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.
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 at the main branch. The January theme is historical fiction.
Coffee and a Classic Book Club: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 6 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss all the great classics, with coffee provided. January’s book is “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” by Mark Haddon. No registration is needed.
Book Club for 20s and 30s: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, Cole branch. Led by a fellow 20-something with a background in literature, this book club aims to generate engaging discussion similar to what you’d find on campus. This month, we’ll be reading Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22.” Sign up and check out a copy of the book at the circulation desk at the Cole branch. For more information, call 972-8300.
Idaho Writers’ Compendium: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Ada Community Libraries, Victory branch. Featuring Floyd Loomis, Cadi Gary and Leon Powers. The library is billing the event as “three authors, three genres” — realistic fiction, romance and nature. Come meet the authors and get up to date on the local literary scene. For details, call 362-0181.
Geneology Writing Workshop: From Forgotten Ancestor to Living, Breathing Character: Thursday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. Workshop series in partnership with the Idaho Historical Archives. 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.
Graphic Novel Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. We will be meeting twice a month for graphic novels, pizza and awesome comic stuff. Our first novel this month is “Attack on Titan, Volume 1” by Hajime Isayama.
Teen Burgers and Books: Friday, Jan. 15, 4:30 p.m., Meridian Library, Cherry Lane. We will eat some burgers and talk about our latest read. This month, our book is “Paper Towns” by John Green.
Boise Public Library, main branch: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 972-8200
Boise Public Library, Cole branch: 7557 W. Ustick Road, 972-8300
Meridian Library, Cherry Lane: 1326 W. Cherry Lane, 888-4451
Ada Community Libraries, Victory branch: 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 362-0181