Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Road. Proceeds benefit the Pima County Public Library. 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 16. Free. 795-3763.
Keeping the Reader Hooked - Hotel Tucson City Center - InnSuites Hotel, 475 N. Granada Ave. The Society of Southwestern Authors presents a lecture and brunch. Gayle Martin will discuss how to create believable, three-dimensional characters and how to build and how to develop a plotline that will keep readers hooked. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16. $30 at the door. 546-9382.
National Writers Union Reading and Open Microphone - Fronimo's Greek Cafe, 3242 E. Speedway. Laura Hogan, field director of the Pima Area Labor Federation, will discuss the upcoming election and its candidates from the point of view of labor. This will be followed by an open microphone (spoken word only). 6:15-8 p.m. Sept. 16. Free. 624-4690.
Baby Story Time - Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley. Children have an opportunity to do activities that promote development and learning. For accompanied children up to 18 months. 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays, through Nov. 5. Free. 229-5300.
Baby and Toddler Story Time - Geasa-Marana Branch Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road, Marana. Songs, rhymes and short stories for accompanied children up to 3. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through Nov. 27. Free. 594-5255.
Preschool Story Time - Oro Valley Public Library. Listen to stories and songs for accompanied children ages 3 to 5 years. 11:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, through Nov. 27. Free. 229-5300.
Stay and Play for Babies - Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Sing songs, read stories and do fun educational parent-child activities. For accompanied kids up to 18 months. Presented by First Things First North Pima Regional Council and Marana Unified School District. 2:45-3:15 p.m. Sept. 18. Free. 594-5200.
Abbett Book Choices - Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Adult book club. Call to find out the next title or to reserve the book. 2-3 p.m. third Wednesday, through Dec. 19. Free. 594-5200.
Family Story Time - Oro Valley Public Library. Listen to stories and songs for accompanied children up to 5 years of age. 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 28. Free. 229-5300.
Writers' Workshop - Oro Valley Public Library. Discuss your writing project and discover creative techniques. Whether it is an essay, short story, novel, or a memoir for your grandchildren. Presented by Alexis Powers. 9-11 a.m. Sept. 19. Free. 229-5300.
Great Literature of All Times - Oro Valley Public Library. Discussion presented by Bill Fry on Ring Lardner - "The Haircut" from "The Love Nest and Other Stories." 10 a.m.-noon. Sept. 20. Free. 229-5300.
Magic Tree House Book Club - Oro Valley Public Library. "Midnight on the Moon" by Mary Pope Osborne. Activities, crafts and discussion. Registration required. For children ages 6 to 10. 4-5 p.m. Sept. 20. Free. 229-5300.
Main Library Book Club - Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Noon-1 p.m. Sept. 20. Free. 791-4010.
Meet Rafe Sagarin - Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. Author of "Learning From the Octopus: How Secrets From Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Disease." 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 792-3715.
Toddler Story Time - Oro Valley Public Library. Listen to stories and songs for accompanied children 18 months to 3 years. 10-10:30 a.m. Fridays, through Nov. 16. Free. 229-5300.
"The Night Before My Birthday Book" Book Signing - Kid's Center, 1725 N. Swan Road. Author Joni Rubinstein. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 22. Free. 322-5437.
Brown Bag It! - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Summer clearance book sale from the Friends of the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. Fill a bag provided to you for $5. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22; 1-4 p.m. Sept. 23. Free. 594-5275.
Gecko Gals Ink - Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St. Gecko Gals Carol Costa, Mary Ann Hutchison, Jude Johnson, Ashleen O'Gaea and Dewanne Tremont will sign their latest releases. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22. Free. 293-6373.
MOCAshop Book Signing - Museum of Contemporary Art, 265 S. Church Ave. "Art, Self & Knowledge" by Keith Lehrer and "Wine & Conversation" by Adrienne Lehrer. 5-6 p.m. Sept. 22. Free. 624-5019.
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