Reading Bingo begins in 2017!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 4-4:30 p.m. | Atrium Books

Challenge yourself to expand your reading selections and find books to fulfill all of your bingo squares for a cover-all win! Find recommendations for many of the squares on your Reading Bingo card by listening to new episodes of the library's podcast, Hush. Sign up and receive suggestions for your first few squares! Learn more at

So Many Books

Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Whose Names are Unknown by Sanora Babb. Follow the plight of the Dunne family during the Dust Bowl era, as they fight desperately for the land and family that they love.

Bean There, Read That

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Classic Bean, Fairlawn Plaza Books

Join this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s who like to talk lit. This month we'll discuss A Mercy, by Toni Morrison. Contact for more information.

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, February 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+]

An Evening with Dr. Harriet Lerner

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books

Harriet Lerner, PhD, is one of our nation’s most respected relationship experts. Lerner will share insights from her new book, Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts, in an entertaining and relationship-building talk.

This is your opportunity to meet a renowned psychologist right here at your library. Add a signed copy of her book to your collection, and bring a friend so you can take photos for each other at the signing table.

Book sales by The Raven Bookstore.

PostPublic Article Club

Monday, February 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, February 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. To register, call Crestview at 785-251-2960.

Classics Made Modern

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

Discuss The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Read the true story of working class boys from the Northwest who defeated elite rivals and reminded the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together.

African American Writers Book Discussion Group

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

Between the World and Me is a profound work that pivots from the big questions about U.S. history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. Author Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Find more info at or

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.