Noon-5 p.m. March 6, Central City Park. More than 100,000 books at bargain prices. Profits go to support the public library system and the literacy effort in the community. Hosted by the Friends of the Library. Free admission and parking. www.friendsofthelibrarymacon.com.
6-7:30 p.m. March 9, East Macon Park, 3326 Ocmulgee East Blvd.; March 17, LH Williams Gym, 325 Pursley St.; March 22, Rosa Jackson Park, 1121 Maynard St.; and March 30, Bloomfield Park, 4115 Lions Place. Come meet, greet and read with local college athletes, radio personalities, doctors, lawyers and more. Hosted by Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation and the Middle Georgia Regional Library in honor of Celebrate Reading Awareness Month. 478-447-2790. Free.
GLENDA JONES BOOK SIGNING
8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 11-12, Peaches to the Beaches, U.S. 341, Hawkinsville. The author will be available to sign copies of her book, "The Tree Who Wanted to Touch the Stars." 405-458-5642.
OLD BOOK SALE
8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 11-12, M.E. Roden Library, 151 Commerce St., Hawkinsville. Hardcover books $1, paperback books 50 cents, vintage books slightly higher. This is an official Peaches-to-the-Beaches event. 478-892-3155. Free admission.
ELAINE NEIL ORR
11:15 a.m. March 15, Taylor Amphitheater, Wesleyan College. Reading: 7 p.m. March 17, Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center. The Campbell-Stripling Distinguished Writer-in-Residence is a writer of fiction, memoir and poetry. 478-757-5181. Free.
POET FRANK X. GASPAR
7 p.m. March 22, Medical School Auditorium, Mercer University, 1220 College St. "A Double Life: "The Poet/Novelist": a discussion about the challenges and rewards of working in radically different genres. Gordon Johnston, director of creative writing, 478-301-2588 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
MACON WRITERS GROUP
2-4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Membership in the group is open and free, and writing of every sort is accepted. For more information, email email@example.com.
KIDS STORY TIMES
BIBB PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Story times: West Bibb Public Library, 5580 Thomaston Road: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 478-744-0818. Shurling Public Library, 1769 Shurling Drive: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 478-744-0875. Lanford Public Library, 6504 Houston Road: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 478-621-6973. Washington Memorial Library, 1180 Washington Ave.: 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Saturday, 478-744-0859. Riverside Public Library, Rivergate Shopping Center, 110 Holiday Drive N.: 10:30 a.m. Friday, 478-757-8900. Lap-sit story time happens at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Washington Memorial Library.
NOLA BRANTLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
721 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays for ages 2 and younger; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 2-5; Teen Budding Artist program at 5 p.m. second Tuesdays; Construct and Create Club for ages 8 and older at 5 p.m. second Thursdays; Family Night at 6 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. Home-school programs: 1 p.m. Thursday for grades K-2, 1:30 p.m. Thursday for grades 3-5, 2:30 p.m. Thursday for grades 6-12. 478-923-0128.
CENTERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
206 Gunn Road, Centerville. Bedtime stories at 6:30 p.m. on first Tuesdays; 6 p.m. second Tuesdays for third- through sixth-graders; 6 p.m. third Tuesdays for ages 11-17; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for ages 2 and younger; 11:15 a.m. Wednesday for ages 2-3; and 10:30 a.m. Thursday for ages 3-5. Home-school program for grades K-12 at 2 p.m. Monday. 478-953-4500.
PERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY
1201 Washington St., Perry. 10:15 a.m. Monday for ages 1-3; 11 a.m. Monday for ages 4 and younger; 10:15 a.m. Thursday for ages 3-5; Family Night at 6 p.m. second Tuesdays; Teen Night at 6 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. 478-987-3050.
PEACH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Thomas Public Library, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Fort Valley: 11 a.m. Thursday for ages 18 months to 3 years; 4 p.m. the first Thursday of every month for ages 4-7 years, 478-825-1640. Byron Public Library, 105 W. Church St., Byron: 11 a.m. Wednesday for ages 18 months to 3 years; 4 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month for ages 4-7 years, 478-956-2200.
MUDDY 'MULGEE STORY TIME
10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Dot Baker Community Room, M.E. Roden Library, 151 Commerce St., Hawkinsville. A 30-minute program for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by a supervising adult. 478-892-3155.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org; mail "Book Events," The Telegraph, P.O. Box 4167, Macon, GA 31208.