Book Discussion Groups
All events are free and open to the public. Accommodations for those with special needs are available. Please request at 261-8500 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the event. Seating is limited.
Monthly Book Discussion Groups
No registration required. (60 minutes)
Evergreen Branch Library - 1st Tuesdays
Meets first Tuesdays of each month, 1 p.m.
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell | Tuesday, June 4 1:00-2:00 pm
In the Garden of the Beasts by Eric Larson |Tuesday, July 2 1:00-2:00 pm
Evergreen Branch Library - 1st Thursdays
Meets first Thursdays of each month, 6:30 p.m.
Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova | Thursday, June 6 6:30-7:30 pm
The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg | Thursday, July 11* 6:30-7:30 pm *rescheduled due to Independence Day Holiday
Orchard Park Branch Library - 1st Fridays
Meets first Friday of each month, 2:15 p.m.
Orchard Park Branch Library, 4808 W. 9th
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch | Friday, June 7 2:15-3:15 pm
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall | Friday, July 5 2:15-3:15 pm
Westlink Branch Library - 3rd Tuesdays
Meets third Tuesdays of each month, 1 p.m.
Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan |Tuesday, June 18 1:00-2:00 pm
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani | Tuesday, July 16 1:00-2:00 pm
Open Books, Open Minds (Central 3rd Tuesdays)
Meets third Tuesdays of each month, 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 223 S. Main
Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close | Tuesday, May 21 6:30-7:30 pm
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult | Tuesday, June 18 6:30-7:30 pm
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel | Tuesday, July 16 6:30-7:30 pm
Masters of Mystery (4th Wednesdays)
Meets fourth Wednesdays of each month, 6 p.m.
Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian
Forces of Nature by C.J. Box | Wednesday, May 22 6:00-7:00 pm
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson | Wednesday, June 26 6:00-7:00 pm
Last Child by John Hart | Wednesday, July 24 6:00-7:00 pm
Mystery (Last Mondays)
Meets last Mondays of every month, 1 p.m.
Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th
Dead by Midnight: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn G. Hart | Monday, May 20 1:00-2:00 pm
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett | Monday, June 24 1:00-2:00 pm Shape Shifter by Tony Hillerman | Monday, July 29 1:00-2:00 pm
Hosting your own discussion? Check out a book discussion set from the Wichita Public Library! Find a complete list of titles available here.
These programs are made possible in part by the City of Wichita. Thank you also to the Wichita Public Library Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Friends of the Wichita Public Library for making many of these events possible.
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