If you're feeling bookish Saturday, check out the annual Mencken Day celebration at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's main branch or the Bookfest at the Waverly branch. Some highlights:
Mencken Day runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the branch at 400 Cathedral Street. At 10:15 a.m., H. George Hahn, professor and chair of the English Department at Towson University, will present "The Campus Trials of Mencken's Satire." And the Mencken Memorial Lecture, "The Scopes Trial: How the Letter Kills," will be presented at 2:30 p.m. by Richard J. Schrader, professor emeritus of English at Boston College.
The BookFest runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Waverly branch, 400 E. 33rdStreet. Among the highlights are children's crafts and other activities; a beat box workshop with Max Bent and other interactive poetry activities courtesy of Poetry in Community (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.); and free book appraisals courtesy of Allen's Bookshop (2 p.m. to to 3 p.m.). There will also be a book sale and silent auction.