Library events

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,,, or, and click on the calendar to check out the classes.

Writer’s Bloc: Monday, Nov. 9, 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. No registration required. Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.

Classics Book Club: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. Previously known as the Coffee and a Classic Book Club, this group meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss all the great classics (there is still coffee). No registration is needed. Stop by the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane to pick up your copy of this month’s book: “The Razor’s Edge” by W. Somerset Maugham.

Indie Author Panel: Thursday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. Join us for a discussion about Indie Publishing from experienced local authors Troy Lambert, Kelly Nielson and Michaelbrent Collins.

Library closures: All libraries closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.

Geneology Writing Workshop: From Family Story to Historical Narrative: Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. Boise Public Library will host Steve Barrett, an archivist and family history and local records specialist at the Idaho State Historical Society who has been teaching historical research and writing classes in Idaho for 10 years. The sessions are appropriate for both budding and experienced researchers and writers.

E-Book Assistance: Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Boise Public Library, Cole branch. Are you interested in downloading free e-books and e-audiobooks from the library but not so comfortable with the details? Bring your device and your questions, and we’ll help walk you through the process. Registration recommended but not required.

Writing Workshop: Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, Collister branch. This workshop is designed for readers who like to write and writers who like to read. This is a hands-on program for adult writers who want to share and discuss their work. The workshop is facilitated by fellow non-expert writer/readers Jennifer Laraway and Sam Counsil. Space is limited. Please contact Laraway at if you have questions or are interested in participating.

Boise Bookmarks: Friday, Nov. 13, 3:30 p.m., 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 for you. Read whatever you 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

NANoWriMo – Come Write In: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. It’s National Novel Writing Month. Come join us at the Meridian Library for food and novel writing. Find out more about NaNoWriMo here:

Location information

Boise Public Library, main branch: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 384-4076

Boise Public Library, Collister branch: 4724 W. State St., 377-4995

Boise Public Library, Cole branch: 7557 W. Ustick Road, 972-8300

Meridian Library, Cherry Lane branch: 1326 W. Cherry Lane, 888-4451