The Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South, will host the 2010 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., with Reza Aslan, author of "No God but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam." The library will also host "Chekov's Shorts," a short story reading program with Catherine Weller, co-owner of Sam Weller's Bookstore, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Also, the Graphic Novel Book Club's "Walking Dead, Vol. 1 and 2," will be at the library on Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.

The Sugarhouse Barnes and Noble, 1104 E. 2100 S., will host an event with Linda Dunning, author of "Lost Landscapes," Oct. 27, 5 p.m.

The Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, will host "Ginger's Spooky Tales" with Ginger Parkinson, professional storyteller, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Patrick Moore Gallery, 2233 S. 700 East, will host "An Evening of Poetry and Art," featuring Katherine Coles, Utah poet laureate, Oct. 29, 7-9 p.m.

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The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, hosts a reading and signing with Anne Germanacos, author of "In the Time of the Girls," Oct. 29, 7 p.m.

The Salt Lake Community College Writing Center, 210 E. 400 South, is beginning a five-part writing workshop called "NaNoWriMo" on Oct. 30, 1-3 p.m. The workshop will also meet Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Cost is $60, and participants must register at

The Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 E., will host a special storytime, "Boo to You," Oct. 30, 2 p.m.