Hank Phillippi Ryan (”The Other Woman”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester . . . Dennis Nurkse (“A Night in Brooklyn”) and George Kalogeris (“Dialogos”) read at 8 p.m. at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($3 tickets) . . . Brian McGrory (“Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith
Tom Farmer and Marty Foley (”A Murder in Wellesley”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library of Weymouth Public Libraries, 46 Broad St., Weymouth . . . Chico Mattoso, Cristhiano Aguiar, and John Freeman (“GRANTA: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . John Ross (“Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books
Carol Aebersold (”The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition”) reads at 4 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St. Winchester . . . Mark Anthony (“Never Letting Go: Heal Grief with Help from the Other Side”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop . . . Poets Bonnie Bishop, Polly Brown, Susan Donnelly, John Hildebidle, John Hodgen, David McCain, Deborah Melone, Con Squires, and Ellen Steinbaum read at 7:30 p.m. at Café of the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville
Dennis Lehane (“Live By Night”) reads at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley . . . Lee Woodruff (“Those We Love the Most”) reads at 7 p.m. at Weston Public Library, 87 School St., Weston . . . George Howe Colt (“Brothers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord
Celeste-Marie Bernier (“Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . Michael Blumenthal (“No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.
Amanda Cohen (“Dirt Candy: A Cookbook”) reads at 3 p.m. at Sophie Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Ave., Tufts University, Medford