Mudgy & Millie Birthday Celebration – The fifth annual event. Author Susan Nipp will be reading from her book and signing copies along with sculptor Terry Lee, along with birthday cake, drawing for Figpickels Tower of Toys and more. Today, 2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.
Auntie’s Morning Book Group – A discussion of Jess Walter’s “Beautiful Ruins.” Walk-ins are welcome. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Auntie’s Evening Book Group – All are welcome to share and discuss this month’s selection, “Mistress of Nothing” by Kate Pullinger. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Things That Go Preschool Storytime – Start your engines! This storytime is about cars, trucks, planes and trains today. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Jamie Ford – His debut novel, “Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” spent over two years on the New York Times bestseller list since it was published in 2009. The second novel, “Songs of Willow Frost,” will be released on Tuesday. Pre-pay for your copy of this novel and receive two assigned seats. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Community Library Network Adult Programs – Author Kathleen Ellis will discuss her book, “Choosing a Better Tomorrow.” She is an award-winning inspirational speaker and author of “The Darkness Cannot Keep Us: Choosing a Better Tomorrow.” Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 N Government Way, Hayden. Free. (208) 773-1506.
Author Mike Bullard – Reading, discussion and signing of his book “Lioness of Idaho: Louise Shadduck and the Power of Polite.” It is a biography of this longtime advocate for the Coeur d’Alene Library. Thursday, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 765-2315.
Author Michael Houbrick – The author has been a clown for the Ringling Brothers, a comedian and worked for Universal Studios. His newest book, “The Rat Pack of Hollywood Saves the Circus,” is the third picture book in his series for children. Friday, 3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
“After the Deluge” – The lecture by author and naturalist Jack Nisbet and retired Idaho State Geologist Roy Breckenridge will explore the saga of the Ice Age floods and the landscape they left behind, including their recent investigations of flood-related puzzles. Ice Age Floods Institute hosts Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver before and after the lecture for a book signing. This public lecture and a field trip the following day are sponsored by the Ice Age Floods Institute in association with its annual meeting. More information at www.iafi.org under Events. Friday, 7-9 p.m., Sandpoint Senior High School, 410 S. Division Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 255-1284.
Artsy Storytime and Craft – Listen to some stories to get your creative juices flowing. Then, artist Theodora Sallee will teach you how to make a red clay leaf pocket vase. For children ages 5 and older. Supplies are limited and reservations are required by phone or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Spokane Novelists Group – Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month at noon. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.
Author Leela Francis – A signing of her book “Woman’s Way Home.” She will discuss how to release the chains of self criticism, be in authentic dialogue with your body, and delight in who you are. Saturday, noon, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Joan Kopczynski – Book signing of “Spies, Lies and Psychosis,” a fictional-styled account of living with mental illness. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.
Author Melissa Lowdon – She will sign copies of her book “Trial and Error … Then Repeat.” Lowdon addresses the challenge of making the best out of your mistakes in her heartening and humorous memoir, a tale in which she seeks out her identity and realizes that it is necessary to make mistakes. Saturday, 2 p.m., Hastings Books South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.
Author Jane Porter – The author will discuss the final book in the Brennan Sisters trilogy, “The Good Wife.” This new novel is about marriages, sibling relationships and parenting while also exploring themes of love, loss, anger and guilt. Join for cupcakes, coffee and great conversation! Saturday, 3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Penn Wallace – Reading, discussion and signing of “Blue Water & Me.” The book is a high-adventure story of 11-year-old Penn’s magical first summer fishing with his father, Blue Water Charlie. The pair begins their adventure by ramming a 30,000 ton Japanese freighter. Penn swims with dolphins and explores desert islands. Finally, the pair fight for their lives when caught in an out of season hurricane. It is a story of father-son bonding that everyone should read. Saturday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
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