Meet the authors

“Forbidden Waters: Harwich's Captain John Kendrick and the First American Voyage to Japan”: 2 p.m. today, Brooks Academy Museum, 80 Parallel St., Harwich. Talk by local author and historian Scott Ridley. $5. 508-432-8089.

Rising Tide Writers Group: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St., Harwich. Experienced and aspiring writers meet to share with each other. 508-430-7562.

Chatham Great Books Discussion Group: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main St., Chatham. Winter/spring schedule and list of books: 508-221-3240 or rickpikecapecod@yahoo.com.

Cape Cod Writers Center - Writers Night Out - Poetry: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Cotuit Library, 871 Main St. Hear readings by members of Sandwich High School Poetry Club with special presentation by poet/playwright Judith Partelow. Networking, coffee and desert. RSVP by emailing writers@capecodwriterscenter.org with "WNO April 18" in subject heading. 508-420-0200.

Brewster Writers: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St. Writers in all genres and levels who wish to share their work in supportive setting. Share copies of two to three pages of work.

Salon of Shorts: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road. Open mic series hosted by Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak. Poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, stand-up. Each performer limited to five minutes, including set-up. www.artsonthecape.org/experience-art/salon-of-shorts-2/.

Talk by Sedona Summer, author of “Free Your Soul”: 7 p.m. Thursday, Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St. Books available for purchase and signing.

Let's Talk About Books!: noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St. Round table book share and discussion; also hear from library staff about new titles and favorite standards.

America: Then and Now: Watershed Moments book group: 1 p.m. Friday, Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St., Harwich. Formerly The Greatest Generation Meets. This month's book: “Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History,” by S. C. Gwynne. New members welcome. 508-430-7562.

“Mary Chilton Winslow: Survivor of the Mayflower Voyage”: by Joyce Prince, 2 p.m. Friday, Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis. 508-385-2255.

Book to Film Discussion Group: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main St., Chatham. Visit www.eldredgelibrary.org or call 508-945-5170 for list of selected titles.

Sunday Author Series: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, South Yarmouth Library, 312 Old Main St. Contemporary poetry with Cape Cod writer and poet Lauren Wolk and poet Lucile Burt. Reservations suggested. 508-760-4820.

19th Annual Chatham Reads Poetry: 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main St., Chatham.

Wellfleet’s One Book

The One Book, One Community program features Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Sixth Extinction,” as a departure point for a month-long discussion of climate change and its effects on Cape Cod and beyond. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wellfleet Library and the Wellfleet Library Board of Trustees, this week’s events include: a family introduction to animals and the Cape environment, 3 p.m. Tuesday, by staff of the Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary; family program, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Wildlife of Cape Cod with Cape Cod National Seashore’s ranger Dani Cessna, who will have artifacts; 5 p.m. Thursday short film “Mass Extinction,” followed by small group discussions of “The Sixth Extinction.” All events at Wellfleet Public Library, programs continue through May 12.