Book signing: Local writers Theresa Rose and MC Coolidge will talk about their respective writing lives and experiences at 7 p.m. July 23 at Sarasota News & Books, 1341 Main Street. Rose is the author of “Opening the Kimono: A Woman’s Intimate Journey Through Life’s Biggest Challenges;” Coolidge is the author of “Sideways in Sarasota,” a collection of her “Reality Chick” newspaper columns. The discussion will be followed by a book-signing. Information: 365-6332 or www.sarasotanewsandbooks.com.
Therapy dogs: If your child needs help reading, join the Therapy Dogs at Books-A-Million, 4225 14th St. W., Bradenton, at 11 a.m. July 25. Information: 748-3911.
Story times: Story times at Books A Million are 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays. Information: 748-3911.
Book club: The Women’s Resource Center of Manatee hosts a book club at 1 and 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and a nonfiction book club at 7 p.m. the third Thursday, at the Women’s Resource Center, 1926 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-6797.