FOREVER YOUNG ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

The Forever Young Adult book club is an informal monthly meeting designed to bring together teen and adult readers to discuss young adult fiction. Just because they're called "young adult" books doesn't mean they're only for young readers. The stories in YA fiction speak to readers young and old. So whether you are the target audience (young adults) or you just enjoy the stories, come join in on the fun! For one book selection each semester, we will discuss the book and view its movie adaptation.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (except February 14 at 6:30 p.m.)
Day(s): Wednesdays
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except Febuary in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s): 

  • February 14 – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (book and movie discussion)
  • March 7 – Heist Society by Ally Carter
  • April 4 – Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


Hot Reads for Cold Nights – A Winter Reading Program for Adults

Be transported to warm locations, witness sizzling romances, and read the newest and hottest books by participating in our winter reading program for adults. Prizes are awarded to those who complete four, six, and eight items. In addition to print titles and audio books, e-books count toward the completion of your reading goal. Random drawings also provide other opportunities to win. Sign up in person or online at www.jclib.org.

Ages/Grades:High School age and Adults
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):January 8 - March 4
Registration deadline: Ongoing
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library

Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK)

Spring Theme: A Woman's Place What is a woman's place? Who decides? We have been talking about women's roles in our society for centuries now, and the books in this series reflect that dialogue. Each author looks at the way women develop personal strength of character while dealing with society's or loved ones' perceptions of what they should be. TALK is a program designed for those who enjoy reading and talking about books. The sessions are informal, and readers may share their ideas or simply sit back and enjoy the discussions. TALK books can be checked out at the library's front desk approximately one month before each discussion date. TALK is co-sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Second Mondays
Place:  Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):

  • February 12 – A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
  • March 12 – The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • April 9 – A Lost Lady by Willa Cather

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library

LADIES OF THE NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Ladies of the Night is an informal monthly discussion group whose members read books featuring strong female characters, many who have overcome adversity; books that focus on relationships and the bonding/unifying experience of women; and books that explore the positive aspects of women's lives. In other words, books written by, for, and about women.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on January 8)
Day(s): Mondays
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except June in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s):

  • January 8 – Movie Night: The Book Thief
  • February 5 – The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
  • March 5 – When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • April 2 – Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • May 7 – Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MAHOGANY READERS

Mahogany Readers is a monthly discussion group open to anyone who wants to read and discuss books written by African-American authors, particularly urban and Christian fiction as well as the occasional African-American classic. Discussions are conducted in a friendly, informal manner that involves the sharing of ideas, feelings, experiences, and food.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (6:30 on January 4)
Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library (except November at a location to be announced)
Cost: None
Date(s):

  • January 4 – Truly Everlasting (Movie)
  • February 1 – Angels Make Their Hope Here by Breena Clarke
  • March 1 – Second House from the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson
  • April 5 – Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit by Octavia Spencer
  • May 3 – Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MYSTERY CLUB

There are no usual suspects in this semester's selected readings for the Mystery Club. Each of the titles has a unique take on the genre that keeps members turning the pages into the wee hours.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): 2nd Tuesday of each month
Place:  Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street
Cost: None
Date(s):

  • January 9 – The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  • February 13 – Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
  • March 13 – A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
  • April 10 – An Innocent Client by Scott Pratt
  • May 8 – Design for Dying by Renee Patrick

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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