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Treasure Valley Book Event Calendar, Sept. 4-10

Story times: Area 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, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.

Ramblin’ Readers Walking Club: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. This walking club will meet every Tuesday. The first walk will be a round trip to Borah Park, running about 40 minutes. Participants should bring suitable footwear and water.

Morning Book Club: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. This month’s book: “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown.

Inklings: 4:30-5:30 Tuesday, Sept. 6, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. Inklings is a club for tweens who want to write. Work on creative writing projects and improve your writing skills through practice, workshopping and revision. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Ages 9-12.

Writers Bloc: Prompts and Guided Writing: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. Come prepared to write and use creative thinking to work on writing prompts. Questions? Email asprague@mld.org.

Book Club: 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St. This month’s book: “Seabiscuit” by Lauren Hillenbrand.

Comic Book Book Club: 5:15-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Chat about comic books over a brew and a slice. Read one (or all) of these comic book choices and then join facilitated discussions of “Prophet, Vol. 1: Remission,” “The Autumnlands, Vol. 1: Tooth & Claw” and “Bad Houses.” Attendees will have the chance to win a signed copy of each book. Books available as on-demand e-books with Hoopla: boisepubliclibrary.org/hoopla.

Graphic Novel Book Club: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. Meets twice a month for graphic novels and pizza. This week’s novel: “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” by Fujino Omori.

Friends Clearance Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10, Boise Public Library, main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Everything is 50 cents, cash or checks preferred. Proceeds benefit the Boise Public Library.

Mighty Girl Book Club: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Meridian Library at Silverstone, 3531 E. Overland Road. A book club for girls around ages 11-14 who want to read books featuring strong female characters. We will be discussing this month’s mighty book, “Counting by 7s” by Holly Goldberg Sloan, and making superhero capes. Sign up online or at the front desk.

Julie Weston author visit: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Meet author Julie Weston, author of “Basque Moon: A Nellie Burns and Moonshine Mystery” and have your books signed.

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