Book Discussion, with Ukrainian cookbook author Nadejda Reilly who shares recipes and distributes samples of her dishes. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 p.m. Saturday. 821-1959.
Book Signing, with Harrison Wick, author of “Pennsylvania’s Back Mountain,” “Greater Wyoming Valley Trolleys” and “Luzerne County.” Barnes & Noble, Arena Hub Plaza. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 829-4210.
Book Signing, with psychiatrist Dr. Guido Boriosi, author of “A Common Sense Approach: Understanding People.” Community Medical Center, 1800 Mulberry St., Scranton. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. 969-7807.
Book Discussion, of “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Thursday. 821-1959.
From American Soldier to Nazi Slave Laborer, a talk by author and businessman Robert R. Max, who escaped from a World War II prison camp. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 300 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. 941-6309.
Fall Lecture, with Jolene Busher, author of the newly released “Patchtown: Life in Eckley Miners Village 1860-1920.” Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940, Eckley. 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Free. 636-2070.
Book Signing, with Jack Dunn, author of the historical fiction volume “Home and Away: A Civil War Odyssey.” Barnes & Noble Bookseller, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Nov. 13. 829-4210.
Author Visit, with Cecilia Galante (“Patron Saint of Butterflies”). Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14. 693-1364.
The Franklin Street Sleuths, a mystery-book discussion of “The Pendragon Murders” by J.M.C. Blair. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Refreshments. 821-1959.
Author Talk, with Moustafa Bayoumi speaking on “How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young, Arab and Muslim in American Ten Years After 9/11.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 300 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. 941-7619.
Book Discussion, how relationships can be improved based on principles in the #1 New York Times Bestseller “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. Conyngham Valley Bible Church, 475 Main St., Conyngham. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. 233-5128.
Books and Bagels, a discussion of “Saving Fish from Drowning” by Amy Tan. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston. 10 a.m. Nov. 19. 654-9565.
Great Books at Hayfield, an informal discussion of “A Passage to India” by E.M. Forster. Led by Pat Parks. Hayfield House Community Room, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, off Old Route 115, Lehman. 7 p.m. Nov. 28. Free. 675-2171.
The Influence of Thoreau in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a talk by author Kenny Luck (“Thumbing Through Thoreau,” “NEPATIZED”), followed by a book signing. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Covington Township. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $5. Registration: 842-1506.
The Franklin Street Sleuths, a mystery-book discussion of “Christmas Is Murder” by C.S. Challinor. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15. Refreshments. 821-1959.
Out of Sight, a new romantic thriller by Wilkes-Barre resident Robert Petyo about a street-gang member in love with the daughter of a rich lawyer. Available as a Kindle ebook at amazon.com.
Mia, a psychological thriller chronicling the life of Captain Zack Adams who is the only American who can identify an elusive terrorist. Authored by Wilkes-Barre native Dr. Bernard Leo Remakus and released by Wasteland Press. Available at local bookstores and online retailers.