Clues Unlimited Book Club - Clues Unlimited, 3146 E. Fort Lowell Road. "Tropic of Night" by Michael Gruber. 2 p.m. March 17. Free. 326-8533.


Baby Story Time - Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley. For accompanied babies up to 18 months. Activities promoting development and learning. Closed on holidays. 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays through March 25. Free. 594-5580.

National Writers Union Reading and Open Mic - Fronimo's Greek Cafe, 3242 E. Speedway. Spoken-word fiction, essays, poetry, articles and polemics. The lead this month is poet Michael Gregory reading from his book "Mr. America Drives His Car." 6:15-8 p.m. March 18. Free. 624-4690.


Treasures of Jewish Literature - Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Short stories, folklore, poetry and plays based around Eastern European Jewry with Ruth Zerman. 1-2:30 p.m. March 19. Free. 299-3000.

River Readers Book Club - Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. "Lost Memory of Skin" by Russell Banks. 6:30-7:45 p.m. March 19. Free. 594-5345.


Writers Workshop - Oro Valley Public Library. Discuss your writing and learn creative writing techniques with Alexis Powers. 9-11 a.m. March 20. Free. 594-5580.

Abbett Book Choices - Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Adult book club. Call to find out the next title and reserve a copy. 2-3 p.m. every third Wednesday. Free. 594-5200.

Read to a Dog - Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. For kids. They never criticize reading skills and will often give kisses. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 594-5420.

Third Wednesday Fiction Group - Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Discussing Nancy Horan's book "Loving Frank." Books for purchase. 7-8 p.m. March 20. Free. 571-0110.


Great Literature of All Times - Oro Valley Public Library. Read and discuss "Lyrics of Lowly Life" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Discussion led by Bill Fry. 10 a.m.-noon. March 21. Free. 594-5580.

Author Presentation: Dr. Philip Fleishman - Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave. Reading from Fleishman's recent medical thriller "The Gemini Factor" and discussion of scientific theories in the story. 11 a.m.-noon. March 21. Free. 594-5445.

Main Library Book Club - Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. Noon-1 p.m. March 21. Free. 791-4010.

Magic Tree House Book Club - Oro Valley Public Library. "Vacation under the Volcano" by Mary Pope Osborne. Activities, crafts and discussion for ages 6-10. Registration required. 4-5 p.m. March 21. Free. 594-5580.


Kate Mathis - Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Author will sign copies of her book, "Heat Wave," third in the Agent Melanie Ward novels. Book available for purchase. 1-2 p.m. March 23. Free. 571-0110.

Tucson Noir, Short Crime Fiction Readings - Mostly Books. Authors C.S. DeWildt, Isaac Kirkman, Bill Baber and special guest Rich Osburn will read excerpts from their short crime fiction. Some adult content, discretion advised. 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 23. Free. 571-0110.