Chicagoland literary events: April 23 - 29


Amy Stewart will discuss "Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects" at 7 p.m. at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe; $12.


Brian Schultz, a professor at Northeastern Illinois University, will discuss his book "Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way" at 10:30 a.m. at Aurora University's Perry Theater, 1305 Kenilworth Place, Aurora; free.

Natalie Y. Moore and Lance Williams will sign "The Almighty Black P. Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang" from 6-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd.; free.

The Moth Story Slam will feature tales on danger at 8 p.m. at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.; $8.


A release party for Ben Tanzer's new book "You Can Make Him Like You" will include readings and music from 7-10 p.m. at Beauty Bar Chicago, 1444 W. Chicago Ave.; free.

Maria Menounos, an "Access Hollywood" correspondent, will read from and sign copies of her new book "The EveryGirl's Guide to Life" at 7 p.m. at Barbara's Bookstore at UIC, 1218 S. Halsted St.; free.


Rick Atkinson will give a lecture titled "The U.S. Army in World War II: Ten Things to Know" at 6 p.m. at the Pritzker Military Library, 104 S. Michigan Ave.; free for library members, $25 for non-members.


Ilene Cooper will discuss her life as a writer and her new novel "Angel in My Pocket" at 1 p.m. at the Rogers Park branch library, 6907 N. Clark St.; free.

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