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.

Interested in being a book? Please fill out the application form and we will contact you with further information.

Lunch & Learn Business Series
Lunch & Learn Business Series
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:30pm
For Adults

Finance Your Small Business

Friday, December 13 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Small Business Financing Alert: Start-up mode, experiencing high growth, have a stable mature business? Learn financing options for working capital, equipment and expansion. Topics include determining your financial needs, loans, and other financial options available to small businesses. This workshop will help prepare you and your business when approaching commercial lenders. What a "lender looks for" in accessing capital as a small business.

  • Identify what the bank looks for in an applicant
  • What is needed in preparing a loan package
  • Understand the SBA loan process and types of loans

Sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Family Movie
Family Movie
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
For All Ages

Everyone is invited for a one-time showing of a great family movie. Snacks provided. This month's feature is The NeverEnding Story. ©Warner Bros. Rated PG.

Holiday Graham Cracker Cottages
Holiday Graham Cracker Cottages
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:00pm
For All Ages

Join us from 2:00 - 3:30 pm to create your own graham cracker cottage. All supplies provided by the library.

Blessing Bags
Blessing Bags
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
For Teens

Let’s celebrate the holidays by bringing in new, unopened toiletries and other personal items to fill up bags for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

Even if you're not a teen, you can still help by donating travel-sized toiletries and non-perishable snacks such as:

  • Chapstick
  • Tissues
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Comb
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Hand wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mouthwash
  • Band aids
  • New socks
  • Hand warmers
  • Trail mix
  • Raisins
  • Peanuts
  • Granola/Energy bars
  • Cracker packs
  • Fruit cups
  • Hot cocoa/cider packs
  • Instant oatmeal packs
  • Jerky sticks