Worlds of Words Book Fiesta: Story Journey to China at University of Arizona College of Education.

Daisy Esquivel

All events are free unless otherwise noted.


Analog Hour: Silent Reading Party — Exo Roast Company, 403 N. Sixth Ave. Bring a book and leave your phone off. 1-3 p.m. April 16. 777-4709.

From Hawks to Javelina — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Beth Surdut displays her nature-inspired illustrations accompanied by true stories. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 16, 19-22. 615-7855.


National Writers Union Reading and Open Mic — SEIU-AFSCME Union Hall, 877 S. Alvernon Way. Featured reader: Andrea Ibanez followed by open mic. 6-7:30 p.m. April 17. 624-4690.

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.

Learn To Read Music — Tucson Boys Chorus Center, 5770 E. Pima St. Topics will include notes, rhythm, clefts, key signatures and musical notation. 7-8:15 p.m. Mondays through April 24. 235-4303.


Africana Studies Book Reading — Learning Services Building, 1512 E. First St. Drive. Tani Sanchez will read excerpts of her book “Didn’t Come From Nothing: An African American Story of Life” and share her experiences of more than 30 years of writing and researching the family as well as incorporating contemporary DNA results to find new family. 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 18. 621-5665.

Open Mic Celebration of National Poetry Month — Joyner Green Valley Public Library, 601 N. La Canada. Bring poems you’ve written, or poems you love and share. 2-3:30 p.m. April 18. 594-5295.


Abbett Book Choices — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. For adults. “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2-3 p.m. April 19. 594-5200.

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. Wednesdays. 594-5420.

Why Not Book Club — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V. E. Schwab. Ages 18 and up. 7-8 p.m. April 19. 571-0110.


Gratitude: It Does a Body Good — Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. A program for adults to express gratitude creatively in words and art. Noon-1:30 p.m. April 20. 791-4010.

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.


Penelope Starr Author Event — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. “The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events.” 7-9 p.m. April 21. 792-3715.


Book Sale — Oracle Public Library, 565 American Ave. Paper, hardback, movies and CDS. All proceeds are used to support the library. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22. 896-2121.

Worlds of Words Book Fiesta: Story Journey to China — University of Arizona College of Education, Room 453, 1430 E. Second St. Write your name in Chinese, listen to Chinese children’s books, play traditional games and art activities. 10 a.m.-noon. April 22. 621-9340.