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posted: 11/14/2012 6:00 AM

Book notes: Meet 'Wimpy Kid' author at signing event

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By Laura Stewart

• Jeff Kinney, author of The New York Times best-selling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, signs copies of his newest title in the series, "The Third Wheel," at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. Doors open for the event at 5 p.m., with snacks and photo opportunities with character standees and more. A ticket for the event comes with the purchase of "The Third Wheel" from Anderson's Bookshop at 123 W. Jefferson St., Naperville. Each ticket includes a number for the book-signing line. (630) 355-2665 or

• Picture-book author Oliver Jeffers reads from and signs copies of his newest title, "This Moose Belongs to Me," at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or

• Meet various local authors who have written books with a history-of-Glen Ellyn theme at a Holiday Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Stacy's Corners Store, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. Authors signing their books include Bob Chambers ("A Village Remembered"); Dan Anderson ("24 Tales of Murder"); Marge Teiwes ("The Question How Old? The Answer 1843"); Russell Ward ("Images of America: Glen Ellyn"); Jan Shupert-Arick ("The Lincoln Highway Across Indiana and the Dixie Highway in Indiana"); Nancy Drummond McCaffrey ("Wright to Machu Picchu") and Pat Hartenaus ("Belden Boy -- The Adventures of Peter McDugal"). While at the event, guests can also sample the store's holiday jams, jellies and dips. Call (630) 469-1867 for information.

• Author Robert Goldsborough discusses and signs copies of his book "Archie Meets Nero Wolfe" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park. (708) 771-7243 or

• Award-winning novelist, short-story author, playwright and translator Nathan Englander will discuss "The Ownership of Identity or How I Came to Write My New Book" at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. For information, call (847) 491-2612 or email

• Meet award-winning science-fiction author Cherie Priest as she reads from and signs copies of "The Inexplicables," the fifth title in her "Clockwork Century" series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or