Treasure Valley book events include chat with Pauls Toutonghi

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.

Library closures: All libraries are closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Morning book club: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. “Everything is Illuminated” by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Teen Creative Writing Club: 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. For aspiring writers ages 13-18. Work on writing projects, learn writing techniques and read and critique each other’s work in a safe and supportive environment.

Book club: 2-3 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St. “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien.

Author event: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Chat with Pacific Northwest author Pauls Toutonghi about his heartwarming story “Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home,” about a lost dog’s journey and a family’s furious search to find him before it is too late.