Central Ohio Literary calendar for Nov 19-Dec. 5.

AUTHOR APPEARANCES

Nov. 20: Ten local authors will sign copies of historical books published by Arcadia Publishing from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Historical Society (51 Jefferson Ave.). Among the books are featured authors are: "Columbus in Vintage Postcards: 1898-1950" by Richard E. Barrett; "Columbus: The Musical Crossroads" by Arnett Howard; "Baseball in Columbus" by James R. Tootle; "Mount Calvary Cemetery" by C.L. Miller; "Grove City" by Janet Shailer and Laura Lanese; "Upper Arlington" by Stuart J. Koblentz and Kate Erstein; "Railroad Depots of Central Ohio" by Mark J. Camp and "Groveport and Madison Township" by Richard Lee Palsgrove.

Nov. 20 (rescheduled from Sept. 19): Louis Bayard will appear at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus School for Girls (56 S. Columbia Ave.). Louis Bayard is the author of "The Pale Blue Eye," which was nominated for both the Edgar and Dagger awards, and "Mr. Timothy," a New York Times Notable Book. He is a staff writer and book reviewer for Salon.com, and his reviews have appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others. He will read from his latest novel, "The Black Tower," a historical suspense novel set in Paris in 1818 that follows the brilliant man known as Vidocq - a former criminal and father of modern forensic detection - who is close to unveiling a tantalizing secret: the fate of Louis-Charles, the lost son of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, with discounts for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 614-464-1032 or visit

Dec. 5: Steve Doocy will appear at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus School for Girls (56 S. Columbia Ave.). Doocy is an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster who has worked in the news and entertainment divisions of NBC, CBS and ABC and for many years was the Times Square reporter on the legendary Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve. He is currently co-host of Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel. Doocy is also a successful writer. His first book, "Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook," became an instant New York Times bestseller and was a semi-finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. In his latest book, "Tales from the Dad Side: Misadventures in Fatherhood," Doocy regales readers with tales of his own hilarious, sometimes frustrating, and often moving experiences of being a father, and shows parents that even during moments of great frustration, they are not alone. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, with discounts for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 614-464-1032 or visit www.thurberhouse.org .

DISCUSSIONS

Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave.

Staff member Wendy Wise leads discussions on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Nov. 19: "Maus 1: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History," by Art Spiegelman.

Westerville Public Library, 126 South State Street

Nov. 19: William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" from 7-8 p.m. in the conference room. New members are invited for conversation and refreshments.

CHILDREN'S EVENTS

NORTHEAST

Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Ongoing: Stories for the entire family are presented each Saturday, 11-11:30 a.m. at Saturday Tales. Nov. 19: Children ages 6 and up are invited to register for ten minutes read-aloud time with a gentle dog at "Tail Waggin' Tutors," 7-8 p.m. on Nov. 19. Registration required (882-7277).

- compiled by Craig McDonald

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