The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: George Howe Colt reads from his memoir “Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History,” Tuesday at 7 p.m., at the bookshop, at the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket. 534-7307.
— Dennis Lehane reads from his new novel, “Live By Night,” Wednesday at 7 p.m., at the bookshop. Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket. 534-7307.
RENAISSANCE CENTER : Alison Brown, author of “The Renaissance” and “The Return of Lucretius to Renaissance Florence” will speak Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst. 577-3600, www.umass.edu/renaissance.
SMITH COLLEGE: Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence,” will speak on “The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights,” on Thursday at 5 p.m., in Wright Hall Auditorium, at the college in Northampton. 585-ARTS.
WISTARIAHURST MUSEUM: Tom Bernard speaks about his book, “Decoding the Twelve Days of Christmas,” Monday at 6 p.m. at the museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. $5 suggested donation. 322-5660, www.wistariahurst.org.
FORBES LIBRARY: “The State of the Book in the Digital Age,” a panel discussion with author Susan Stinson, book artist Daniel Kelm, publisher Gavin G. Grant, and bookseller Nancy Felton, will be held next Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at the library, 20 West St. 587-1011.