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Thinking of starting your own book club?

            A 'book club' (sometimes referred to as a book discussion group, sometimes as a 'reading group') is simply a group of people who get together on a regular basis to discuss books. They can be an excellent way to enjoy books more and challenge your mind, they can also encourage you to read more, or to read books that you might not normally choose.  Most people join a book club, or start their own, in order to have fun, make friends, stimulate the brain cells and meet like-minded people! 

            Lynette Olson, Coordinator of Adult Services, invites you to join her at the Emporia Public Library large meeting room on Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about book clubs in their many forms.  Learn how to get started and find tips about structuring your meetings, facilitating a great discussion, and finding the right books.  Lynette will share with you materials, websites, andother resources that will help to develop a successful book club.

Kansas Notable Books

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Michael Pearce's Taste of the Kansas Outdoors Cookbook by Michael Pearce

Music I Once Could Dance To by Roy J. Beckemeyer

The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning by Julene Bair

Railroad Empire across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey by James E. Sherow, photographs by John R. Charlton

Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit by Ian Michael Spurgeon

Waiting on the Sky: More Flyover People Essays by Cheryl Unruh

999 Kansas Characters: Ad Astra, a Biographical Series by Dave Webb, Terry Rombeck, and Beccy Tanner

Bluebird by Lindsey Yankey

A Carol Dickens Christmas: A Novel by Thomas Fox Averill

Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies in Word and Image by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Stephen Locke

The Darkest Period: The Kanza Indians and Their Last Homeland, 1846-1873 by Ronald D. Parks

The Devil's Workshop: A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad by Alex Grecian

Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska by Iralee Barnard

Girl in Reverse by Barbara Stuber

The Kansas Relays: Track and Field Tradition in the Heartland by Joe D. Schrag

Titles Coming Soon


New books will be here soon! Click the covers to read reviews on Goodreads, and make sure to place your holds!



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