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“Let’s Talk About It” - Five-part series of book discussions brings adult reading groups together with humanities scholars to discuss fine literature. Tuesday, Paula Coomer will talk about “Buffalo Coat” by Carol Ryrie Brink; Jan. 30, Ron McFarland will talk about “A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West” by Mary Hallock Foote; Feb. 7, Lesa Luders will talk about “Thousand Pieces of Gold” by Ruth Ann McCunn; Feb. 26, Barbara Meldrum will speak on “Home Below Hell’s Canyon” by Grace E. Jordan; and on March 20, Ron McFarland will talk on “We Sagebrush Folks” by Annie Pike Greenwood. All programs will begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. The programs on Jan. 30 and March 20 will be held in the University of Idaho library, and the others will be held in the Great Room at the 1912 Center in Moscow. Refreshments will be served. University of Idaho, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow. (208) 885-7521.

Winnie the Pooh’s 87th Birthday - Listen to Winnie the Pooh stories and color pictures of Pooh Bear. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

“Noni the Pony” - Noni loves to frolic with her friends Dave Dog and Coco the Cat, along with a barnyard full of other animals. Noni is frisky yet thoughtful in this cute story. Treats and a craft to follow. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

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.

Author Robert Lopez - EWU visiting professor will discuss his fiction and poetry including his latest novel, “Kamby Bolongo Mean River.” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Read With Me Storytime and Craft - Listen to stories and make a craft. Jan. 19, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

‘Annie Pooh, Princess Pup’ - Join author Steven Farkas for this story is about a small, lost Lhasa Apso puppy, which is found and taken care of by a poor boy who is ultimately rewarded for the kindness that he has shown. Treats and crafts will follow. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Phyllis Horne – Will discuss her book “Carnival Girl,” which tells the story of her life after she ran away to join a carnival. Jan. 26, 2:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., Spokane. (509) 838-0206. This is a rescheduled event.


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