Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Discussion of “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
The Heart of Spirituality Book Discussion Series – Tuesday, “Franny and Zooey” by J.D. Salinger; Apr. 9, “A Beggar in Jerusalem” by Elie Wiesel. 6:30-8 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5386.
Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discussion of “The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
“Giraffes Can’t Dance” - Gerald the Giraffe’s aspiration to dance brings many challenges. This story will describe his funny and disastrous mistakes as he strives to dance. Treats provided. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Author Julie Kibler - An historical novel about interracial tensions in 1930s Kentucky. Based on the author’s family history, “Calling Me Home” is a story of social unrest, personal pain and the strength of the human spirit to endure. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
BookPeople Children’s Story Time - Children and their caregivers are invited to listen to a variety of books Thursday, 11 a.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-2669.
BookPeople Crafts and Story Time - Children are invited to work on a craft project and will be read an engaging story. Friday, 11a.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-2669.
29th Annual Writing Rally - An annual family literacy initiative for students in preschool through sixth grade. The event features a presentation by well-known children’s author Patrick Jennings, followed by time for participants to work with area teachers or Whitworth education students to create an original illustrated book by hand or with a computer. A parent or guardian must accompany each child participating in the rally; some volunteers are available. Call to request. Advanced registration required at www.whitworth.edu/writingrally. Saturday, sessions at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Whitworth University, Cowles Memorial Auditorium, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $18/includes T-shirt, snack, writing and art supplies for one child and one adult. (509) 777-3459.
Author Jess Steven Hughes - Book signing of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., All Things Irish, 315 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (509) 590-7316.
“Time-Out for Sophie” - A Rosemary Wells tale of a good little mouse named Sophie. She is good until she tests her limits with her parents and grandmother. Come listen to her journey of mischief and mayhem. Treats provided. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
“The Three Keys to Developing Voice in Picture Books” - A unique opportunity to work with literary agent Tricia Lawrence, of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Registration required. Saturday, 1 p.m., Kress Gallery, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., Level Three. $69. (509) 838-5371.