Buddhist Book Group - Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. "Not Quite Nirvana: A Skeptic's Journey to Mindfulness" by Rachel Neumann. 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. 792-3715.

February Fiesta - Singing Wind Bookshop, 700 W. Singing Wind Road, Benson. "Sun, Sticks & Mud: 1000 Years of Earth Building in the Desert Southwest," by Bart Kaltenbach and Barbara Anschel; Charles Kane's books on Southwest herbal and medicinal plants; and Frank Rose's "Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona." Music by Ted Ramirez. 1-4 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. 1-520-586-2425.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Road. Nonprofit sells used books to fund public libraries. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Feb. 25. Free. 795-3763.

Mystery Book Group - Antigone Books. "The Doomsday Key: A Sigma Force Novel" by James Rollins. 12:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. 792-3715.


Baby Story Time - Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley. For accompanied babies up to 18 months. Children do activities that promote development and learning. 10-10:30 a.m. Feb. 25. Free. 594-5580.


Science Fiction Book Club - Oro Valley Public Library. "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes. 6-7 p.m. Feb. 26. Free. 594-5580.


Fourth Wednesdays Mystery Group - Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. "Broken" by Karin Fossum. 7-8 p.m. Feb. 27. Free. 571-0110.

Book Signing - Green Valley Joyner Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley. Friends of the Library book signing and sale with Tucson authors Jan Cleere and Barbara Marriott, and Green Valley author Bob Ohnstad. 1-4 p.m. Feb. 27. Free. 594-5295.

Read To A Dog - Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. For kids. They never criticize your reading skills and will often give kisses to show appreciation. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 24. Free. 594-5420.

Sonoran Sleuths Mystery Book Club - Oro Valley Public Library. "The Bone Yard" by Jefferson Bass. 11 a.m.-noon. Feb. 27. Free. 594-5580.


Night of Fairytales 2013: A Very Grimm Reading - University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Brothers Grimm fairy tales with a multi-lingual reading of their famous collection of stories. Little Red Riding Hood and other tales in German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, French and more, dessert reception following. RSVP required. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 28. Free. 621-0210.

Read to a Dog - Oro Valley Public Library. Trained and certified therapy and service dogs listen as children practice reading aloud. 4-5 p.m. Feb. 28. Free. 594-5580.


Meet Holly Metz - Antigone Books. Author of "Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression." 7 p.m. March 1. Free. 792-3715.

Nature Stories at Agua Caliente Park - Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Story reading at the park, followed by an art activity. This program is a partnership between Pima County Natural Resources and Tucson Audubon Society. For accompanied younger children. 11 a.m.-noon. March 1. Free. 615-7855.

Storytime at Bookmans - Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Road. Stories, crafts, snacks and juice. 10-11 a.m. March 1. Free. 325-5767.

Writing About Place: Memoir, Travel and Nature - Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. This is a four-part class that includes reading, writing and discussion. 1-3 p.m. Fridays March 1-22. Free. 594-5345.


Book Time With Ronald - McDonald's, 2130 W. River Road. Ronald McDonald hosts a reading party. The first 100 children will receive a free book. Flowing Wells Branch Library will hand out reading program and library services info. 11 a.m.-noon. March 2. Free. 1-602-739-8810.

Bookworm Club - Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Books read aloud in the Children's Discovery Garden and a related hands-on activity or craft. 10-11 a.m. March 2. Included with $13; $7.50 kids 4-12; free 3 and under admission. 326-9686, Ext. 10.

First Book-Book Fair - Barnes & Noble, 5130 E. Broadway. Continuous activities and story time. Fundraiser for First Book Tucson to give books to needy children. You may buy items in the store 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2 and online March 3-7. Free. 512-1166.

Kate Mathis Book Signing - Clues Unlimited, 3146 E. Fort Lowell Road. The Tucson author will sign "Heat Wave." 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 2. Free. 326-8533.

Poetry in the Gardens - Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. This week: Butterfly. Hosted by the Tucson Botanical Gardens and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. 10-11:30 a.m. March 2. Included with $13 admission. 326-9686, Ext. 10.

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