Literary Happenings: Maisie Dobbs mysteries’ author to sign latest book
Ojai author Jacqueline Winspear will visit Mysteries to Die For in Thousand Oaks at 2 p.m. Saturday. The creator of the award-winning Maisie Dobbs mysteries will sign “Elegy for Eddie,” the ninth title in her series set in England between the World Wars.
In “Elegy for Eddie,” psychologist Maisie Dobbs revisits the working-class neighborhood of her childhood to investigate the violent death of Eddie Pettit, an old friend of her father’s. After her probing questions uncover lies by people in high places, including the husband of her closest friend and a politician named Churchill, Maisie must decide whether her pursuit of justice comes at too high a price.
Due to the author’s popularity, advance orders are recommended; call 374-0084.
Mysteries to Die For is at 2940 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Screenwriters Group: 7 p.m. Tuesday. Barnes & Noble, 4820 Telephone Road, Ventura. 339-0990.
Poetry Reading: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Featured poet is Razor Babes. Artists’ Union Gallery, 330 S. California St., Ventura. 643-3012.
Story Time Fun: 1 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Figs’ Bookworm, 93 Daily Drive, Camarillo. 482-1384.
Poetry Reading: 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Bohemia Coffee House, 214 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-7210.
Teen Homeschoolers’ Book Club: 7 p.m. Friday. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. Barnes & Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 446-2820.
PAWS for Reading: 3:30 p.m. Monday. Camarillo Library.
Teen Wii Games: 3 p.m. Tuesday. Newbury Park Library.
Book Group: 7 p.m. Tuesday. “Catching Fire” by Richard Wrangham. Camarillo Library.
Wagging Tales: 3 p.m. Wednesday. Simi Valley Library.
Stories and Craft: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Foster Library.
Master Gardeners Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Grow Your Own Vegetables.” Camarillo Library.
Poetry Workshop: 6 p.m. Thursday. Thousand Oaks Library.
Writers Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Ojai Library.
Book Group: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. “Death of Ivan Ilych” by Leo Tolstoy. Thousand Oaks Library.
Stories and Craft: 11 a.m. Saturday. Simi Valley Library.
Paws for Reading: Noon Saturday. Foster Library.
Monday: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 446-2820.
11 a.m. South Oxnard Library.
5:30 p.m. Prueter Library.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. Ojai Library.
10:30 a.m. Oxnard Library.
10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Thousand Oaks Library.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library.
10:30 a.m. Thousand Oaks Library.
11 a.m. Fillmore Library.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. Newbury Park Library.
10:30 a.m. Oak Park Library.
5 p.m. South Oxnard Library.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. Bilingual. Newbury Park Library.
10:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 446-2820.
1:30 p.m. Bilingual. Thousand Oaks Library.
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