Baltimore County Library, Randallstown Branch, 8604 Liberty Road. 410-922-1142. 6:45 p.m. Sunday: Historian/author Louis Diggs will lead a discussion titled "The Souls of Black Folk: Centennial Reflections."
Barnes & Noble, Long Gate Shopping Center, 4300 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City. 410-203-9001. 2 p.m. Sunday: Readings by the Wine Glass Poets.
Barnes & Noble Towson Circle, 1 E. Joppa Road, 410-296-7021. 1 p.m. Saturday: Romance writers Linda Morelli, Karen Lee, Angela Winters, Robin Bayne, Michelle Monkou and Beth Fedorko will discuss and sign their work.
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Poe Room, 400 Cathedral St. 410-396-5494. 2 p.m. Sunday: Dr. Dolan Hubbard will discuss The Souls of Black Folks: A Book for All Seasons. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday: Bernice McFadden will discuss and sign Loving Donovan.
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St. 410-396-5494. 6:30 p.m. tomorrow: Harriette Cole will discuss and sign Choosing Truth: Living an Authentic Life.
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Edmondson Avenue Branch, 4330 Edmondson Ave. 410-396-0946. 2 p.m. Saturday: Jewell Parker Rhodes will discuss and sign Douglass' Women.
Episcopal Diocesan Center, "Neighbor Author Series," Peabody Room, North Charles Street and University Parkway. 410-516-5473. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Psychiatrist Francis Mondimore, author of Depression: The Mood Disease, Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families and Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents, will speak.
Hampton Mansion, 35 Hampton Lane, Towson. 410-823-1309. 2 p.m. Sunday: Dr. Stephen Whitman will discuss The Price of Freedom.
Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. 410-313-7524. 8 p.m. tomorrow: The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society holds its annual Evening of Irish Music and Poetry, featuring poet Ciaran Carson, author of The New Estate, Belfast Confetti and First Language. Admission fee.
Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal Station Auditorium, 1400 Cathedral St. 410-225-2300. 7 p.m. tomorrow: Contributors to the Maryland Poetry Review will read from their works.
Notre Maison, 18 W. 25th St. 410-235-4773. 7:30 p.m. today: Open-mike poetry night. Kemit is the host. Admission fee.
Villa Julie College, Student/Faculty Exchange Reading Rooms, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, 410-486-7000. Noon Wednesday: Former Sun reporter Rafael Alvarez, author of The Fountain of Highlandtown and Hometown Boy, will speak.