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.
Maria Emmerich Author Event: 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, Barnes & Noble, 1315 N. Milwaukee St., Boise. Maria Emmerich will be discussing and signing her new book, “Keto Restaurant Favorites.”
Idaho Buzz: Idaho History written by Idahoans: 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Several authors will share their work and enthusiasm for all things Idaho. Featured authors: Randy Stapilus, Rod Gramer, Mike Blackbird, Marty Peterson, Barbara Perry Bauer, Jim Jones, Brandi Burns, Dave Leroy, Hal Bunderson, Rick Johnson and Virginia Meyer.
Books & Brews at Bier:Thirty: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, Bier:Thirty, 3073 S. Bown Way, Boise. Enjoy 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.
Outdoor Conversations Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, Rediscovered Books, Boise. The Outdoor Conversations Series shines a spotlight on authors who connect readers with the wilderness. This month features Paul J. Mitchell, a map maker who has created maps ranging from the White Cloud Wilderness area to Idaho wine regions to Idaho geology. This week he will reveal his latest work: a large-scale map of the Sawtooth Wilderness and talk about the map-making process.
Writing Workshop: 7-8:45 Tuesday, Nov. 21, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Hands-on program for adult writers who want to share and discuss their work.
NaNoWriMo Meetup: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, Boise Public Library main branch. Meet fellow writers, hit your word goals with prompts and sprints and eat snacks. All ages welcome.
Library closures: All libraries are closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, for Thanksgiving.
NaNoWriMo Come Write In: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Boise Public Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Includes snacks/beverages and prize giveaways for books.