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Literary listings

FEB. 1

• Susan Newhof will discuss and sign “Spirits and Wine,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

FEB. 2

• Dennis Rodman will discuss and sign his new children’s book, “Dennis the Wild Bull,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 3

• Brenda Ferber will discuss and sign “The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Loved Valentine Ever,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Polly Campbell will discuss and sign “Imperfect Spirituality,” 4:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

FEB. 4

• Peter Lerangis will discuss and sign “Seven Wonders,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 4-15

• Griffin Theatre brings the children’s book “Frindle” to life on stage at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Show times: 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets, $12-$14. Information: (847) 577-2121; MetropolisArts.com.

FEB. 5

• R.J. Palacio will discuss and sign “Wonder,” 7 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Free tickets available at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, or at Naperville library locations.

• Wit Rabbit Reading Series, featuring Christine Sneed (“Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry,” “Little Known Facts”) and Adam McOmber (“The White Forest”), 7 p.m. at Quencher’s Saloon, 2401 N. Western.

• Poetry off the Shelf with Natasha Trethewey, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Patricia McNair (“The Temple of Air”) will discuss and sign her work, 7:30 p.m. at the Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark.

FEB. 6

• Daniel Stashower will discuss and sign “The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War,” 6 p.m. at the Highland Park Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park.

• Lisa Gardner will discuss and sign “Touch and Go,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Robert Simonson & Nick Wyman will discuss and sign “Performance of the Century: 100 Years of Actors’ Equity Association and the Rise of the American Professional Theater, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 7

• Jen Lancaster will discuss and sign “Here I Go Again,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 8

• Leslie Goddard (“Chicago’s Sweet Candy History”) and Chris Lynch (“When Hollywood Landed at Chicago’s Midway Airport,” “A History of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport”) will discuss and sign their books, 7 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

FEB. 9

• Joseph Morman will discuss and sign “Silent Season: Secrets to Successful Real Estate Investing,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Scott Jacobs will discuss and sign “Never Leave Your Block: Adventures in Urban Living,” 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1441 W. Webster.

• Poetry & Music series presents Jamie O’Reilly and Michael P. Smith in “And the Poet Sang: The Heart’s Place,” 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

FEB. 10

• Poetry & Music series presents Jamie O’Reilly and Michael P. Smith in “And the Poet Sang: The Heart’s Place,” 3 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

FEB. 11

• Dave Barry will discuss and sign “Insane City,” during a luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson. For tickets, call the Book Stall, (847) 446-8880.

• Neil Shubin will discuss “The Universe Within, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Dave Barry will discuss and sign “Insane City,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 12

• “Two Extraordinary Storytellers Telling Stories,” features Storycorps founder David Isay and author Alex Kotlowitz, 6 p.m. at the McCormick Tribume Center Forum, 1870 Campus Dr., Evanston.

FEB. 13

• Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) will discuss her work, 6 p.m. at the Harold Washington Library Cener, 400 S. State.

• YA Author Night, featuring Julie Cross (“Vortex: Tempest Novel”), Erica O’Rourke (“Torn” trilogy) and Jennifer Rush (“Altered”), 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 15

• Rosie Schaap will discuss and sign “Drinking With Men,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

FEB. 16

• Ben Ellwarth presents “SEALAB: America’s Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

FEB. 16-17

• Charity Book Sale to benefit the Robin Hood Foundations Hurricane Sandy relief fund, noon to 6 p.m. at After-Words Books, 23 E. Illinois.

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