Events for readers: Feb. 16 to March 2

February 16, 2014 


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

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

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

    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

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

    The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise, 343-1871


Libraries closed: Monday, Feb. 17, in honor of Presidents Day.

Idaho Writers Guild Literary Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, How to Get Book Reviews presents Idaho Statesman Book Addicts Janice Hildreth, Rachel Bennett and Pam Brewer. Riverside Hotel, Boise.

Saturday Storytime: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. February is Black History Month. Join us for “Henry’s Freedom Box” by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Author Event: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Chris Grabenstein, author of “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library,” will be in Boise for Young Writer’s Workshop and will be at Rediscovered Books for a reading and signing.

Literature Discussion Book Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. “The Map That Changed the World” by Simon Winchester is the fascinating story of William Smith, who became obsessed with creating the world’s first geological map and ultimately became the father of modern geology. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Idaho Authors Community: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. Maui Wowi, Meridian.

Read Me Treasure Valley: Journalism: Storytelling With a Purpose: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Hear from a panel of local journalists, including Dan Popkey and Rocky Barker, who discuss the process of investigating a story, as Susan Orlean did while developing “The Orchid Thief.” Boise Public Library, main branch.

Book Club for Adults: 7–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. “The Painted House” by John Grisham, Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch.

Book Club for Adults: 7–9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. “Outliers, the Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell, Boise Public Library, Collister branch.

Read Me Treasure Valley: Landscape Writing, Nature Painting and Natural History: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. Like “The Orchid Thief,” many works of fiction and nonfiction feature nature prominently. Boise State University professor Samantha Harvey provides insight into the nexus of science, art and literature in her presentation reading the “Book of Nature.” Boise Public Library, main branch.

Lit for Lunch: 12:10–1:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. “Traplines” by John Rember, Boise Public Library, main branch.

Friday Book Guild: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Join the Friday Book Guild, a new book club at Barnes & Noble in Boise. This month they’ll discuss “Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt.

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Bookfair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Fun activities, crafts, storytimes, giveaways and more. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Saturday storytime: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital’s bookfair with a special storytime all about Dr. Seuss. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

American Girl Book Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1. A fun, friendly book club for kids ages 8 and up. This month the stories of McKenna Brooks, Girl of the Year 2012, teach kids about believing in yourself, encouraging others and respecting differences among people. Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Writing Group: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, March 2. Kids 10-13 explore the world of writing every week with staff and teen volunteers. They can earn about different genres through practice or stick to what they like best, try a collaborative story or bounce ideas off one another. Boise Public Library, Cole branch.


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

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