Mystery Book Group - Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. Discussion of "Think of a Number" by John Verdon. Hard-edged characters and gritty plot. 12:30 p.m. March 24. Free. 792-3715.

Buddhist Book Group - Antigone Books. "The Best Buddhist Writing 2012," edited by Melvin McLeod. Voices and visions offering an entry point to modern Buddhist wisdom. First half of the book in March, the second half in April. 2 p.m. March 24. Free. 792-3715.


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


Science Fiction Book Club - Oro Valley Public Library. "Frankenstein" by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. 6-7 p.m. March 26. Free. 594-5580.


Sonoran Sleuths Mystery Book Club - Oro Valley Public Library. "The Locked Room" by Maj Slöwall and Per Wahlöö. 11 a.m.-noon. March 27. Free. 594-5580.

"Journey of the Heart: A True Story" Book Signing - Western National Parks Association Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive. Annette Gray will sign copies of her book chronicling the life story of Mamie (Bernard) Aguirre, an American pioneer woman. Reservations required. Two sessions: Noon and 2 p.m. March 27. Free. 622-6014.

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

Fourth Wednesdays Mystery Group - Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Discussion of Marcia Clark's book "Guilt by Association." Book available for purchase. 7-8 p.m. March 27. Free. 571-0110.


All-Night Reading of Dante's "Inferno" - St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Dante's "Inferno" read on Maundy Thursday until 10 a.m. on Good Friday. Each 30-minute segment will include tolling of the church bells, meditative music, quiet meditation and the reading of one canto of the poem. Participants may come and go throughout the night. 9 p.m. Thursday, March 28 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 29. Free. 299-6421.

"I Love Books" Group - El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road. Monthly book club centering on themes of wisdom and aging. This month: "The Devil in the White City: The Fair That Changed America" by Erik Larson 2-4 p.m. March 28. Free. 324-4345.


Meet Johanna Skibsrud and Jamie Quatro - Antigone Books. Johanna Skibsrud, author of "This Will Be Difficult to Explain" and Jamie Quatro, author of "I Want to Show You More" will discuss their short-story collections and sign books. 7 p.m. March 29. Free. 792-3715.


A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Husband and wife team Richard C. Brusca, an invertebrate zoologist, and Wendy Moore, an assistant professor of entomology at the UA, talk about the natural history of the Catalina Mountains. 10 a.m. March 30. $8. 742-6455, Ext. zero.

Book Signing With R.L. Clayton - Mostly Books. Local author will sign copies of his book "Sea Species." Book available for purchase. 1:30-2:30 p.m. March 30. Free. 571-0110.