Miriam's Well Reading & Havdalah Service

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 7-9 p.m. | Temple Beth Sholom | 4200 SW Munson Ave, Topeka, KS 66604 Books

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will launch her novel Miriam's Well: A Modern Day Exodus with a Havdalah Service, a 10-minute Jewish service (singing and awakening our senses) followed by a reading from the novel. Book signing, Jewish desserts and savories, and time to visit and make new friends will follow.

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Writing the Tree of Life: Midrash and Personal Mythology To Re-Vision Our Lives Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018 Time: 2-4 p.m. Room: Learning Center Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg facilitates a look at new angles on narratives in our lives with writing prompts and discussion that lead you into poetry or prose. She will discuss Midrash, the Hebrew tradition of re-visioning our guiding myths to foster meaning, freedom and authenticity. Register at

Book Bites

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery | 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Topeka, Kansas, KS 66614 Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s. This month we'll discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Contact for more information.

Quiet Type Book Club

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Norseman Brewing Company, 830 N Kansas Ave Books

Quiet Type Book Club invites you to an hour of companionable reading silence. Bring a book (or any reading material) and relax in the company of fellow book lovers while enjoying local food and drink. Members can share what they're reading and their latest recommendations with the group, though this is not required.

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, July 5, 2018 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Books

Discuss books in a unique atmosphere. Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email for upcoming titles. [21+]

Classics Made Modern

Monday, July 9, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books

Wonder by R.J. Palacio introduces August Pullman, who was born with a facial difference, as he begins 5th grade. The story includes perspectives from Auggie, his classmates, his family and others, which converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion and acceptance.

Graphic Novel Panel [All Ages]

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 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 be part of the panel at Gatekeeper Hobbies. Check Hoopla for I Kill Giants. A fantasy world turns a bit too real. Enjoy this award-winning work by Joe Kelly and artist J. M. Ken. Niimura. all ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 1-2 p.m. | Crestview Community Center – 4801 SW Shunga Dr. Books

Chat about what you're reading in this neighborhood book club. In July read The Rosie Project. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center.

2Book Topeka: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Hughes Room 205 Books

Discuss The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom. Following Frankie's journey through the world of music we see how his talent joins him to and separates him from the people of his life.

So Many Books

Sunday, July 15, 2018 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. Isabel "Izzy" Spellman is a private detective whose story has a twist—the agency she works for is owned by her parents and is located in their home.

TALK Book Discussion: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. Email for info.