All events are free unless otherwise noted.


All-Zona BookFest — Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Local authors, holiday shopping and more. Bring a gently used or new children’s book to donate to Make Way For Books. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15. 326-4146.

Analog Hour: Silent Reading Party — Exo Roast Company, 403 N. Sixth Ave. Bring a book and leave your phone off. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 15. 777-4709.

Brandeis Book Bonanza Festival — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Over a thousand books of all genres, rare, antique, classics, art, music, religion science, history and foreign language. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 15. 237-4373.

Collecting books for preschool and kindergarteners — Downtown Community School, 614 S. Meyer Ave. Book donation of age-appropriate new or used books to fill a preschool and kindergarten library. Call and they will pick up your books. Oct. 15-21. 850-3631.

Mocha Girls Book Group — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison. 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 15. 792-3715.


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.

Scholastic Book Fair — Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. Fifth St. Theme: Wild West. Books ranging from pre-K to eighth grade, adult books including cookbooks. Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, bring your camera. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16-20. 745-5550.


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. Oct. 18. 594-5200.

Literary Fiction Book Club — University of Arizona Poetry Center. Discussion of interesting books, mainly fiction, around the theme ‘(Un)conventional Narratives and New Writing.’ 5-6 p.m. Oct. 18.

Local Author Mixer — Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Meet local authors, ask questions about how to improve your writing or get published. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 18. 791-4010.

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.


Great Literature of All Times — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Topic: Women’s Rights “Suffrage and Beyond” Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman “Herland” (1915). For adults. 10 a.m.-noon. Oct. 19. 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.

Thinking Its Presence Conference evening presentations — University of Arizona Poetry Center. Poets. Public welcome. 7 p.m. Oct. 19, 20 and 21.


The Writers Studio Tucson: Halloween Story Night — Antigone Books. Winners of The Writers Studio Annual Write-to-Read competition will read their Halloween-inspired stories and poems. Scary stories and spooky snacks. 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20.


Local Author Meet & Greet — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Rick Seiwert author of “Incident at Rancho Alvarado,” Sharon Miller author of “The Clay Remembers” and “The Clay Endures,” W. L. Jardine author of “Beyond Bedrock,” and David Riley author of “Heart of Midday Sun” and “Bonded Agent” and contributor to “The Martian Anthology.” 3-5 p.m. Oct. 21. 571-0110.

Main Library Poetry Circle — Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Poetry of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

Seed Library Volunteer Orientation — Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Become a volunteer to sort seeds, outreach, mentor new gardeners and more. Fill out an application and bring it to orientation. Call or e-mail to RSVP. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 21.