Jeanne M. Dams will discuss her newest Hilda Johansson mystery "Murder in Burnt Orange" from 2-4 p.m. at the Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St.; free.
J. Adams Oaks will be the guest author during the Beverly Arts Center's "Author Afternoons" at 3 p.m. at Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.; free.
Anders Nilsen will discuss his comic series collection "Big Questions" at 7 p.m. at Lula Café, 2537 N. Kedzie Blvd.; free.
"iRemix Spoken Word," a workshop that will help teens learn to write, critique and perform poetry and use digital platforms to produce a spoken word CD, will meet from 2-4 p.m. in the YOUmedia center at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.; free.
Dr. David Ansell will discuss his memoir "County: Life, Death at Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital" at 6 p.m. at the Roosevelt Branch Library, 1101 W. Taylor St.; free.