Mystery Book Club

Third Sundays every other month in Meeting Room A We look at a different mystery subgenre at each meeting. Reserve your spot at this discussion (limited number available) and choose a book from our list of recommended titles. We’ll put the book on hold for you. Pick up the book, read it, then join us. We’ll enjoy a lively…
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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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Last Wednesday Book Club

7pm, Last Wednesday each month in Meeting Room A (usually!) Dive into the latest, hottest book club picks with the Last Wednesday Book Club! Selections range from beloved classics to modern book club favorites. Anyone who’s read the book for the current month is invited to participate. We will typically meet downstairs in Meeting Room A (usually!). Contact Kate…
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YA for Grownups Book Club

7pm, First Thursday every month at the Library – Mtg Rm A This group is for adults who enjoy young adult fiction or anyone interested in exploring the category. We'll meet and discuss YA from a variety of genres. Anyone who has read the selection is welcome to come and participate. 12 copies are available…
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Nature Book Club

6:30-8pm Wednesday before each change of season in 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 @ LPL…
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Social Justice Book Club

4pm, Second Sunday each month in 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 multiple perspectives, with multiple points of entry, and we work to center the voices of marginalized communities and people through our exploration. Please contact Polli…
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Speculative Book Club

7pm, Second Tuesday each month, Meeting Room B Like world-building fantasy? Eerie dystopias? Far-out sci fi? This club is for you! Have no idea what we’re talking about, but want to discuss weird books with cool people? This club is also for you! Speculative Fiction, “an umbrella term for science fiction, fantasy, and several other subgenres…
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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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