John Dunn (Drying Up: The Fresh Water Crisis in Florida) will discuss and sign his nonfiction book. Free. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. (727) 724-1525.
Leanne Vogel (Keto for Women) will discuss and sign her book. Free. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Barnes and Noble Brandon Square, 122 Brandon Town Center. (725) 666-4055. healthfulpursuit.com.
Dr. Ken Berry (Lies My Doctor Told Me) will discuss and sign his book. Free. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Barnes and Noble Brandon Square, 122 Brandon Town Center. (725) 666-4055.
East Lake Community Library's Authors Showcase presents Cheryl Hollon (Shattered at Sea) discussing and signing her latest mystery featuring St. Petersburg art glass shop owner Savannah Webb. Free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 773-2655.
Applications are available for vendors and volunteers for the 27th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be Nov. 9 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading.
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