Democracy & Dissent Book Group — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. 2 p.m. Dec. 1. Free. 792-3715.


“Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction” Nonfiction Book Club — Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo. 1:30-3 p.m. Dec. 2. Free. 594-5345.


Handmade Books: Coptic Binding Workshop — Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Create a hand-bound book using a Coptic technique to stitch the pages. Instructor: Annie Andre. 1-5 p.m. Dec. 4. $50. 299-3000.

ReadStrong: Level up your reading at your library — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library. Half-hour sessions with tutors. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18. Free. 594-5200.


Nature Stories at Agua Caliente Park — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park. Outdoor nature story reading followed by an art activity. 11 a.m.-noon. Dec. 6. Free. 615-7855.


Friends of the University of Arizona Libraries Winter Book Sale — 301 N. Cherry Ave. Science, Irish studies, scholarly religious books, history, music and art books. Preview for members, or $50 fee, 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Most books $1 or $2. Cash or checks only. Free after 9 a.m. Open to the public 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7. 609-6471.

HOPE Book & Bake Sale — HOPE Animal Shelter, 2011 E. 12th St. Benefits the care of the animals at this no-kill shelter. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 792-9200.

“Read It & Meet” Book Discussion — Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. Fifth St. “The Lawgiver” by Herman Wouk, with moderator Rabbi Robert Eisen. Monthly meeting discusses books by Jewish authors or with Jewish content. Everyone welcome. 18 and older. Noon-1:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 745-5550.

Conrad Storad — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Author will read from “Fang and Stinger.” 1 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 571-0110.

Jane Gerencher — Mostly Books. Author will read from “Santa’s Sugar.” 2:30-4 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 571-0110.

“Hidden Canyon” Book Signing — Medicine Man Gallery, 6872 E. Sunrise Drive. Author Mark Sublette signs the third novel in his Charles Bloom murder mystery series. 4-5 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 722-7798.