Lecture by noted author Reza Aslan among Treasure Valley book events

Reza Aslan, author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” and other books, will give a lecture Friday, Nov. 17, at the Morrison Center in Boise. Details, below
Reza Aslan, author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” and other books, will give a lecture Friday, Nov. 17, at the Morrison Center in Boise. Details, below

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 Highlands Hollow: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, Highlands Hollow Bewhouse, 2455 Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise. Enjoy a relaxed chat about books. Facilitated by Boise Public Library staff.

Dinner & a Book: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Includes Flying Pie pizza and Dairy Gold ice cream to celebrate Idaho Family Read Week. Sign up on the library’s online event calendar at

Celebrate 75 Years of Bogus Basin: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, Boise Public Library main branch. Join Eve Chandler, author of “Building Bogus Basin” and board member of the Bogus Basin Recreational Association, to hear about the history of Bogus, its exciting summer, and its 10-year plan for becoming a year-round resort in Boise’s backyard.

Graphic Novel Book Club: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, Meridian Library, 1326, W. Cherry Lane. For teens 13-18. This month: “Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Pink” by Steven Moffat; pizza included. Read the book and be entered for a drawing to win a prize. Must be present to win.

Color Therapy Horses and Healing with Charla Miller and Laurie Buchanan: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Charla Miller, author of “Wonder and Beauty: My Journey from Heartbreak to Healing Through the Wonder of Horsesm” and Laurie Buchanan share their expertise and experiences with emotional healing. This event offers new perspectives and ideas about how we interact with our thoughts and emotions.

Reading Ernest: 12:30-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, Boise Public Library at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Drive. Bring your lunch and relax by the fireplace while listening to Ernest Hemingway’s unique short stories.

Stephen Bramucci author event: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, Rediscovered Books, Boise. Meet Stephen Bramucci, authors of “The Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo!”

Budding Wordsmiths: 4:30-5:30 pm. Thursday, Nov. 16, Meridian Library at Silverstone, 3531 E Overland Road. For aspiring young writers.

Eric O’Grey author event: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, Barnes & Noble, 1315 N. Milwaukee, Boise. Eric O’Grey to sign his new book, “Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life.” Numbered wristbands (no purchase required) will be handed out starting on Monday, Nov. 13. Wristbands will determine placement in the signing line.

The Cabin’s Annual Gala: Dinner on Stage with Reza Aslan: 5-7:30 p.m., lecture at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, The Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. The Center for Readers and Writers hosts its 6th annual gala fundraiser with Reza Aslan, author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” Activities include silent and reverse auctions. Gala tickets, $150; gala and lecture, $203; lecture only, $22-33; buy tickets at

Christmas Book Sale: 2-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S.

Courtney Smart author event: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, Rediscovered Books, Boise. Courtney Smart is the author of “River Food: A Collection of Recipes from Idaho’s Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers.” Samples of the recipes in the book will be featured at the event.

NoWriMo Come Write In: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, Boise Public Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Bring your laptop or borrow one. Snacks, beverages and prize giveaways.