HelpThing was written by members like you, with some help from LibraryThing staff.
View a list of all of the HelpThing topics.
The first rule of HelpThing is "be bold!" If you can add or edit it, go ahead. We also have a HelpThing Style Guide.
The Events in your library page (part of Your Profile Common Knowledge) will give you information about important events featured in the books you own, plus the books you own and don't yet own with listed events as book settings.
Event information is entered by LibraryThing members as part of Common Knowledge on a book's work page. If you want to know more, check out the Common_Knowledge wiki page or the group Common Knowledge, WikiThing, and HelpThing.
The Events in your library page is fairly simple. The events are listed alphabetically, and you have two options to view them.
- Your books will display only the books in your collections.
- All books will display the books in your collections (with checkmarks) as well as books in the award listings you don't yet list (no check marks.) Books with purple checkmarks are in your wishlist collection, blue checkmarks are read but unowned, green are in your library, and gray are in other collections. For more information, see details on collections and details on checkmarks.
You can click on any title to go to the corresponding work page. You can also click on an event to go a to page with related tags, related events, and other information.
 Notes and Frequently-Asked-Questions
 Why isn't my favorite event listed?
Common Knowledge information is entered by members just like you. Fewer people have entered event information as opposed to things like awards and series. You can help improve the listings for others by contributing to Common Knowledge yourself. See the Common_Knowledge wiki page or the group Common Knowledge, WikiThing, and HelpThing for more information on how to help.
 It says I don't own (book name), but I do! Why?
There are several reasons your book might not show up:
- Someone might not have yet entered event information for that book on the work page (Common Knowledge).
- Your copy of the book might not have been properly combined with other copies of the same work.
- You might have the book as "part" of a combined whole. If you own an omnibus edition (a box set or combined volume with multiple works), then the individual works will not be checked.