* Monday in Orange: A classics reading group will discuss John Steinbeck’s “Travels With Charlie” at Barnes & Noble Booksellers. 791 S. Main St. 7 p.m. (714) 558-3029.
* Tuesday in La Palma: The Mommy and Me Storytime for mothers and children ages 4 and under includes readings and craft-making activities at the La Palma Branch Library. 7842 Walker St. 11:15 a.m. (714) 523-8585.
* Tuesday, countywide: Tuesday is Read Across America day. Many public schools are planning special activities and looking for volunteer story readers or audiences. Call your local public school for details.