“Cowboy Up” book signing at Madaras Gallery, 3035 N. Swan Road. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.


Democracy and Dissent Book Group — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. “No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need” by Naomi Klein. 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 1. 792-3715.

Semi-Annual Book Sale — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Book sale. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 1. 594-5275.


Book Discussion — Dusenberry-River Public Library, 5605 E. River Road. “Song of Solomon” by Toni Morrison. 6-7:45 p.m. Oct. 2. 1-920-470-3940.

Read to a Dog — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library. Kids practice reading to service dogs. 6-7 p.m. Mondays.

BirúPirúPerú: Collective Projects of Peruvian Visual Poetry — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Five collective projects of Peruvian visual poetry that explore diverse poetic records. Open 24 hours. Daily. 626-3765.


Abbett Mystery Book Club — Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Fun, friends and conversation. 2-3 p.m. First Tuesdays of the month. 594-5200.

It’s Babytime: Storytime and Playgroup — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library, 4350 E. 22nd St. Stories are short and the babies enjoy moving with the music. Babies up to 18 months. 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays. 594-5285.

Toddler Storytime — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Listen, learn, sing, move and play together. The stories are short and sometimes there are puppets. 18-36 months old with an adult. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays. 594-5420.


Babytime — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. The stories are short and the babies enjoy moving with the music. Babies up to 18 months. 3-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 594-5275.

Read to A Dog — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library. Children read to therapy dogs to improve reading skills. Ages 4 and up. 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

Storytime for Babies — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library. Short stories with music and songs. Babies up to 18 months with caregiver. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays.

Toddler Storytime — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library. Stories, songs, dancing and rhymes. 18-36 months old. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.


Bilingual Family Storytime — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library. In Spanish and English. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays.

Brandeis Book Bonanza Festival — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Over 1,000 books of all genre, rare antique, classics, art, music, religion science, history and foreign language. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 5; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 6, 7. 237-4373.

“Cowboy Up” — Madaras Gallery, 3035 N. Swan Road. Book signing with Alan Day. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5. 615-3001.

Craft Talk with with Aimee Nezhukumatathil — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Topic: The World is Full of Paper: Writing in the Epistolary Mode. After the talk, there will be a short question-and-answer and a book signing. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 5. 626-3765.

Preschool Storytime — Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library. Singing, dancing, stories and crafts. Parents and caregivers are invited to play along. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Oct. 5.

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


Female Storytellers — Antigone Books. Local writers from Female StoryTellers will share work from their new collection. 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Preschool Storytime — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library. Read stories, activities and sing songs. Ages 3-5 with an adult. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Fridays.

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


Read It & Meet Book Discussion — Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. Fifth St. “The King of Children: The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak” by Betty Jean Lifton, moderator Eric Flank. 18 and up. Noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 7. 745-5550.

Storytime with Pete the Cat — UA BookStore, SUMC, 1209 E. University Blvd. Read books, sing songs, crafts and meet Pete the cat. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Oct. 7. 621-2814.

Open Mic — University of Arizona Poetry Center. Round-robin open mic. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7.

Pō é tree — Herring Hall, 1130 E. South Campus. Discussions are held under the trees in front of Herring Hall. 3-4 p.m. 626-3765.