Jan 11 2011 - 2:14pm

* The North Ogden Historical Museum will discuss and sign copies of its book, "North Ogden," (Arcadia Publishing, $21.99) 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 340 E. 525 North, Harrisville. This is a free event.

The book contains more than 200 vintage photographs about the community. During the early 19th century, the city and surrounding areas were inhabited by the Spanish and American Indians and explored by trappers. North Ogden City was established in 1851 and the challenges facing the pioneer families were numerous. Settlers encountered American Indians, wild animals, devastating grasshopper invasions, extreme weather conditions and food shortages. Nevertheless, the city's population thrived and farms, orchards and businesses prospered.

The book is available at bookstores and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or

* Utah native and Emmy-Award-winning television star Roseanne Barr signs "Roseannearchy" (Gallery, $26) at 6 p.m. Thursday at Sam Weller's Bookstore, 254 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. This is a free event and open to the public.

In this return to the printed page, Barr unleashes her comedic observations on hypocrisy and hubris, as well as menopause, pharmaceuticals and her grandkids.

Barr started her career in stand-up comedy before landing her own television show, "Roseanne." She has returned to stand-up comedy in recent years and blogs regularly at

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