See National Book Award Winner Phil Klay on April 9!
Time’s running out to get your free tickets to see Phil Klay, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction. He’ll be at the Egyptian on April 9. Reserve your tickets here!
Klay’s debut work, a collection of short stories called Redeployment, takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. The Iraq veteran's New York Times bestseller was selected as one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review, Time, Newsweek,The Washington Post, Amazon and more.
Spring Book Sale is Next Week
Calling all readers! The annual Spring Book Sale is just around the corner, starting Thursday, April 9, and running through Sunday, April 12. Sunday is half-price day. There’s also a Members’ Sale on Wednesday evening for members of the Library's Friends group. (You can join at the door for as little as $10.) Most paperbacks are 50¢ and most hard bounds are $1.00 – or $9.00 for all you can stuff in a bag! See details, locations and hours here.
Kids Film Contest & Festival
We know there are a lot of creative kids who write, direct, produce, and/or act in their own movies. We'd like to showcase their talents at our first Kids Filmmaker Festival! They can enter anytime between now and May 1. We'll notify those whose film will be screened at our red-carpet May 9 Festival by May 6. Get the details here!
Comics in the Classroom (Teachers' Workshop)
Learn how comics and graphic novels can engage students and improve education outcomes in virtually any subject. Presenter Josh Elder is an award-winning graphic novelist (Mail Order Ninja, Adventures of Superman, Comics That Make Kids Smarter) and founder of the nonprofit literacy organization Reading With Pictures. Offered in partnership with the Boise School District and Rediscovered Books on Saturday, April 18, at the Main Library. Continuing education credits are available. See details and registration information.
Every Child Ready to Read (Parent/Child Class)
Parents, get hands-on experience in getting your 4- or 5-year-old ready for reading. In each class of the three-session series (April 9, 16 & 23), you'll learn early-literacy skills to help prepare your child for reading, and you'll get a chance to practice in class with your child. Register through our online calendar, sign up at the children's desk at the Main Library, or call 972-8201.
Try Out a 3D Printer!
Drop in anytime from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. most Thursdays at the Main Library, and take our 3D printers for a spin! Staff is on hand to assist as needed. We now have Intro to 3D Printing classes, too!
Also Coming Up
More Great Programs
All locations will be closed on:
- Sunday, April 5, Easter Sunday
Branch libraries are closed on Mondays year around.