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Good Food Book Club - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Discuss “The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting With the Angels Who Have Returned My Memories” by Alice Walker and enjoy dessert provided by the co-op. Today, 7-8:30 p.m., at a private residence. Email for directions, Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.

The Art of Writing with Laura Munson - A writer’s forum that began in Loon Lake and is open to new members. Munson, author of the bestselling memoir “This is Not the Story You Think It Is,” is the keynote speaker for tonight’s meeting. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Outer Space Preschool Storytime and Craft - Explore the final frontier by listening to stories about planets, stars and aliens. Afterward, make your own alien costumes to wear home. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Story will be “Should I Share My Ice Cream,” by Mo Willems. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

“Democracy and Elections” with David Barsamian - Award-winning founder and director of “Alternative Radio,” an independent weekly radio program that airs in the Spokane area on KYRS. Also co-author of numerous books with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and others. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main St. $10. (509) 747-3012.

Jess Walter - Reading from his is novel “Beautiful Ruins.” Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-2669.

Summer Adult Library Programs - Thursday, “Maintain Your Brain: How to Live a Brain-Healthy Lifestyle,” 1-3 p.m. and “A Life in Seven Summits,” by international climber Kay LeClair, 6 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. Free. (208) 773-1506, ext. 323.

Spoken Word Performance - Evening of original poetry with Zan Agzigian, area poet, accompanied by Brian Flick on standing bass. A few local poets reading pieces of their own beforehand. Thursday, 7 p.m., Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 624-4502.

Book signing with Silverwood Owner Gary Norton - Norton has written his personal stories and memories that led to the creation of Silverwood Theme Park in his book, “American Theme Park.” Saturday and Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. Highway 95, Coeur d’Alene. Silverwood admission. (208) 683-3400.

David Huyck - Book signing of “That One Spooky Night.” Huyck will do a short, interactive drawing demo and refreshments will be provided. Saturday, 10 a.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-2669.

Joan Kopczynski - Book signing of “Spies, Lies and Psychosis.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.

Kenny Knight - Guitarist, radio host and studio master signs copies of his books including his memoir, “Unknown Rock Star.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Jessica Hecket - Signing copies of her book, “The Water Words.” Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Books - Coeur d’Alene, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.


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