Events for readers: Dec. 1-14

December 1, 2013 


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

    Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch: 5246 Overland Road, Boise, 562-4996

    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

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

    The Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 426-1609


Grinch Day Storytime and Activities: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” followed by Grinch-themed activities and holiday goodies. This event kicks off 25 Days of Grinchmas, a campaign to encourage kids to do one good deed each day. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Author event: 4–6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. Stop by and hear about the big personalities, drama and behind-the-scenes story of the Food Network with Allen Salkin, author of “From Scratch: Inside the Food Network.” Hyde Park Books, Boise.

Book club: Book club for adults, holiday party and discussion of “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch.

Banned Book Club No. 3: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. This month we are moving out of the dystopian theme and moving into the erotic tragicomedy “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov. For those of you who have not read the book and might be afraid to pick it up, we challenge you to try something new. Hyde Park Books, Boise.

Andres Coba — First Thursday Music: 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Local jazz musician Andrew Coba will join us for First Thursday in December to serenade you with classic Christmas carols. Be sure to stop by and grab a gift for a loved one. Rediscovered Books, Boise.

Lit for Lunch: “The Debt of Pleasure” by John Lanchester, 12:10–1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, Boise Public Library, main branch.

“Polar Express” Storytime: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Children of all ages are invited to experience the true joy of the holiday season at our “Polar Express” Storytime event. Meet us in the children’s department for a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved tale. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Educator holiday shopping event: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Pre-K through grade 12 educators enjoy a 25 percent discount on books, toys and games and 10 percent off on music and movies with a Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card. Ask any bookseller for details. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Saturday Storytime: Christmas: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Join us for special stories about the season in the last storytime of the year, followed by cookies and juice. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Fancy Nancy Super Deluxe Tea Party: 1–2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch. Put on your fanciest dress and grab your glitter. This is a super-deluxe tea party suitable for fairy princesses, dashing young gentlemen, sparkling ballerinas or anyone else who likes to be fancy. We’ll have games, crafts and stories inspired by the Fancy Nancy books by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. Call 562-4996 for more information.

Idaho Authors’ Community: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, Maui Wowi, Meridian.

Author event: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz will be at The Morrison Center for Readings and Conversations, hosted by The Log Cabin Literacy Center. Copies of his books will be available. Tickets: $37.25-58.50; students, $21.50; Purchase at or 426-1494.


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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