-- As part of the Weber Historical Society's Fall 2011 Lecture Series, Newell Bringhurst and Craig Foster present "The FLDS and the Outside World" at 7 p.m. Monday in the Lindquist Alumni Center, Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden.
Bringhurst, a retired history and political science professor from the College of the Sequoias in California, is the author and editor of numerous books and an FLDS scholar. Foster is a research specialist in the LDS Church's Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Together, they will discuss the history of "fundamentalist Mormons" and recent news stories involving the group. The lecture is free and open to the public. Both scholars will be available to sign copies of their books, which will be available for sale at the event.
-- Roy author Michael Zimmer discusses and signs copies of his western novels "Johnny Montana" (Five Star, $25.95), "Wild Side Of The River" (Five Star, $25.95) and "The Long Hitch" (Five Star, $25.95) 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 340 E. 525 North, Harrisville. This is a free event.
l Author events this week at The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City include:
* New Orleans author James Reeves discusses and signs his photo memoir "The Road to Somewhere" (W. W. Norton & Company, $25) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The book is a visual chronicle of Reeves' American travels over five years and 40,000 miles.
* Connecticut author Amy Kalafa reads from and sign her book "Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children's Health" (Tarcher, $17.95) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
* British author Alexander Gordon Smith reads from and signs "Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $15.99) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
* Joe, Alina, Vicki and Valerie Darger read from and sign "Love Times Three: Our True Story of A Polygamous Marriage" (HarperOne, $26.99) at 7 p.m. Thursday. This memoir of a polygamous family is an insider look at the extraordinary workings of the Dargers' day-to-day life. The Dargers live a suburban life in a large home in Salt Lake County with some 20 of their two dozen children. Joe, Alina, and Vicki were married on the same day 21 years ago. Valerie, Vicki's twin sister, joined the family in 2000.
* Vermont author Anna Dewdney reads from and signs her new picture book "Llama Llama Home with Mama" (Viking Juvenile, $17.99) at 4 p.m. Friday.
* Utah author Gwen O'Leary will read from and sign her book "When Life Hands You Alzheimer's, Make Aprons!" (Authorhouse, $9.99) at 2 p.m. Saturday.
These events are free at the bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City.
-- Sam Weller's Bookstore celebrates Banned Books Week at 5 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to read two-minute selections from their favorite banned books. Sam Weller's will video record the readings and post them online. Customers are encouraged to sign up in advance by calling 801-328-2586, or emailing John Clukey at email@example.com. The event is free at the bookstore, 254 S. State St., Salt Lake City.