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MAY 2

• John F. Hogan and Alex A. Burkholder will discuss and sign “Fire Strikes the Chicago Stock Yards,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Richard Hell will discuss and sign “I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Lauren Oliver (“Requiem”), Lauren Morrill (“Meant to Be”), and Lenore Appelhans (“Level 2”) will discuss and sign their new books, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Olympic Gold Medal gymnast Gabby Douglas will discuss and sign “Raising the Bar,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Special event rules will apply. For details, call (847) 676-2230.

MAY 3

• Linda Sue Park, author of “A Single Shard” and other children’s books,” will present a lecture, “Writer vs. Author,” 7:30 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

MAY 4

• Michael Black will discuss and sign “Pope’s Last Case & Other Stories” and “To Hell in a Fast Car: On the Road to Death & Destruction,” 2 p.m. at the Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Daphne Oz will discuss and sign “Relish,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 5

• Henry Kisor will discuss and sign “Hang Fire,” 2 p.m. at the Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Writers Railroad: A Literary Salon, a showcase for “authors you might now know,” hosted by Luis Alberto Urrea, 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Richelle Mead will discuss “The Indigo Spell,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 6

• Holly Black will discuss and sign “Doll Bones,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Isabel Allende will discuss and sign “Maya’s Notebook,” 7 p.m. at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park.

MAY 7

• Charlotte Adelman and Bernie Schwartz will discuss “The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants,” 6 p.m. at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St.

• Jean Thompson will discuss and sign “The Humanity Project,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Jessica Day George will discuss and sign “Wednesdays in the Tower,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 8

• Nicole Knepper will discuss and sign “Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Jessica Alba will discuss and sign “The Honest Life,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Keith Koeneman will discuss “First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley,” in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Admission is $10; free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. For tickets: (630) 617-3390; elmhurst.edu/tix.

MAY 9

• Contributors to the 26th issue of Columbia Poetry Review will read their work, 5:30 p.m. in Columbia College Chicago’s Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan.

• Michael Harvey will discuss and sign “The Innocence Game,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Dark Days of Summer book tour, featuring Kiera Cass (“The Elite”), Elizabeth Norris (“Unbreakable”), Amy Tintera (“Reboot”) and “Aprilynne Pike (“Life After Theft”), 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Comedian Jim Gaffigan will discuss and sign “Dad is Fat,” 7 p.m. in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. Tickets available with purchase of book at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. More information: (630) 355-2665; andersonsbookshop.com.

• Patrick Cannon will discuss and sign “Louis Sullivan: Creating a New American Architecture,” 7 p.m. at Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

• Rachael Hanel will dicuss and sign “We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Brandon Baltzley will discuss and sign “Nine Lives: A Chef’s Journey from Chaos to Control,” 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Special event rules will apply. Call for details: (847) 676-2230.

MAY 10

• Eve Ensler will discuss and sign “In the Body of the World,” 7 p.m. at the Swedish American Museum, xxxxxxxxxx

• Joe Hill will discuss and sign “NOS4A2,” xx p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 11

• Highland Park Centennial Literary Festival, a one-day event that will feature top Texas authors in two sessions, beginning at 10 a.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane. Authors include: Erica Grieder, Joe Nick Patocki, Harry Hunsicker, Miles Arceneaux, John Spong, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Stephen Harriga, Prudence Mackintosh and Lawrence Wright (“Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief”). For more information: texasbookfestival.org.

MAY 13

• David Misch will discuss and sign “FUNNY: The Book,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 410 S. State.

• Jackson Galaxy will discuss and sign “Cat daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 14

• Eoin Colfer will discuss and sign “The Reluctant Assassin,” the first in his new “WARP” series, 7 p.m. at Beebe School, 110 E. 11th Ave., Naperville. Tickets are free with purchase of the book at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Brandon Baltzley will discuss and sign “Nine LIves: A Chef’s Journey From Chaos to Control,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 15

• Benjamin Percy will discuss and sign “Red Moon,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Eileen Gold Kushner and Kathy Young will discuss “Smart on the Inside: A True Story About Succeeding in Spite of Learning Disabilities,” 7 p.m. at Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich.

MAY 16

• Kevin Emerson will discuss and sign “The Fellowship for Alien Detection” and “The Dark Shore,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 17

• Michael Stanley (Michael Sears and Stan Trollip) will discuss and sign “Deadly Harvest: A Detective Kubu Mystery,” 7 p.m. at the Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Nathaniel Philbrick will discuss and sign “Bunker Hill: A Siege, A Revolution,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 18

• David Gillham will discuss and sign “City of Women,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Poetry off the Shelf with Jim Ferris, Leroy F. Moore and Barry Silesky, 6 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

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