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.
Writing Workshop: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. The Writing Workshop is a hands-on program for adult writers who want to share and discuss their work. Workshop participants have two roles: writer and reader. As writer, you’ll share your work and listen to feedback from fellow attendees; as reader, you’ll read others’ work, offer feedback and suggest strengths and areas for improvement. Those who attend regularly will be reading others’ work in advance, sharing their feedback at meetings and submitting their own work
Literature for Lunch: Friday, Dec. 18, 12:10 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. “Pig Tails ’n Breadfruit” by Austin Clarke is not a recipe book; rather, each chapter is devoted to a detailed description of the ritual surrounding the preparation of a particular native dish — Oxtails with Mushrooms, Smoked Ham Hocks with Lima Beans, or Breadfruit Cou-Cou with Braising Beef. Cooking here, as in Clarke’s home, is based not on precise measurements, but on trial and error, taste and touch. As a result, the process becomes utterly sensual, and the author’s exquisite language artfully translates sense into words, creating a rich and intoxicating personal memoir.
Boise Public Library, main branch: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 384-4076