Both Debra Armbruster and E.A. Allen will hold Authors in the Afternoon book signing events this week. Armbruster's new children's picture book, "Patches' New Name," is about a kitten adopted by a new family. Her event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave.

Mystery writer E.A. Allen's event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, also at the Main Branch Library on Rogers Ave. His latest novels are "When Beggars Die" and "Shadows on a Distant Shore."

Visit or call 783-0229 for information.