The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
FORBES LIBRARY: “James Baldwin” — Panel discussion with authors Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, Lenelle Moise and Mistinguette Smith Wednesday, at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. Part of the Local History/ Local Novelists series. forbeslibrary.org, 587-1011.
NORTHAMPTON SENIOR CENTER: Florence Poets Society poet Richard Greene reads next Friday, 10 a.m., at the center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 587-1228.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Jessica Grogan, author of “Encountering America: Humanistic Psychology,” Thursday, 7 p.m., appears at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket. 534-7307.
∎ Kim Harrington reads from her new thriller, “The Dead and Buried,” next Friday, 7 p.m.