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Diane Keaton

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Book signing

Diane Keaton
We all grew to know and love her as the slightly neurotic, young, feminist Annie Hall - a role specifically written for her and completely embodied by Keaton. In her memoir "Then Again," the legendary actress dishes on her life as well as the life and influence of her mother, Dorothy Hall. (Yep, her real last name is Hall!) Keaton will be reading from her book Wednesday night at Barnes & Noble Union Square. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, B&N Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,

John Hodgman
Comedian John Hodgman - "Resident Expert" for "The Daily Show" - will be signing copies of his new book, "That Is All," tonight. The book is the third and final installment of Hodgman's trilogy of "Complete Word Knowledge." (Monday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,


'Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion' with Jean Baker and Cristina Page
Feminist historian Jean H. Baker and author and women's rights advocate Cristina Page discuss Baker's new biography of Margaret Sanger, the Planned Parenthood founder and birth control activist. (Thursday, 6:30 p.m., FREE, Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard St., RSVP to, 212-982-8420,


NBC Universal's 'Green Is Universal' Mugs Save Trees event
How do you take your coffee? Light, sweet? How about green? Yep, you heard us. Go "green" this week and score FREE coffee if you bring a reusable mug to one of five coffee-cart spots as part of NBC Universal's "Green Is Universal" initiative. (Monday-Friday, 6-11 a.m., FREE, 40th St. & Sixth Ave., 32nd St. & Broadway, 43rd St. & Broadway, 49th St. & Sixth Ave., 57th St. & Eighth Ave.,

Holiday Display

'Holiday Underthe Stars'
The holiday season is officially under way at the Time Warner Center. Stop by to gander at the "Holiday Under the Stars" display, featuring 12 14-foot stars that hang from the ceiling of the 150-foot Great Room. The stars' twinkling is choreographed to tunes performed by Wynton Marsalis and other jazz greats. (Wednesday-Jan. 3, 5 p.m.-midnight, FREE, the Shops at Columbus Circle, Great Room, 10 Columbus Circle, 212-823-6300,


Rediscovering The New Yorker's Wolcott Gibbs
Rediscover the works of Wolcott Gibbs, a longtime theater critic and writer for The New Yorker. A panel will introduce readers to Gibbs' life and work today, presented by the New School. Call to reserve a seat. (Monday, 7 p.m., FREE, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnold Hall, 55 W. 13th St., second fl., reservations required, 212-229-5600,


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