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Pikes Peak Library District Events, Craft of the Month Club, Oct. 1; Victorian Parlour Evening, Oct. 9; Growing in Colorado, Oct. 13; Better Book Sale, Oct. 16; Preserving Family Photographs, Oct. 18; Barbecue with a Vampire, Oct. 22; Create an Original Greeting Card, Oct. 23. Call 531-6333 for locations and more.

Treasure Island Book Groups, various locations. Oct. 1, 7, 13, 14, or 28. Call 531-6333 or visit

www.ppld.org for locations and info.

Talk English!, various PPLD locations. No registration required. Classes Mon., Tues., Wed. and Thurs. through Oct., Nov. and Dec. Call 531-6333 or visit

www.ppld.org for more.

Colorado College's Visiting Writers Series, all at 7 p.m. Featuring B.H. Fairchild, Thurs., Oct. 14; David Mason, Thurs., Oct. 21. Call 389-6853 for more.

The Springs Slam, The Mug, 1324 Garden of the Gods Rd. $5 donation. Featuring Paulie Lipman and Katie Wirsing of the Denver Slam. Fri., Oct. 1, 8-11:30 p.m. Call 660-0540 for more.

Open Mic Night at PPCC, Downtown Studio Campus, student commons, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Featuring poetry, spoken word and freestyle. Fri., Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m. Call 527-6000 or 540-2506 for more.

Colorado 24/7 Signing, Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Photographers Deborah Harrison, Donald Anderson and Dougald Macdonald sign the book Colorado 24/7. Sat., Oct. 2, 2-3 p.m.

Margaret Brettschneider Signing, Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd, Suite 209. Free. Signing Mutti's War, the story of a woman's trek across Eurpose during WWII to find her husband and save her three children. Sun., Oct. 3, 1 p.m. Call 633-4661 for more.

First Sunday Book Club, First United Methodist Church, rm. 133, 420 Nevada Ave. Discussing Eventide by Kent Haruf with Betty Howard, book reviewer. Sun., Oct. 3, 12:30 p.m. Call 531-6315 for more.

Treasure Island Sencha Literary Dinner, 331 S. Nevada Ave. $65. Chef Beavers presents five courses paired with five wines to illuminate the scenes of Treasure Island. Oct. 3-4, 6 p.m. Call 632-8287 for more.

Manuel Ramos Reading, CC's Tutt Library, 1021 N. Cascade Ave. Reading and lecture on Latino crime fiction with author of Brown-On-Brown. Wed., Oct. 6, 7:30-9 p.m. Call 389-6662 for more.

Jan Brett Signing, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Children's book author Jan Brett signs The Umbrella, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. Numbered signing tickets avail. Oct. 6, 4-6 p.m., remaining tickets distributed Oct. 7, 9 a.m.

Michael Hague Signing, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Bring an item to be signed or purchase items at the event. Tues., Oct. 12, 4-6 p.m. Call 531-6333 for more.

All Pikes Peak Reads Week, Books & film discussion group on Oct. 12, 13, 14. Pirate Lore for Landlubbers on Oct.14. Seafarers Ball on Oct. 15. Pirate's Life for me film festival on Oct. 16. Various locations, visit

www.ppld.org or call 531-6333 for more.

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