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OCT. 12

• “Translating Poetry: Reading & Conversations,” featuring Patrizia Cavalli, Geoffrey Brock, Clare Cavanagh and Adam Zagajewski, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Emma McLaughlin & Nicole Kraus will discuss and sign “Over You,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Snoozapalooza: In honor of the 50th anniversary of “Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book,” children are encouraged to come in their PJs for a special storytime and event night, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove.

OCT. 13

• Darlene Clark Hine will discuss and sign “The Chicago Black Renaissance,” noon at the Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted.

• Terri Murphy will discuss and sign “One Day I Went Rambling, 3 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

OCT. 13-14

• “Open House Chicago,” features a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of Poetry magazine, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

OCT. 14

• Kenneth N. Green will discuss and sign “I’m From Division Street,” 10 a.m. at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park. Information: (847) 432-8900.

• Neal Shusterman will discuss and sign “Unwholly,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Jeffrey Siger will discuss and sign “Target: Tinos,” 2 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Kenneth N. Green will discuss and sign “I’m From Division Street,” 4 p.m. at Dover Straits Restaurant, 890 E. US Hwy. 45, Mundelein. Cost: $18 for dinner following theprogram. Call (847) 205-1900 or email northshore@hadassah.org.

• John Hodgman (“That Is All”) in conversation with Peter Sagal, 5 p.m. at Cahn Auditorium, 5 p.m. in Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston.

OCT. 15

• Jenny McCarthy will discuss and sign “Bad Habits,” 7 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets (required) available with book purchase from Anderson’s 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Eric Greitens will discuss and sign “The Warrior’s Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Rebecca Stead will discuss and sign “When You Reach Me,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove.

• Walter Jacobson will discuss and sign “Walter’s Perspective: A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

OCT. 16

• Kenneth N. Green will discuss and sign “I’m From Division Street,” 2 p.m. at Indian Trails Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling.

• Paul Rusesabagina will discuss “An Ordinary Man” with “Worldview” host Jerome McDonnell, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Terry Pratchett will discuss and sign “Dodger 7 p.m. at Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets (required) with book purchase from Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Heidi Roemer and other contributors will read from “And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 17

• Poets CM Burroughs and Roger Reeves will read from their works, 5:30 p.m. at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan, Second Floor.

• Local Author Night featuring Adam McOmber (“The White Forest”), Kelly O’Connor McNees (“In Need of a Good Wife”) and Amelia Cotter “This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost”), 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• David Finch, along with his wife, Kristen, will discuss his memoir, “The Journal of Best Practices,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Sylvia Ewing will discuss and sign “Comfort & Joy: Stories of Hope, Meditations for Happiness,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

OCT. 18

• Carrie Goldman will discuss and sign “Bullied,” 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will give the 2012 Poetry Day reading, 6 p.m. in the Rubloff Auditorium at the Art Institute of Chicago (enter only at Modern Wing, 159 E. Monroe). Free admission with ticket, available at seamusheaney.eventbrite.com; or call (312) 787-7070.

• Don DeLillo (“The Angel Esmerelda”) will appear in conversation with Donna Seaman, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Kelly O’Connor McNees will discuss and sign “In Need of a Good Wife,” 7 p.m. at The Bookstore, 475 Main St., Glen Ellyn.

• Matthew Cody will discuss and sign “Super,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Michael Cosgrove will discuss and sign “Imperfect Passage: A Sailing Story of Vision, Terror and Redemption,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

OCT. 19

• Jon Klassen will discuss and sign “This is Not My Hat,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Author Ursula Bielski explores Chicago’s haunted side, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

OCT. 20

• Jackie Christiansen and Diane Meyer Christiansen will discuss and sign “Jackie’s Journal,” 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Cara Novy-Bennewitz will discuss “Diagnosis: Breast Caner,” noon at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

• Jon Klassen will discuss and sign “This Is Not My Hat,” 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann will discuss and sign “Oh No!” at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Simon Winchester will discuss and sign “Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Jen Wilson will discuss and sign “Running Away to Home,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Sappho’s Salon featuring Kelli Dunham and Sheree Greet, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

OCT. 21

• Kate Morton will discuss and sign “The Secret Keeper,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Matthew Inman will discuss and sign “How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You,” 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1441 W. Webster.

• Sarah Pennypacker will discuss and sign “Summer of the Gypsy Moths,” 4:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

OCT. 22

• Marcus Zusak, author of the One Book One Chicago selection “The Book Thief,” will appear in conversation with Dawn Turner Trice, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Nate Berkus will discuss and sign “The Things That Matter,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• “Poetry Off the Shelf,” featuring Inna Faliks, Valzhyna Mort and Vera Pavlova, 7 p.m. in Curtis Hall at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan.

• Peter Brown & Aaron Reynolds will discuss and sign “Creepy Carrots,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove.

• Uggie (the dog from “The Artist”) & Omar Von Muller will discuss and sign “Uggie,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• “What Not To Wear” host Stacy London will discuss her book, “The Truth About Style,” 7 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. For tickets, purchase book at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 23

• Peter Geye will discuss and sign “The Lighthouse Road,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Stefan Bachmann will discuss and sign “The Paculiar,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 24

• Justin Cronin will discuss and sign “The Twelve,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Mary Lou Quinlan will perform “The God Box,” 6 p.m. at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. For tickets: thegodbox.eventbrite.com.

• John Huston will discuss and sign “Forward” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Paula Bomer will discuss and sign “Nine Months,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

OCT. 25

• Kevin Henkes will discuss and sign “Penny and Her Doll,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Derek Anderson will discuss and sign “Walking Dragons,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Racelle Rosett will discuss and sign “Moving Waters,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Frederick Hoxie will discuss and sign “This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

OCT. 26

• Leslie Goddard will discuss and sign “Chicago’s Sweet Candy History,” 2 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Poetry readings by award-winning writers Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, Alvaro Enrigue, Cristina Rivera-Garza and Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• The editors of The Onion present “The Onion Book of Known Knowledge,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Witty Women Writers will read from and sign their work: Jen Lancaster (“Jeneration X”), Stacey Ballis (“Off the Menu”), Claire Zulkey (“An Off Year”) and Wendy McClure (“The Wilder Life”), 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

OCT. 27

• Bill Campbell will discuss “The Koontown Killing Kaper,” noon at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

• Gillian Flynn will discuss and sign “Gone Girl,” 2 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Janet Groth will discuss and sign “The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker,” 6 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

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