Craig Johnson • Author discusses “The Highwayman” and “Dry Bones” at 7 p.m. at St. Louis County Library, 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard. Free. 314-994-3300.
Carol Swartout Klein and Robert O’Neil • Launch party for “Painting for Peace: A Coloring Book for All Ages” at 6 p.m. at Almost Picasso, 18 Church Street. Free. 314-300-6675. At 4 p.m. Thursday the author and illustrator will be at Ferguson Library, 35 North Florissant Road.
Sidney Blumenthal • Biographer discusses “A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. I, 1809 1849” at 7 p.m. at St. Louis County Library, address above. Free.
Boulevard/Natural Bridge • Literary magazine event with Adrian Matejka, Angela Mitchell, Travis Mossotti and Mary Troy at 6:30 p.m. at Dressel’s Public House, 419 North Euclid Avenue. Free. email@example.com
David Lorimer • Author discusses “Prophet for Our Times” at 7 p.m. at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road. Free. 314-367-6731.
Mark Zwonitzer • Author discusses “The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism” at 7 p.m. at St. Louis County Library, address above. Free.