Books signings - Nancy Rivest Green will sign "Stalking the Wild Dragonfly," and Bert Entwistle will sign "New Mexico," 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument, 481-2665, coveredtreasures.com.
Children's history hour - "The Wheat Doll," 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., $2 suggest donation; 385-5990, cspm.org.
Storytime - "Fairy Floss: The Sweet Story of Cotton Candy" by Ann Ingalls, 10:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282, barnesandnoble.com.
Storytime - "What Do You Do With a Problem?" by Kobi Yamada, 11 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282, barnesandnoble.com.
Storytime - "Night, Night Groot" by Brendan Deneen, 10:30 a.m. July 28 and 29, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282, barnesandnoble.com.
Storytime - "Good Morning Superman," "Be a Star Wonder Women" and "Bedtime for Batman," 11 a.m. July 29, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282, barnesandnoble.com.
Writing Group - 3 p.m. July 30, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; under groundwritingproject.com.
Community Open Mic - 5 p.m. Aug. 5. Go online for locations; hearherepoetry .org/events.
Youth Slam and Open Mic - 2 p.m. Aug. 12. Go online for locations; hearherepoetry .org/events.
Let's Talk About Old Books - "1984" by George Orwell - 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 26, Tim Gill Center, 315 E. Costilla St., $35. Registration: 633-4991, pillarinstitute.org.
J.D.R. Hawkins received the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award for her book "A Rebel Among Us." The award is given by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars to recognize historical books related to the Civil War.
Hoopla Digital - Patrons of the Pikes Peak Library District can access Hoopla Digital, which provides library card holders with free online and mobile access to videos, music and audiobooks, allowing on-demand content from smartphones, tablets, PCS and Apple TV; hoopladigital.com.
E-books and More - eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagzines available free with PPLD library card. Click on CyberShelf at ppld.org.
CARLOTTA OLSON, THE GAZETTE