- RICHARD GLADE will lecture on "Recognition, Purification and Realization," how the events of everyday life can be a path to your potential, at Golden Braid Books, 151 S. 500 East, on Monday, May 4, from 7-8 p.m. Call 322-0404.

- PAUL NEEDHAM, Scheide Librarian at Princeton University, will conduct a one-day workshop titled "Why Preserve Old Buildings?" The event will be at The Salt Palace, Room 150 G, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. Registration is $50 at the door. Call Randy Silverman at 585-6782.- THE LEAGUE OF UTAH WRITERS will sponsor two workshops this week.

One will be "Publishing Your Own Works" at the Holladay Library, 2150 East 4800 South, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. Carl McGavin of Alexander Digital Publishing and Patti Adams of Jordan River Publishing will address the group. Call 272-7301 or 943-6571 for details.

The second is on Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m. at the South Jordan Library, 10300 S. Beckstead Lane. JoAnn Jolley, editor at Covenant Communications, will direct the session. Call 280-1545.

- DAVID KRANES, popular University of Utah playwright and fiction writer, will read from new work on Wednesday, May 6, 7 p.m. at Waking Owl Books, 208 S. 1300 East. Call 582-7323.

- BARNES & NOBLE BOOKS has slated several events this week. Watch for: Ramon Smullin signing "The Father Is Not the Son" at the Fort Union store, 7-9 p.m. on Friday, May 8; Ann E. Cannon signing "What's a Mother to Do?" at Fort Union, 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 9; and Toni Sorensen Brown signing "Happy Mother's Day - Wake Me When It's Over" at the Sandy store from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.

- JACK MILES, author of "God: A Biography" will deliver the annual Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion in the Gould Auditorium of the Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus, Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. Miles is director of the Humanities Center at Claremont Graduate School. He will speak on "Global Requiem? Religion and the World Ecology Class." The lecture is free and open to the public. Call 581-6775 for details.

- THE CITY ART READING SERIES continues this week. On Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 S. 700 East, Leslie Norris, the BYU poet in residence, and Neil Hollands, recipient of the 1998 Mayor's Award in Literature, will read from their works. Call 277-1510 for details.

- JEAN B. BOYCE, will sign copies of her book of verse, "Just Ask Mom," at Barnes & Noble in Sugarhouse on Friday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. and at Borders in the Crossroads Mall, noon-2 p.m., on Saturday, May 9.

- JUDY DYKMAN and COLLEEN WHITLEY will present a slide show and sign their book "The Silver Queen" from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the Utah State Historical Society, 300 S. 455 West. Call 533-3545.

- COVENANT COMMUNICATIONS has several signings for Mother's Day. On Saturday, May 9, Kitty de Ruyter ("A Mother's Love") and Michele Ashman Bell ("An Unexpeced Love") will be at Seagull Book on Redwood Road from noon to 2 p.m., then later at Deseret Book on Fort Union from 3-5 p.m.

- TODD F. COPE, author of "The Shift," will sign copies of his book from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the Orem Media Play Store, 130 E. 1300 South. Call 798-7891.

- ROY WEBB, author of "If We Had a Boat," will offer a reading and book-signing session at the Roost Bookstore, 85 W. Main in Torrey, Wayne County, on Saturday, May 9, 7 p.m. Call 488-4112 for information.

- THE UTAH STATE POETRY SOCIETY is offering scholarships to the summer Writers at Work Conference in Park City for students, age 16-24. Deadline is May 15. Send three titled poems, 30 lines or less, typed with no identification to Marilyn Johnson, 5706 Cottonwood Lane, Salt Lake City, UT 84117. On a separete cover sheet include your name, address, phone number, age, titles of poems and reasons for applying. There should also be a signing statement verifying that the poetry is your own work. For more information call 943-4211.