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.
"Releasing Your Inner Wizard," a roundtable discussion on Harry Potter, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Jewel Box Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, free.
Mystery Book Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month; First Friday Book Group meets at 3 p.m. the first Friday of each month at Barnes and Noble, 567 N. Stephanie St., Henderson.
Saturday Morning Book Club meets at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month; the Celebrate Romance Reading Group meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.; the KLVX-TV, Channel 10 Book Group meets at 4 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month; the Young Adventurer’s Book Group for ages 9-12 meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.; 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.
Thursday night poetry is offered at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 4550 S. Maryland Parkway.
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.
The Book Lovers’ Bistro meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave.
The Brown Bag Book Club meets at 11 a.m. Thursdays and the Night Readers Book Club meets at 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the Laughlin Library, 2840 S. Needles Highway.
The West Las Vegas Book Club Social Hour is at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
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 "Guest of the Nation" by Frank O’Connor; and the Contemporary Fiction Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
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 at Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.
The Summerlin Library Book Chat Cafe meets at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 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 and 10 a.m. the following Wednesday of each month at Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
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 Harry Potter Books and Movie Discussion Group For Adults meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
The monthly Poet’s Corner is the third Friday of the month at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Several valley bookstores offer story times and special events for children:
Story time with Ann is hosted by Borders bookstore, 2323 S. Decatur Blvd., at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
The American Girls Club meets at 4 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month; and Spy Guys meets at 4 p.m. the first Thursday of the month; story time is offered at 11 a.m. 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.