Food for Fines at Spokane County Library District - Celebrate National Library Week with a donation of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank and reduce your overdue fees. Today-Saturday, bring in a nonperishable food item to your neighborhood library and receive $1 off any overdue fees for each item, $10 maximum forgiven per library account. Food for Fines can only be applied to overdue and/or damaged items fees. Cannot be applied to lost item charges or accounts referred to collection. (509) 893-8200.
Reading for Writers Club - Discussion of “Building Great Sentences” by Brooks Landon. All writers are invited to drop in. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Frankie Doodle’s, 30 E. Third Ave. Free. (509) 535-2327.
Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Discussion of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discussion of “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Lily the Unicorn Storytime and Craft - Lily the Unicorn loves to do anything. Lily’s friend Roger is not so sure of anything. How will they find a way to play together? Can Lily help Roger get past his fears? Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Happier Hour and Moose Tales Storytime - Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., with beverage specials for adults and storytime at 4:30 p.m. for children. This week’s storytime celebrates Poetry Month. Well-Read Moose Bookstore, 2048 N. Main St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 215-2265.
Inland Northwest Writer’s Guild - Join other writers to share ideas and learn the latest news from the publishing industry. All writers are welcome. Guest speaker Melissa Huggins will give an overview of GetLit!, highlighting events of special interest to writers in the April 20-26 festival. Starting the Writers Challenge. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Gonzaga Visiting Writers: Michael Gurian - Michael Gurian is the New York Times best-selling author of 26 books published in 21 languages. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, The Today Show, “Good Morning America,” CNN, PBS, and National Public Radio. Gurian co-founded The Gurian Institute. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-4220.
Idaho Writers League - Meets twice monthly: on the second Wednesday of every month from 9 a.m.-noon, Jewett House, 1501 E. Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene, and the third Thursday of every month from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 262-4833.
A Poem in Your Pocket Storytime and Craft - Elinor’s class is learning all about poetry, but when it comes time for her to try, she can’t seem to find the perfect words. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Esther J. Hildahl - Signing of her children’s book, “Mr. Inky: Spider With an Attitude,” the story of a lovable talking spider with bad grammar and an attitude who’s come to live in Vicki’s bedroom and refuses to leave. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Dorothy Van Soest - Reading, discussion and signing of “Just Mercy.” The book was informed by Van Soest’s investigation of the lives of 37 men executed by Texas in 1997, and inspired by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Victim Offender Restorative Mediation Dialogue program. The book personalizes the topic of the death penalty, and is told through the perspective of a family. Saturday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
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