Book Club Update! “Mr. Mercedes,” TALK series and more

Please join us Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 5 p.m. for our first book event of 2022: the Mystery Lovers Book Club discussion of Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King!

All library book clubs are open to the public; no need to RSVP. And if you didn’t quite finish the book, please come anyway! No judgment. 😉

Copies of book club selections circulate on a first-come, first-served basis; just ask at the public service desk. There are usually plenty of copies. The following books are now available for borrowing:

It Happened in Kansas, by Sarah Smarsh. (Nonfiction Book Club, meets noon Jan. 14)
The Magicians, by Lev Grossman. (Third Thursday Book Club, meets 7 p.m. Jan. 20)
Death at Rainy Mountain, by Mardi Oakley Medawar. (Mystery Lovers, meets 5 p.m. Feb. 2)

Remember, you’re more than welcome to borrow these books without attending the discussions! (Though of course we’d love to see you.)

(By the way, are you getting our emails about book clubs? If not, go to the newsletter sign-up page and check “Book Discussions.”)

Some of you have asked about our upcoming winter/spring TALK discussion series. The books aren’t available for borrowing quite yet, but we’re pleased to share the dates, titles and discussion leaders! Thanks to Humanities Kansas for sponsoring TALK.

LaRose, by Louise Erdrich, with guest discussion leader Erin Pouppirt. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24.
The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout, with guest discussion leader Kevin Rabas. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31.
The Family Man, by Elinor Lipman, with guest discussion leader Deborah E. Peterson. 7 p.m. Monday, April 18.

We also have some online author talks coming up that you may be interested in. For more info check the event listings on our Facebook page.

Covers of "Mr. Mercedes," "It Happened In Kansas," and "The Magicians."