Idaho Family Reading Week: Nov 17-23. Check with your local library for details of how you can celebrate reading with your family.
Idaho Authors Community (IAC): Monday, Nov. 18, 79 p.m., Maui Wowi, Meridian.
NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 3-4 p.m. Always wanted to write a book? Teens are welcome to join us in November to write a novel in a month. We provide laptops, snacks and a fun atmosphere to get your creative juices flowing. Boise Public Library at Collister.
Author event: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, Garden City Library. Cort Conley, author of River of No Return.
Dinner and a Book: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., Boise Public Library, Cole branch, must register: 570-6900; Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch, must register: 384-4200. Sponsored by Flying Pie Pizzaria and the Friends of the Boise Public Library.
Author event: Thursday, Nov 21, 6 p.m. Jerry Mathes, author of Ahead of the Flaming Front, will hold a reading, signing and discussion about his book. Mathes is a local author who fought wildfires for 14 seasons. Rediscovered Books, Boise.
Caldwell Chapter Idaho Writers League: Thursday, Nov. 21, 7-9 p.m., Caldwell Public Library.
Author event: Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m., Rebecca Musser, author of The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice, will be at Barnes & Noble in Boise talking about her book and signing copies.
Saturday Storytime: Saturday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m. Come celebrate and give thanks at our Thanksgiving Storytime. Barnes & Noble, Boise.
Selah, Christian Writers Group: Monday, Nov. 25, 6:309 p.m., Maui-Wowi, Meridian.
Idaho Authors Community: Monday, Nov. 25, meeting is canceled due to Thanksgiving.
Literature Discussion Book Club: Monday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. Join us to discuss Common Courage: Bill Wassmuth, Human Rights, and Small-Town Activism by Andrea Vogt, a thoughtful book about the importance of speaking out on behalf of human rights. Barnes & Noble, Boise.
Adult Book Club: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7-9 p.m., Boise Public Library, Collister branch.
Library closures: Thursday, Nov. 28, for Thanksgiving.
Writing Until I Get it Right: Meeting canceled on Friday, Nov.29, due to Thanksgiving.
Saturday Storytime: Saturday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. Have you ever wondered how Santa knows who is naughty and who is nice? The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell is the very special tool that helps Santa know who to put on the Naughty and Nice list. Barnes & Noble, Boise.
Book signing: Anna Webb, author of 150 Boise Icons, will be signing copies of her book. Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Capitol City Farmers Market, 8th and Fulton, Boise.
Writers Block: Tuesdays, noon1 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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