Story times: The Boise Public Library, Ada Community Libraries, and the Meridian Library District offer many story programs for children of all ages. Go to their websites, www.boisepubliclibrary.org, www.adalib.org, or www.mld.org, and click on the calendar to check out the classes.
Morning Book Club: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m,. Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. Join us on the first Tuesday of every month as we catch up and talk about great books. No registration required; stop by the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane to pick up your copy of this month’s book. October’s selection: “The Baker’s Daughter” by Sarah McCoy.
Writing Workshop: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. Space is limited; please contact Lori at email@example.com. Class is for adults.
Mayor’s Book Club: Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m., Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway, first floor. Join Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd, a group of peers and local business leaders in Session 1 of the program, in which children in grades 3-5 read, discuss and keep four new books. When you sign up, you commit to attend each of the four Book Club discussions held October-January. All meetings are held the first Thursday of the month. October’s book will be “The Boxcar Children.” Books may be picked up in the children’s department of the Meridian Library’s Cherry Lane location. Register online at www.mld.org. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Genealogy Writing Workshop: Finding the Records, Finding the Narrative: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Boise Public Library, main branch. The library will host Steve Barrett, an archivist and family history and local records specialist at the Idaho State Historical Society who has been teaching historical research and writing classes in Idaho for 10 years. These workshop series sessions are appropriate for both budding and experienced researchers and writers.
E-Book Assistance: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, Cole branch. Are you interested in downloading free e-books and e-audiobooks from the library, but not so comfortable with the details? Bring your device and your questions, and we’ll help. Registration recommended, but not required.
Writing Workshop: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, Collister branch. The workshop is designed for readers who like to write and writers who like to read. This is a hands-on program for adult writers who want to share and discuss their work. The workshop is facilitated by fellow nonexpert writer/readers Jennifer Laraway and Sam Counsil. Space is limited. Contact Laraway at email@example.com if you have any questions or want to participate.