The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned in the Valley:
HINGE: Poetry Open Mic Tuesdays, 8 p.m., 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. $2 cover. northamptonpoetry.com
JONES LIBRARY: Adult summer reading program runs through Aug. 21. The theme is “Groundbreaking Reads.” Open to ages 18 and older with book recommendations, prizes, book discussions on July 24 and Aug. 21. Register and pick up reading log at the reference desk at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. For information, call 259-3090 or visit www.joneslibrary.org/events/summerreadingprogram.html.
LUTHIERS CO-OP: Unbuttoned: An Evening of Spoken Word — Easthampton City Arts+ presents six five-minute open mic slots followed by reading by featured writer Elizabeth MacDuffie, Thursday, 7 p.m., 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. 527-8278
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Sherri Brooks Vinton, author of “Put ‘Em Up, Fruit!” speaks Thursday, 6 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307.
WORLD EYE BOOKS: Dusty Miller, author of “Danger in the Air: An Alice Ott Mystery,” speaks Thursday, 5 p.m., at the bookstore, 156 Main St., Greenfield. 772-2186