BURBANK: Opening reception with Rob Cohen & David Wollock (“Etiquette for Outlaws”), Wax Poetic Salon & Gallery, 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd., 4 p.m. (818) 843-9469.

GARDEN GROVE: Paula Woods signs “Stormy Weather: A Charlotte Justice Mystery,” Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., 1 p.m. (714) 898-2583.

LOS ANGELES: Publication party for and reading by David Graham (“Casting About”), Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, 5 P.M. (323) 323 660-1175.


MONROVIA: Tina Carey discusses “Reiki Energy Medicine,” Mystic Sisters, 417 S. Myrtle Ave., 1 p.m. (626) 256-1212.


LARCHMONT: Reception for the writers’ group Hard Words, Chevalier’s Book, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., 7 p.m. (323) 465-1334.



BURBANK: Princeton Review presents “SAT II Strategy Session,” Barnes & Noble, 731 N. San Fernando Blvd., 7:30 p.m. (818) 558-1383. GLENDALE: F.J. Lennon signs “Every Mistake in the Book: A Business How-Not-To,” Barnes & Noble, 245 N. Glendale Ave., 7:30 p.m. (818) 246-4677.

SANTA MONICA: Merle Elias discusses “L.A. First Class: The Best of the Best,” California Map & Travel Center, 3312 Pico Blvd., 7 p.m. (310) 396-MAPS.

SANTA MONICA: Phil Cousineau discusses “Once and Future Myths: The Power of Ancient Stories in Modern Times,” Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 7:30 p.m. (310) 260-9110.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Phil Pastras discusses “Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West,” Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., 8 p.m. (310) 659-3110.


CENTURY CITY: Robert S. Levinson signs “The John Lennon Affair: A Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner Novel,” Brentano’s, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., 7 p.m. (310) 785-0204.

CANOGA PARK: Jamie Wood discusses “The Wicca Cookbook,” Borders Books & Music, 6510 Canoga Ave., 7:30 p.m. (818) 887-1999.

PACIFIC PALISADES: L.A. Times staff writer Patt Morrison and Mark La Monica sign “Rio L.A.: Tales From the Los Angeles River,” Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., 7:30 p.m. (310) 454-4063.


Pasadena: Mark Baker discusses “Jesus: The Greatest Psychologist Who Ever Lived,” Barnes & Noble, 111 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 8 p.m. (626) 683-8551.

WEST HILLS: Rabbi Harold Schulweis discusses “Finding Each Other in Judaism,” West Valley Jewish Community Center, 22622 Vanowen St., 7 p.m. Reservations: (818) 464-3300.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Gregg Hurwitz reads “Minutes to Burn,” Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., 8 p.m. (310) 659-3110.


ALTADENA: “Writers Helping Writers” workshop, the Coffee Gallery, 2029 Lake Ave., (323) 276-8984. 7 p.m.

BEVERLY HILLS: Joe Harnell signs “Counterpoint, The Journey of a Music Man,” Beverly Hills Library, 444 N. Rexford Drive, 7 p.m. (310) 288-2205.

CANOGA PARK: Rob Cohen and David Wollock sign “Etiquette for Outlaws,” Borders Books & Music, 6510 Canoga Park Ave., 7:30 p.m. (818) 887-1999.

ENCINO: Sandra Tsing Loh signs “A Year in Van Nuys,” Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., 7:30 p.m. (818) 380-1636.


SANTA MONICA: Michael Silverblatt interviews Ann Patchett (“Bel Canto”), 2:30 p.m. KCRW-FM (89.9).

LOS FELIZ: Carolyn Howard-Johnson reads “This Is the Place,” Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Wells Fargo Theater, 6 p.m. (323) 667-2000. Proceeds benefit the museum.

SANTA MONICA: Aimee Bender discusses “An Invisible Sign of My Own,” Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 7:30 p.m. (310) 260-9110.


BURBANK: Open Mic Poetry, Barnes & Noble, 731 San Fernando Blvd., 8 p.m. (818) 558-1383.

CANOGA PARK: Jonathan London’s Froggy visits slumber storytime, Borders Books & Music, 6510 Canoga Ave., 7 p.m. (818) 887-1999.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Tebot Bach presents poets G. Murray Thomas and Barbara Hauk, Fidelity Federal Bank, 19900 Beach Blvd, 8 p.m. (714)-968-0905.

NORTHRIDGE: “Corduroy Bear” storytime, Borders Books & Music, 9301 Tampa Ave., 7 p.m. (818) 886-5443.

SHERMAN OAKS: Linda Atnip reads “Miranda’s Magic Garden,” Borders Books & Music, 14651 Ventura Blvd., 7 p.m. (818) 728-6593.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: John Robbins signs “The Food Revolution,” Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave., 7:30 p.m. (310) 896-9305.


MONTEBELLO: Carolyn Howard-Johnson signs “This Is the Place,” Waldenbooks, 1743 Montebello Town Center, noon. (323) 728-2738.

TARZANA: Storyteller Elaine Adler presents “Jump to the Head of the Class” storytime, ages 3-8, PAGES, Books for Children and Young Adults, 18399 Ventura Blvd., 11 a.m. (818) 34-BOOKS.

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