Looking for Your Next Great Read?
Wondering what to read next? Let Paige Turner (a.k.a. our librarians) hand-pick a list of books you might enjoy, based on your reading preferences. Just fill out the Reader’s Profile at boisepubliclibrary.org/AskPaige and we’ll get to work!
Save the Date for John Scalzi!
We're excited to host nationally known science fiction writer John Michael Scalzi II at the Main Library on Thursday, August 20, at 7:00 p.m., courtesy of Rediscovered Books. He'll talk about his new book, The End of All Things. Scalzi is best known for his Old Man’s War series and for his blog, Whatever. His novel Redshirts won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
Make Plans for Kids & Teens
Our July calendar is packed full of fun activities for kids and teens! Be sure to check out our regular programs as well as these special offerings!
- Teen Maker Camp – July 6-July 10, Main Library. Print a 3D prototype of the next million-dollar invention, build a model of a next-level amusement park..... With your creativity and our gear, the possibilities are endless!
- Summer Fest STEAM Camp – Weekly, all locations. For 6-12 year olds. July’s programs include Brick Building, Acting Out, Upcycle Crafts, Balloon Science and Minute to Win It.
- Plunge into Code – June 30, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, Main Library. Grades 1-6. This fun series of one-hour classes introduces kids to computer science.
- Superhero Social Skills – July 2, Main Library. Pre-K - Grade 6. Meet three Superheroes with super social skill problems. Presented by Treasure Valley Children’s Theater for First Thursday.
- Paige Moore Presents Heart of a Hero – July 16, Hillcrest, and July 31, Main Library. All ages. See what all heroes have in common in this superhero exploration using music, movement, bubbles and more.
- Frozen in July – July 18, Main Library. Ages 2-10 years. Can’t get enough Elsa, Anna, and Olaf? Join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, and activities inspired by the movie.
Intro to Treehouse: Web Design & Apps
Interested in learning how to design and develop websites and mobile apps? Let us introduce you to the Library’s online video and interactive learning platform, Treehouse™. It's a great way to learn valuable technology skills on your own! (Adults & teens) July 29, Main Library.
Genealogy & Family History
We’ve been able to offer a rich array of these popular family history programs, thanks especially to our partnership with the Idaho State Historical Archives and also with the Boise Department of Arts & History. Watch for a new 6-month Genealogy Writing Workshop series starting in September! Here’s what’s coming up in July:
There’s Still Time!
If you haven't gotten around to it, you can still join our Summer Fest Reading Program and enter the Library Comic Con Drawing Contest! Both are open to all ages and run through July 31.
- For Summer Fest, read just 20 minutes every day and keep track online. For each day you log, you’ll receive an entry in our weekly and grand prize drawings. Kids and teens earn a free book after 30 days of reading, and adults earn a free gift!
- To enter the drawing contest, draw or paint your favorite comic book, TV or movie character, or invent your own. Winning entries will be displayed at Library Comic Con on August 29!
More Great Programs
All locations will be closed on:
- Friday, July 3, Independence Day observed (City holiday)
- Saturday, July 4, Independence Day
Branch libraries are closed on Mondays year around.