Ted Rall Award-winning cartoonist and reporter will talk about his new book, “After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back As Honored Guests: Unembedded In Afghanistan.” 3 p.m. Nov 23, Orca Books, 509 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. 360-352-0123 orcabooks.com.
Bernadette Pajer signs “Edison Effect,” noon Nov 29. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle. 206-587-5737 seattlemystery.com.
Jan Brett Children’s author book signing and reading for “The Animal’s Santa.” 10 a.m. Dec. 13, Evergreen Elementary, 9010 Blaine Ave., JBLM, 253-583-5250.
Adult Book Clubs
Third Tuesday Book Discussion Group “Bold Spirit” by Linda Hunt, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 16, Buckley Pierce County Library, 123 S. River Ave., Buckley. Free. 253-548-3310, piercecountylibrary.org.
Second Saturday Book Club “The Scent of Rain and Lightning” by Nancy Pickard 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3321, piercecountylibrary.org.
Monday Edition Book Group “Micro” by Michael Crichton, 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Parkland Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. South, Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3304, piercecountylibrary.org.
Talk it Up! Book Discussion Group “Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig, 2:30-4 p.m Dec. 11, Graham Pierce County Library, 9202 224th St. E., Graham. Free. 253-548-3322, piercecountylibrary.org.
Bridging the Gap Book Club “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan, 7-8 p.m. Dec. 15,Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3321, piercecountylibrary.org.
Youth Book Clubs
Teen Book Club “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore, 4-5 p.m. Nov. 25, Sumner Pierce County Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner. Free. 253-548-3306, piercecountylibrary.org.
Writers Critique Group 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 4 Tulleys Coffee, 764 Broadway, Tacoma. Free. 253-537-5010.
Choosing an E-Reader or Table2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 24, Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. 253-548-3321. Free, piercecountylibrary.org.
DIY Book Hack Turn an old book into an awesome case for your tablet or e-reader. Register required. 6-8 p.m. Dec 2. Pierce County Library Lakewood, 6300 Wildaire Road SW, Lakewood. 253-548-3302 piercecountylibrary.org
Barnes & Noble, “Snowmen at Night” Storytime 1-2 p.m. Nov. 23; 360-534-0388 store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2653.
Book sale 1-4:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE, Lacey. 360-491-3860 trl.org
Puyallup Public Library 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup, offers free classes throughout the day and evening for children, toddlers and families.
Pierce County Libraries Events, activities and workshops for adults and children at all branches. Contact your local branch, piercecountylibrary.org.
Tacoma Public Libraries For information on events, contact your local branch of the Tacoma library at 253-292-2001. tacomapubliclibrary.org.
Main Library: 1102 Tacoma Ave. S.
Fern Hill Library: 765 S. 84th St.
Mary Rose Kobetich Library: 212 Browns Point Blvd. NE.
Grace R. Moore Library: 215 S. 56th St.
Charlotte White Mottet Library: 3523 E. G St.
South Tacoma Library: 3411 S. 56th St.
George O. Swasey Library: 7001 Sixth Ave.
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library: 3722 N. 26th St.
Contact your local branch of Timberland Regional Library:
Olympia: 313 Eighth Ave. SE; 360-352-0595.
Lacey: 500 College St. SE; 360-491-3860.
Tumwater: 7023 New Market St.; 360-943-7790.
Yelm: 210 Prairie Park St.; 360-458-3374.
Tenino: 172 Central Ave. W.; 360-264-2369.