• Emily K. Neuburger, author of the book, "Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children's Storytelling," will conduct a craft session with youngsters to create story disks at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. (708) 848-0770.
• "The History of Us" author Leah Stewart reads from and signs copies of her book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com. Stewart also discusses and signs her book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.
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• Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond discusses his new book, "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Oak Park's Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park. A reception and book-signing follow at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 W. Lake St., Oak Park. Tickets cost $21.50 and include $10 off the purchase of Diamond's book. The event is sponsored by the Oak Park Public Library. For information, call (708) 383-8200 or visit oppl.org.
• Meet Amy Timberlake, author of "One Came Home," a new frontier adventure mystery book for middle readers, as she reads from and signs copes of the book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
• The public is invited to join members of the DuPage Birding Club to hear author Thomas V. Lerczak discuss his new book, "Side Channels: A Collection of Nature Writing and Memoir," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Faith Lutheran Church, 41 N. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn. A book-signing follows the author's presentation. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Note: The evening begins with social time at 7 p.m. Visit dupagebirding.org.