Treasure Valley book events include visit from ‘Captain Underpants’ author

Story times: Area public libraries offer story programs for children of all ages. Go to their websites and click on the calendar to check out the offerings.

Banned Books Week: Sunday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 1 is Banned Books Week. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., will celebrate with 20 percent off banned books, other activities. For more information, visit

Dav Pilkey author event: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Dav Pilkey, author, illustrator and creator of the popular “Captain Underpants” series will talk about his books and writing. There will be a live drawing and prizes, and a book signing will follow the program. Books will be available for purchase from Rediscovered Books. Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket to attend. You may pick up a ticket from one of the four Boise Public Library locations or Rediscovered Books, or reserve yours online through the library’s event calendar at (UPDATE: There are very limited tickets left for this event as of Sunday, Sept. 25. Tickets are sold out online, at the Main Library and at Rediscovered Books. Check with your local branch for last-minute possibilities.)

Karin Slaughter author visit: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. International bestselling author Karin Slaughter will speak on and read from her new book, “The Kept Woman,” a continuation of her Will Trent series.

BLiP Reading Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, Rediscovered Books, Boise. BLiP is a monthly reading series that features work by local playwrights. This month’s theme: Horrific Puppet Affair preview. Free. Donations or patron membership suggested to help support HomeGrown Theatre.

Writers Bloc: Open Writing: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. You have the opportunity to do whatever you would like during this hour of writing time. Suggestions include timed free write, partnered workshop, group discussion of a topic not covered earlier in the month, etc. Information:

Much About History Porch Book Sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Boise Public Library main branch. The Friends of the Boise Public Library will be selling good-quality history and biography books, priced from $1 to $3, tax included.