Book artist Narae Kim will give instructions to all ages on Japanese-style book binding at 2 p.m. in the Albany Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 5150 N. Kimball Ave.; free but registration required. 312-744-1933, chipublib.org
Keith Ecker, Brett E. Gallagher, A.D. Jameson and Steve Roggenbuck will be featured readers at the Orange Alert Reading Series at 6 p.m., The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave. Must be 21 or older. 773-227-3530, orangealert.net or whistlerchicago.com
A discussion of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Olive Kitteridge" will be held at 6 p.m. at the Dunning Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 7455 W. Cornelia Ave.; free. 312-743-0480, chipublib.org
A release party will be held for Alex Shakar's new novel, "Luminarium," at 6 p.m. at Lush Wine and Spirits, 1257 S. Halsted St.; $30, which includes a copy of the book and refreshments. 773-752-4381, bsemcoop.indiebound.com.
Readings from poets Anthony McCann, Jessica Savitz and Jason Bredle to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Danny's Tavern Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. at the tavern, 1951 W. Dickens Ave.; free, must be 21 or older. 773-489-6457, dannys.noslander.com