BOOK DISCUSSIONS

September 18, 2014
"Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration necessary. "Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression" by Mildred Armstrong Kalish.

 

September 23, 2014
"Americanah"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

 

September 24, 2014
"The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL"
Downtown Book Club
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Offsite.

The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL" by Eric R. Greitens. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.

 

September 25, 2014
"Orphan Train"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

Visit with others about the current read. "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.

 

October 1, 2014
"Salvage the Bones"
Brown Bag Book Discussion
12:00 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "Salvage the Bones" by Jesmyn Ward.

 

October 1, 2014
"Gone Girl"
"Gone Girl" Book Discussion
5:00 pm at the Strafford Branch Library.

Can't wait for the movie release of "Gone Girl?" Discuss Gillian Flynn's best-seller with us before it hits the big screen.

 

October 2, 2014
"The Good Lord Bird"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By James McBride.

 

October 2, 2014
"Everybody Sees the Ants"
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

By A.S. King. Refreshments will be served. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

 

October 4, 2014
"The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL"
Common Reader Book Discussion
10:00 am at the Republic Branch Library.

By Eric R. Greitens. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.

 

October 8, 2014
"Reconstructing Amelia"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Kimberly McCreight. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

 

October 8, 2014
"Between Shades of Gray"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By Ruta Sepetys.

 

October 9, 2014
"Defending Jacob"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By William Landay. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

 

October 10, 2014
"Olive Kitteridge"
Northview Book Club
10:30 am at the Offsite.

Check out our book group just for older adults. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage. No registration is necessary. "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout.

 

October 11, 2014
"Last Days of an Immortal"
Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups
1:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Last Days of an Immortal" written by Fabien Vehlmann and illustrated by Gwen de Bonneval.

 

October 16, 2014
"In the Blood"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration necessary. "In the Blood" by Lisa Unger.

 

October 21, 2014
"The Weight of Blood"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Laura McHugh

 

October 23, 2014
"So Far Away"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Library Station.

Visit with others about the current read. "So Far Away" by Meg Mitchell Moore. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

 

October 28, 2014
"Wonder"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By R.J. Palacio. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

 

October 29, 2014
"A Constellation of Vital Phenomena"
Downtown Book Club
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Offsite.

The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra.

 

November 5, 2014
"We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"
Brown Bag Book Discussion
12:00 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler.

 

November 6, 2014
"The Enchanted"
Evening Book Discussion
6:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Rene Denfeld.

 

November 6, 2014
"Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption"
NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Library Center.

By Laura Hillenbrand. Refreshments will be served.

 

November 8, 2014
"Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?"
Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups
1:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by Roz Chast.

 

November 12, 2014
"The Namesake"
Book Discussion
1:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Jhumpa Lahiri.

 

November 12, 2014
"A Painted House"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

By John Grisham.

 

November 13, 2014
"The Language of Flowers"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Republic Branch Library.

By Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

 

November 14, 2014
"The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II"
Northview Book Club
10:30 am at the Offsite.

Check out our book group just for older adults. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage. No registration is necessary. "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" by Denise Kiernan.

 

November 18, 2014
"The Other Typist"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Ash Grove Branch Library.

By Suzanne Rindell.

 

November 20, 2014
"The Illusion of Separateness"
South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Offsite.

Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration necessary. "The Illusion of Separateness" by Simon Van Booy.

 

November 24, 2014
"A Separate Country"
Civil War Book Discussion Group
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Library Center.

By Robert Hicks.

 

November 25, 2014
"In the Blood"
Book Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library.

By Lisa Unger.

 

November 26, 2014
"The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir"
Downtown Book Club
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Offsite.

The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir" by Dee Williams.

 
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