The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
BANGS COMMUNITY CENTER: “Writing in Post-Retirement: Taking a Risk” — Mystery writer and retired psychologist Dusty J. Miller speaks Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst.
GOODWIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Physicist Enid Sichel of Hadley and Woods Hole discusses her humorous new memoir, “The Physicist’s Cat,” Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the library, 50 Middle St., Hadley. 584-7451.
HINGE: Poetry open mic Tuesday, 8 p.m., 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. $2 cover. northamptonpoetry.com
JONES LIBRARY: Spanish language presentation of “Los Ríos Invisibles” by Luis Valdiviezo, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 259-3090