* Weber Reads Frederick Douglass & Harriet Jacobs continues at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with "Traditions of African American Education," a presentation by Forrest Crawford, a professor of teacher education at Weber State University. The event is free and open to the public in the Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Stewart Library, WSU, Ogden.
* Amber Benson has been rescheduled to sign and discuss her book "Among The Ghosts" (Aladdin, $15.99) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City. Benson lives in California and is an independent film writer, director and producer. She also played Tara in the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
* The Pleasant Valley Library presents "Cultural Cuisines: An Exploration of Food and Identity" with a discussion of Laura Esquivel's "Like Water for Chocolate" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, 5568 S. Adams Ave., Washington Terrace. This is a free event.
* Jacqueline Jones, an award-winning historian, will present "Be Careful What you Secede for: The Unanticipated Consequences of the Civil War in Savannah" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lindquist Alumni Center, Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden.
Jones will examine how the secessionists' goals backfired during the Civil War. Despite their efforts to maintain their way of life, the turmoil caused by the war allowed African-Americans in Savannah, Ga., to become more independent. The presentation is free and open to the public.
* Utah author Charles Amonett will discuss and sign copies of his book of poetry "Poem In Thought" (BookSurge, $14.99) and novel "Visible Darkness-Hidden Light" (BookSurge, $19.99) 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Books, 340 E. 525 North, Harrisville. This is a free event.
* Utah author Sherri Candland will read from and sign her children's book "Blue Balloons" at 11 a.m. Saturday at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City. This is a free event.