All events are free unless otherwise noted. 


Analog Hour: Silent Reading Party — Exo Roast Company, 403 N. Sixth Ave. Bring a book and leave your phone off. 1-3 p.m. Aug. 20. 777-4709.


National Writers Union Reading and Open Mic — SEIU-AFSCME Union Hall, 877 S. Alvernon Way. Andrea Elena Ibanez, featured reader followed by open mic for spoken word only. 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. 624-4690.

Read to a Dog — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Kids practice reading to service dogs. 6-7 p.m. Mondays. 594-5275.


Babytime Storytime — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library, 4350 E. 22nd St. Stories are short and engaging, and the babies enjoy moving with the music. Approximately 20 minutes long, stay after for a playgroup. Ages 18 months and up. 2-3 p.m. Aug. 22. 594-5285.

Miniature Book Making — Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Create a three inch or smaller book. Call or visit to register. Noon-1 p.m. Aug. 22. 791-4010.

Toddler Storytime — Eckstrom-columbus Public Library. Listen, learn, sing, move and play together. Short stories, activities and sometimes puppets. Babies 18-36 months old. 10:30-11 a.m. Aug. 22. 


Babytime — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library. The stories are short and engaging, and the babies enjoy moving with the music. Babies up to 18 months. 3-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 

Read to A Dog — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Children read to therapy dogs to improve their reading skills. Ages 4 and up. 3 p.m. Wednesdays. 594-5420.


Preschool Storytime — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library. Kids sing familiar songs and activities. Parents and caregivers are invited to play along. Ages 3-5 years. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Aug. 24. 

Read to a Dog — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Children read to therapy dogs for practice in a low stress environment. 5-6 p.m. Thursdays. 594-5200.


Read To Me Story Time — Bookmans, 3330 E. Speedway. Each week you will learn a new letter and read together with interactive storytelling, sing songs and play games. 10-11 a.m. Fridays. 325-5767.