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E.g., 11/12/2019
E.g., 11/12/2019

Let’s read for fun! Club kids get together to talk about a new book, make new friends, enjoy snacks and explore fresh ideas. Bonus fun: build your own home library. Participants will get a free book while supplies last. 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. Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up your book. Best for ages 9-13.

Monticello Books
September: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
October: Pilu of the Woods by Mai K....

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens August 1 at 9 am.

Share a great read with your favorite kid, grandparent, friend or partner. This book group is for everyone who likes to read – and who likes to talk about it. We’ve chosen a middle grades title that will appeal across ages. We’ll have a free copy of our book, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, for the first 12 people who register by Sept. 16. You bring your brainy brilliance. Light refreshments are provided. 

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September 12: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan

October 10: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

November 14: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

December 12: Seasonal Book of Your Choice

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The location for Great Books Discussion is:

November 14: Antioch Library - Meeting room
December 5: Central Resource LIbrary - Conference Room 3

This group reads works chosen by the Great Books Foundation, an independent, nonprofit educational organization that creates reading and discussion programs. We discuss 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...

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

September: There, There by Tommy Orange

October: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

On November 18, Cedar Roe Book Group will meet at Oak Park Library for the Book Discussion with Ron Currie Jr....

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Join author Ron Currie in small group discussions of his novels and essays. These relaxed settings permit in-depth conversation about his themes and style.

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Ron Currie is the author of three novels including The One-Eyed Man...

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Our Teen Book Club reads and talks about books that connect us to one another and that explore issues impacting individuals and communities. We celebrate and honor diverse, inter-sectional identities. Our reading challenge is to lift up ourselves and one another, while seeking to uncover our individual truths.

September: Hold Still by Nina LaCour
October: Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

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American kids love to read, and this Book Club helps American kids 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 and some new friends. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Best for ages 8-12, all kids are welcome.

Shawnee Books
September: Love and Loyalty: A Felicity Classic
October: Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery

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