Each year the Houston Public Library designates a book for the community to read and discuss through Books on the Bayou. This October the selected book is Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. HPL is offering discussion groups and other programs all month long. You can check out the various events on their site. On Saturday, October 31st at the central library, Zora Neale Hurston scholar Valerie Boyd will discuss and sign copies of her book Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. Valerie Boyd is the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Georgia.