Spokane Poetry Slam - Held every third Sunday. Slam poetry is a form of competitive performed poetry in which poets are judged by five members of the audience chosen at random. Poets have three minutes to perform their own original work without costumes, props or musical accompaniment. Sign-up at 8 p.m., slam at 8:30 p.m. For more information, email Isaac Grambo at firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages are welcome, but content is not censored. Tonight, Scout, 1001 W. First St. $5/competitors or audience. (509) 869-2320.
Tween Book Club (North) - For youth in grades 4-6. Discuss this month’s pick, “Swindle” by Gordon Korman. Also enjoy games and snacks. Tuesday, 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Tween Book Club (Valley) - For youth in grades 4-6. Discuss “The Stonekeeper” by Kazu Kibuishi. Also enjoy games and snacks. Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Literature by African Americans Book Group - Group will discuss “A Little Dab ‘a Do Ya” by Eric Y. Brantley. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Court. Free. (509) 255-6013.
Spokane Valley Library Book Club - Discuss “A Secret Gift,” by Ted Gup. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Inland Northwest Writers Guild - Discuss the latest news about the publishing industry and pick up some pointers from established writers. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Father’s Day Pajama Storytime - Join the library staff along with Colfax graduate Kirk Schmick as he shares his musical ability and sing-a-long songs. Children can wear PJ’s, bring a stuffed animal or favorite blanket. Although a special event for dads and children, moms and grandparents are invited, too. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.
Book Awards Book Club - Discuss “War Dances” by Sherman Alexie, winner of the 2010 Pen Faulkner Award. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
“COE: The First Sixty Years, The History of the Coeur d’Alene Airport” - Author Eugene Soper will present a program about the airport from his book that was published this year by the Museum of North Idaho Press. Thursday, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.
Author Kelly Milner Halls - Bestselling author of science and history books for children. The Spokane author will talk about her latest book, “Hatchlings: Life-Size Baby Dinosaurs.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Frank Zafiro - Author of The River City Series. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Book Parlor, 1425 W. Broadway Ave. (509) 328-6527.
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.
Authors Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver - Will present the geological field guidebook, “On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches.” Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Science Building, on Washington Street across from Roos Field, Cheney. (208) 263-3573.