Cowboy Poet Bob Marshall - He will perform Western music, cowboy poetry and storytelling in an outdoor concert on the hillside behind the Dahmen Barn. Today, 2 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195 North, 419 Park Way, Uniontown. $10. (509) 299-3414.
Author e.E. Charlton-Trujillo - Fat Angie’s sister was captured in Iraq, she’s the resident laughingstock at school and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything? Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
“The Great Lollipop Caper” - Tired of having only adults like his acidic taste, Mr. Caper makes caper-flavored lollipops that are sent throughout the world. But his plot has unexpected consequences, and only Lollipop can save the day. There will be treats to celebrate this new book by Dan Krall. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Inland Northwest Writers Guild - Join local writers, published and unpublished, and read from your latest work. There will also be quick-writes to help develop writing skills. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author William Kenower – A reading, discussion and signing of “Write Within Yourself.” This collection of essays serves as a companion for those times when you need inspiration. This book will help you stay connected to the writer and the life within you. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Kelly Milner Halls – The local nonfiction children’s author will discuss her latest books for National Geographic Kids: “Tiger in Trouble” and “Courageous Canine.” She will also offer a sneak preview of her next book, “Ghost!” Friday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Teen Literary Character Brawl - Come dressed as your favorite character and test your mental and physical prowess against all takers. Part of the Community Library Network Teen and Adult Programs. Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way. (208) 772-5612. Free.
“The Dark” - Lemony Snicket and author/illustrator Jon Klassen have written a wonderful story about a little boy named Laszlo, who is afraid of the dark. This story will show you how not to be afraid of the dark. Bring a flashlight and a favorite toy. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Author C.K. Crigger – The author will discuss “Three Seconds to Thunder,” her latest Western story about a career woman of the 1890s. China Bohannon is about to investigate a mystery that will take her down a tough road. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Author William Pendley – Reading, discussion and signing of “Sagebrush Rebel: Reagan’s Battle with Environmental Extremists and Why It Matters Today.” A lawyer and former Marine, Pendley served in the Reagan administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Minerals of the Department of Interior, where he played a role in authoring Reagan’s environmental policies. Now the president and chief legal officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation, Pendley is immersed in the practicalities of environmental law and understands which policies protect both nature and man’s freedom and prosperity. Saturday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
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