Mocha Girls Book Group at Antigone Books discussing “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. 3:30 p.m. July 16.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.


Analog Hour: Silent Reading Party — Exo Roast Co., 403 N. Sixth Ave. Bring a book and leave your phone off. 1-3 p.m. July 16. 777-4709.

Mocha Girls Book Group — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. 3:30-5 p.m. July 16. 792-3715.


National Writers Union Open Mic — SEIU-AFSCME Union Hall, 877 S. Alvernon Way. Open to all forms of spoken word including fiction, essays, poetry, articles and polemics. 6-7:30 p.m. July 17. 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.


Toddler Storytime — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Listen, learn, sing, move and play together. Toddlers 18-36 months with an adult. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 594-5420.


Abbett Book Choices — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. For adults, reading popular titles recommended by group members. 2-3 p.m. July 19. 594-5200.

Babytime — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library. The stories are short 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. Children read to therapy dogs to improve their 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 a.m. Wednesdays.


Bilingual Family Storytime — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library. Presented in Spanish and English. Children of all ages. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Great Literature of All Time — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. “The City and the Pillar” by Gore Vidal. For adults. 10 a.m.-noon. July 20. 594-5580.

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.

Summer Storytime — Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Storybooks, games, crafts and activities relating to the theme of the week. Ages 3-7 and siblings. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 9-10 a.m. July 20. 749-8700.


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

Read To Me Storytime — 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.