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NATIONAL BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION: Mary Alice Monroe will discuss her new novel “The Summer Girls” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lexington County Public Library, main branch, 5440 Augusta Road. Free. (803) 785-2600
LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING: University of South Carolina Art History Professor Brad Collins hosts a lecture for his new book “Pop Art: The Independent Group to Neo Pop, 1952-1990” Friday at noon at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810.
BOOK SIGNING: Barnes and Noble Book Store, 278-A Harbison Blvd., hosts a book signing event with local author Dr. Ruby Haydock DeLoach from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. (803) 749-9009
GIVE ME SUMMER! GIVE ME BOOKS!: Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. hosts a summer reading program through Aug. 24 for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. (803) 713-7323; www.booksonbroad.com