All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Mystery Book Group — Antigone Books. “The Ritual Bath” by Faye Kellerman. 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 22.
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.
Poetry Circle — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. Monthly poetry discussions, led by docents from the UA Poetry Center. 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 23.
Local Author Series with Tia Ballantine — Joyner Green Valley Public Library, 601 N. La Cañada Drive, Green Valley. Ballantine will read from her book of short stories. 2-3 p.m. Oct. 24. 594-5295.
Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Book Sale — Oro Valley Public Library, 1350 W. Naranja Drive. More than 20,000 books for sale. All proceeds benefit the Oro Valley Public Library. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26. 594-5580.
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.
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.
Women Writing the West Book Sale — Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. Books written by award-winning authors during the 23rd annual Women Writing the West conference. Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 26; 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oct. 27; 8 a.m.- 6p.m. Oct. 28. 909-2299.
Writers Read — BREWD, 4960 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Writers read from their original works. Mystery, memoirs, poetry and rattlesnakes. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26. 623-2336.
Poetry Circle — Oro Valley Public Library. Poetry discussions. Topic: The Poetry of Sherman Alexie. Adults and teens only. 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 26.
Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Book Sale — Oro Valley Public Library. More than 20,000 books for sale. All proceeds benefit the Oro Valley Public Library. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27.
Is Self-Publishing the Right Path for You — Story Land, 1202 E. Broadway. Gail Woodard, CEO and Publisher at Dudley Court Press, addresses the pros and cons of self-publishing and signs copies of her latest book, “Write the Book You’re Meant to Write: A Guide For First Time Authors.” 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27. 329-2729.
Meet the Authors — Tumacacori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. Meet and celebrate authors and the world’s experts on all things Tumacácori. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27. 377-5060.
Starr Sanders Author Event — Antigone Books. “Pinkwashed.” 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27.
Antique, Vintage, & Collectable Book Fair — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Benefitting Tell Me A Good Story educational nonprofit. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 29. 975-2904.
Feminist Book Group — Antigone Books. “Men Explain Things to Me” by Rebecca Solnit. 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 28.
Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Book Sale — Oro Valley Public Library. More than 20,000 books for sale. All proceeds benefit the Oro Valley Public Library. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 28.
Family Day — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Workshops, music, activities, refreshments. Babies to age 13. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28. 626-3765.