Treasure Valley book events include writing club for teens

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.

Teen Creative Writing Club: 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, Meridian Library, 1324 W. Cherry Lane. Aspiring writers ages 13-18 will work on writing projects, learn writing techniques, and read and critique each other’s work in a safe and supportive environment.

Writers’ Club: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn St. Participants discuss their writing, give feedback to other participants and strengthen their writing.

Mystery Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. August spotlight: Crime Solving Critters. Bloodhounds are often used to sniff out a criminal’s escape route, but they aren’t the only animals who can help solve a mystery. This month, pick any book which features cats, dogs, horses, birds or any other pet. Stop by the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane to grab some recommended books.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, Caldwell Public Library. Discuss the works of various authors in the science-fiction and fantasy genres.

Inspirational Book Club: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. This month’s book: “Burning Sky” by Lori Benton. Pick up a copy at the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane.

Paul Samuelson author event: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday, Aug. 20, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Boise author Paul Samuelson is the author of “The Boys of Earth-180.”