Here is a listing of events designed for book lovers. Information is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Additions or changes to this listing must be submitted at least 10 days in advance of Neon publication to NEON, Attn: Bookmark, Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125. For more information, call 383-0306.
Ana Castillo will sign and discuss “The Guardians” at 4 p.m. Saturday at Aztlan Books Y Más, 1014 E. Charleston Blvd.; 242-2626.
Super Saturday Storytime, featuring a visit from Madeline, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnes and Noble, 567 N. Stephanie Road, Henderson.
The Henderson Libraries’ Aspiring Youth Authors conference featuring authors Brandon Mull and William Hill will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St. Book signings and sales will be offered 3:30-5 p.m. The conference is open to students in fourth through eighth grades and is limited to the first 125 students who sign up at the following Henderson Libraries: Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway; James I. Gibson Library, 280 S. Water St.; Lydia Malcolm Library, 2960 Sunridge Heights Parkway; and Pittman Library, 1608 Moser St. Call 492-7252 for more information.
A storytime for Autism Awareness Month with a reading of “Since We’re Friends: an Autism Picture Book” by Celeste Shally and David Harrington and children’s activity will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barnes and Noble, 567 N. Stephanie Road, Henderson.
Jodi Thomas, author of “Twisted Creek” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at Gibson Library, 280 S. Water St., Henderson.
Mornings with Mari Book Club meets at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month; the Best Book You’ve Never Read book group meets the second Sunday of the month at 7 p.m.; Our Desert Hearts book group meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Barnes and Noble, 8915 W. Charleston Blvd.
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Club (SNAFFU) meets at 2 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
Borders bookstore, has a writers’ group at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 2190 N. Rainbow Blvd.
The Amazing Reads Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.
Whitney Library’s Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 5175 E. Tropicana Ave.
The Brown Bag Book Club meets at 11 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Laughlin Library, 2840 S. Needles Highway.
The Fantasy Book Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month; and the Breakfast Book Club meets at 11 a.m. the third Friday of the month at Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave.
The Great Books Reading & Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. At the next meeting, the group will be discussing “For the Relief of Unbearable Urges” by Nathan Englander; the Contemporary Fiction Book Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. At the next meeting, the group will be discussing “The Double Bind” by Chris Bohjalian; and the Mahogany Circle Book Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of the month to discuss books written by black authors at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
The Green Valley Library Book Club meets at 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway.
The Rainbow Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month; and Cover 2 Cover Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive.
The Murder of the Month Book Discussion Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave.
The Socrates Cafe, a discussion group on “Six Questions of Socrates: A Modern Day discovery through World Philosophy” by Christopher Phillips, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Reading Room at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
The Spring Valley Book Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month and the Singles Book Discussion Group meets at 2 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.
The Book Chat Cafe meets at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.
The Sahara West Book Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday of each month, and the Murder in the Library club meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
The monthly Poet’s Corner is the third Friday of the month at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Storytime in the Square is offered at 1 p.m. Wednesdays in Children’s Park at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
Several valley bookstores offer story times and special events for children:
Story time with music and crafts is offered Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and the first Saturday of the month at Barnes and Noble, 567 N. Stephanie St., Henderson.
Individual libraries within the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offer a variety of story times and special events for children of all ages throughout the year. Most libraries require registration for their programs. Call the libraries for details.