POETRY OPEN MIC with Dominic Martia and Pat Owen will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota. 365-7900.
CIRQUE D' BOOK will meet to discuss "The Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. 861-5000.
RON IRWIN will sign copies of "Flat Water Tuesday" at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Barnes & Noble, 4010 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 923-9907.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets to discuss "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. 727-6079.
BARRY'S BOOK CLUB will meet to discuss "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream" by Doris Kearns Goodwin at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota. In-store purchase of the book required for participation. 365-7900; www.bookstore1sarasota.com.
FRIENDS OF THE PALMETTO LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP will meet to discuss "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at 923 6th St. W., Palmetto. 722-3333.
JAMES W. HALL will discuss and sign copies of "Going Dark" at 6 p.m.
Dec. 11 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota. In-store purchase of the book required for signing. 365-7900; www.bookstore1sarasota.com.
MARY LOU JOHNSON will sign copies of "The Lure of Longboat Key" at a wine and cheese reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Saks Fifth Avenue in Westfield Shoppingtown Southgate, Sarasota. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK CLUB FOR TEENS meets for a "happy holidays" themed event at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the South Manatee Branch Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton. 755-3892.
SUSAN KLAUS will sign her thriller, "Secretariat Reborn" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Barnes & Noble, 4010 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 923-9907.