The fifth annual Placerville Shakespeare Club's Authors Day will feature writers Renée Thompson ("The Plume Hunter"), Cindy Sample ("Dying for a Dance"), James L. Hendricks ("The 440th Signal Battalion") and Helen Bonner ("The Dolphin Papers"). Presentations, question-answer sessions, book-signings, refreshments; tickets are $10 at the door. Information: (530) 642-9609, www.placerville-shakespeare.com.
The Sacramento Public Library will host special programs throughout April and into May to celebrate Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) at all of its 28 locations. For a complete schedule: (916) 264-2920, www.saclibrary.org.
One highlight will be a performance by award-winning children's author and singer Jose-Luis Orozco, 2 p.m. April 29 in the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento.
Iain Boals for "West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California," 7 p.m., Sol Collective, 2574 21st St., Sacramento; (916) 369-5510.
Helen Bonner for "The Dolphin Papers," 2 p.m. at the Amador County Library, 530 Sutter St., Jackson; (209) 223-6400.
Hundreds of bargain-priced titles in most genres, plus CDs and DVDs. 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd.; (916) 264-2920, www.saclibrary.org.
The Sacramento branch of the California Writers Club will host Andy Jones ("Obligations and the Poet") at a luncheon at Tokyo Buffet, 7217 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights; (916) 213-0798 ($14).
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