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“LET’S TALK ABOUT IT” BOOK SERIES: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sumter County Library, 111 North Harvin St., Sumter. The discussion of “Ceremony” by Leslie Marmon Silko will be led by Mary Ellan Bellanca, University of South Carolina-Sumter. Scheduled meetings are Nov. 13, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. Call (803) 773-7273.
FALL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2012: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hollings Special Collections Library on the University of South Carolina campus. This installment features Scott Simon whose most recent memoir is titled “Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption.” Call (803) 777-3847.
BOOK SALE: 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 31 at the Shepherd’s Center, 3401 Trenholm Road. Fiction and nonfiction will be available. Call (803) 779-4449.
SPEAKER @ THE CENTER: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate St. Series features author Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq and “A Grand Tour of Gardens: Traveling in Beauty through Western Europe and the United States.” The program is free. Call (803) 734-8666.
BOOK SIGNING: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. Jim Piecuch will sign copies of his book “Cavalry of the American Revolution and General Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution in the South.” Call (803) 713-7323.