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  • The Big Read

    The Big Read

    The Kansas City area’s six public libraries are joining together for the 2017 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read, promoting community-wide reading and events around Tim O’Brien’s seminal book The Things They Carried.

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  • Without the constraint of historical provenance, viewers of the "unknown" objects in the Art of War - Gifts of Peace exhibit have the ability to create their own story or "truth." Join us as we create new stories and truths in Constructing Truth events.

    Constructing Truth

    Please join us as we create new stories and truths for “unknown” objects and host additional programs to explore Constructing Truth »

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E.g., 11/24/2017
E.g., 11/24/2017

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.

September: Kayla Book 1: Journey Begins
October: Your Choice! Bring your favorite American Girl book to share and talk about
November: Gabby Book 3

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Meeting Room

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

September: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
October: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
November: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

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

September: Push Back Choson by Richard Brown
Note: Author Richard Brown has canceled his September visit to our book group due to unforeseen circumstances. He hopes to visit us later in the Fall. 

October: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
November: The Scent of Rain and Lightning by...

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

September: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
Candice Millard will be joining us in September at the Tuesday session for a special Q & A with the author.
October: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
November:...

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

The DeSoto Book Group meets at the TriCentury Bank, 33485 Lexington Ave., De Soto, KS 66018.  

September: Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave 
October: Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe
November: Here Comes the Sun by...

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Meeting Room

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

September: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
October: Mary Coin by Marisa Silver 
November: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard 
December: Book Party! Bring a title to recommend...

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

September: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
October: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
November: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
December: ...

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

The Spring Hill Book Group meets at K & M BBQ, 603 N. Webster, Spring Hill, KS 66083.

September: Nutshell by Ian McEwan
October: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
November: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
December:...

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Meeting Room

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

September: Smoke Gets in your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
October: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
November: Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
December: Book Party! Bring a title to recommend.

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