The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Roland Merullo reads from his new novel, “Lunch with Buddha,” Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. Bring items that might be of use to those struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 586-4235.
HINGE: Poetry Open Mic Tuesday, 8 p.m., 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. northamptonpoetry.com
JONES LIBRARY: “Anna’s Labyrinths: A Look at Anna Karinina” — Boris Wolfson discusses Tolstoy’s novel and its screen adaptations Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Part of the Books into Films Series. 259-3090.
LUTHIERS CO-OP: Unbuttoned: An Evening of Spoken Word — Easthampton City Arts+ presents six five-minute open mic slots followed by reading by poet Corrine DeWinter Thursday, 7-9 p.m., 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. Open mic participants selected on first-come basis. Free. 527-8278, firstname.lastname@example.org
MEEKINS LIBRARY: Reading of Hanukkah and Christmas stories Sunday, 4-6 p.m., at the library in Williamsburg. Holiday treats and drinks. Bring something for the Hilltown Survival Center or the Dakin Animal Shelter. 268-7472.
MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEE HOUSE: David Arfa reads from his book of stories, “The Life and Times of Herschel of Ostropol: The Greatest Prankster Who Ever Lived,” Thursday, 7 p.m., at the coffee house, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-6292
NORTHAMPTON SENIOR CENTER: Dusty Miller , author of “Danger in the Air: An Alice Ott Mystery” and activist Frances Crowe talk about “The Use of Fiction in Stereotype-Busting: Fact and Fiction” today, 10 a.m., at the center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 587-1228.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Local illustrator Andrea Dezso gives a presentation of her book of retold classic fairy tales, “Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses,” today, at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307.
∎ A presentation on the anthology “The Irish Legacy: A History of the Irish in Western Massachusetts,” edited by Anne-Gerard Flynn, will be presented Saturday, 3 p.m.
SMITH COLLEGE: Andrea Hairston reads from her forthcoming novel, “Will Do Magic for Small Change,” today, 5 p.m., Mendenhall Center at Smith College, Green Street, at the college in Northampton. Songs by Pan Morigan.
∎ Carol Edelstein and Edite Cunha read from their work Sunday, 4 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room. Part of the Gallery of Readers Series.
∎ Poet, novelist and essayist Dan Gerber reads from his work Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium
TILTON LIBRARY: Local authors C.H. Leno, Julie Cavacco and Natasha Lowe discuss writing and publishing children’s books Monday, 6:30 p.m., at the library, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield. 665-4683.