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Several Boise-area authors speak around the Valley this week

Local author Rick Matkin will discuss his book “The Chipmunk Murders” Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Caldwell. Details below
Local author Rick Matkin will discuss his book “The Chipmunk Murders” Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Caldwell. 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.

Rick Matkin author event: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn St. Meet local author Rick Matkin, local author of “The Chipmunk Murders.”

NaNoWriMo Meetup: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Meet fellow writers, hit your word goals with prompts and sprints, and eat snacks. All ages welcome.

Budding Wordsmiths: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, Meridian Library at Silverstone, 3531 E. Overland Road. For aspiring young writers. Explore the craft and enjoyment of creative writing, eat snacks, play games and make new friends.

Barbara Perry Bauer author event: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Barbara Perry Bauer, author of “Spanning Time: A History of the Broadway Bridge,” shares the stories of the bridge. This collection of short essays and photos shares the history of the city’s river crossings and how the former Broadway Bridge was constructed, as well as Broadway Avenue as a transportation corridor in the city of Boise and its vital role linking South Boise with downtown.

Friends of the Library Book Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane.

Literature for Lunch: 12:10-1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, Boise Public Library main branch. December’s book: “Some Do Not...” by Ford Maddox Ford.

Robert Heacock author event: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Boise Public Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Robert Heacock chronicles the daily activities and location descriptions of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in “Wind Hard from the West: The Lewis and Clark Expedition on the Snake and Columbia Rivers.”

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