So Many Books

Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Snow Child by Eowyn Ivy. Two Alaskan homesteaders who long for children are surprised when they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

Bean There, Read That

Tuesday, February 28, 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 Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield. Contact for more information.

Talk About Literature in Kansas--The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Hughes Room 205 Books

In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Dominican-American geek Wao returns to his mother’s homeland, and his roommate narrates the adventure with a mix of street talk and dormroom philosophizing--complete with footnotes. Facilitated by Dennis Etzel Jr. Sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Email for info.

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The 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+]

PostPublic Article Club

Monday, March 6, 2017 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Blackbird 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” is chosen to select an article for next month’s discussion. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end of the event. Email

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 1-2 p.m. | Crestview Community Center – 4801 SW Shunga Dr. Books

A neighborhood book club for those who like to chat about what they are reading. In February read Tipping Point and in March read State of Wonder. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Registration required. Call Crestview at 785-251-2960.

Classics Made Modern

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks reveals the story of the plague year, 1666, through the eyes of Anna, a housemaid in an isolated English mountain village. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author blends love and learning, loss and renewal, and creates an unlikely heroine and healer.

African American Writers Book Discussion Group

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Anton Room 202 Books

The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti–black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves. Tamara Winfrey Harris delves into issues taking sharp aim at stereotypes about black women. Find more info at or email

Talk About Literature in Kansas--Bel Canto

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Hughes Room 205 Books

Low comedy, high suspense, romance, and tragedy blend in Ann Patchett’s novel, Bel Canto, inspired by the seizure of the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Peru by Tupac Amaru guerillas in 1996. Facilitated by Dr. Sara Tucker. Sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Email for info.

So Many Books

Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. It follows nine working-class boys who end up becoming unlikely victors at the rowing competitions of the 1936 Olympic games.