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DEC. 2

• M.E. May will discuss and sign “Perfidy,” 1 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

DEC. 3

• Brandon Mull will discuss and sign “The Arcade Catastrophe,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

DEC. 4

• Marie Tillman (“The Letter: My Journey through Love, Loss and Life”) and Jon Krakauer (“Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman”) will join CBS journalist Jeff Glor in discussion, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

DEC. 5

• The Hearty Boys — Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith — will discuss and sign “The New Old Bar,” a collection of 200 classic cocktail recipes, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors Down, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• “Dead or Alive,” a Chicago Slam Works competition between poets past and present. Actors portraying dead poets such as Langston Hughes, Anne Sexton and Gwendolyn Brooks face off against real-life Chicago Poets, 8 p.m. at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark. Admission: $14. Info: chicagoslamworks.com.

DEC. 6

• Jon Meacham will discuss “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” 7 p.m. at Wentz Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Purchase of book at Anderson’s, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, admits two to the event.

• Luis Alberto Urrea will discuss and sign “Queen of America, 7 p.m. at the Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln.

DEC. 11

• Kerry Wood will discuss and sign “All You Can Be,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

DEC. 12

• Jeremy Roenick will discuss and sign “J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless, and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. No memorabilia will be signed.

• “Dead or Alive,” a Chicago Slam Works competition between poets past and present. Actors portraying dead poets such as Langston Hughes, Anne Sexton and Gwendolyn Brooks face off against real-life Chicago Poets, 8 p.m. at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark. Admission: $14. Info: chicagoslamworks.com.

DEC. 13

• Poetry and Dance: “World Outleaps the World,” 6 p.m. at Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan.

• Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus will discuss “Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• T.M. Goeglein will discuss “Cold Fury” with the Adults Who Love to Read YA Lit group, with book signing after, 7:30 p.m. at Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. Everyone invited.

DEC. 14

• Rachael Ray will present a program, followed by a Q&A, 6 p.m. at Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St., Naperville. Admission to event is free with purchase of “My Year in Meals” from Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Pre-signed books will be distributed at event. More details: (630) 355-2665; andersonsbookshop.com

• Randy Schmidt will discuss “Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader,” followed by a screening of highlights from Carpenters Christmas specials, 7 p.m. at Uncharted Books, 2630 N. Milwaukee.

• Paul Bryan Roach will discuss and sign “The End,” 7:05 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

DEC. 15

• Lincoln Schatz will discuss and sign “The Network,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

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