Events for readers: May 5-18

May 5, 2013 

  • LOCATIONS

    Boise Public Library, Collister branch: 4724 W. State St., 377-4995

    Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 384-4076

    Maui Wowi, 520 E. Franklin Road, No. 105, Meridian, 869-9966

    Barnes & Noble: 1315 N. Milwaukee Road, Boise, 375-4454

    Hyde Park Books: 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 429-8220

    Black History Museum, 508 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 433-0017

    Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise, 376-4229

    Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise, 429-0011

ONE-TIME EVENTS

Idaho Authors' Community: Monday, May 6, 7-9 p.m., Maui Wowi, Meridian.

Sherry Cann's Writers Critique Group: Monday, May 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Smoky Mountain Pizza, ParkCenter Boulevard, Boise.

Young Writer's Group: Tuesday, May 7, 4-5 p.m., Boise Public Library, Collister branch.

Author Event: Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. We spotlighted Patti Murphy's newest book, "Mother Knows Better," on April 21; now you have the chance to meet the author. Murphy will be at Rediscovered Bookshop in Boise.

Boise Novel Orchard Writing Circle: Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-8 p.m Challenges and comaraderie are the backdrop for this caffeine-fueled evening of social writing. Don't forget your favorite writing implement. Hyde Park Books in Boise.

Human Rights Book Club: Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m. The group is currently reading "The Submission" by Amy Waldman. Black History Museum, Boise.

Let's Talk About It: Thursday, May 9, 6-7 p.m. "Thousand Pieces of Gold" by Ruthanne Lum McCunn, Boise Public Library.

Author Event: Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. New York Times bestselling author David Abrams will be at Rediscovered Bookshop in Boise. Pick up a copy of his latest book, a satirical novel about the Iraq War, "Fobbit."

Saturday Storytime: Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. Join us to celebrate your own mom in our Mother's Day Storytime, featuring "A Chair for My Mother" by Vera B. Williams. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Story Time with Justeen: Saturday, May 11 and 18, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. For some, reading is an escape from reality to worlds of adventure and excitement. For others, it's a time to relax and let the mind be taken far away from the world it knows all too well. Story Time readings will engage the reader and listeners in a unique exploration of the inner child and release an imagination that is often suppressed by society. I hope to bring to light the beauty of the written word, and the importance of encouraging a child's mind to imagine, learn, and grow. Hyde Park Books, Boise.

Hillview Book Club: Monday, May 13, 9:30 a.m. Meets monthly. Members come early to grab their morning coffee or tea and a snack, and then get cozy and chat. This month's book: "Light on Snow" by Anita Shrieve. Stop by and join them for a great time. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Young Writers Group: Tuesday, May 14, 4-5 p.m., Boise Public Library, Collister branch.

Partners in Crime: Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m. If you're interested in reading, writing or publishing in the fields of mystery, suspense or true crime, visit Partners in Crime. New members are always welcome. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Classics Club: Tuesday, May 14, 7-8:30 p.m. For those who love the "olden" word, our two short stories are "The Veldt" and "A Sound of Thunder," both by Ray Bradbury. You can find all our short stories here: http://bit.ly/ClClHPB.

Saturday Storytime: May 18, 11 a.m. Read, build, play! Join us for Hands-On Learning Storytime with Legos, featuring "Grow Caterpillar Grow!" Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Author Event: Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. Local author Donna Cook will be at Rediscovered Bookshop in Boise during the Saturday Market. Pick up a copy of her latest ebook, "Gift of the Phoenix."

RECURRING EVENTS

Writers Block: Tuesdays, Noon–1 p.m., Boise Community Radio, KRBX 89.9. Hosted by Jennifer Sanders Peterson and Amanda Turner.

Poets and Writers Open Mic: Every first Thursday, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Nook HD/HD+Class: Saturdays, 11 a.m.; Thursdays, 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise

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