Events for Readers: June 16 - July 6

June 16, 2013 


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

    The Cabin: 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 331-8000

    The Flicks, 646 W. Fulton St., 342-4222

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

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

    Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise,



'In Bed with Ulysses': 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, The Flicks. "In Bed with Ulysses" is a fascinating documentary that covers the amazing life and work of James Joyce, including the famous book-banning attempts that led to the most important censorship case in American legal history. This Bloomsday celebration, presented by The Cabin, will feature a discussion after the film led by Cheryl Hindrichs, a BSU professor of British modernism. $10.

Idaho writing camps: The Cabin's summer writing camps are back in session. Camps are available for grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12; from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. June 17-21 or June 24-28. See the website for more details:

Author event: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, Rediscovered Books. Shawn Vestal grew up in a Mormon family in Gooding, but he left the faith as a young adult. His new book, "Godforsaken Idaho," is based in part on his experiences growing up Mormon. Vestal will be reading and signing copies of his book

Saturday storytime: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, Barnes & Noble, Boise. What's the guy's name on first base ... or is he on second? I don't know ... third base? Come find out in "Who's on First" by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

Literature Discussion Book Club: 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, Barnes & Noble, Boise. This month's discussion is about the book "Jim Bridger: Mountain Man" by Stanley Vestal. This biography tells the story of one of the greatest explorers in American history.

Saturday Storytime: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, Barnes & Noble, Boise. There is food, family and fireworks in the fable, "Fourth of July Mice" by Bethany Roberts.

Author Event: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29, Hyde Park Books. Boise's Novel Orchard is partnering with Hyde Park Books for a reading and signing with Ken Scholes, author of the series "The Psalms of Isaak" as a part of his tour for the fourth book in the series, "Requiem." BNO will also be hosting a writers lunch with Scholes that afternoon. For more details, visit or

Taproot Reading: 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, Hyde Park Books. In conjunction with Boise's Novel Orchard, Hyde Park Books presents Taproot Reading: Dive into a different type of book club that will uncover the elements of published writing that can inform your own. Well-loved and not-yet-found, the books for this group display a mastery of language for any writer to explore. With a different theme each quarter, and each book's use of the theme different, this club will keep you on your toes.

BLiP: 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Hyde Park Books. A play reading series.

Draw or Paint Your Favorite Character: Deadline is 8 p.m. Monday, July 1, Boise Public Library, main branch. Draw or paint your favorite comic book, television, or movie character this month or even invent a character of your own. When you're done, enter it in the Library Comic Con Drawing Contest. Entry forms are available at all Boise libraries. The contest is open to all library cardholders of all ages and their minor children. For more details, visit

Boise Novel Orchard: Writing Circle: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, Hyde Park Books. Challenges and camaraderie are the backdrop for this caffeine-fueled evening of social writing.


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: 11 a.m. Saturdays, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Story Time with Justeen: 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Hyde Park Books, Boise.

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