Literary Events: Feb 14-21

Author Tayari Jones speaks at Enoch Pratt Central Library on Feb. 14.

Atomic Books, 3260 Falls Road, (410) 662-4444, atomicbooks.com. The POW Feminist Comic Book Club discusses the first volume of Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrator Cliff Chiang; Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Atomic Drawing Night: Round two of the monthly drawing meetup. Bring your sketchbook and a friend and join us for a fun night of drawing, drinks, and good company. This session’s theme: Growing; Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

The Children’s Bookstore, 737 Deepdene Road, (410) 532-2000, thecbstore.com. Weekly storytime for children ages 4 and under; Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m.

Enoch Pratt Central Library – African American Department, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 361-9287, calendar.prattlibrary.org. Spend your Valentine’s Day with the author of the latest Oprah Book Club pick: Tayari Jones. Ms. Jones will read from her brilliant new book, “An American Marriage,” followed by a book signing and heart-themed refreshments; Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Enoch Pratt Free Library- Light Street Branch, 1251 Light St., (410) 396-1096, calendar.prattlibrary.org. Writers LIVE features Andrew Morton, author of “Wallis In Love: The Untold Life Of The Duchess Of Windsor, The Woman Who Changed The Monarchy”; Feb. 17, 2 p.m.

Johns Hopkins University – Mudd Hall, Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St., (410) 377-2966, ivybookshop.com. The President’s Reading Series presents Literature of Social Import with award-winning novelist Yiyun Li, who will speak about her first memoir, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life”; Feb. 20, 6 p.m.

Normal’s, 425 E. 31st St., (410) 243-6888, normals.com. Normal’s hosts New Works, a rolling event at the Red Room showcasing new video work and showcasing local artists. $5-10 (sliding scale); Feb. 16, 8:30 p.m.

The Red Canoe, 4337 Harford Road, (410) 444-4440, redcanoecafe.virb.com. Meet Shreya Hessler, Psy.D, the Amazon best-selling children’s author of “Bianca Finds Her Bounce.” Dr. Hessler will be on hand to sign books, read aloud, and discuss anxiety in young children; Feb. 17, 1 p.m.

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