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.
Books & Brews at Mad Swede Brewing: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, Mad Swede Brewing, 2772 S. Cole Road, Ste. 140, Boise. 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.
Writer’s Bloc: Open Write: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Come prepared to write. You have the opportunity to do whatever they would like during this hour of writing time.
Boise City Arts and History Book Club: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Attendees are encouraged to read one (or more) of the included titles. Light refreshments will be provided. Emphasis in September is the Boise Greenbelt and the books discussed will be “Pathway of Dreams: Building the Boise Greenbelt” by David Proctor, “History Along the Greenbelt” by Jim Witherell, “River by Design: Essays on the Boise River 1915-2015” edited by Todd Shallat and Colleen Brennan (“The History Along the Greenbelt” chapter).
Rodney Frey author event: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Rodney Frey, author of “Carry Forth the Stories: An Ethnographer’s Journey Into Native Oral Tradition” offers personal and professional insights into the power and value of storytelling gleaned from over 40 years of successful work with indigenous peoples. Frey is professor of ethnography and distinguished humanities professor at the University of Idaho.
Rumi Celebration of Life: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, Boise Public Library main branch. Celebration of life of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th century Persian poet and mystic philosopher whose writing continues to be studied and honored worldwide. Everyone is welcome to bring a Rumi poem to share. Persian desserts and tea included.