Mystery Book Club

[Due to the library's closure until May 17 all of our book clubs have gone digital. Contact the club leader for more info] Third Sundays | JAN, MAR, MAY, JUL, SEP, NOV |  1:30-3:30 PM  |  Meeting Room A We look at a different mystery subgenre at each meeting. Reserve your spot at the discussion…
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Lit Lounge Book Club

7pm, Fourth Thursday every month at Decade Coffee! If you like to get lit—erary, join this new book club for adults that takes place at Decade Coffee & Bar (920 Delaware Street in East Lawrence). You can raise a pint and your bookish IQ at the same time! We will chat monthly about what we…
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Second Thursday Book Club

[Due to the library's closure until May 17 all of our book clubs have gone digital. Contact the club leader for more info] Second Thursdays of the month | 7 PM | Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Avenue Read and discuss a new title each month over food and cocktails at The Oread! Free valet parking…
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Last Wednesday Book Club

[Due to the library's closure until May 17 all of our book clubs have gone digital. Contact the club leader for more info] Once a month on the last Wednesday | 7 PM | Meeting Room A  Join the Last Wednesday Book Club, the library's longest running adult book club! Selections range from beloved classics to…
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YA for Grownups Book Club

[Due to the library's closure until May 17 all of our book clubs have gone digital. Contact the club leader for more info] First Thursday every month | 7 PM | Meeting Room A This group is for adults who enjoy young adult fiction or anyone interested in exploring the category. We'll meet and discuss…
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Nature Book Club

Wednesday, before the change of season | 6:30-8pm | Meeting Room A Join us to talk about books connected to the natural world (fiction and nonfiction). Share your recent reads and hear recommendations from book club members as well as co-leaders Jake Vail (co-author of A Kansas Bestiary and Information Services Assistant @ LPL) & Shirley Braunlich (Readers’ Services Assistant …
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Social Justice Book Club

[Due to the library's closure until May 17 all of our book clubs have gone digital. Contact the club leader for more info] Second Sunday each month | 4 PM | Meeting Room A This book club gets us thinking and talking about inequality and injustice in the U.S. Nonfiction, novels, memoirs and more–we seek…
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Fantastic Beasts @ LPL

Just in case you haven’t been on the internet, seen a magazine/newspaper, or watched television in the last year, I’m here to inform you that there is in fact a new Harry Potter movie coming out. The screenplay is written by J.K. Rowling herself (unlike a certain play that must not be named), and it’s set…
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Newbery Hopefuls

Last week I attended Kansas City Public Library’s Mock Newbery awards which basically looks like this: a bunch of librarians nerd out about a selection of books, then we vote on which one we believe is worthy of top honors. The criteria for the Newbery Award are just vague enough that a lot is left open…
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