MICHAEL BENSON, author of "Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel," will be the guest of the Friends of the Marriott Library for a discussion this afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Gould Au-di-torium of the library. Call 451-2813 for more information.

- JAN DUNBAR will read from her new book of verse, "The Overlay of Random Order," this afternoon at 2 p.m. at A Woman's Place Bookstore in Foothill Village. For information call 442-2823.- THE CITY ART READING SERIES continues on Thursday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Tabor Lutheran Church with poets Alex Caldiero and Jeffrey Burke performing their work. Call 277-1510.

- IRIS CHANG, a Chinese-American journalist, will speak about her best-selling book, "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II," at the April 23 Convocation at Weber State University. The free lecture begins at 10:30 in the Shepherd Union Build-ing. Phone 626-6469 for more details.

- GOLDEN BRAID BOOKS has slated a special presentation for Friday, April 24, from 7-8:30 p.m. Peace Corps representatives and members of the Peace Corps Volunteer Alumni of Utah will give readings, share their experiences and answer questions. Free copies of the Peace Corps collection will be distributed. For more information call Jenny Kirk at 355-2774.

- LINDA KAVELIN POPOV will discuss her book, "The Family Virtues Guide," at Barnes & Noble, 10180 S. State St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Call 233-0203.