Light and Easy Book Group - Drop in to knit, crochet, eat snacks and discuss this month’s book, “Jeeves and the Tie that Binds” by P.G. Wodehouse. Today, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Bob Manion - Book signing of “Springer’s Heart,” along with “The Treehouse” and “Santa’s Heroes.” Today, 1-4 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.
Author Gene Soper - Signing his book “COE: The First 60 Years, The History of the Coeur d’Alene Airport.” Today, 1-5 p.m., Hastings Books - Coeur d’Alene, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464; also Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-3448.
Cheney Book Club - This month’s selection is “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson. Today, 7 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.
Coeur d’Alene Public Library Pageturners Books Club - Wednesday, “The Lost Painting,” by Jonathan Harr. 10:15 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.
Deer Park Library Book Club - Discuss “The Very Thought of You” by Rosie Alison. Bring a brown bag lunch. Wednesday, Noon, Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.
An Evening of Poetry - Presented by the Beacon Hill Reading Series. Featuring the work of D.S. Butterworth, Gwendolyn Cash James and Tom Gribble. Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, Hagan Foundation Center for Humanities, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-7045.
Moran Prairie Library Book Club - Discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Thursday, 2 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.
Otis Orchards Book Club - Thursday, 4:30 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.
Spokane Word, Yo! - Hear poems and stories by poets as well as survivors of sexual violence. Sponsored by SAFeT (Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center. Thursday, 6 p.m., Neato Burrito, 827 W. First Ave. Free. (509) 343-5071.
Author Anthony Doerr - Author of four books, “The Shell Collector,” “About Grace,” “Four Seasons in Rome,” and, most recently, “Memory Wall.” Thursday, 8 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-2669.
Authors John M. Findlay and Bruce Hevly - Both professors at University of Washington, they present their book “Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Barbara Olivo Cagle - “16 x Mom: A Mastery of Motherhood,” the true story of a woman who raised her 16 children in the heart of San Jose, chronicling over 100 years of California history and the immigration from the old countries of Chile, Spain and Italy. The author is child No. 13 and her mother is now 94 years old. Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.
Author Esta Rosevear - Children’s author presents her third book, “Rebecca and the Garden.” Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. Free. (509) 535-4342.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. No poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, etc., please. Bring 5-10 pages to read to the group and 6-8 copies. Saturday, Noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.
“The Private Dick Diaries: Rules of Repo” Signing - Private investigators Erin Jenkins and Phil Thompson will be available to sign and discuss their book. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Books - Coeur d’Alene, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $15.95/book. (208) 664-0464.
Author T. Dawn Richard - Signing all four books in the May List series. Saturday, 2-5 p.m., Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.