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

Idaho Writers Guild Literary Luncheon: Tuesday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. The Riverside Hotel, Boise. Featured speaker is Christian Winn talking about The Craft of Writing.

Writing Workshop (Adults): Tuesday, April 21, 7 p.m. Boise Public Library, main branch. Space is limited; please contact Lorie at if you are interested in participating.

Open Mic Night for Writers (adults): Thursday, April 23, 6:30 p.m., Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch. Writers, come read an excerpt from your writing. Signup at 6:45; readings from 7 to 8:30.

Author event: Meet children’s author Kristyn Crow, Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, Cole branch. Crow takes listeners on an animated journey of picture book creation, followed by a rhythm symphony story time with her book “Skeleton Cat.”

Discussion panel: Panel features “Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie, Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m., Rediscovered Bookstore, Boise. This open discussion will feature a conversation on the banning of the book, themes of the book, video interviews with Alexie, why representation matters and Native American current events.

Friday Book Guild: Friday, April 24, 1:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Boise. Join us on the fourth Friday of each month for an in-depth conversation of our latest featured book.

SCBWI author signing: Friday, April 24, 4 p.m., Rediscovered Bookstore, Boise. The annual Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference at Boise State University is hosting several great children’s authors this year. Rediscovered Books will host a special signing that will include authors Matt de la Pena, Gloria Skurzynski, Kristyn Crow, Suzanne Morgan Williams, Jennifer Scoggin, Kate Kae Myers, Sarah Tregay and Kristiana Gregory.

Author signing: Christopher Linforth, Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m., Rediscovered Bookstore, Boise. Linforth, a local author, will be at Rediscovered Books during the Capital City Public Market to sign copies of his new book of short stories, “When You Find Us We Will Be Gone.”