Southern Idaho book events

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, May 9, Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Come join a group of fellow writers.

The Cookbook Club: 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. This month’s theme: Food Network chefs.

Underground Bookworms: 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory. “The Choice” by Nicholas Sparks.

Coffee and a Classic Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. This month’s book: “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones.

Poetry Slam: 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, Meridian Library, Silverstone branch, 3531 E. Overland Road. Come share your poetry and hear amazing pieces by local artists.

Keeping a Diary, Writing a Memoir: Memoir, History and Practice: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, Boise Public Library, main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Do you keep a journal or diary, or have you thought about beginning one? Have you ever thought about writing a memoir? This series will examine the history and practice of writing diaries and memoir.

Graphic Novel Book Club: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. The first novel this month is “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Part 1,” by Akira Himekawa.

Marie Bigelow author events: Local author of “The Sacred Gift of Childbirth: Making Empowered Choices for You and Your Baby,” Marie Bigelow, will hold her book launch and signing at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Fountain Square at The Village at Meridian, 3600 E. Fairview Ave.; and a short reading, Q&A and book signing at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Boise Women’s Health and Birth Center, 1502 W. Franklin St.

Human Rights Book Club: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, Idaho Black History Museum, 508 Julia Davis Drive, Boise. This month’s book: “Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America” by Jill Leovy.

Gail Chumbley author event: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, Boise Public Library, main branch. The book “River of January” by Gail Chumbley is a true story of the 20th century. This work, one of two volumes, concentrates on the 1920s and 1930s. This presentation is factual and informative, promoting further study of the advent of aviation, the growth of the entertainment industry, Europe in the years prior to WWII and an examiniation of American history through the era of the Great Depression. Books will be available to purchase at the end of the presentation and to be signed by the author.

E-book Assistance: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, Boise Public Library, Cole branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Are you interested in downloading free e-books and e-audiobooks from the library, but not so comfortable with the details? Bring your device and your questions, and we’ll help you get started. Register online at

Boise Bookmarks: Citywide Readers & Reviews Club for Teens: 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, Boise Public Library, main branch. 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.

Mark Asher book signing: 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Rediscovered Bookstore, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Book signing by local author Mark Asher, “Birdcall Morning.”