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 more than 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 mom is now 94 years old. Today, Saturday, May 6 and 12-13, from noon to 4 p.m. daily. Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.
Author Kelly Jones - The Gonzaga University graduate presents her latest, “The Woman Who Heard Color,” a historical novel set in Berlin and New York which is the story of family loyalty, banned art and creative freedom. Today, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Good Food Book Club - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Enjoy dessert and discuss “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer,” by Novella Carpenter. Today, 7-8:30 p.m., Held at a private residence. Email email@example.com for directions, Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.
History Buffs Book Club - Discussion group open to the public for all history lovers. Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., meeting room. Free. (509) 847-3753.
Nonfiction Book Group - Join us to discuss “The Mind’s Eye” by Oliver Sacks. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Poetry Scribes of Spokane - Wholesome poetry for ages 18 and older. Bring a favorite poem to read. Wednesday, 1 p.m., North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 796-2180.
Signing by Artists Colton Worley - He will sign his new comic “The Spider” from national comic company Dynamic Comics. Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., Meryln’s, 19 W. Main Ave. (509) 624-0957.
T.W.I.N.E. - Teen Writers of the Inland Empire is a writing club for Spokane County teenagers in grades 6-12. No registration is required. We write fiction and poetry, and share our work in an encouraging and positive environment. Sponsored by the Spokane County Library District, pen and paper and inspiration provided by SCLD. Thursday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Author J. Robert Doherty - Doherty is a charter member of a men’s support group that served as the inspiration for his book, “Dead Men’s Struggles: Dead to Sin.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Susan C. Francis - Francis has taught grades K-12 in public schools for 20 years as well as teaching graduate school at University of Idaho and Gonzaga University. She will talk about her latest book, “Many Ways To Be Smart.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Free Comic Book Weekend - Merlyn’s - Each person can choose two free comic books from the selections, free sketches for children from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., costume contest with prizes, get your picture taken with famous characters and more. Daily 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and May 6. Meryln’s, 19 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 624-0957.
Spokane Valley Friends of the Library Book Sale - Buy used books and other items while supporting the Friends of the Spokane Valley Library. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Valley Library , 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 893-8400.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Saturday. Noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.
Author Bob Manion - Book signing of his latest novel “Springer’s Heart.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Lorene Edwards Forkner - Author, speaker and avid gardener/cook who will discuss her latest book “Handmade Garden Projects: Step by Step instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting and More.” Saturday, 1 p.m., Living in the Garden, 601 Reid Road, Pullman. (509) 332-0647.
Author Erin Joseph - Spirit Lake resident will sign copies of her family and relationships book, “Grandma’s Short and Sweet Survival Guide.” Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Hastings - Spokane Valley, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.