* The saga of immigrants coming to America is told in "Evergreen" (Dell, $7.99), the next book discussion selection at the Weber County Library's main branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden.
The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, and centers on the 1978 best-selling novel by Belva Plain. The story of Anna, a fiery redheaded Jewish immigrant from Poland who settled in New York City, was turned into a TV mini-series in 1985. Books will be available at the reference desk.
Admission is free. For more information, call 801-337-2632.
* Seattle author Ingrid Ricks will read and sign her book, "Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story," at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 15, at Weller Book Works, 665 E. 600 South, Salt Lake City.
The book describes the author's experiences growing up poor in a devout Mormon home in Logan. Spending summers on the road with her traveling salesman father, sleeping in trucks, and selling merchandise on the side of the highway was a momentous escape from the strict rules of her mother and controlling stepfather Earl, according to a news release.
* The King's English Bookshop, at 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City, will host the following events this week:
-- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15: Salt Lake City author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr and co-author Tara Altebrando, of Queens, N.Y., will read from and sign "Roomies" (Little, Brown, $18), a new novel told from the dual perspectives of two high school graduates over the summer before they become college roommates.
-- 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18: Sarah Anderson, of Springville, will read from her young-adult action novel, "Copied" (Curiosity Quills, $14.99), about a young man whose DNA is being used to develop an army of clones and the military defense team sent to assassinate him.