Rumi’s poetry the focus of Boise Library event

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.

Monday, Jan. 22

Books & Brews at Bier:Thirty: 7-8:30 p.m., Bier:Thirty, 3073 S. Bown Way, Boise. Enjoy a relaxed chat about the books you are reading. Facilitated by Boise Public Library staff.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Writer’s Bloc: Open Write and Discussion: 6-7 p.m., Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Join us for an evening of discussion and prompts relating to all things writing.

Eagle Writers Group: 7-8 p.m., Eagle Public Library, 100 N. Stierman Way. For aspiring authors. Bring your writing project to share, improve, or bounce ideas.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Budding Wordsmiths: 4:30-5:30 p.m., 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.

Sohbat with Rumi: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Join Sayed Naimi and Howard Olivier to discuss thematic stages of experience in Persian poet Rumi’s poetry. From separation to union, there are many stages we pass through where Rumi’s poetry lends an explanation and a tool for both expression of joy as well as coping with difficulties. Share how your experience is shifted by Rumi’s poems.

Denis Johnson Tribute Event: 7-8 p.m., Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Authors, friends, students and fans of Denis Johnson, who had a home in Idaho and died last year, are invited to share selections from his last collection, “The Largesse of the Sea Maiden.”