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, Calif. The author is child No. 13 and her mom is now 94 years old. Today, noon-4 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.
Listen To Your Mother Spokane - Readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast and the barely rested that is motherhood. Bring your mother and father, your daughters and sons and your friends. The show will be followed by a no-host reception at the Sapphire Lounge. Tonight, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $12/advance; $15/door, cash only. (800) 325-SEAT.
Medical Lake Book Club - Open to everyone regardless of whether they have an SCLD card. Monday, 1 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake. Free. (509) 893-8330.
Tween Book Club (North) - For youth in grades 4-6. Discuss “Amulet: The Stonekeeper” by Kazu Kibiushi. 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 “Fablehaven” by Brandon Mull. Also enjoy games and snacks. Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Spokane Valley Library Book Club - Discuss “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by C. Alan Bradley. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Inland Northwest Writers Guild - Join other writers to discuss the latest news about the publishing industry and pick up some pointers from published writers. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Book Awards Book Club - Discuss “Motherless Brooklyn” by Jonathan Lethem, winner of the 1999 National Book Critics Circle Award. Held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
BookPeople Grand Reopening - Noon-2 p.m., Terry Abraham, Lynn Ate, Priscilla Wegars; 2-4 p.m., Pat Cary Peek; 3 p.m., Paula Coomer, Julie Monroe, Herman Ronnenberg; 4 p.m., Ron McFarland, Brandon Schrand; 5 p.m., Kim Barnes, Nancy Casey, Elyse Cregar, Daniel Orozco, Robert Wrigley; 5-7 p.m., Terry Abraham, Lynn Ate, Priscilla Wegars. Thursday, BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-2669.
Author Chuck Lehman - Local author will sign his latest novel, “Lazarus, Arise,” the second book in his inspirational trilogy. He will also sign “Asher.” Friday, 3-6 p.m., Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.
Author Kate McLachlan - Local author reads from her latest novel, “Hearts Dead and Alive.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Sixth Annual Spokane ComiCon - For all ages. Comic book and pop culture show featuring special guest artists and writers in the business. Also, featuring a variety of vendors, local artists, costume contest, raffle prizes, gaming, freebies and more. Saturday, 10 a.m., Spokane Community College, Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. $6/general, free/age 12 and younger with adult. (509) 280-4997.
Meet local authors in Blanchard, Idaho - Books include: fiction, nonfiction, history, children’s stories and more. There will be short presentations by some of the writers followed by a book signing, sale of books, and a Mexican luncheon prepared by Dottie and Gary Thompson. Admission is free, but donations for the meal are appreciated. Featured authors include: Joan Budai, Carol Crigger, Suzanne Endres, Barbara Hornby, Steve Hughes, Joyce Nowacki, Pat Pfeiffer, Sonny Poirier, Joanne Roth, Dennis Wilson. Saturday, 11 a.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. Free, donations accepted. (208) 437-1037.
Author Richard Harlan Miller - Signing his book, “All You Can Eat.” Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.
Author Catrina Lanyon – Signing her children’s book, “I Know How to Learn” Saturday, 1-4p.m., Hastings Books – Coeur d’Alene, 101 W. Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.