The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science the Bahamas Marine EcoCentre and The Nature Conservancy host a book signing and art show featuring "Islands of the Sun: A Tribute to the Northern Exuma Cays, Bahamas." The book, featuring images and information on Bahamian flora and fauna, was co-authored by young University of Miami alumni. 6-9 p.m. Welcoming remarks at 7 p.m. Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 421-4061 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://tropicbirds.org.
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Author Octavio Roca discusses the unique style of Cuban ballet and how it's impacting the international dance world. His book, "Cuban Ballet," gives a history or Cuban ballet and spotlights several dancers. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-2208 or www.booksandbooks.com.
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Dr. Lissa Rankin discusses her book "What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend." 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-2208 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Kathy Reichs, the writer and forensic anthropologist behind TV series "Bones," talks about her book "Virals." The story follows teenage band leader Tory and her band mates as they stumble upon a dog caged for medical testing. Exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus, the group must combine curiosity with their new physical talents to solve a cold-case murder. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Author Kathy LeMay presents her practical guide to philanthropy, "The Generosity Plan." Learn how to reap unexpected joy through generosity in your daily life. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-2208 or www.booksandbooks.com.