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Free Children’s Activities at BookPeople - Events include children’s story time Monday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 11 a.m; and craft story time Friday at 11 a.m. BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-2669.

Authors Marilyn Cork, Jeanne M. Tomlin, Diane E. Mercer - The authors will be on hand to talk about their book, “Priest River and Priest Lake: Kaniksu Country,” which is filled with historic photos of the area dated from the 1880s through 1960s. Today, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Eva Gayle Six - She presents her historical novel, “Jennie’s Tiger.” Today, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Books - Coeur d’Alene, 101 Best Ave. (208) 664-0464.

Author George Eklund - Professor at Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky., will read from his works, including “Wanting to Be an Element” (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and “The Island Blade” (ABZ Poetry Press, 2011). Eklund also will read from his newest work, “Essay After the 20th Century,” to be published in the spring. Part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. Eklund will participate in a question-and-answer session before the reading at 2 p.m. in the Foley Center Library’s Teleconference Room. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-6681.

Halloween Preschool Storytime and Craft - Come to the store dressed in your Halloween costume. Listen to spooky stories and make your own trick-or-treat bag. Afterwards, you can trick-or-treat around the store for some sweet goodies. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Deer Park Library Book Club - Discuss “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life,” by Barbara Kingsolver. Bring a brown bag lunch. Wednesday, noon, Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.

Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair - Book and gift items for all ages at discounted prices. All proceeds benefit Good Samaritan Leisure Activities. Open to the public. Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Good Samaritan Retirement Center, 17121 E. Eighth Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-6161, ext. 650.

Cowboy Poet and Storyteller Baxter Black - This former large animal veterinarian will shine a spotlight on the flaws and foibles of everyday cowboy life. Friday, 8 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $20. (509) 795-2030.

Fall Storytime & Craft - Listen to stories and make a fall tree picture. Saturday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s at the Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.

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