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Unless otherwise indicated, event is a reading and/or book signing. Call the location for details. To list your event in this calendar, contact Jim Harris at “Books,” Arkansas Times, P.O. Box 34010, Little Rock, AR 72203 or by phone (501) 375-2985, fax (501) 375-3623 or e-mail: jim@arktimes.com.

5 Randall Horton (“The Definition of Place”), 7:30 p.m., PA

7 William Hunter (“Dream Greatness, Be Unstoppable”), 2 p.m., PA; O’Susanna Concert featuring Joni Bishop, 7 p.m., TBIB, $8.

11 Eric Jerome Dickey (“Sleeping With Strangers”), 7 p.m., BN-LR

12 “Drop Everything and Read,” with Ramona Quimby, 6 p.m., BN-NLR

14 Trenton Lee Stewart (“The Mysterious Benedict Society”), 2-5 p.m., LB; Allan Ward (“Trickster”), 3-5 p.m., WW

16 National Poetry Month event, 10:30 a.m., BN-NLR

17 WordsWorth Bookclub will discuss “The Painted Veil” by W. Somerset Maugham, 7 p.m., WW

21 Special Storytime with Peter Rabbit (parents, bring your camera), 10:30 a.m., BN-LR

24 Danny the Dinosaur and Morris the Moose, reading, 10:30 a.m., BN-NLR; Cookie’s Bookgroup discusses “March” by Geraldine Brooks, 7 p.m., TBIB

25 ABC Book Club discusses “Testament: A Soldier’s Story of the Civil War” by Benson Bobrick, 7:30 p.m., BN-LR

27 Students from Fulbright Elementary will read original works of foreign fairytales, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., BN-LR

28 “Spring Into Reading” with guests from Johnson’s Montessori School as they read favorite fairytales and Dr. Seuss stories. Special appearances by The Cat in the Hat and Mother Goose, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., BN-LR

30 Paula Wall (“The Wilde Women”), 6 p.m., TBIB

July 21 Release of final “Harry Potter” book, midnight, BN-LR, BN-NLR, BAM

Every Monday Storytime, 10:30 a.m., BN-NLR; “I Hate to Read” book group, 2 p.m., BN-LR

Every Monday and Thursday Children’s Storytime, BN-LR children’s department, 10:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday Weekly Chess Club, learn how to play or enjoy a friendly game, all ages and levels welcome 7 p.m., BN-LR cafe

Every Wednesday Storytime, 10:30 a.m., BN-NLR

Area Bookstores:

BAM: Books-A-Million, 2747 Lakewood Village Drive, NLR, 771-7581

BN-LR: Barnes & Noble-Chenal, 11500 Financial Centre Parkway, 954-7648

BN-NLR: Barnes & Noble-North Little Rock, 4000 E. McCain Blvd., 771-1124

LB: Lorenzen & Co. Booksellers, 7509 Cantrell Road, 663-8811

PA: Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing, Museum Center, 500 E. Markham St., Suite 110, 372-5824

RMBG: River Market Books and Gifts, Cox Creative Center, 120 Commerce St., 918-3093

TBMP: That Bookstore at Mountebanq Place, 1107 Oak St., Conway, 888-287-7791

TBIB: That Bookstore in Blytheville, 316 W. Main St., Blytheville, 870-763-3333

T&T: Tyler and Tyler Booksellers, 4558 JFK Blvd., NLR, 753-8530

WW: WordsWorth Books & Co., 5920 R St., 663-9198

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