Helene Hegemann: The author of "Axolotl Roadkill" will discuss and sign her debut novel and will screen scenes from her film "Torpedo." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Dhani Jones: The football player and television host will present and sign his new book, "The Sportsman: Unexpected Lessons from an Around-the-World Sports Odyssey." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Star Jones: The former co-host of "The View" will present and sign her new novel, "Satan's Sisters." Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 290-1048.

Mark Seal: The author of "The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter" will discuss and sign his new book. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

THURSDAY

Bloomsday: An event marking the 107th anniversary of James Joyce's epic novel "Ulysses," which takes place entirely on June 16, 1904. This year's celebration, featuring live music and dramatic readings, will focus on the women of "Ulysses": characters in the novel and Joyce supporters, scholars, publishers and family members. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. 6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000.

Lama Surya Das: The Western Buddhist teacher and scholar will discuss and sign his new book, "Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now." Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.

Ryan David: The author of "Good Neighbors" will read and sign his debut crime novel. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Stephen "Steve-O" Glover: The "Jackass" shockmeister will present and sign his new memoir, "Professional Idiot." Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Eleanor Henderson: The author of "Ten Thousand Saints" will read and sign her debut novel. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Ron Koertge: The poet will read and sign his new collection, "Indigo." Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 11 a.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Alina Simone: Aloud at Central Library presents the singer-songwriter in conversation with KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence on the subject of her new book, "You Must Go and Win." Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 228-7025. http://www.aloudla.org.

Jane Smiley: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of, most recently, "Private Life" will read and discuss her work. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Free. (310) 440-4500.

John Steppling: Host Michael Silverblatt will interview the playwright on the subject of his play "Fever Dreams." Bookworm, 89.9 KCRW-FM, 2:30 p.m. http://www.kcrw.com.

FRIDAY

Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen: The authors of "Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World" will discuss and sign their new book. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Monica Lewis: The entertainer will present and sign her new autobiography, "Hollywood Through My Eyes: The Lives and Loves of a Golden Age Siren." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Jésus Ángel García: The author of "Badbadbad" will read and sign his debut novel. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

SATURDAY

Sanjiv Battacharya: The author of "Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy" will discuss and sign his new book. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Dodie Bellamy and Sara Wintz: The author ("Pink Steam") and poet will read their work. The Poetic Research Bureau, 951 Chung King Road, L.A. 7 p.m. $5.

Remembering Leo Politi: A panel discussion celebrating the life and work of the author/illustrator will include Harry Yan, George Yan, Frank Yan and Mary Yan Joe (who were featured in Politi's children's book "Moy Moy"), Ellen Daigle, Fabricio Cervantes and author Ann Stalcup ("Leo Politi: Artist Of The Angels"). The Studio for Southern California History, 977 North Hill St., L.A. 11 a.m. Free. (213) 229-8890.

Tongue and Groove: Josefina Lopez, David Kipen, Amy Uyematsu, Xavi Moreno, Luis J. Rodriguez and Simone Gad will read their work at a special Boyle Heights-focused installment of the monthly reading series. Grand Performances at California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. Free. (213) 687-2190.