Hope in Hard Times: Tell Me a Story - Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances which tested their perseverance, resilience and ingenuity. Tuesday, 4 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.
Author Molly Wizenberg - Reading from her latest book, “Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Marriage,” delves into the marital crisis sparked when she and her husband opened their first restaurant in Seattle. She is behind the award-winning Orangette food blog. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Deer Park Library Book Club - June 25: It’s a reader’s choice. Get a jump start on the Fourth of July celebration by reading a patriotic book or a book about the history of America. Come prepared to share your read with the rest of the group. Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest, Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.
Camp Rex Preschool Storytime and Craft - Find out the right way to camp outdoors with this silly new book by Molly Idle. Stay to make a yummy camping treat. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Literary Freedom Book Group - Discussion of discussion of “Cities of the Plain” by Cormac McCarthy. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Moran Prairie Library Book Club – Discussion of “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. Thursday, 2-4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.
Otis Orchards Book Club - Discussion of “The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity” by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.
Author Craig Romano - Reading, discussion and signing of “Day Hiking Eastern Washington,” which Romano co-authored with Rich Landers, and “Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands.” Romano is the trails editor for Outdoors Northwest and contributes to other magazines. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Spokane Novelists Group - Meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month, noon-4 p.m. Please bring seven to eight copies of a chapter/manuscript of no more than 10 pages. Review of fiction only, including novels and short stories. Please no memoirs, poetry, children’s books or any form of nonfiction. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. (509) 590-7316.
Author Su Williams - Signing of “Dream Weaver,” a story that combines dark science fiction and young adult fantasy. Saturday, noon, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Michael Hiltzik: Solutions for Hard Times - Join L.A. Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author of “Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century” and “The New Deal: A Modern History,” for a conversation about the Great Depression themes in his books and his thoughts on some solutions born out of the necessities of the 1930s. Saturday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
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