Events

So Many Books

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. A story inspired by Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh traces the romance between a handsome young aviator and a shy ambassador's daughter.

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Books

What Does the Fox Read? is a public book club providing a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion. Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles. [21+]

PostPublic Article Club

Monday, June 5, 2017 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Blackbird Espresso Bar & Bistro, 4025 SW 10th Ave Books

Bite-sized discourse in the Capital City. This is a public group to discuss interesting articles. Each month a curator selects an article for next month’s discussion. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end of the event. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Elizabeth Farnsworth: A Train Through Time

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books

Farnsworth's work as a foreign correspondent for PBS trained her to shine light on others. Now she will share the story of opening up about her own life in her recent memoir, which flashes from her youth in Topeka to work in places such as Iran, Iraq and Haiti. Book sales and signing to follow.

Classics Made Modern

Monday, June 12, 2017 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books

Discuss Whose Names Are Unknown by Sanora Babb, which is based on the author’s experiences working with refugee farmers in California. The novel, written in 1939 and published in 2004, tells an intimate story of the High Plains farmers who fled drought dust storms during the Great Depression.

2Book Topeka: The House of the Scorpion

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 7-8:45 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101A Books

Join us for the first of three 2Book Topeka discussions. This time we will share our insights of the book The House of the Scorpion. On July 6 we will discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and on July 23 we'll compare the two books. adults

TALK Book Discussion: The Jungle Book

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse readers in story and introduce new perspectives through literature. This month we'll discuss The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling, a collection of fables centered around a boy raised in the jungle. Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. mericsson@tscpl.org for info.

So Many Books

Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss the book rode by Thomas Fox Averill. This local author shares the adventurous story of the horse and rider celebrated in the song "Tennessee Stud."

Bean There, Read That

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Classic Bean, Fairlawn Plaza Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s. This month we'll discuss Faithful Place, by Tana French. Contact beanthere@tscpl.org for more information.

PostPublic Article Club

Monday, July 3, 2017 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Blackbird Espresso Bar & Bistro, 4025 SW 10th Ave Books

Bite-sized discourse in the Capital City. This is a public group to discuss interesting articles. Each month a curator selects an article for next month’s discussion. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end of the event. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.