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.
Summer reading: Check with your closest branch library for summer reading programs for your school-age children.
United Way Children’s Book Drive: Monday, June 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise. Visit us for family-fun activities and hourly story times. Ask any bookseller how you can help show your support.
Teen Publishing Camp: Tuesday-Friday, June 16-19, 10 a.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. Have you ever wondered what to do with your stories once you’ve written “The End” or your poems once you’ve written the last stanza? In our Teen Publishing Camp you’ll learn the various routes to publication, from traditional to self-publishing, online writing platforms and zines. If you don’t have any finished work, no worries. We’ll have daily writing prompts and exercises to get you up to speed. For writers age 12-17.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” Page and Screen: Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise. In anticipation of the exciting release of “Go Set a Watchman,” by Harper Lee, readers are invited to join us for a discussion group on her original literary masterpiece and the screen classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” This discussion group will run from 7 to 8:30 pm.
Teen Burgers and Books: Friday, June 19, 1 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. This month our book is “Paper Towns” by John Green.
Classic Book Club (for adults): Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane.
Saturday Storytime: Saturday, June 20, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise. “How to Surprise a Dad” and “How to Babysit a Grandpa” by Jean Reagan (author), Lee Wildish (illustrator).
Author event: Mariel Hemingway, “Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction and Suicide in My Family. Saturday, June 20, 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise.