Treasure Valley events for readers: Feb. 2-15

February 2, 2014 


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

    Boise Public Library, Cole branch: 7557 W. Ustick, Boise, 570-6900

    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,



Author event: Author Kurt Koontz’s presentation of “A Million Steps,” 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, Boise Public Library, Cole branch.

Writing workshop: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, Boise Public Library main branch.

Fiction 101 with Boise Weekly: Thursday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Fiction 101 is a flash fiction contest hosted by the Boise Weekly. Participants must write an engaging, complete and concise story in only 101 words. Winners and honorable mentions of Fiction 101 will read their short pieces and receive cash prizes. Rediscovered Books, Boise.

Going to the Dogs: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Author signing by writers of books about dogs and their families. Hyde Park Books, Boise.

Bad Poetry Reading: Come share your bad poems. 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Hyde Park Books, Boise, $2 donation suggested.

Saturday Storytime Valentine’s day: Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. A Valentine’s Day Storytime featuring Love Monster, other stories, activities and valentine’s treats. We’ll also have a special visit from Pete the Cat. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Hands-On Learning: Creativity Can: Saturday, Feb. 8, 12 p.m., Enjoy hands-on learning fun with Creativity Can. Join us for creative exploration with crafty materials for kids ages 4 and up. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Idaho Authors Community: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, Maui Wowi, Meridian.

Idaho Authors Guild: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, Riverside Hotel, Boise.

Author event: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2–4 p.m. Hyde Park Books is going to the dogs! Please stop in with your favorite furry friend to meet some authors who have recently published books about dogs and their families. We will be collecting food and toy donations for the Idaho Humane Society until Feb. 10 in honor of the many four-legged friends in need of forever families. Sharon Rose Anderson, Jane Freund and Joel Lund will be the authors present for the meet and greet. Hyde Park Books, Boise.

The Sweet Spot: An evening with wine, chocolate and books: Saturday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. We’re partnering with The Chocolat Bar and The Basque Market to bring you a private event filled with book talks, wine and chocolate tastings. Everything in the bookstore (excluding Kobo e-readers) will be 20 percent off the night of the event. Participants get chocolate and a bottle of wine included in the ticket price. Single tickets are $27. This is a private event, so space is limited. Call Rediscovered Books at 376-4229 to make your reservation over the phone or stop by, say hello, and make one in person.

Hillview Book Club: Monday, Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m. Meets monthly at Barnes & Noble. Come early to grab your morning coffee or tea and a snack, and then they get cozy and chat about great books. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Partners in Crime: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. If you’re interested in reading, writing or publishing in the fields of mystery, suspense or true crime, then stop by and visit the Partners in Crime. New members are always welcome. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Author event: Thursday, Feb. 13 6 p.m. Willy Vlautin, author of “Lean on Pete,” will stop in Boise on his book tour to promote his newest book, “The Free,” about three protagonists who find the strength to make the best of difficult situations. Vlautin will read, sign and talk about his book. Rediscovered Books, Boise.

Saturday Storytime: Our Favorites: Saturday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. Join us for a special storytime featuring our favorite storytime books. With so many great books to choose from, which ones will be chosen? Come and see. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Nook HD/HD+ Class: Saturday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. Learn how to get the most out of your new NOOK HD or HD+ with a one-hour introduction course. This class will teach basic navigation as well as some great tips for easy use. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Faboo Puppet Theater: Saturday, Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m. Rediscovered Books, Boise.


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.

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