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Written by on March 23, 2006

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Thursday 3/23

"LANGUAGE OF BAKLAVA’

   Author Diana Abu-Jaber talks about growing up with her outgoing father who loved to cook in "The Language of Baklava." 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408.

Friday 3/24

MIAMI CHRONICLES

   Author Alfredo Triff and curator Fred Snitzer chronicle a growing cultural scene in "Miami Arts Explosion." 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408.

Sunday 3/26

"WEIRD FLORIDA’

    Eliot Kleinberg and Robert Tacoma will discuss uncanny places in Florida from their book "Weird Florida II And Key Weirder." 4 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408.

Monday 3/27

THE POLITICS OF CHRISTIANITY

   Dan Wakefield talks about how he feels Christianity in America has become almost synonymous with right-wing fanaticism and conservative politics in his new book, "The Hijacking of Jesus." Mr. Wakefield discusses what he sees as the distortion of Christians’ faith. 7:30 p.m. at Arts at St. Johns, 4760 Pinetree Dr., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 613-2325.

"MONUMENTS IN HAVANA’

   William Gonzalez will discuss the architecture and history of Havana through a slide and bi-lingual talk presentation. 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408.

Tuesday 3/28

"THE FEARLESS HOME BUYER’

   Award-winning journalist and real estate expert Elizabeth Razzi explains what a homebuyer needs to know about selecting brokers, agents and mortgage bankers in "The Fearless Home Buyer." 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408.

Wednesday 3/29

"SAVING SOUTH BEACH’

   Author M. Barron Stofik discusses historic preservation versus real estate development and other aspects in "Saving South Beach." 6 p.m. at Miami Beach Public Library, 227 22nd St., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-4219.

TRUE JOURNEY

   Travel writer, Tom Miller, talks to readers about his motorcycle journeys in Cuba. 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241.

"HIGHWAY A1A’

   In "Highway A1A: Florida at the Edge," travel writer Herbert Hiller, a former Miami Today travel columnist, covers 13 Atlantic counties and recommends places to visit, lodge, eat and shop. 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408.

Thursday 3/30

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

   In his award-winning book, "Our Holocaust," Amir Gutfreund tells the stories of a group of Holocaust survivors who live on one imaginary street in a suburb in Haifa. 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408.

"RUINS OF CALIFORNIA’

   In the "The Ruins of California," Martha Sherrill talks about the progress of Inez Ruin and California in the 1970s. 7 p.m. at Books and Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241.

Friday 3/31

TIBETAN BUDDHISM

   Sharon Salzberg, author of "The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love and Compassion," leads a workshop on Tibetan Buddhism. 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408.

Monday 4/3

LECTURE/WORKSHOP

   The Friends of the University of Miami Libraries features author Mark Derr for a lecture on how he gathers materials for his books from online databases. 6 p.m. at Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division, 1300 Memorial Dr., Coral Gables. Reception included. RSVP by March 27. Details: (305) 284-4026.

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