Story times and book clubs: Area public libraries offer story programs for children of all ages and book clubs for youth and adults. Go to their websites and click on the calendar to check out the offerings.
Readers Walking Club: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, Boise Public Library Hillcrest branch. 30- to 45-minute round-trip walk every Tuesday. Participants should bring suitable footwear and water.
Drop-In Writing Workshop: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free writing workshop, held on the first Tuesday of each month. Drop-in is hosted alternately by writers Danny Stewart and Heidi Kraay, who create unique prompts designed to inspire a supportive community of local writers.
Writer’s Bloc: Prompts and Guided Writing: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Come prepared to write and use creative thinking to work on writing prompts. While participation in them is not always required, there will often be group writing prompts.
Author event: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Idaho author Gail Chumbley will introduce her new book, “River of January: The Figure Eight,” which is part two to her first book and is about aviation history, WWII history and America at war. The book is a history of the 1930s and 1940s and a love story. A sale of Chumbley’s books and book signing will follow the presentation.
Author event: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. Idaho author Steve Stuebner will give a program about a new science book written for general and education audiences, “Idaho Microbes: How Tiny Single-Celled Organisms Can Harm, or Save, Our World,” published by Boise State University.
Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Barnes & Noble, 1315 N. Milwaukee, Boise. Dress like your favorite “Harry Potter” character, wear your holiday best or come as you are and join us for caroling, activities and giveaways.
Anthology Release Party: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, The Cabin. Release party for “Camp Fire: Writing Camps 2016.” Writing campers, friends and families are encouraged to attend this fun event to pick up a copy of their anthology, read their work if they’d like, and participate in a family-friendly writing workshop. This year The Cabin will publish three anthologies featuring work from writers in all camps. Free, but RSVP at thecabinidaho.org.