Book Signing: 5 p.m. Christ Presbyterian Church, 36 E. Victoria St. Charles Garriott, director of Ministry to State, which develops ministry to people in government in Washington, D.C., and state and international capitals, and author of the new book “Love and Power.” Free. For more information, email email@example.com.
Book Signing: 7 p.m. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Gay Browne, Greenopia founder and author of “Living with a Green Heart: How to Keep Your Body, Your Home, and the Planet Healthy in a Toxic World.” Free. 682-6787.
Book Launch Party and Signing: 7-9 p.m. Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, Blake Lounge, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Irish writer and Carpinteria resident James Claffey will read from his new debut novel, “The Heart Crossways,” a coming of age tale set in Dublin during the 1980s. Free. 280-1415.
Writing in the Galleries:
5:30-7 p.m. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Session led by visiting writer/facilitator who begins with conversation and prompts partially inspired by works on view. Bring journal or notebook, laptop or tablet. Free. To RSVP, email
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 884-6430.
Book Reading and Signing: 1-2:30 p.m. Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, patio, 113 Harbor Way. Featuring ocean advocate Casson Trenor, author of the new children’s book “Umijoo,” about the ocean and the importance of making responsible choices. Free. 456-8747 or https://sbmm.org/public-events/umijoo/.
Book Discussion and Signing: 1-3 p.m. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. Featuring Cal State Channel Islands’ first archivist, Evelyn S. Taylor, author of Images of America’s new book, “Camarillo State Hospital,” about the state facility that operated for 60 years before it shuttered and became the site of the university. Free. 643-3154.
Book Signing: 7 p.m. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Featuring rescue pup Liberty Pearl and her human, Wendy Dale Young, author of “Behind the Eyes of Liberty Pearl,” about the life of the four-legged survivor before she was rescued from Iraq. Free. 682-6787.
Book Signings: 7 p.m. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Gary Delanoeye, author of “Clean Shorts,” and Barbara Greenleaf, author of ” This Old Body.” Free. 682-6787.