Bean There, Read That: Little Bee


“Bean There, Read That” is a new book discussion for those in their 20s and 30s (and anyone else who would like to join us!) who want to talk about amazing books and meet other fun, young intellectuals over food and delicious beverages. We will meet the 4th Tuesday of every month (with the exception of December where it will take place the 3rd Tuesday due to the holiday) at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe, a local coffee shop near Washburn University, at 17th & Washburn.

Our first book will be “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. Little Bee and her sister met Sarah and Sarah’s husband, Andrew, during an unfortunate interaction on a beach in Nigeria. Two years later, Little Bee is released from an Immigration Refugee center in the UK and calls Andrew to let him know she is on her way to his and Sarah’s home. Unfolds a beautiful, chilling story about the relationship between the two women, Little Bee and Sarah, and what truly happened at the beach and in their lives.

Contact Public Service Specialist Erin Seeger with questions or if  you would like to reserve one of the available books. There will be 10 available copies from our Book Group in a Bag collection beginning September 26 for signup at the Reference Desk. Sign up will be first come, first-served, but feel free to bring your own copy or contact a librarian to reserve a copy from the catalogue. You can also look forward to our November book choice, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. Let me know what you’re currently reading, watching, or listening to in the comments below.

Erin Seeger

I am the Lawn & Garden and Cooking Neighborhood Librarian who also leads the "Bean There, Read That" book discussion for folks in their 20s and 30s, facilitates the "Master Gardener" series, and the "Cooking by the Book" series at Garfield Community Center.