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Palouse Country Cowboy Poetry Association - The Palouse Country Cowboy Poetry Association will give a performance of love songs and poetry in honor of the Valentine holiday. Performers will be Hal Olson, John Seltzer, Maxine Larson, Elliot Marks, Orvil Sears and Dave Wahl. Dave Nordquist will be the emcee. Today, 2 p.m., Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $8. (509) 229-3414.

Danger! Live Writers - Join host Dennis Held for Spokane’s poetry showcase. Readers include Zan Agzigian, Mark Anderson, James Decay and Luis Montano. Today, 7 p.m., Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 714-3613.

Teen Book Club – Discussion of “The Fault in Our Stars.” Monday, 4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Gozzer Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 469.

“Early Books That Changed How We See the World” - Exhibit features rare books from 1493 to 1913 representing key moments in scientific history. Hours are Tuesdays, 1-8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m.; and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Sundays-Mondays. Downtown Spokane Public Library, Northwest Room, second floor, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5338.

Author Linda Hogan – A poetry reading presented as part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. Hogan is a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, activist and public speaker. She is the author of several works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, including “Mean Spirit,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Oklahoma Book Award, the Mountains and Plains Book Award; “Solar Storms,” a finalist for the International Impact Award; “The Book of Medicines,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-4220.

Pageturners Library Book Club – Discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Wednesday, 10:15 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

National Polar Bear Day Storytime and Craft - They are white, fluffy, cuddly and the perfect animal to read about in winter. Come hear stories about polar bears and stay for a fun craft. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Deer Park Library Book Club – Discussion of “Death Comes to Pemberley” by P.D. James. Wednesday, noon, Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park Library. Free. (509) 893-8300.

Literary Freedom Book Group - Discussion of “A Man of the People” by Chinua Achebe. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Moran Prairie Library Book Club - This month’s selection is “The Returned” by Jason Mott. Thursday, 2 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Author Tami Parr – Reading, discussion and signing of “Pacific Northwest Cheese.” In this rich and engaging history, Parr shows how regional cheese making found its way back to the farm. It’s a lively story that begins with the first fur traders in the Pacific Northwest and ends with modern-day small farmers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Cheese samples provided by Saunders Cheese Market. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Author Willy Vlautin - In his fourth novel, “The Free,” award-winning author Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for illuminating the disquiet of modern American life, captured in the experiences of three memorable characters looking for meaning in distressing times. Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Keep Calm and Sign on Storytelling Time - Held the first Saturday of the month for parents and children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired. Interpreter Training Program practicum students will provide interpreting services. Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 4750 N. Division St. (509) 482-4235.

Dr. Seuss Celebration Storytime - Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a special guest and your favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

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