MAKE IT HAPPEN
Kim Romaner shares how you can make personal change and "turn any possibility into reality," the subject of her book "The Science of Making Things Happen." 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Former first lady Laura Bush, accompanied by her daughter Jenna, autographs copies of her book "Spoken from the Heart." The true-life tale provides an intimate look at her life as first lady and becoming part of a political-powerhouse family. 1 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Tickets required. Available at all locations with purchase of "Spoken from the Heart" ($30 plus tax). Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
Annie Cohen-Solal, author of "Leo and His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli," gives a lecture on the life of the man who "reigned for decades as America's most influential art dealer." 8 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Visitor Center, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
CLOSEUP ON CUBA
Dr. Jose Azel discusses "Mañana in Cuba," a two-part book exploring the mindset Cubans have developed under a totalitarian system and how to most effectively allow for a democratic society. All author proceeds from sales of the book benefit the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, where Dr. Azel is a senior scholar. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Neurologist Sean Kenniff, who was one of the original cast members of "Survivor," shares his books, "Etre the Cow" and "Stop Effing Yourself: A Survivor's Guide to Life's Biggest Screw-ups." "Etre" centers on a bull who shares his tender story of an insignificant life at Gorwell Farm, full of humiliation and powerlessness. "Stop Effing Yourself" teaches readers how to curb self sabotage through purposeful action. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Edie Hand and Tina Savas discuss the people behind their book "Women of True Grit," which offers 40 first-person narratives from women who have struggled through hardships to reach the top. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.