Send information about upcoming literary events to [email protected] and include “book smart event” in the subject line. Deadlines are the second Wednesday of the month.
Okolona Library Branch (7709 Preston Hwy., 245-7332) — Urban Fiction Book Discussion with Omar Tyree, Sister Souljah, Zane and Eric Jerome Dickey, Feb. 20, 6:30pm, free; African-American Genealogy program, Feb. 27, 6:30pm, free.
Carmichael’s Bookstore (2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950) — presents local author and creative writing teacher Will Lavender to read and sign first novel, “Obedience,” a psychological thriller, Feb. 21, 7pm, free; Book Discussion presented by Jane Austen Society, on “Pride and Prejudice,” Feb. 24, 7pm, free.
Western Library Branch (604 S. 10th St., 574-1779) — Inside “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” presented by Carmen Samuels, African-American History Collection Librarian, Feb. 21, 6pm, free; Book Discussion: “Up From Slavery” by Booker T Washington, Feb. 26, 6pm, free.
Half Price Books (10220 Westport Rd., 326-8585) — presents African-American History Storytime, Feb. 23, 2-4pm, free.
Crescent Hill Library Branch (2762 Frankfort Ave., 574-1793) — Kentucky Author Forum Presents: a video conversation with Michael Pollen, author of “Omnivore’s Dilemma,” Feb. 25, 7pm,?free.
Bon Air Library Branch (2816 Del Rio Place, 574-1795) — Book Discussion: “The Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, Feb. 26, 6pm, free.
Destinations Booksellers (604 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-5116) — Syzygy Poets emcee an open-mic event, Feb. 27, 7pm, free.
Southwest Library Branch (10375 Dixie Hwy., 933-0029) — Book Discussion: “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith, Feb. 27, 2:30pm, free.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers (4100 Summit Plaza Dr., 327-0410) — presents Meet the Writers Night, featuring local authors who’ll discuss and sign new books, March 3, 7pm, free.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers (801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255) — Ohio Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime presents editor Karen Block to lecture about the editing process, March 8, 1:30pm, free.
Highlands-Shelby Park Library Branch (1250 Bardstown Rd., 574-1611) — Book Discussions: “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” March 13, 7pm, free; “A Perfect Union: Dolly Madison and the Creation of the American Nation,” March 31, 7pm, free.