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.
September Kids Book Club: 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Monthly club for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade reading levels. Join us after school for rich discussions and snacks.
Books & Brews at Bier:Thirty: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, Bier: Thirty, 3073 S. Bown Way, 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.
Local Author Monday: Young Adult Edition: 7-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, Rediscovered Books, Boise. Authors will talk about their books and discuss current trends and the state of young adult fiction in the Treasure Valley. Local panel includes Amy Allgeyer, J. C. Jackson and Heather Lee Dyer.
Writing Workshop: 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Program for adult writers who want to share and discuss their work.
Outdoor Conversations: Rick Just: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, Rediscovered Books, Boise. The Outdoor Conversations Series shines a spotlight on authors who connect readers with the wilderness. Produced in partnership with the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation.
Budding Wordsmiths: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Meridian Library Silverstone branch, 3531 E. Overland Road. Explore the craft and enjoyment of creative writing, eat snacks, play games and make new friends.
Equality and Diversity: A Reading Group for Adults: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Boise Public Library main branch. Reading group for adults 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 fiction, nonfiction and online articles. September’s focus: Gloria Anzaldúa’s “Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza.”
Collister Writes: Author Carol Kjar: World Building: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Boise Public Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Explores the ins and outs of writing using the The Great Courses’ “Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques” along with group discussions and exercises. Program designed for novice writers and people seeking to boost their confidence before sharing in a group critique.
The Space of the Thinkable: A Poetry Reading by Diane Raptosh: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Boise Public Library main branch. Diane Raptosh reads from her new book of poems, “Human Directional,” which turns gender and identity into a trapeze act instead of something stable and fixed. There will be Big Top Circus stuff going on behind the tent flaps: hybrid literary forms, Q&A as poetry, flash essays and more. But the Directional Sign, that Human Being with her social protest — that’s the real show. This event is part of Discover Your Art Side, a series of art-related workshops throughout September and October.
Marisa Weppner: Vinyasa Yoga Made Simple: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Rediscovered Books, Boise. A comprehensive step-by-step beginner’s book by Marisa Weppner, “Vinyasa Yoga Made Simple: 27 Days of Self-Discovery” was designed for you to begin a yoga practice in the simplest way possible while in the comfort of your own home. There will be a mini yoga demonstration at the event. Yoga mats welcome.