Author Katherine Applegate shares from her Newbery Medal-winning story “The One and Only Ivan,” based on the true story of the B & I Circus Store’s gorilla. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. Free. 253-292-2001, tacomalibrary.org
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz free to play with prizes and giveaways. First- and second-place teams score gift cards. 8 p.m. Tuesday, The Swiss Pub, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-572-2821
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Unraveling Sicily’s Mysteries Sarah Murdoch will give a presentation on the history of the Mediterranean island of Sicily. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Garfield Book Company, 208 Garfield St. S., Tacoma. $15 walk-ins welcomed. 253-241-4166, plu.edu/liferoadscholar
David Cross has hit the road for a 2016 tour throughout the country and he will be performing in two shows — 7 and 10 p.m. — Wednesday at The Moore Theatre, 1032 Second Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $22.50-$32.50 and are available at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.