Book TalkLIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS ... TA special craft and storytime event for kids will be held April 16 at 10 a.m. at Mitchell Park Library's temporary location, 4050 Middlefield Road. Local author Meg Waite Clayton will present her new book, "The Four Ms. Bradwells," April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Children's Library Tree Top Room, 1276 Harriet St.
STANFORD EVENTS ... Upcoming authors at the Stanford Bookstore, 519 Lasuen Mall, include Steven Schlozman, "The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse" (April 20, 6 p.m.). Information: www.stanfordbookstore.com
AUTHOR TALKS ... Upcoming Kepler's author events, at 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, include Wayne Pacelle, "The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them" (April 15, 7 p.m.); Joel Brinkley, "Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land" (April 20, 7 p.m.); Jayne Ann Krentz, presenting a fiction-writing workshop (April 26, 7p.m.); Lisa Harper, "A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood" (April 28, 7 p.m.); Mary Gordon, "The Love of My Youth" (April 29, 7 p.m.); John Flanagan, "Ranger's Apprentice - Book 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja" (April 30, 2 p.m.); Neal Shusterman, "Everfound" (May 3, 7 p.m.); and Joan Hill, Katie Mahon and Mary Beth Phillips, "The Miracle Chase: Three Women, Three Miracles, and a Ten Year Journey of Discovery and Friendship" (May 5, 7 p.m.). Information: www.keplers.com.
MORE TALKS ... Upcoming authors at Books Inc. at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto include Scott Gummer, "Parents Behaving Badly" (April 19, 7 p.m.). Information: www.booksinc.net. Phyllis Lynch, author of "GiGi The Funny Little Dog," will appear along with GiGi and sign her book at Diddams Party Store, 1952 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View (April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
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