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HOME ON THE PRAIRIE Garrison Keiller reads from his book “A Prairie Home Companion” (Penguin), a collection of monologues from the popular public radio program. A film based on the show will be released this week. Tonight, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St., between Broadway and Park Avenue, 212-253-0810, free.
VIEWING GALLERY Katrina Firlik reads from her memoir, “Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Explores Life on the Inside” (Random House), describing her experiences as the first female neurosurgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.Tonight, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street, 212-362-8835, free.
HAUNTED HOUSE The author of “Fight Club,” Chuck Palahniuk,reads from his new book, “Haunted” (Doubleday). Tonight, 8 p.m., Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 212-473-1452.