Books. “The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women” by Naomi Wolf. 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 30.

Kids’ Story Time with Adam Rex — Antigone Books. “Nothing Rhymes with Orange.” Ages 3 and up. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Semiannual Book Sale — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library. Book sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 30; 1-4 p.m. Oct. 1.

WOW Book Fiesta with Yasmine Surovec — Worlds of Words, 1430 E. Second St., Room 453. Surovec will lead a cartooning workshop for children. Professional development is available for teachers. Snacks provided. 10 a.m.-noon. Sept. 30. 621-9340.