Book Discussions

Newton Public Library participates in various book discussion projects throughout the year. Check Library Happenings and the Calendar for details. All programs are free and open to the public.

TALK Book DiscussionTalk Book Discussion Series

Held two times each year at Newton Public Library, TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas), is a program for those who love to read and discuss good books. Each TALK series is built around an entertaining and thought-provoking topic of interest to adult readers. The four books in each series are selected for reader appeal, literary quality, and relevance to the series theme. Discussion leaders and books for the series are provided by the Kansas Humanities Council.

The discussion series for the fall is “World War II Generation”. To reserve books for the series, contact the Library.

Mystery Lover’s Book Discussion

Readers who enjoy a good mystery are invited to join this monthly discussion, held the first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. Check Library Happenings for details.

Third Thursday Fiction Book Discussion

General fiction readers are invited to join this monthly discussion, held the Third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Check Library Happenings for details.

Kansas ReadsKansas Reads to Preschoolers

A statewide reading and discussion project sponsored by the Kansas Center for the Book and the Kansas Humanities Council, a book for adults and preschoolers is chosen yearly.

Newton Public Library plans and participates in activities, discussions, and exhibits around the books chosen each year.