Story times: The Boise Public Library, Ada Community Libraries and the Meridian Library District offer many story programs for children of all ages. Go to their websites, www.boisepubliclibrary.org, www.adalib.org, or www.mld.org, and click on the calendar to check out the classes.
Columbus Day closures: Monday, Oct. 12, all libraries will be closed
Workshop cancellation: Monday, Oct. 12. Creative Writing Workshop at Meridian Library, Cherry Lane, has been canceled.
Classics Book Club: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. Previously known as the Coffee and a Classic Book Club, this group meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss all the great classics. (Don’t worry, there is still coffee.) No registration is needed. Stop by the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane to pick up your copy of this month’s book, “Dracula” by Bram Stoker.
Book Club for 20s and 30s: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., Boise Public Library, Cole branch. Whether you’re missing university life or just looking to meet some new people, come join the library’s book club for 20s and 30s. Led by a fellow 20-something with a background in literature, this book club will aim to generate engaging discussion similar to what you’d find on campus. Come having read “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz. Copies are available at the circulation desk at the Cole branch. For more information, call (208) 972-8300.
Mystery Book Club: Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. October spotlight: Buried Bones. Love to watch CSI? This month’s topic is for you. Coroners, pathologists, archaeologists, paleontologists and others can often find the crucial forensic clues to nab a killer. Dig up some creepy reading.
Literature for Lunch: “Th.e Secret Lives of Baba” by Lola Shoneyin, Friday, Oct. 16, 12:10 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch.
Boise Bookmarks: Friday, Oct. 16, 3:45 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. Citywide readers and reviewers club for teens. If you are passionate about books and reading, are in 7th-12th grade and live in the Boise area, the Boise Bookmarks are looking for you. Read whatever you want and tell each other about the books. You’ll leave with a ton of titles to add to your TBR pile and meet teens from all over the city.
Inspirational Book Club: Friday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. The book for this month is “The Burning Sky” by Lori Benton.
Family Book Club: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m., Meridian Library, Silverstone Branch. Connect with your family through some good old fashioned storytelling. Read a book a month with your family and then meet at the library every third Saturday to discuss it and collect the next month’s selection. This book club is intended for all ages, although books are chosen with ages 8 and up in mind. Stop in at Silverstone to pick up a copy of “Ungifted” by Gordon Korman.
Conversation with local author Ronda Conger: Saturday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise. In October, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and superwoman Ronda Conger will release two new books: “Better Human: It’s a Full-Time Job” and its companion book, “Better Thinking: Think Better, Be Better.”