It's new: Once a month, alternating with Carl Schoettler's "Readings" column and Molly Dunham Glassman's "Books for Children" column, the Accent section will list happenings around the region For Book Lovers.
WHY DOES THE search for youth lead some men to abandon mates for younger women? Best-selling author Barbara Gordon has explored the topic in her most recent book, "Jennifer Fever." She'll speak tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave., at a health education forum sponsored by the Sinai Hospital Auxiliary. Reservations are needed. Auxiliary members may reserve two free tickets. Non-members may buy tickets at the door for $5. Call 578-5033.
Pyramid Books, the Mondawmin Mall store that specializes in African-American works, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its parent store at a reception and book bazaar on Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Howard University's campus Blackburn Center in Washington. Many authors are expected to attend, including Eloise Greenfield, author of "Night on Neighborhood Street"; Paule Marshall, author of "Daughters"; and Samuel Yette, author of "The Choice." For information in Baltimore, call 383-8800; in Prince George's County, call (301) 559-5200.
On Sunday, the Jewish Book Fair and sale will move from Owings Mills to the Park Heights Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave., through Nov. 21. Guest speakers are planned each day, including on Sunday at 4:30 p.m., Deborah Dwork, author of "Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe"; and on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., photographer Edward Serotta, author of "Out of the Shadows: A Photographic Portrait of Jewish Life in Central Europe Since the Holocaust." The fair hours Sunday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 542-4900.
The Park School has named Johanna Hurwitz its "resident author" for the school year. A former New York children's librarian, she has written more than 30 books including "Busybody Nora." At the school, she'll lead book-writing workshops.
At Johns Hopkins University, the 1991 Eisenhower Symposium series continues with speakers discussing censorship and the First Amendment. All programs are free and open to the public; they are held in Shriver Hall at 8 p.m.. For information, call 516-7692. Coming up on Nov. 19, Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "The Hearts of Men" and "Fear of Falling," will examine aspects of free speech; on Dec. 10, Kurt Vonnegut, author of "Breakfast of Champions," will discuss the importance of literature in shaping society.
Numerologist Lloyd Strayhorn will autograph his book, "Numbers and You," on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. in Mondawmin Mall at Pyramid Books, a bookstore featuring works by African-American writers. Keith T. Wright, author of "The Sweet Fetish," will appear there Saturday, Nov. 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 383-8800 for more information.
Children's book author Jan Brett will be signing books on Friday at two locations -- the Children's Bookstore (532-2000), 737 Deepdene Road in Roland Park, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Junior Editions (730-2665) at Columbia Mall from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Brett's latest book is "Berlioz the Bear," about a cello player with the symphony. Her many critically acclaimed books include "The Mitten," "Annie and the Wild Animals" and "The Wild Christmas Reindeer."
At Waldenbooks in Towson Town Center this month: Saturday, 1 p.m., Dr. Morton Orman, "The 14 Day Stress Cure"; on Nov. 23, 1 p.m., Bill Hall, "Turnout: a Firefighter's Story" and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jane Wilson, "Very Quiet Baltimoreans"; on Nov. 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Richard Gillespie, "The James Adams Floating Theater"; on Nov. 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Greg Pease, "Sailing With Pride" and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Paul Travers, "Patapsco." For info, call 821-7818. At Waldenbooks at Eastpoint Mall on Nov. 30, 1 p.m., John Eddinger, "The Search." Call 282-1077 for information.
The next listing For Book Lovers will appear in this space on Dec. 4. To submit items to the column, write to Jean Thompson, Features Editor, The Evening Sun, 501 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Md. 21278 or fax your listing to (410) 332-6666.