All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Brandeis Book Bonanza Festival — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. More than a thousand books of all genres, rare antique, classics, art, music, religion science, history and foreign language. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 9, 13 and 14; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15. 237-4373.
Coffee With The Author: Eleanor Kedney — Unity of Tucson, Harmony Hall, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. Kedney, Tucson poet will discuss techniques on how to write about grief without succumbing to it. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 8. 322-0832.
Second Sunday (Fiction) Book Group — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. “The Story of the Lost Child” by Elena Ferrante. 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 8. 792-3715.
Snapshot Memoir Writing — Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Short lecture, writing practice and discussion. For adults. Call to register. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 8. 791-4010.
Steampunk Book Group — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. “Ink and Bone” by Rachel Caine. 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 8. 792-3715.
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.
It’s Babytime: Storytime and Playgroup — 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.
Make a Miniature Book — Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Create a mini book that can become jewelry, a mini journal, picture book or gift. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 10.
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. Ages 18-36 months old with an adult. 9:30-10 and 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays. 594-5420.
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. Children read to therapy dogs to improve reading skills. Ages 4 and up. 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
Storytime 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 Storytime — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library. Stories, songs, dancing and rhymes. 18-36 months old. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
Bilingual Family Storytime — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library. In Spanish and English. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays.
Martín Espada and Odilia Galván Rodriguez — University of Arizona Poetry Center. Espada and Rodriguez read from their work, Mari Herraras will moderate a panel and book signing. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 12.
Preschool Storytime — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library. Singing, dancing, stories and crafts. Parents and caregivers are invited to play along. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Oct. 12.
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 of Resistance: A Plea for Social Change — UA Poetry Center. A variety of themes, racial profiling, xenophobia, cultural misunderstanding, violence against refugees, shared identity and more. 7-8 p.m. Oct. 12.
Preschool Storytime — 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 you will learn a new letter and read together with interactive storytelling, sing songs and play games. 10-11 a.m. Fridays. 325-5767.
Words of Wisdom III — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Poetry readings by LGBT Seniors. 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 14. 626-3765.