Story times: 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 see the offerings.
Novel Ideas Book Club: Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. Boise Public Library, main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd.
Author Events: Christina Baker Kline: Reception: Wednesday, March 9, 4:30 p.m., Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. Meet with the Read Me Treasure Valley author of “Orphan Train” during a reception. Refreshments will be available. Evening with the author: 7 p.m., Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. Kline will share information about herself and her novel and then field questions from participants.
Spring Author Series: Wednesday, March 9, noon, Boise Public Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Heather Woodhaven, “The Secret Life of Book Club.”
Keeping a Diary, Writing a Memoir: Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch, Marion Bingham Room, third floor: Overview and Evolution of the Individual in European and American History. Diaries and journals come in lots of flavors — daily logs, travel diaries, personal growth, family history, and more. Which is right for you? This monthly series will examine the history and practice of writing diaries and memoirs. We’ll discuss recent examples of published works, and explore various types of diaries and journals.
Rumi Night: Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, main branch. The library will be hosting a celebration of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th century Persian poet and mystic philosopher whose writing continues to be studied and honored worldwide. Join us for an evening of poetry, conversation, Persian desserts and tea. Everyone is welcome to bring a Rumi poem to share.
Book Club: Thursday, March 10, 2 p.m., Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St. “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys.
Graphic Novel Book Club: Thursday, March 10, 5:30 p.m., Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Meets twice a month for graphic novels, pizza and comic stuff. First novel this month: “Hawkeye vs. Deadpool” by Gerry Duggan.
Boise Bookmarks: Friday, March 11, 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 looking 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.
Book and Wine Night with Cold Springs Winery: Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m., Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Cold Springs Winery, known for its popular Ology wine series, will be sharing wine knowledge, and booksellers will be talking about their favorite “Ology” inspired books, pairing them with the appropriate Cold Springs wines. Tickets are $30 and include a featured book, wine to taste and a bottle of wine to take home. Call 376-4229 to reserve tickets; must be 21 and over to attend.