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Literary Calendar

Among local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):

Community Book Swap - In celebration of Teen Read Week, with snacks, prizes and lots of books. Book donations may be dropped by the school office to benefit needy kids. Monday, 6 p.m., North Pines Middle School, 701 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 228-5050

Friends of the Cheney Library Book Discussion Group - “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void,” by Mary Roach. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 235-4490

Tween Book Club (Fairfield) - For children in grades 4-6. This month’s book is “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman. Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320

Deer Park Library Book Club - “Too Much Happiness” by Alice Munro. Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free; bring a brown-bag lunch. (509) 893-8300

Patricia Hensley - Author of “Friday Night at Silver Star” and the National Book Award finalist “Hummingbird House.” Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Center. Free. (509) 313-6681

Brando Skyhorse - Reading and discussing his PEN-Hemmingway award-winning book, “The Madonnas of Echo Park.” Thursday, 7:30 p.m., reception follows at 9 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537

Third Annual Hemingway Festival - With film screening, book fair, open mics, author receptions and readings by Brando Skyhorse, Nance Van Winckel, Patricia Henley and others. Thursday-Saturday, Moscow, Idaho; for more information and a full schedule of events, visit hemingway. (208) 885-6156

Moran Prairie Library Book Club - “Packing for Mars” by Mary Roach. Thursday, 2-4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340

NOOK Color Class - Thursday, 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104

Friends of the Airway Heights Library Book Sale - Proceeds support library programs, activities and services. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m., Hicks Open Market Building, 12435 W. 13th Ave., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250

Maya Jewell Zeller and Kathryn Nuernberger - Local author Zeller presents her poetry collection, “Rust Fish”; Missouri poet Nuernberger presents her volume of poetry, “Rag & Bone.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Linell Jeppsen - Local author signs copies of her vampire novel, “The Hunt.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Kelly Milner Halls - Reading from her newest children’s book, “In Search of Sasquatch.” Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 809 W. Garland Ave. Free. (509) 325-3001


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