Autumn Leaves: The 23rd Annual Glens Falls Chronicle Book Fair, Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls. 11 a.m. Free. 518-792-1126 or glensfallschronicle.com. More than 120 Capital Region and Adirondack authors, booksellers, publishers and nonprofit groups offer local history, Lake George, Saratoga and Adirondack titles, poetry, memoir, fantasy, young adult, children’s picture books, novels, cookbooks and more. There will also be book sales and signings, children’s activities, panel talks, readings, children’s story times and writing and publishing programs.
Eleanor Kuhns, Ukrainian-american Citizens Club, 1 Pulaski St., Cohoes. Noon. $28. 518-235-2570 or cohoespubliclibrary.org. The Friends of the Cohoes Public Library will be hosting the 29th annual Autumn Affair, with the historical mystery writer as guest speaker. All proceeds benefit the library. Reservations are open and available at the library.
Kat Yeh, The Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery, 128 Jay St., Schenectady. Noon. Free. 518-346-2719 or opendoor-bookstore.com. The children’s book author signs “The Way To Bea.”
Story Time with Jane Yolen & Heidi Stemple, Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 1 p.m.. Free. 518-682-4200 or northshire.com. The mother-daughter children’s authors host a special story time that’s all about birds, featuring the books “Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds through Pictures, Poems, and Stories,” “Crow Not Crow” and “Counting Birds: The Idea That Helped Save Our Feathered Friends.”
Day Larks Book Discussion Group, Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Ave., Guilderland. 2 p.m. Free. 518-456-2400 or guilderlandlibrary.org. Discussing “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan.
Troy Public Library, 100 Second St., Troy. 6:30 p.m. Free. 518-274-7071 or thetroylibrary.org. Discussing “In The Midst of Winter” by Isabel Allende.
First Monday Book Discussion, Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham. 7 p.m. Free. 518-3923666 or chatham.lib.ny.us. Discussing “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid.
Monday Evening Book Discussion, East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way. 7 p.m. Free. 518-477-7476 or eastgreenbushlibrary.org.
Night Owls Book Discussion, Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Ave., Guilderland. 7:30 p.m. Free. 518456-2400 or guilderlandlibrary.org.
Friends of the APL Book Review, Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany. Noon. Free. 518-4274300 or albanypubliclibrary.org. Frank Robinson, author and conservative intellectual, lectures on “Freedom Evolves,” by Daniel Dennett.
Bach Adult Fiction Book Discussion Group, Albany Public Library — Bach Branch, 455 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 2 p.m. Free. 518-482-2154 or albanypubliclibrary.org.
Tuesday Night Book Club, Round Lake Library — Malta Branch, Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta. 7 p.m. Free. 518-682-2495 or roundlake.sals.edu. Discussing “One Second After” by William R. Forstchen.
Noon Storytime for Adults, William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Albany. 12:15 p.m. Free. 518-810-0314 or colonielibrary.org. Julia Child made French cooking accessible to American cooks, was the first person on PBS to win an Emmy, and enjoyed a passionate marriage. Storyteller Kate Dudding will share stories she gleaned from the Julia Child
Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany. 6:30 p.m. Free. 518-427-4300 or albanypubliclibrary.org. The photographer will describe his experience photographing a single dramatic Adirondack scene each season for a year. This shoot for Adirondack Life Magazine became the inspiration for his book, “The Adirondacks: Season by Season.”
Bob Bayle, Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls. 7 p.m. Free. 518-792-6508 or crandalllibrary.org. The local author offers an illustrated talk and signing for his new book, “A Glens Falls-lake George Portfolio 1904-1946: The Photographs of Francis Bayle and Some Local History.”
Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic featuring April Bernard, Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. 7 p.m. Free-$5. 800-838-3006 or caffelena. org. This monthly event, hosted by Carol Graser, features the poet, most recent volume of poems is “Brawl & Jag.”
Fiction Book Discussion, Voorheesville Public Library, 51 School Road, Voorheesville. 7 p.m. Free. 518-7652791 or voorheesvillelibrary.org. Discussing “Indigo Girl” by Natasha Boyd.
Daybooks, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. 1:30 p.m. Free. 518-439-9314 or bethlehempubliclibrary.org. Discussing “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway; a World War I 100th anniversary event.
Esmeralda Santiago, Campus Center Ballroom, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany. 7 p.m. Free. 518-442-5620 or nyswritersinstitute.org. The New York State Writers Institute presents the renowned writer of the Puerto Rican experience (memoir ‘When I Was Puerto Rican,” novel “Conquistadora”) in conversation with WAMC’S Joe Donahue. There is also a 4:15 p.m. craft talk in the Multi-purpose Room in the Campus Center West Addition.
Great Books Discussion Group, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. 7 p.m. Free. 518439-9314 or bethlehempubliclibrary. org.
David Pietrusza, Clifton Park-halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park. 10:30 a.m. Free. 518-3718622 or cphlibrary.org. The author talks about his book, “TR’S Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy.”
Richard Timberlake and Philip Terrie, Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 7 p.m. Free. 518-682-4200 or northshire. com. The co-authors of “J. S. Wooley: Adirondack Photographer” presents an illustrated lecture on the life and work of Wooley.
Dana Cavalea, Market Block Books, 290 River St., Troy. 11 a.m. Free. 518328-0045 or bhny.com. The author discusses and signs his book “Habit of a Champion: Nobody Becomes a Champion By Accident.”
Anne O’brien Carelli, The Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery, 128
Jay St., Schenectady. 1 p.m. Free. 518346-2719 or opendoor-bookstore. com. The author signs her new book, “Skylark and Wallcreeper.”
Hudson Talbot, The Little Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany. 3 p.m. Free. 518489-4761 or bhny.com. The author and illustrator reads and signs “Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art.”
Emily Mccully, Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham. 3:30 p.m. Free. 518-392-3666 or chatham.lib.ny.us. The author discusses her new book, “She Did It,” which fea- tures 21 special women who changed the way we think.
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