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Books and Reading


FREEDOM READ - A WINTER READING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS

Celebrate Black History Month with a special Winter Reading Program. Prizes are awarded to those who complete four, six, and eight items and will include opportunities to "travel" along the Underground Railroad. 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.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 1:30 p.m.
Day(s): Sunday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):Program begins on January 11 and ends on February 28
Registration deadline: Ongoing
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. (except January 7 at 6:45 p.m.)
Day(s): Mondays
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except January 7 at Dorothy Bramlage Public Library)
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. (except January 3 at 6:30 p.m.)
Day(s): Thursdays
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
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
Place:  Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street
Cost: None
Date(s):

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


REFELCTIONS OF LEADERSHIP WITH DR. CRYSTAL DAVIS - A FRANK TALK LECTURE SERIES PROGRAM

Crystal Davis, an expert on servant leadership and author of Bloom Where You Are Planted, will discuss today's servant leadership movement and how we can all use our consciousness and mindset to lead from a heart-centered approach. Included will be tips on skilled communication, authentic listening, and trust in the workplace. Frank Talk was created to honor the memory of Carol Franklin, a former assistant director of the library. 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):April 7
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


TALK ABOUT LITERATURE IN KANSAS (TALK)

"Of all possessions a friend is the most precious" stated Greek historian Herodotus. From Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn to Jo and Laurie, literature is filled with stories of friendships. This series is about forging friendships in unexpected places and the changes these relationships bring to our lives. 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: Friends and Neighbors

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


A UNIVERSE OF STORIES - A SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS

Travel throughout the Cosmos by participating in our summer reading program, "A Universe of Stories." Prizes are awarded to those who complete five, ten, and fifteen items. In addition to print titles, audio books and e-books count toward the completion of your reading goal. Random drawings also provide other opportunities to win.

Ages/Grades:High school age and adults
Place:  Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):Program begins on May 4 and ends on August 4
Registration deadline: Ongoing
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library