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Author Christine Smith - Northwest author and her husband, Capt. Jeffrey Smith, will be giving a slideshow presentation today at the North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, and at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, on Monday, both at 2 p.m. Their presentation is based on Christine Smith’s book, “More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B,” chronicling how a projected two-year boat restoration project became an eight-year tug-of-war between time and money. Free. (509) 893-8350.

“The Heart of Spirituality” Book Discussion Series – Tuesday, “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving; Mar. 12, “Franny and Zooey” by J.D. Salinger; April 9, “A Beggar in Jerusalem” by Elie Wiesel. 6:30-8 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5386.

Author David Michaelson - The Harrington native has written nine novels, two cookbooks and a children’s book. He will be signing all his books and reading from his children’s book, “Butterfly Dust.” Tuesday, noon-4 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.

Corbin Book Club - Discuss “On Sidesaddles to Heaven” by Laurie Will Carlson. Tuesday, 2:45 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. (509) 327-1584.

Visiting Cast of “Alice the Musical” - Meet members from Christian Youth Theater that have been cast in the production of “Alice the Musical,” a version of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Starts at 1 p.m. for the preschool program and 4 p.m. for school-age children. No registration required. Wednesday, Coeur d’Alene Library, Seagraves Children’s Library, Lower Level, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

“Happy Valentine’s Day Mouse!” - Join Mouse as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves. This special holiday story by Laura Numeroff is part of the “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” series. Cookies will end the storytime. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Author Matthew Burns – Part of the English Endowed Reading series. Burns is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Heritage University in Toppenish, Wash. His poem “Rhubarb” won the 2010 James Hearst Poetry Prize from North American Review, and other poems and essays of his have appeared or are forthcoming in Folk Art, Ragazine, Cold Mountain Review, The Georgetown Review and other publications. Friday, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Hixson Union Building Multipurpose Room, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-3253.

Storytime Double Feature – Listen to “My First Biography: Abraham Lincoln” by Marion Dane Bauer, and “Snow” by P.D. Eastman. In recognition of President’s Day, discover Abraham Lincoln, who stood for his beliefs even when they weren’t popular during his time. Presidential treats will follow. “Snow” shows how joyful and fun snow can be. Listen to stories of children having fun in the snow and how you can have the same fun at home. Warm treats follow this storytime. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Author Kerry Schafer - Book signing of her novel, “Between,” a contemporary fantasy about a woman with the power to enter dreams, and her journey to discover the truth about her family. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.