Story times: The Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Ada, Caldwell and Nampa public libraries offer many story programs for children of all ages. Go to their websites and click on the calendar to check out the offerings.
Library closures: Monday, Jan. 18. All libraries will be closed for Idaho Human Rights/Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Idaho Writers Guild Literary Lunch: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Theme: Forensics, Investigations and CSI. Presenter: Adam Nielsen, a fourth-generation Idahoan who has worked more than 10 years in law enforcement in Ada County. Nielsen has worked as a K-9 handler, search and recovery scuba diver and negotiator. He is now a training officer and crime scene investigator at the Boise Police Department. The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month. The Literary Lunches are open to the public. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Fee includes lunch. Info: go to www.idahowritersguild.com or contact Merilee Marsh at (208) 921-5328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Book Series: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave., Ketchum. Join the Environmental Resource Center and Community Library every third Tuesday of the month for an Environmental Book Series. Each month, participants will read a classic or contemporary book on a selected environmental topic. In January, participants will explore connection to place through reading Aldo Leopold’s “Sand County Almanac.”
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New Book Club: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1-2:30 p.m., Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise. Book discussion group led by librarian Diane Rice. This month: “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwabe.
The Nampa Bookworms: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S. “Longbourn” by Jo Baker.
Author event: Thursday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m., Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Twin Falls native Korby Lenker will be reading and signing from his new book of short stories, “Medium Hero.”
Mystery Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 21, 6:30-8 p.m., Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Meets every third Thursday of the month. Participants read books of their choosing about a certain topic/theme that changes each month. No registration is needed. Stop by the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane to grab some recommended books based on January’s theme: favorite states. This month we will be highlighting mysteries that take place in any state of your choosing.
Literature for Lunch: Friday, Jan. 22, 12:10-1 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. “All Over Creation” by Ruth Ozeki. Books are available at Rediscovered Books, on 8th street between Main and Idaho, which gives a 10 percent discount, and at the BSU Bookstore in the Student Union Building, which gives a 25 percent discount. For more information, contact BSU English Professor Cheryl Hindrichs at email@example.com or 345-1510.
‘Lightning Thief’ story time: Saturday, Jan. 23, 2-3 p.m., Boise Public Library, Cole & Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road. The story time featuring “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan is held in collaboration with the Morrison Center, which will be giving away tickets to see a production of “The Lightning Thief” on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. Must attend story time to be eligible.