Monday

All branches of the Gwinnett County Public Library will be closed on Monday to observe Memorial Day. Book drops will be open at all branches. The libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday For book renewal information, call 770-822-5351 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Wednesday

Ann Fessler, author of "The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe vs. Wade," will sign copies of her work at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Chapter 11 Books at Ansley Mall at 1544 Piedmont Ave. in Atlanta. The event is free. Call 404-872-7986.

Thursday

Georgia historians Emory Thomas and John Inscoe will discuss "Inside the Confederate Nation" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Friday

Charles de Lint, author of "Widdershins," will sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Friday at the Chapter 11 Books at Ansley Mall at 1544 Piedmont Ave. in Atlanta. The event is free. Call 404-872-7986.

Brad Thor, author of "Takedown," will sign copies of his work at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Chapter 11 Books located at 6237 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The event is free. Call 404-256-5518.

June 5

Ann B. Ross, author of "Miss Julia Stands Her Ground," will discuss and sign her work at 7 p.m. June 5 at the Five Forks branch of the Gwinnett Public Library, located at 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road. The event is free. Call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

June 7

Jefferey Deaver, author of "Cold Moon," will discuss and sign his work at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

June 8

Alan Furst, author of "The Foreign Correspondent," will discuss and sign his work June 8 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. The event costs $10. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, authors of "The Rapture," will sign their work at 6 p.m. June 8 at Costco, located at 6350 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Atlanta. The event is free. Call 770-671-1950.

June 10

Patti Callahan Henry, author of "Where the Light Breaks," and Mary Alice Monroe, author of "Skyward," will discuss and sign their work at 2 p.m. June 10 at the Collins Hill Branch of the Gwinnett Public Library, located at 455 Camp Perrin Road in Lawrenceville. Call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Patti Callahan Henry, author of "When Light Breaks," and Mary Alice Monroe, author of "The Beach House," will sign copies of their work at 6:30 p.m. June 10 at the Chapter 11 Books at 6237 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Call 404-256-5518.

June 13

Ron Bloberg, author of "Designated Hebrew," will sign copies of his work at 6:30 p.m. June 13 at the Chapter 11 Books located at 6237 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The event is free. Call 404-256-5518.

Charles Shields, author of the biography "Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee," will discuss and sign his work at 7:30 p.m. June 13 at the Jimmy Carter Library, 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

June 14

Georgie Singleton, author of "Drowning in Gruel," will discuss and sign his work at 7 p.m. June 14 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Rick Spier, author of "O'Sullivan's Odyssey," will discuss and sign his work June 14 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. The event costs $10. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

June 15

Francine du Plessix Gray, author of "Them: A Memoir of Parents," will discuss and sign her work June 15 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. The event costs $10. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

William Carter, author of "Marcel Proust: A Life" and "Proust in Love," will present a lecture on the French author at 7 p.m. June 15 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free lecture is part of the University in the Library program, which was designed to help readers better understand and appreciate an author's work. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

June 16

Janet Mendel, author of "Cooking from the Heart of Spain," will sign copies of her work at 6:30 p.m. June 16 at the Chapter 11 Books located at Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Ave. in Atlanta. The event is free. Call 404-872-7986.

June 19

Matthew Pearl, author of "The Poe Shadow," will discuss and sign his work at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

June 21

Julia Glass, author of "The Whole World Over," will discuss and sign her work June 21 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. The event costs $10. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

Tim Sancton, author of "A Song for My Fathers," will discuss and sign his work at 7 p.m. June 21 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

June 22

Natalie Dupree, author of "Natalie Dupree's Shrimp and Grits Cookbook," will sign copies of her work at 7 p.m. June 22 at the Chapter 11 Books located at Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Ave. in Atlanta. The event is free. Call 404-872-7986.