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Friends of the Library Big Book Sale at the Sand Creek branch, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. $5 gets all you can carry. Sat., April 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 21, noon to 4 p.m.

Friends of the Manitou Springs Public Library forming and holding a celebration at the Library, 701 Manitou Ave. For details, call Diane Fabeck: 685-4251. Sat., April 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jim Morrison signing Birdie: Confessions of a Baseball Nomad at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Free, 635-1195. Sun., April 21, 1 p.m.

Ana Menendez, author of In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd at UCCS University Center Room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3450. Mon., April 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs School Book Fair Family Night featuring readings from surprise guests, at the school, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Free, 475-9747. Tues., April 23, 3:30-7 p.m.

National Poetry Month Poetry Readings. All readings will be of original work. Interested poets should contact Jim Ciletti at 634-2367. Free, 531-6333 Ext. 1204. At the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Tues., April 23, 7 p.m.

Poetry reading at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Free, 268-9951. Wed., April 24, 8 p.m.

Mark Irwin discussing his works, including Quick, Now, Always and White City at Colorado College's Bemis Hall. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., April 25, 8 p.m.

Neal Pollack, humorist and author of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature in Colorado College's Bemis Hall. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., May 2, 8 p.m.

Historic Treasures, a fund-raising gala to support the restoration of the 1905 Carnegie Library. Black-tie optional. $125, 531-6333 Ext, 1259. Sat., May 4, 6:30 p.m.

Poetry Slams sponsored by the UCCS Campus Literary Arts Society at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St., 633-1080. $1 admission goes towards the cash prize. Wed., May 8, 8 p.m.

Call to local poets for new Slam group forming. Visit

www.msnusers.com/WordFetish or call RaYvon at 685-9264

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum seeking local authors who have published fiction, nonfiction, short stories or articles related to military or civil aviation or U.S. military operations to be guest speakers. Call the museum at 719/948-9219 or e-mail

pwam@iex.net, or call Jason Unwin at 719/595-9656 or e-mail him at

jbu@ris.net.

Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group meets at Barnes and Noble, Citadel Mall. Call Henri & Hollie Snider at 574-5571. Meeting the last Monday of every month, 6 p.m.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs Book Club meeting at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Learn about vegetarians from many great authors and their works. For details, call Nan, 388-2176 or visit www.vsc.org.

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