Bookbike Volunteer Orientation at Joel D. Valdez Main Library 8:30 a.m. Aug. 19.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.


Antique, Vintage, and Collectible Book Fair — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 13. 975-2904.

Friends of the Library Book Sale — Friends of the Pima County Public Library, 2230 N. Country Club Road. CDs, DVDs, vinyl, audio books, puzzles and more. Proceeds benefit the public library. 8 a.m.-noon. Aug. 13. 795-3763.

Second Sunday (Fiction) Book Group — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens. 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 13. 792-3715.

Steampunk Book Group — Antigone Books. “Buffalo Soldier” by Maurice Broaddus. 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 13.


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.


Babytime Storytime — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library, 4350 E. 22nd St. Stories are short and the babies enjoy moving with the music. About 20 minutes long, stay after for a playgroup. Ages 18 months and up. 2-3 p.m. Aug. 15. 594-5285.

Toddler Storytime — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library. Listen, learn, sing, move and play together. Short stories, activities and sometimes puppets. Babies 18-36 months old. 10:30-11 a.m. Aug. 15.


Abbett Book Choices — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. For adults, read popular titles recommended by group members. 2-3 p.m. Aug 16. 594-5200.

Babytime — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library. The stories are short and engaging, 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, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Children read to therapy dogs to improve their reading skills. Ages 4 and up. 3 p.m. Wednesdays. 594-5420.

Why Not Book Club — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. “The Portable Veblen” by Elizabeth McKenzie. Ages 18 and up. 7-8 p.m. Aug. 16. 571-0110.


Preschool Storytime — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library. Kids sing familiar songs and activities. Parents and caregivers are invited to play along. Ages 3-5 years. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Aug. 17.

Read to a Dog — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library. Children read to therapy dogs for practice in a low-stress environment. 5-6 p.m. Thursdays.


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.


Bookbike Volunteer Orientation — Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Combine love of books and bikes. Volunteer for the library’s Bookbike. Fill out a volunteer application and bring it to orientation. Call or e-mail to RSVP. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Aug. 19. 791-4010.

Main Library Poetry Circle — Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Read from favorite poets, learn about new poets and share views. Haiku and other Japanese poetry. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 19.

Seed Library Book Club — Joel D. Valdez Main Library. “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau. 9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 19.