Monday, 7 to 8 p.m.: July Buffalo Reading Invasion – a flash-moblike gathering to celebrate the role of reading, public space and community. Bring a book, a chair and several friends or family members for an hour of quiet reading in one of Buffalo’s best-loved public spaces. This month’s location: The southern edge of Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. Visit buffaloreadinginvasion.com for additional details.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: “How to Decipher Data,” a book discussion with Buffalo-based journalist and marketer Mike Gluck, co-author (with John H. Johnson) of “Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day” (Bibliomotion Books, 2016). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Saturday, 7 p.m.: Silo City Reading Series featuring poet Natalie Shapero, poet and fiction writer Janet McNally, the indie-rock band Difficult Night and visual artist Jaime Schmidt. Shapero is the professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University and an editor-at-large of the Kenyon Review. Her first collection of poems, “No Object,” was published by Saturnalia Books in 2013, and her second collection is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. McNally teaches creative writing at Canisius College. Her 2014 book of poems, “Some Girls,” received the White Pine Press Poetry Prize. Her young adult novel, “Girls in the Moon,” is forthcoming from HarperTeen (HarperCollins) in the fall of 2016. Marine A Elevator, Silo City Row, Ohio and Childs streets.