Events calendar

Human Library
Human Library

Sometimes the root of understanding one another's stories is getting answers to the difficult questions and during The Human Library™ those questions are expected, appreciated and answered. This event is meant to challenge the labels we put on others by participating in a unique reading experience; where real people are on loan as "books." "Readers" are given a positive framework for a 20-30 minute conversation to connect, inquire and challenge stereotypes and prejudices that separate us.

This year's Human Library is brought to the Treasure Valley by Ada and Meridian libraries as a feature of Storyfort during Treefort Music Fest. It is free and open to the public to participate.

Books will be on loan at The Owyhee in downtown Boise, on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Find out more about the event here.

Family Maker Series
Family Maker Series
For All Ages

Select Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us for a month of creating, building, learning, and having fun. Families will work together on hands-on projects. With both high- and low-tech projects, there’s something for everyone! Speak with library staff about getting signed up for any or all of these events! Questions? Contact Linda at lpullicar@adalib.org.

Roller Coaster Challenge, February 1: Imagine your fantasy roller coaster and then model it using simple materials in creative ways. Then we’ll tour and test all of the coasters. Which one would attract the most riders?

Build-A-Chair, February 8: Families have fun working together to design and build a chair using only cardboard and special tools, and then test it. Will it support Baby Bear? Mama Bear? How about Papa?

Build-A-Pinball Machine, February 22 & 29: Make a working pinball machine over the course of two Saturdays using a micro:bit controller and various low-tech materials. We’ll be coding, wiring, designing, and fabricating during this exciting project. Attendance at both sessions is vital.

Pokemon Trading Card Game
Pokemon Trading Card Game
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 4:30pm

For Ages 8 - 18

Second and Fourth Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Calling all Pokémon trainers! Bring your Pokémon cards to battle other Pokémon trainers and hone your skills. Join other Pokémon trainers who love collecting and playing just as much as you do. If you don't have your own cards the library will have a few decks on hand for you to use.

Computer Basics
Computer Basics
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:30pm
For Adults

Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28 at 6:30 pm

New to computers? Need to brush up on your skills? Looking to expand your tech skills? This series is for you! Come for hands-on computer training classes that cover everything from Keyboard Functions to Facebook! Let us help you make sense of it all. This month we will be focusing on mobile devices.

Fandom Hangout
Fandom Hangout
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 4:30pm
For Teens

Are you an anime and manga fan? A cosplayer? A fan of Star Wars, Steven Universe, Voltron, Gravity Falls, Undertale, Marvel Universe or other fictional worlds? If the answer is yes, then come and play games, test your trivia skills, watch anime shows, create artwork and share your favorite fandoms. All fandoms welcome!

Pinterest Craft
Pinterest Craft
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 6:30pm
For Adults

Join us for our monthly adult Pinterest-inspired craft. Materials and instruction provided by the library. This month's project: Chocolate truffles.

Victory Book Club at Black Bear Diner
Victory Book Club at Black Bear Diner
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 5:30pm
For Adults

Join us at Black Bear Diner to eat and chat about your favorite new read! New members are always welcome and books are available for pick-up at the library. This month we're reading the 2020 Treasure Valley Reads selection, The Honey Bus by Meredith May.

Explorers' Club
Explorers' Club
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:30am
For Adults

The Explorers' Club focuses on group activities such as creating art, playing games and exploring the library! We support and nurture independence, health, safety, socialization and community inclusion—all while having fun! The Explorers’ Club serves adults with a wide range of intellectual and physical disabilities and skill levels. Join us every second Wednesday of the month.

Speed Friend-ing
Speed Friend-ing
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
For Adults

Meeting new people can be tough. We can help! Join us for a night of Speed Friend Dating. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a chance to meet new friends in a fast, low key way. Refreshments provided.

Drop-in Tech Help
Drop-in Tech Help
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 4:00pm
For Adults

Third Fridays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Need help with technology questions or with using the library’s electronic resources? We can help with our Drop-in Tech Help! No appointment is required. All you need to bring are your technology problems and any relevant devices. Staff may limit sessions to 15 minutes when demand is high. We cannot do setups or repairs.

Social Hour
Social Hour
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:30pm
For Adults

Fourth Mondays from 6:30 - 7:45 pm

Need a reason to get out of the house? Come mingle with new friends and enjoy some refreshments!