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.
The Cookbook Club: Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. Join us each month as we try fun and delicious recipes from the same book and discuss the many ways to adjust them to fit our likes. This club is family-friendly. Cookbooks this month are “Duck Commander: Celebrating Family & Friends,” and “Oh, Gussie!” Register online, and then stop by the library to peruse this month’s cookbook and select the recipe you want to bring.
Business Book Club: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 a.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. Join us bright and early each month as we discuss books that will help you become a better leader, manager and community member. No registration required. Stop by the library to pick up this month’s book, “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” by Simon Sinek.
Dinner and a Book: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, Boise Public Library, Cole branch; Wednesday, Nov. 18, main branch, Thursday, Nov. 19, Hillcrest branch. Celebrate Idaho Family Reading Week with Dinner and a Book. Plan on lots of fun, Flying Pie pizza and ice cream. Families come for dinner and stay for family stories and fun. Register online.
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Writing Workshop: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. A hands-on program for adult writers who want to share and discuss their work.
NaNoWriMo — Come Write In: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. It’s National Novel Writing month: Come join us for food and novel writing. Find out more about NaNoWriMo here: nanowrimo.org
Graphic Novel Book Club: Thursday, Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. This month’s topic is humor. Select any manga/graphic novel that makes you chuckle and come discuss it over pizza. We will be highlighting “Chickenhare” by Chris Grine. Open to ages 12 and up; content will be targeted to a teen audience.
Mystery Book Club (adults): Thursday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. This group meets every third Thursday of the month. Each participant reads a book of his or her choosing within a certain topic/theme that changes each month. No registration is needed. Stop by the library to grab some recommended books based on November’s theme: Political thrillers, government shenanigans, daring spies and cold war intrigue are all fair game for this month.
Literature for Lunch: “The Book of Salt” by Monique Truong, Friday, Nov. 20, 12:10 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. Binh, a Vietnamese cook, flees Saigon in 1929, disgracing his family to serve as galley hand at sea. The taunts of his now-deceased father ringing in his ears, Binh answers an ad for a live-in cook at a Parisian household and soon finds himself employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
Guest authors: Barbara Perry Bauer and Elizabeth Jacox, authors of “Legendary Locals,” Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch.
Inspirational Book Club: Friday, Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Meet up with this group on the third Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m. No registration required. Pick up a copy of this month’s book (TBD) at the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane.
Teen Burgers and Books: Friday, Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. We will eat some burgers and talk about our latest read. This month, our book is “Finding Audrey” by Sophie Kinsella.
Boise Public Library, main branch: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 384-4076
Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch: 5246 W. Overland Road, 972-8340
Boise Public Library, Cole branch: 7557 W. Ustick Road, 972-8300
Meridian Library, Cherry Lane branch: 1326 W. Cherry Lane, 888-4451