Benchmark Books, 3269 S. Main, will host a book signing with Edward Leo Lyman, editor of "Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon," Dec. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Orem Library, 58 N. State, Orem, will host Alex Tecker, member of Utah Valley University's History and Political Science Department, for a presentation on the history and significance of Hanukkah, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City, will host a book signing with Sean Diediker, author of "The Wax Onion," Dec. 2, 6-7 p.m.

The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, will host a holiday event with various authors, Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m. The bookshop will also host a book reading and signing with Ally Condie, author of "Matched," Dec. 4, 2 p.m.

Deseret Book, 45 W. South Temple, will host a signing with Emily Freeman, author of "A Christ-Centered Christmas," Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m.

Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 East, will host a book signing with the contributors to the "2010 Best New Poets" anthology, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

Deseret Book, 1076 S. 750 East, Orem, will host book signings with Brandon Mull, author of "Fablehaven," Dec. 3, 6 p.m., and G.G. Vandagriff, author of "Pieces of Paris," Dec. 4, 12 p.m.

The Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South, will host a panel discussion, "Who is to Blame for AIDS?" Dec. 3, 7 p.m. The Library will also host a holiday author celebration "Literary Luminaries: A Day in Wonderland," Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Salt Lake Community College Writing Center, 210 E. 400 South, will host a workshop, "Through the Looking Glass: Using Imagination to Write a 'Memoir,'‚ÄČ" Dec. 4, 12-2 p.m. The workshop is free, but registration is required at www.slcc/edu/cwc.

Borders, 4801 N. University Ave., Provo, will host a book signing with Apolo Ohno, gold medal Olympic speed skater and subject of the book "Zero Regrets," Dec. 4, 8 p.m.