Rebecca Shafir (“The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction”) reads, 10:30 a.m., Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler . . . Jane Brox (“Five Thousand Days Like This One: An American Family History”) reads, 11 a.m., Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave., . . . Mitch Zuckoff (“Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of WWII”) reads, 7 p.m., Porter Square Books
Stephanie Schorow (“Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits”) reads, 6 p.m., Boston Public Library, Copley . . . Dennis Lehane (“Live by Night”) reads, 6:30 p.m., South End Library, 685 Tremont St. . . . Jane Gardam (“Last Friends”) reads, 7 p.m., Brookline Booksmith . . . Hallie Ephron (“There Was an Old Woman”) and Katherine Hall Page (“The Body in the Piazza”) read, 7 p.m., Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St.
Peter Lovesey (“The Tooth Tattoo”) reads, 7 p.m., Porter Square Books . . . Bill Cheng (“Southern Cross the Dog”) reads, 7 p.m., Harvard Book Store . . . Lee Woodruff (“Those We Love Most”) reads, 7 p.m., Brookline Booksmith . . .
Amy Brill (“The Movement of the Stars”) reads, 7 p.m., Wellesley Books, 82 Central St.
Gail Godwin (“Flora”) reads, 6 p.m., Boston Public Library, Copley . . . Theron Humphrey and Maddie (“Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project About Dogs and Physics”) at 7 p.m., Brookline Booksmith . . . Temple Grandin (“The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum”) reads, 7 p.m., Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway . . . Edward Tick (“War and the Soul, A Soldier’s Heart”) reads, 7 p.m., Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Sq., Lexington ($10, free for veterans)
M.J. Rose and Randy Susan Meyers (“What To Do Before Your Book Launch”), 7 p.m., Westwinds Bookshop, 35 Depot, Duxbury . . . Emma Brockes (“She Left Me the Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me”), 7 p.m., Harvard Book Store
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Elizabeth Fishel (“When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? Loving and Understanding Your Emerging Adult”) read, 10 a.m., Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman, Westborough . . . Joyce Wilson (“The Etymology of Spruce”) and Barbara HelfgottHyett (“Rift”) read, 2:30 p.m., Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton.