Graceful reading: Seattle author Jennifer Sokol plans to sign copies of her book “Six Years of Grace.” The book tells how Sokol readjusted to normal society after life in a monastery, and how she cared for her mother after a stroke. The event is scheduled for noon Saturday at the Everett Mall Borders, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. Call 425-267-3246 or visit www.borders.com for information.
Infectious tale: Award-winning author Thomas Mullen reads from his book “The Last Town on Earth.” The book focuses on a fictional Northwestern town that votes to quarantine itself after an epidemic strikes. The event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27108 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Visit www.sno-isle.org for information.
Children’s program: Seattle-area author Trudi Trueit, author of the popular Julep O’Toole series, talks with children ages 7 to 12 about how she became a writer. The event occurs at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell Everett Highway. For more information, visit www.sno-isle.org or call 425-337-4822.
Paint a picture: Children’s book illustrator Brenda Z. Guiberson presents a story time. Guiberson is known for her lively drawings of exotic animals, such as flamingoes and polar bears. The event occurs at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. For more information, visit www.sno-isle.org or call 425-778-2148.