Literary Calendar

Mother Goose on the Loose! - Award-winning children’s singer songwriter Nancy Stewart puts on an interactive concert to engage children of all ages. Favorite nursery rhymes will come to life with props and lots of help from young audience members. Today, 3 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Journalist Michele Norris - Creator of “The Race Card Project” on National Public Radio and NPR’s “Backseat Book Club,” this award-winning journalist will give a community presentation followed by a Q-and-A session and book signing. Monday, 5:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free. (509) 533-4197.

Author Rosanne Parry – Reading discussion and signing of “Written in Stone.” Parry is also the author of “Heart of a Shepherd,” which has been honored as a Washington Post’s Best Kids’ Book of the Year, a Kirkus Review’s Best Children’s Book of the Year, and a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Monster Preschool Storytime - If a monster scares you, scare it back and say, “Boo!” Come hear stories about handling those big furry beasts. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Marissa Meyer – The New York Times best-selling author will discuss her futuristic fairy tale series for teens, “The Lunar Chronicles.” The first book, “Cinder,” was a best-seller and has been followed by the eagerly awaited second book, “Scarlet.” Her next book in the series, “Cress” is due out in February. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Mysteries Sales - Featuring a collection of crime novels, spy tales and murder mysteries. Proceeds are used to support library programs for adults, teens and children, to make special purchases for the collection, and to buy furnishings and equipment. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Second Story Books in library store, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.

Three Minute Mic - Open mic poetry. Read an original poem or a personal favorite. Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Friends of Liberty Lake Book Sale - Books for all ages. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. (509) 954-6933.

Book Lovers Day Storytime - Choose your favorite story to read together during National Book Lovers Day. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Willow Feller – A book signing. Her newest release is “The Epic Undoing of Haley Ann Ewing,” a Christian comedic novel. Saturday, noon, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

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