POETRY LOCALMIC with poets LINDA ALBERT and GABRIELLE LENNON will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota. 365-7900; www.bookstore1sarasota.com.
BOOKS AND COFFEE will meet to discuss "Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA" by Randall B. Woods at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 in Geldbart Auditorium, Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. 861-1140.
WHODUNIT BOOK CLUB led by Elsie Souza will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 14 in the bar at Louie's Modern, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, to discuss "Evil Season" by Michael Benson. Bookstore1sarasota purchase of the book required for participation. 365-7900; www.bookstore1sarasota.com.
DREW PERRY will read from and sign copies of "Kids These Days" at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Inkwood Books, 216 S. Armenia Ave., Tampa. (813) 253-2638; www.inkwoodbooks.com.
ELSIE'S BARISTA BOOK CLUB meets to discuss "The Hare With Amber Eyes" by Edmund de Waal at 9 a.m. Jan. 16 at Louie's Modern Coffee Bar, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Bookstore1 purchase of the book required for participation. 365-7900; www.bookstore1sarasota.com.
CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT will discuss her young-adult novel, "To the Mountaintop," about her experiences with the civil rights movement, at the Bookstore2@FST luncheon at noon Jan. 15 at Florida Studio Theatre's Court Cabaret, corner of Cocoanut and First Street, Sarasota. Tickets are $25. 552-1521; www.floridastudiotheatre.org.
Chef and author RAYMOND ARPKE will discuss his Longboat Key restaurant, Euphemia Haye, and his autobiography/cookbook, "You Don't Have to be Crazy, But It Helps: Recipes and Rantings of a Mad Man," at 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-6341.
Peppertree Press publisher JULIE ANN HOWELL will discuss "From Manuscript to Masterpiece" at 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at Barnes & Noble, 4010 S. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 922-2662
The TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP will meet to discuss "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt at 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Palmetto Branch Library, 923 6th St. W., Palmetto. 722-3333.
JEANNIE HUDKINS will discuss her book, "Eat Like You Give a Damn" at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-6341.
DAVID MULLEN will discuss his book, "Living Your Strengths: A Positive Psychology Approach" at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Rocky Bluff Library, 6750 Hwy. 301 N., Ellenton. 723-4821.
JANET HASSELBRING will sign copies of "Ossie the Brave Fish Hawk" from 9:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 at the Coffee Cafe, 101 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice.
LEO J. MALONEY will sign copies of "Termination Orders" and "Silent Assassin" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Books-A-Million, 6591 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 922-7804.
T.O. STALLINGS will sign copies of "Faces in the Cistern" from1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at Barnes and Noble, 4010 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 923-9907.