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.
Julie Fanselow author event: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Why are people still buying guidebooks? Meet author Julie Fanselow and find out. “Idaho: Off the Beaten Path” has been a recommended title at Rediscovered Books for years, and now we have a new updated edition to spark your Idaho explorations.
Books & Brews at Highlands Hollow: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, Highlands Hollow, 2455 N. Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise. Enjoy a relaxed chat about books. Facilitated by Boise Public Library staff.
Author visit with Z.N. Arnstam: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, Boise Public Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Book signing with Idaho native Z. N. Arnstam., author of “Blue Flame.”
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Writer’s Bloc: Author Series: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, unBound, 713 N. Main St., Meridian. Hear from locals authors and editors on the topic of all things writing.
Boise Bookmarks: Citywide Readers & Reviewers Club for Teens: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. For 7th- to 12th-graders. Read whatever you want and tell each other about the books.
Budding Wordsmiths: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, Meridian Library Silverstone branch, 3531 E. Overland Road. For aspiring young writers. Explore the craft and enjoyment of creative writing, eat snacks, play games and make new friends.
Comic Book Book Club: 6-6:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise. This month: “Star Wars: Han Solo, Volume 1,” “Persepolis” and “Lady Killer.” Read one or read them all.
Emily Ruskovich author talk: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, Rediscovered Books, Boise. Emily Ruskovich is the O. Henry Prize-winning author of “Idaho.”