KAREN MELVIN AND MELINDA NELSON: "Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka." 6:30 p.m. Mon. Westonka Library, 2079 Commerce Blvd., Mound.

ANDREA GIBSON: "Lord of the Butterflies." 8:30 p.m. Tue. $20-$35; ­finelinemusic. com. Fine Line, 318 1st Av. N., Mpls.

MARSE MEIJER: "Northwood." 6 p.m. Wed. Open Book, 1011 Washington Av. S., Mpls.

JOHN J. MORIARTY AND SIAH L. ST. CLAIR: "A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities." 7 p.m. Wed. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville.

POETRY READING: Jim Bohen, Sharon Chmielarz, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Joyce Sutphen. 7 p.m. Wed. Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.

KATHERINE QUIE AND SARAH ANDERSON: "You Might Be Raising an A**hole If …" 6 p.m. Thu. Insight Brewing Co., 2821 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls.

LARRY MILLETT: "Metropolitan Dreams." 7 p.m. Thu. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.

MARY BLECKWEHL: "Claire's Hair." 6 p.m. Fri. Chapter 2 Books, 226 Locust St., Hudson, Wis.

SUZAN GORDON: "Wounds of War." 7 p.m. Fri. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul.

HOLIDAY GEEK EXPO: Author appearances, signings. 10 a.m. Sat. Hallie Q. Brown Center, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul.

JACEK DEHNEL: "Lala." 4 p.m. Sat. Subtext Bookstore, St. Paul.

JAN BRETT: "The Snowy Nap." 10 a.m. next Sun. Barnes & Noble, Apache Mall, Rochester; 6 p.m. next Sun. Rose­ville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Av., Roseville.

DORIS RUBENSTEIN: "The Journey of a Dollar." 2 p.m. next Sun. Half Price Books, 8601 Springbrook Dr. NW., Coon Rapids.