Author Kathleen Ellis - The author will read and sign copies of her book, “The Darkness Cannot Keep Us,” the story of her journey toward wholeness and victory. Today, 1-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Good Food Book Club - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Discussion will be on “Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems,” by Phillip Ackerman-Leist. Today, 7-8:30 p.m., at a private residence in Moscow. Email email@example.com for directions. (208) 882-8537.
Indiana Bones - Like the storytellers of old, Indiana Bones digs into ancient histories, mythologies, legends and stories, and makes them come to life with his storytelling. Monday, 10 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; Tuesday, 10 a.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood, (509) 893-8260; Wednesday, 10 a.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250; 2 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330; Thursday, 10 a.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320; 2 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390; Friday, 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Grange, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280. Free.
Author Dianna Winget - Kids writing workshop and author reading and signing of, “A Smidgen of Sky,” a book for ages 8-12. Winget will lead discussion about developing a character, choosing a setting, and coming up with a story-worthy problem along with providing an opportunity to try out what they have learned. Afterward, the author will read from her book, answer questions and provide a little treat. Tuesday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Nancy Bartley - Presenting “The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff: The Redemption of Herbert Niccolls Jr.” In 1931, a 12-year-old boy shot and killed the sheriff of Asotin, Wash. The incident stunned the small town and a mob threatened to hang him. Both the crime and Herbert Niccolls’ eventual sentence of life imprisonment at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla drew national attention, only to be buried later in local archives. Journalist Nancy Bartley has conducted extensive research to construct a compelling narrative of the events and characters. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Ocean Stories Storytime and Craft - Come hear this new story by Divya Srinivasan called “Octopus Alone.” Find out what happens when this shy little sea creature decides he needs a few friends. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Digging Up Murder - Archaeologists, anthropologists, geologists and forensic scientists dig into the mysteries surrounding sudden and violent deaths. Collect some new mystery authors to try and bring your favorites to share. Presented by Kandy Brandt, Spokane County Library District librarian and mystery maven. Wednesday, noon, Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.
Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers Luncheon Meeting - Robert Roose, support services manager of the Spokane Public Library, will discuss changes in the publishing industry, clarify what the library is looking for, explain the review process, and answer questions about self-promoting your books. Come learn about publishing and promotion and make friends who understand the writing life. Social at 11 a.m.; meeting at noon. Thursday, Teppanyaki Restaurant, 5504 N. Division St. $10. (509) 325-9922.
Teen Writers of the Inland Empire - Come write fiction and poetry and share your work in an encouraging and positive environment. Pens, pencils, paper, prompts and snacks will be provided. You bring the creativity. For sixth-grade and older. For more information, visit www.teenwritersoftheinlandempire.blogspot.com. Thursday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Party Sampler - Kelly Cooper, author of “Cookies for Grown-ups” will serve a pretzel-cheddar-mustard cookie paired with stout, plus sophisticated sweet delights, each paired with a different wine. Her new hardcover book is free to participants and there will be a discussion and signing. Thursday, 7 p.m., Hill’s Restaurant & Lounge, 401 W. Main Ave. $29.95. (509) 838 0206.
Three Minute Mic - Read your own poetry or that of someone else. Friday, 7-9 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Short Sweet & Savory History of Cookies - Kelly Cooper, author of “Cookies for Grown Ups” will talk about a new way of entertaining for cocktail time or dessert time where every sophisticated cookie, savory or sweet, is paired with an equally grown-up drink. Book signing to follow. Friday, 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Party Enchantments Disney Princess Storytime - Disney princesses from Party Enchantments lead a magical, sing-along storytime. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Local Authors Extravaganza - Meet talented Spokane authors. Saturday, 2 p.m., Hastings Books, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.