Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
5 Erin Ganju, co-founder and CEO of Room to Read, a non-profit that has built more than 12,000 libraries across the world. 6 p.m., CS.
6 The Pulpwood Queens Bookclub discusses Bezellia Grove's "The Improper Life." 6:30 p.m., TBIB.
10 Sherry Laymon ("Fearless: John L. McClellan, United States Senator"), 10 a.m., Grant County Museum, Sheridan.
11 Darcy Pattison ("Prairie Storms"), 6:45 p.m. LL.
13 Gene Dattel ("Cotton and Race in the Making of America"), 6 p.m., CS.
15 Arkansas Puzzle Day 2011. For crossword and Sudoku enthusiasts, with a presentation by Vic Fleming. 9 a.m., CS.
18 Cookie's Bookclub discusses Elizabeth Kostova's "The Historian." 7:30 p.m., TBIB.
20 Rebecca Hamilton ("Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide")., 12 p.m., CS.
24 Sherry Laymon ("Fearless: John L. McClellan, United States Senator"), 5:30 p.m., Herzfeld Memorial Library, Benton.
27 Donna Woolfolk Cross ("Pope Joan"), 6:30 p.m., ML.
Area bookstores, libraries and venues:
CS: Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, 1200 President Clinton Ave., 683-5200.
FCL: Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., Conway, 501-327-7482.
LL: Laman Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock, 501-758-1720.
ML: Main Library, 100 Rock St., 918-3000.
TBIB: That Bookstore in Blytheville, 316 W. Main St., Blytheville, 870-763-3333.
WW: WordsWorth Books & Co., 5920 R St., 663-9198.