Chris "Elio" Eliopoulos will sign his graphic novel "Okie Dokie Donuts: Open for Business!" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Challengers Comics + Conversation, 1845 N. Western Ave.; free.
All branches of the Chicago Public Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
Children's author Peter Brown will read and sign his newest book "You Will Be My Friend!" at 7 p.m. at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville; free.
The Poetry Foundation library will hold an open house from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St.; free.
"Granta 116:Ten Years Later" will celebrate its release with a discussion on how 9/11 changed the world, with contributors Anthony Shadid, Nuruddin Farah, Aleksandar Hemon and Nami Mun at 7 p.m. at Barbara's Bookstore, 1218 S. Halsted St.; free.
"Story Club" will feature writers Kevin Gladish, Angela Benander, Kelsie Huff and Dana Norris, in addition to four open mic slots, at 8 p.m. at Uncommon Ground Wrigleyville, 3800 N. Clark St.; free.
Patricia Ann McNair will discuss her story collection "The Temple of Air" at 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St.; free.