Southern Idaho book events: Story times, writing workshop, more

Story times: The Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Ada, Caldwell and Nampa public libraries offer many story programs for children of all ages. Go to their websites and click on the calendar to check out the offerings.

Library closures: All libraries are closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day.

Writing Workshop: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Boise Public Library, main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Workshop participants have two roles: writer and reader. As writer, you’ll share your work and listen to feedback from fellow attendees; as reader, you’ll read others’ work, offer feedback and suggest strengths and areas for improvement. Those who attend regularly will be reading others’ work in advance, sharing their feedback at meetings and submitting their own work.

Mystery Book Club: Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. Meridian Library at 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 Meridian Library at Cherry Lane to grab some recommended books based on this month’s theme: Partners in Crime. Holmes has his Watson, Batman has his Robin. This month, pick a mystery that features a crime-solving pair of sleuths. Or, if you’d rather, choose one that is written by two authors.

Literature for Lunch: Friday, Feb. 19, 12:10 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch, Hayes Auditorium. “Hunger” by Elise Blackwell. Books available at Rediscovered Books in Downtown Boise at a 10 percent discount and at the BSU Bookstore in the Student Union Building at a 25 percent discount. For more information, contact the library at 972-8255 or visit

Inspirational Book Club: Friday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m. Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. This month’s book: “I’ll Fly Away” by Kelly Nielson.

Teen Burgers and Books: Friday, Feb. 19, 4:30 p.m., Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. We will eat some burgers and talk about our latest read. This month, we’ll be reviewing “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Seth Grahame-Smith.

BSU’s MFA Reading Series: Friday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise State University’s MFA Reading Series welcomes Peters Manson from Glasgow, Scotland. Manson will be reading from his acclaimed translations of the 19th century French poet Stephane Mallarme, as well as from his 2014 collection “For the Good of Liars.”

Peter Rabbit Storytime: Saturday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 1315 N. Milwaukee, Boise. Join us for a special Storytime in celebration of the 150th snniversary of Peter Rabbit. We will be reading “The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit: snd Other Cherished Stories.” Activities will round out the fun.