Pikes Peak Branch NLAPW Flash Fiction Contest: write a complete short story in no more than 100 words. Open to all ages and genres. Deadline March 1. Call Jaye at 488-3580 for more.
Joe Wheeler Signing, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Wheeler signs St. Nicholas: A Closer Look at Christmas on Thurs., Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. Call 266-9945 for more.
Exploring Lives & Cultures Reading Group, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Members of the American Association of University Women will lead discussion on the book Thinking of Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism on Fri., Dec. 2, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 535-2646 for more.
Robert Liparulo Signing, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Free. Liparule signs his new thriller Comes A Horseman on Fri., Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m. Call 266-9945 for more.
Rev. Jim Adams Signing, Vista Grande United Church of Christ, 5460 N. Union Blvd. Free. Adams, founder of the Center for Progressive Christianity speaks and signs his newest book, From Literal to Literacy: The Essential Reference Book for Biblical Metaphors on Dec. 2-3, 7:30-9 p.m. Call Rev. Maurine Hale at 599-3057 to RSVP.
Mark Andrew Olsen Signing, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9945. Olsen signs the sequel to his bestselling novel, The Hadassah Covenant on Sat., Dec. 3, noon to 2 p.m.