• Pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-author of the book "The Art of French Pastry," will be on hand to discuss his book and give a cooking demonstration beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. A book-signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Registration is required. Call (224) 543-1485, or visit vapld.info.
• Meet Newbery Medal-winning author Katherine Applegate as she discusses and signs copies of her novel "The One and Only Ivan" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.
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• Local author Donna Abear signs copies of her new book "Relatively Criminal: A Memoir" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Cafe Books, 395 Lake St., Antioch. For information on the event, call (847) 395-2223.
-- Laura Milbrath Stewart