Florida Conversations: A Florida Studies Lecture Series presents NPR space reporter Pat Duggins talking about his book Final Countdown: NASA and the End of the Space Shuttle Program at 3 p.m. today at the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa.
The Clearwater Public Library System's Adult Summer Reading Program presents Nick Schuyler (Not Without Hope) talking about and signing his memoir about surviving a deadly boating accident at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave.
The East Lake Community Library Authors Showcase presents James Sheehan (The Law of Second Chances) talking about his legal thrillers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
Plant High School graduate Thomas Daly (Rage Company: A Marine's Baptism by Fire) will talk about and sign his memoir of serving as a U.S. Marine in Iraq at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
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