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This group reads works chosen by the Great Books Foundation, an independent, nonprofit educational organization that creates reading and discussion programs. We discusses books using the "shared inquiry" format that enables exploration of the ideas and meaning found in what's read. "Shared inquiry" centers on interpretive questions that have more than one plausible answer and lead to engaging and insightful conversations about the text.

Phone registration only, call (913)826- 4600. When you call to register, the moderator will...

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The 1920's was known for great literature. This group concentrates on mysteries written during or about the 1920's. Light refreshments served. Call Shawnee Town at (913) 248-2360 to register.

September: Monument to Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel by Margaret Truman - Shawnee Library Meeting Room
October: At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie - offsite at the Undertakers building at Shawnee Town...

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The only thing as enjoyable as a good book is talking about it.

SeptemberThe Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
OctoberBefore the Fall by Noah Hawley
NovemberA Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
December:  Holiday Book Party

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American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Ages 8-12.

Sept 17 - The Jazzman's Trumpet – A Kit Mystery
October 15 - Danger in Paris – A Samantha Mystery
November...

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Let's read for fun! Each month, Club kids get together to talk about a new book, meet kids from other schools, enjoy snacks and explore fresh ideas. Bonus fun: you'll build your own home library. We provide a free book to the first ten kids who arrive that day. Keep it if you like, give it to a friend and invite them to our Club, or return it for other Club kids to enjoy. Best for ages 9-12, and all kids welcomed.

September: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
October:...

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