Margo Webb, author of “Shadows at Noon,” will visit Borders Books & Music, 24445 Town Center Drive, Valencia, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Webb was a child survivor of the Holocaust whose book was inspired by her recent return to Germany. It has been praised for its delicate, personal tone. Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel has called it “a moving and important contribution.” The $10 purchase price of “Shadows at Noon” will be donated to the Museum of Tolerance.
Additionally, the store’s musical menu features Lenny Smith and Friends at 7 p.m. Saturday and the Brad Michealson Quartet at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. (661) 286-1131.
Exile Books & Music, 14925 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks, will present a reading by Clyde A. Wray, author of “Cause Everybody Ain’t a Hero” and “Sonnet for Lovers and Strangers,” at 8 tonight. Singer-Songwriter Lauren Ellis will follow at 9 p.m.
Acoustic rocker Andrea Louise will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. $5 cover both nights. The Sunday Open Mike is for performers with original material. Songwriters may perform two songs, and spoken-word artists get eight minutes on stage. Signups at 6 p.m. (818) 986-6409.
The Mark Cote Band will perform selections from its CD, “Somewhere to Stand,” at 8 tonight at Borders Books & Music, 9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge. The jazz ensemble Dead Ringer will play at 8 p.m. Saturday. (818) 886-5443.
Mid-Valley Regional Library, 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills, will hold a used-book sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (818) 895-3650.
Authors George Clayton Johnson (“Twilight Zone: Scripts & Stories” and “All of Us Are Dying and Other Stories”) and Dennis Etchison (“The Dark Country”) will sign their books at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dark Delicacies, 3725 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. (818) 556-6660.
The Gypsy Dance Ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at the North Hollywood Branch Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave. Billed as an “American Dance Party,” the program is appropriate for all ages. It’s part of North Hollywood’s “Sunday at the Library” series. Free. (818) 766-7185.
Borders Books & Music, 6510 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park, will have a Poetry Open Mike at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Also, author and hypnotherapist Bruce Goldberg will sign and discuss his book, “Astral Voyages,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. (818) 887-1999.