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.
Books & Brews at Highlands Hollow: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, Highlands Hollow, 2455 Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise. Enjoy a relaxed chat about books. Guests can come and talk about what they’re reading and hear about what others are enjoying. Facilitated by Boise Public Library staff.
Senior Soiree: How To Write Your Own Obituary: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Boise Public Library at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Drive. Complete fun, and often hilarious, exercises which will assist you in writing your own obituary.
Writer’s Bloc: Author Series: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, unBound Flexible Open Space, 713 N. Main St., Meridian. Learn more about the craft of writing and the writing lifestyle from local authors. Topics may cover: the art of writing, publishing, editing, or all of the above.
Equality & Diversity Teen Reading Group: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, Boise Public Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Join a new reading group for teens ages 13-18 interested in exploring the themes of LGBTQIA liberation and equality, as they intersect with identity, diversity, feminism, class consciousness, racial justice and multiculturalism. We will focus on contemporary young adult fiction, nonfiction and online articles. Come for the snacks, stay for the conversation.
Richard Paul Evans author event: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, Barnes & Noble, 1315 Milwaukee, Boise. Richard Paul Evans will discuss and sign his new book, “Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark,” the last book in the Michael Vey septology. Seating for this event is first-come, first-served. We will hand out numbered wristbands (no purchase required) once the book is released, on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Wristbands will determine placement in the signing line.
Elizabeth Eulberg author event: 4-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Elizabeth Eulberg is author of the Shelby Holmes series.
Budding Wordsmiths: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Meridian Library Silverstone branch, 3531 E. Overland Road. Are you an aspiring young writer? Together we will explore the craft and enjoyment of creative writing, eat snacks, play games and make new friends.
Comic Book Book Club: 6-6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Grab a beer and get nerdy with us at the Spacebar Arcade. “Black Panther: Book One,” “This One Summer” (also available on Overdrive), “Maus I” (feel free to read “Maus II” as well).
Richard Howard Author Talk: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Boise Public Library at Bown Crossing. Join Rich Howard as he reads excerpts from “Never Give Up On the Sagebrush Sea.”
Human Rights Book Club: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, The Black History Museum, 508 E. Julia Davis Drive, Boise. The Human Rights Book Club is dedicated to reading and discussing topics relevant to the advancement of global human rights. Meets the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November. Each meeting is moderated by an expert in the field, and each meeting has created a lively and insightful conversation among attendees.
Wizard World Book Club: 4-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. This month’s book is “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” We will talk about the book, eat snacks and watch clips from the Harry Potter movie of the same name. Next month’s book is “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
Idaho Author Extravaganza: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn St. Join 16 local authors for a reading and book signing event. A broad range of genres includes children’s, fiction, nonfiction, Bible study, inspirational and fantasy. The event is free of charge, but there will be opportunities to purchase from each author.
Curiosity Day with Curious George: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, Rediscovered Books. Engage your curiosity with our favorite monkey and his best friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat.