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.
Mini-Monday Book Sale: Monday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Garden City Library. Find books for sale every Monday in the library entryway and daily in the Book Nook.
Writers Bloc: Monday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. Join a group of fellow writers to collaborate, critique and create together. We will be working on what it means to be writers in the Treasure Valley.
Writing Workshop: Tuesday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch.
Boise Bookmarks: Citywide Readers & Reviewers Club for Teens: Friday, Jan. 8, 3:30 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. If you are passionate about books and reading, are in 7th to 12th grade and live in the Boise area, the Boise Bookmarks are looking for you. Read whatever you want and then 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.
Novel Ideas Book Club: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. This book club meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The January theme is historical fiction. Suggested authors include Rhys Bowen, Lindsey Davis, P.C. Doherty, Philip Kerr, Laurie R. King, David Liss, Anne Perry, Elizabeth Peters, Laura Joh Rowland, Steven Saylor, Victoria Thompson, Charles Todd and Jacqueline Winspear.
Mayor’s Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m., Meridian City Hall. Children in grades 3-5 won’t want to miss this chance to read, discuss and keep new books. Join Mayor Tammy de Weerd, a great group of peers and local business leaders in Session 1 of this program. January’s meeting is the final meeting of the session. Register through the Meridian Library.
Boise Public Library, main branch: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 972-8200
Meridian Library: 1326 W. Cherry Lane, 888-4451
Meridian City Hall: 33 E. Broadway Ave., 888-4433
Garden City Library: 6015 N. Glenwood St., Boise, 472-2940