Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, (410) 662-4444, atomicbooks.com. Fran Wilde, the author of fantasy novel “Horizon” in conversation with David Beaudoin. Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Baltimore Sun photojournalist Amy Davis talks about the history of local movie theaters and her book, “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters.” Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
Baltimore County Public Library Pikesville Branch, 1301 Reisterstown Road, (410) 887-1234, bcpl.info. Robert Kanigel, author of “The Man Who Knew Infinity” among other books, discusses his career. Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m. Matthew A. Crenson, professor emeritus of political science at Johns Hopkins University and author of “Baltimore: A Political History,” discusses the city’s past. Dec. 13, 2:30 p.m.
Bird In Hand, 11 E. 33rd St., (410) 814-0373, birdinhandcharlesvilage.com. Book launch of James Han Mattson’s “The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves,” a scattered series of first-person narratives dealing with the internet and social media. Dec. 9., 7 p.m.
The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St., (410) 625-4848, facebook.com/TheCrownBaltimore. Hey You Come Back! Reading Series with James Arthur, Elizabeth Knapp,and Kate Reed Petty, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St., (410) 685-6169, lexingtonmarket.com. Students from the UMBC course “Learning From Lexington” present their research from the semester via a zine along with an open mic hosted by poet Meccamorphisis. Dec. 9, 2 p.m.
Red Emma’s, 30 W. North Ave., (443) 602-7585, redemmas.org. Event for “Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the Radical Left, 1970-1979,” edited by Brad Duncan and Interference Archive, which gathers original printed materials of the anti-war, anti-war imperialist, Black Power, and women’s movements. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.