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B.I.G. Book Sale

Browse 80,000-plus lightly used and new books with bargain prices of 50¢ and $1.50 or $30 the bagful. Sales fund Parole Rotary’s overseas shipment of Books for International Goodwill. 8am-2pm behind the Capital newspaper, Annapolis: 410-293-6865; www.big-books.org.

Bees Book Signing

Meet Secret Life of Bees author Sue Monk Kidd as she discusses and signs her new novel, The Invention of Wings. 1-3pm at Sam’s Club, Annapolis: 410-573-1112; www.samsclub.com. Read Lisa Knoll’s review of The Invention of Wings at www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/invention-wings  

Library Friends Used Book Sale

Buy gently used books, videos and music for low prices to support Calvert Library’s many services. F noon-3pm & Sa 9am-1pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Library Friends Used Book Sale

Buy gently used books, videos and music for low prices to support Calvert Library’s many services. F noon-3pm & Sa 9am-1pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Author Gary and Her Dog ~ free

Meet author Janice Gary and hear excerpts from her memoire, Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance. Food and drinks will be on hand. 6-7:30pm at the Blue Heron Room, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis: 410-222-1777; www.janicegary.com.

One Maryland One Book ~ free

Join in a lively discussion of this year’s One Maryland One Book selection, King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village. 7pm at South County Library, Deale: 410-222-1925; www.aacpl.net.

Books for Scholarships

Donate your used books for the American Association of University Women’s upcoming used book sale on Nov. 7 thru 10. Book collection (no encyclopedias, VHS tapes, textbooks, magazines, condensed books or computer manuals over three years old) 10am-1pm at Bank of America, Severna Park, and Furniture Solution, Arnold: 410-647-7041.

Author Lecture ~ free

Professor and archivist Michael J. Kurtz talks about researching his biography Rev. Robert B. Lantz: A Transformative Life. 10am-noon at Maryland State Archives, Annapolis; rsvp: 410-260-6442.

Library Friends Used Book Sale

Stroll the sidewalks of the library to buy gently used books, videos and music for low prices to support Calvert Library’s many services. 9am-3pm at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Meet the Ultimate Cheapskate • free

Jeff Yeager, author of the bestselling The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less, talks about the earnestness of simplicity gurus with Dave Barry-like humor; copies on hand for sale and signing. 7-8:30pm at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick: 410-535-0291; www.cal.lib.md.us.