Southern Idaho book events: Story times, readings, more

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

Writer’s Bloc: 6 p.m. Monday, April 25, Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Come join a group of fellow writers to collaborate, critique and create together.

Literature Discussion Book Club: 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1315 N. Milwaukee Road, Boise.

BLiP Reading Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise: Homegrown Theatre presents BLiP: Plays in a BLiP of Time, a monthly reading series featuring work by local playwrights on the last Tuesday of every month. April’s play is “The Sunshine State” by Tom Davis. A talkback with the playwright and actors will follow. By donation.

Inspirational Book Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. This month’s book: TBD

Adult Book Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, Boise Public Library, Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. “Wait Till Next Year” is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball. Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s.

Book Club for Adults: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch, 5246 Overland Road. A monthly book club. This month’s selection is “Still Life” by Louise Penny.

Graphic Novel Book Club: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. Our second novel this month is “Black Butler, Volume 1” by Yana Toboso.

Family Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. Come and gather as a family to discuss a book. This month’s selection is “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate.

Author event: 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, Rediscovered Books, Boise. Shawn Vestal, the award-winning author of “Godforsaken Idaho” will be in the store reading from and signing his latest novel, “Daredevils.”

Brown Bag Book Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, Meridian Library Silverstone Branch, 3531 E. Overland Road. During the first week of each month sign up to attend the book club session. Receive your copy to keep at the Silverstone front desk and spend the month reading it. During the book club session, the library will provide a bagged lunch (or you can bring your own) and have a discussion. We will wrap up with a book-themed craft.

Independent Bookstore Day: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Rediscovered Bookstore, Boise. Events include a children’s scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wheel of Fortune discount and prize wheel, coloring gallery with a prize raffle for children and adult divisions, Alice in Wonderland temporary tattoo chain, tea tasting from Leaf Tea House at 4 p.m., and a beer tasting with Woodland Empire at 6 p.m. For more information, see the event calendar at