Story times: The Boise Public Library and the Meridian Library District offer story programs for children of all ages. Go to their websites, or, and click on the calendar to check out the classes.

Book signing with Sara Wells: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Deseret Book, Boise. Sara Wells, Boise resident and co-author of “400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites” with Kate Jones, will be signing copies of their new cookbook.

Readings and Conversations with Karen Russell: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, Egyptian Theatre, Boise. A novelist and short-story writer, her debut novel, “Swamplandia!” was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. $26.50 general, $15 students. 331-8000,

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Writing workshop (adults): 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, Boise Public Library, main branch. Space is limited. Please contact Lorie at if you are interested in participating.

Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Margaret Atwood: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Author of more than 30 volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction and nonfiction. Free.

New Book Club for 20s and 30s: Wednesday, April 8, Boise Public Library, Cole branch. Whether you’re missing university life or just looking to meet some new people, come join Cole library’s newest book club. Led by a 20-something with a background in literature, this book club aims to generate engaging discussion similar to what you would find on campus. Come having read “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro and be ready for a great discussion. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the circulation desk at the Cole branch. Call (208) 972-8300 with questions and for information about future meetings of this monthly book club.

Friends of the Library Book Sale: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April 9-11; and noon-5 p.m., Sunday, April 12, 762 River St., the warehouse across from the Boise Public Library, main branch.

Author event: Phil Klay, “Redeployment,” Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m, Egyptian Theatre, Boise. Klay was the winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction. This event is free, but because of limited seating, you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are available at the Boise Public Library’s main, Collister, Cole and Hillcrest branches.

IdaHope Writers’ Group: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 9, Creekside Arbour, Meridian.

Literature for Lunch: “Ship of Fools” by Katherine Ann Porter, Friday, April 10, 12:10 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. Zora Neale Hurston wrote, “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.” This spring we weigh anchor with novels set on ships.

Boise Bookmarks: Citywide reader and review club for teens, 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 10, Boise Public Library, main branch. If you are passionate about books and reading, are in 7th-12th grade and live in the Boise area, the Boise Bookmarks are looking for you. We’re not your average book club – we don’t all read the same book and discuss it. Instead, we all read whatever we want and tell each other about the books. You’ll leave with a ton of titles to add to your TBR pile and meet teens from all over the city.

Story time: “I Wish You More” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, 11 a.m., Saturday April 11, Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Teen Writers’ Room: 1 p.m., Saturday, April 11, Boise Public Library, main branch. If you are 12-17 and love to write, you now have your own space in the library once a week. Bring your notebooks and computers and join other writers in the Gates Room for a drop-in, nonfacilitated room of your own.

We’ll provide writing prompts if you need inspiration, or you can work on existing projects.