Friends of the Library Book Sale — The Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Road. Thousands of used books and DVDs. The theme for the month is Rodeo, Cowboys and the Old West. Sunday is half-price day, and Monday is bag day, $7 per bag of books. The Friends helps provide funding for Tucson library projects. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Feb. 17. 795-3763.


Read to a Dog — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Practice your reading skills. The dog loves to be read to by children. 6-7 p.m. Mondays, ongoing. 594-5275.


Shakespeare Reader: The Ladies Speak-The Gentlemen Speak — Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Focus on the oral interpretation of Shakespeare’s language, analysis of heroes and heroines and vocal technique. Scripts provided. Advance registration required. 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 18. $12. 299-3000.

Rainbow Magic Fairies Book Club — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A different book in the series by Daisy Meadows each month. This month: “Evie the Mist Fairy.” Registration required. 4-5 p.m. Feb. 18. 594-5580.

Meet the Author: Nancy Turner — Barnes & Noble, 5130 E. Broadway. “My Name is Resolute,” a story of courage set in the 18th century. 7 p.m. Feb. 18. 512-1166.


Abbett Book Choices — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Adult book club. Call to find out the next title and/or to reserve the book. 2-3 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, ongoing. 594-5200.

Nuts about Nature Preschool Hour — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Learn about nature through stories, crafts and games. For accompanied children ages 3 to 5. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 19. 615-7855.

Preschool Storytime — Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave. Read, sing, dance, play and learn. For accompanied children ages 3 to 5. 10:15-11 a.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 26. 594-5445.

Read to a Dog — Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Kids practice reading to therapy dogs ChiChi, Mija, or Johnny. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 5. 594-5420.

Edge 62: a Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers — Casa Libre, 228 N. Fourth Ave. Local and national cross-genre artists, emphasizing diversity of narrative, identity and literary source. Readers: Cory Aaland, Stephanie Balzer and Farid Matuk. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. $5 suggested donation. 325-9145.


Great Literature of All Times — Oro Valley Public Library. This month’s selection: “Daisy Miller” by Henry James. 10 a.m.-noon. Feb. 20. 594-5580.

Lunchtime Literature: Main Library Book Club — Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. Noon-1 p.m. Feb. 20. 791-4010.

Magic Tree House Book Club — Oro Valley Public Library. A different book from the series by Mary Pope Osborne each month. Come even if you haven’t read the books; this month: “Revolutionary War on Wednesday.” Registration required. 4-5 p.m. Feb. 20. 594-5580.


Heather Tick on Holistic Pain Relief — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. Author of “Holistic Pain Relief: Dr. Tick’s Breakthrough Strategies to Manage and Eliminate Pain.” 7 p.m. Feb. 21. 792-3715.

¡WIP! (Works-in-Progress) UA MFA Reading Series — Casa Libre. Student-run and initiated series provides graduate students of all genres a space and forum to read their work. 7 p.m. Feb. 21. 325-9145.


Book Signing with Sheila Wilensky — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Signing her book “A Certain Slant of Light: Emerging from the Shadows of Mental Illness,” a compilation of essays and personal narratives about the misconceptions of mental illness. 2-3 p.m. Feb. 22. 571-0110.

Hats & Cats: A Dr. Seuss Celebration — Bookmans, 6230 E. Speedway. The Cat himself will be on hand to read stories, sing songs and host a special Cat Craft. 10-11 a.m. Feb. 22. 748-9555.

Robert Kesselring — Mostly Books. A presentation on the intellectual and physical journeys he and his wife took to locate the largest treasure found in the United States. Book signing to follow. 1-2 p.m. Feb. 22. 571-0110.

Word Weavers — Kaitlin’s Creative Cottage, 740 N. Main Ave. Women who love to write and share in this supportive creative writing circle. Registration required. 1-3 p.m. Feb. 22. $5. 622-6161.