• Former Chicago Bulls star and NBA Hall of Fame member Dennis Rodman reads from and signs copies of his new children's book, "Dennis the Wild Bull," at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Anderson's Bookshop at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
• Lady Jane's Salon, the bimonthly group for readers of romantic fiction, welcomes four authors for an evening celebration of the group's anniversary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Le Chocolat du Bouchard, second floor, 129 S. Washington St., Naperville. Authors appearing are Tracey Devlyn ("My Lord"), Blythe Gifford ("Captive of the Border Lord"), Molly O'Keefe ("Crazy Thing Called Love") and Shannyn Schroeder ("More Than This"). Each author will read excerpts from her romantic novels. The evening also features drawings for gift baskets. Event admission is $5 or one gently used paperback romance novel. All proceeds will be donated to Celebrate Differences, a not-for-profit organization that supports individuals with disabilities. For information and to RSVP, visit ladyjanessalonnaperville.com.
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• Author R.J. Palacio reads from and signs copies of "Wonder," her book for middle readers, at an author event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. "Wonder" was selected as the NapervilleREADS children's selection for 2013. The event is hosted by Anderson's Bookshop of Naperville. Free tickets for the event are available at Anderson's at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, and at Naperville library locations. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
• New York Times best-selling author Lisa Gardner discusses and signs copies her latest suspense title, "Touch and Go," at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Register by calling (847) 244, 5150, Ext. 5, or at wnpl.info. Gardner will also be on hand to read from and sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Anderson's Bookshop at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
• "Here I Go Again" author Jen Lancaster reads from and signs copies of her book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
-- Laura Stewart