David Greenberg, author of “Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency” will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2719 Routh St., Dallas. Free; register at http://dallasinstitute.org/events/republic-of-spin/.

Derek Blount will sign “Second Son” at noon on Dec. 10 at Half-Price Books, 3221 Preston Road, Frisco.

Len Bourland will sign “Normal’s Just a Cycle on a Washing Machine” at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at Logos Bookstore, 6620 Snider Plaza, Dallas.