Bean There, Read That

Tuesday, August 22, 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 The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks. Contact for more information.

So Many Books

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan, a fictional depiction of the unconventional love affair of Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcée Fanny Van de Grift.

PostPublic Article Club

Monday, September 4, 2017 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Blackbird Espresso Bar & Bistro, 4025 SW 10th Ave Books

Bite-sized discourse in the Capital City. Take part in this public group and 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 for more info.

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, September 7, 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 for upcoming titles. [21+]

Classics Made Modern

Monday, September 11, 2017 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books

Discuss Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson. This novel tells the stories of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the construction of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor.

Romalyn Tilghman: To the Stars Through Difficulties

Monday, September 11, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books

Romalyn Tilghman will share insights from her first novel inspired by Carnegie libraries built in the early 1900s and local arts agencies formed later in the century. She will discuss libraries, arts movements and community involvement in creating cultural opportunities. Book signing to follow.

Graphic Novel Panel [All Ages]

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Gatekeeper Hobbies, 4123 SW Gage Center Dr #100 Books

Stories can be better when told with the written word and an artist's brush. Read in advance and take part in the Panel at Gatekeeper Hobbies. For September check Hoopla for Archie Vol. 1 (2016). A new series for a classic character. all ages

TALK Book Discussion: Harp of Burma

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse readers in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we'll discuss Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama from the Faith in Fiction-World Religions series. Facilitated by Dr. Sara Tucker. Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. Email for info.

African American Writers Book Discussion Group: Charcoal Joe

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Hughes Room 205 Books

Be part of the discussion of Walter Mosley's Charcoal Joe. Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve. Charcoal Joe has asked Easy to help clear Joe's son, who was found standing over a white man's dead body in his cabin home. Find more info on the website or email

So Many Books

Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The novel follows the lives of two young people caught up in the events of WWII, Marie-Laurie the blind daughter of a French locksmith and Werner a gifted German boy with an obsession for radios.