Gunn Memorial Library on Wykeham Road in Washington will present book talk and signing with Sergio Troncoso Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Troncoso will talk about two of his latest works, "From this Wicked Patch of Dust" and "Crossing Borders: Personal Essays."

Copies of the books will be available for signing.

Light refreshments will be served.

The Junior Library will offer a variety of programs in the coming days, too.

They will include "The Science of Food," a program that will allow children to use food experiments to create chemical reactions and dissect fruits and vegetables, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.; a "Monster Mash" Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.; a Thanksgiving craft Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.; a screening of "Matinee," a 2011 Academy Award nominee for Best Short Film, at 1 p.m.; and a visit with representatives of Riverside Reptiles of Granby Nov. 24 at 1 p.m.

For more information about adult programs, call the Wykeham Road library at 860-868-7586. For information about children's events, call 860-868-2310.