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Treasure Valley Book Events Calendar: May 18-24

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

Literature in Translation: Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m., Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch. Join us for a book club focusing on foreign literature that has been translated into English.

Author event: Local author Kelly Jones, Tuesday, May 19, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, Cole branch. Jones will make a return visit to the Cole library to discuss her latest intriguing thriller, “Lost and Found in Prague.” Jones has written several other novels of art history in addition to a book of short stories entitled “Evel Knievel Jumps the Snake River Canyon.”

Writing workshop (adults): Tuesday, May 19, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. Space is limited. Please contact Lorie at lbroumand@cityofboise.org if you are interested in participating.

Caldwell chapter Idaho Writers’ League: Thursday, May 21, 7-9 p.m., Caldwell Public Library.

Family Book Club: Thursday, May 21, 6:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. In this new book club, engage in some family bonding and promote literacy at the same time. Join us on the third Thursday of the month to discuss the book and enjoy an activity together. Not everyone needs to be a fluent reader to participate. All ages welcome. Drop by the Children’s Desk to pick up your family’s copy to check out. Registration is limited to 15 families.

Mystery Book Club: Thursday, May 21, 6:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. This month we will read any book by Elizabeth George and will share our reviews. George will visit the library on Friday, May 29, for a book signing.

Author event: H.O. Tanager, Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m., Rediscovered Books, Boise. Join slam poet and performance artist Tanager for a night of poetry and readings from her new book, “Autograph Penis.

Author event: Local author Mark Asher, Saturday, May 23, 11 a.m. Asher will sign copies of his book, “All That Ails You,” during the Saturday farmer’s market at Rediscovered Books, Boise.

Teen Writer’s Room: Saturday, May 23, 1 p.m., 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, non-facilitated room of your own. We’ll provide writing prompts if you need inspiration, or you can work on existing projects. It’s entirely your space and your time.

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