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 Sockeye: 7-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, Sockeye Grill, 3019 N. Cole Road, Boise. Fun and casual chat about books. Talk about what you have read over the month and get recommendations from others. Adults only, please. Facilitated by Boise Public Library staff.
Free Drop-In Writing Workshop: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Hosted by Heidi Kraay.
Collister Writes: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, Boise Public Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St. Explores the ins and outs of writing using the The Great Courses’ “Writing Great Fiction” along with group discussions and exercises. Designed for novice writers and people seeking to boost their confidence before sharing in a group critique.
Writers Bloc: Prompts and Guided Writing: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Join us for an evening of discussion and prompts relating to all things writing.
First Thursday author talk: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. “Angel Bumps: Hello from Heaven” by Anne Bardsley. Featuring local writers Christine Wilcox, Emily Nielsen and Elaine Ambrose.
Literature for Lunch: 12:10-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. October’s title: “The Return of the Soldier” by Rebecca West.