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.
Creative Writing Workshop: Monday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. Come join a group of fellow writers to collaborate, critique and create together at Meridian Library. We’ll read some professional work, share our own writing and hear from local authors about the unique experience of creative writers today. Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.
Author Richard Evans: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise. Please join us in welcoming author Richard Paul Evans as he signs his new release, “Michael Vey 5: Storm of Lightning.”
Author John Rember: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Boise Public Library, Collister branch. Join author John Rember for a reading of his work, followed by a discussion. Rember, a fourth-generation Idahoan, explores the meaning of place, the impact of tourism on the West, and the weirdness of everyday life in much of his writing. His latest short story collection is “Sudden Death, Over Time” (2012). His memoir, “Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley,” was named the 2003 Idaho Book of the Year by the Idaho Library Association. His observations are regularly featured in the Boise Weekly.
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Mystery Book Club: Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. The Mystery Book Club doesn’t read a specific book each month. Instead, each participant reads a book of his or her choosing on a certain topic/theme that changes each month. No registration is needed. Stop by the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane to grab some recommended books based on this month’s theme. This month it’s “back to school.” The halls of learning can also be places where danger and murder lurk. Pick any mystery that has an academic setting or that features a teacher or professor.
Caldwell chapter of Idaho Writers’ League: Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Caldwell Public Library.
“River by Design,” an author panel: Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m., Rediscovered Bookstore, Boise. Join us for an author panel featuring a new book by the BSU Center for Idaho History and Politics, “River By Design.”
Teen Burgers and Books: Friday, Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. We will eat some burgers and talk about our latest read. This month, our book is “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein. On Oct. 11, 1943, a British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it has barely begun. When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo, she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.
Literature for Lunch: Friday, Sept. 18, 12:10 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. The fall theme is Hungers, Feasts and Cultures, Food Across Global Literature. “Kitchen” by Banana Yoshimoto. Two stories, “Kitchen” and “Moonlight Shadow,” told through the eyes of a pair of contemporary young Japanese women, deal with the themes of mothers, love, transsexuality, kitchens and tragedy.