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RELIGIOUS SIDES J.C. Hallman reads from his essay “The Devil Is a Gentleman: Exploring America’s Religious Fringe” (Random House). Tonight, 7 p.m., the Half King, 505 W. 23rd St. at Tenth Avenue, 212-462-4300, free.
GROWN-UP FAIRY TALES Jasper Fforde reads from his satirical novel “The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime” (Viking), about Detective Jack Spratt and his investigation of the notorious killer, the Gingerbreadman. Tonight, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1972 Broadway at 66th Street, 212-595-6859, free.
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? Tim Madigan reads from his memoir “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship With Fred Rogers” (Gotham), about the journalist’s relationship with the children’s television host. Tonight, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street, 212-362-8835, free.