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Books and Reading



AMISH FICTION: A GLIMPSE INTO A CLOSED WORLD - A FRANK TALK LECTURE SERIES PROGRAM

USA Today bestselling author Patricia Davids has spent countless hours researching Amish communities and their customs to give her readers factual details in her popular Amish fiction stories, and she is always happy to share what she has learned about this unique culture. Her program touches on Amish history as well as what makes the Amish different from mainstream Americans and how Amish settlements differ from one another. Buggies, bonnets and shunning are what the Amish are known for, but even these hallmarks of the culture vary from place to place. Join Patricia as she spends an educational and humorous hour giving you a peek inside the closed world of the Amish. Frank Talk was created to honor the memory of former Assistant Director Carol Franklin. The intent of this series is to bring authors, illustrators and other book industry professionals to the community.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 1:30 p.m.
Day(s): Sunday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): October 21
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: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Mondays
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street
Cost: None
Date(s):

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.
Day(s): Thursdays
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library (November location to be announced)
Cost: None
Date(s):

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MYSTERY CLUB

From the rough and gritty to the cozy and witty, this semester's Mystery Club readings reflect the diversity and intensity of the genre. Turn the pages with us this semester! New members are always welcome.

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

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


TALK ABOUT LITERATURE IN KANSAS (TALK)

The quest for community has taken many forms in the history of the United States. Today we worry about the erosion of community as growing incivility, ethnic diversity, and fear of crime seem to weaken the ties that bind our towns and neighborhoods. This series explores some of the many ways we live together. 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.

Theme: Community: The Way We Live

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

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library