In July, Thursday’s Mystery Book Club discussed The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear. Upon first picking this one up, most of the group found the title odd. Couldn’t the author have come up with something more interesting? Do I really want to read this? This can’t be good. What does that mean? After reading it, it made sense…
It’s time to start the North Platte Teen Book Clubs up again! We are going to have a lot of fun this year, and I think we have some great books to read.
If there are any North Platte R1 Jr. High or High School students who would like to join these book clubs, you need to speak to your school librarians and sign up. Hurry—I will be delivering our first book choice on Thursday, August 30th.
For our September discussion, we are reading a British cozy in the style of Dorothy Sayers and a modern day thriller set in United States but involving the Russian mafia. Join us at the Antioch Branch on September 24 at 7:00 p.m. to express your views on both.
Ernest Hemingway is definitely one of the greats in American literature. His works have been required reading for most of us at some time or other, and there's a good reason for that. Hemingway gets us thinking, talking, considering, and reconsidering. Now, the North Independence Branch has the honor of inviting you to rediscover Hemingway in the company of your peers! This might mean reexamining his writings with a more mature outlook, or it might mean making it through something you secretly never read in high school.
Books, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Kearney Book Club. Our twelve month mission is to explore strange new genres, to seek out new plots and new characters, and to boldly go where this Book Club has never gone before!
Our group of intrepid book lovers has bravely agreed to start a genre study. Every other month or so, we’ll read a genre-specific novel. In October, we’ll launch our journey with science fiction.
For our October discussion, we are reading mysteries involving illusions and puzzles. The first one involves Harry Houdini, one of the first great illusionists. The second one involves murders and puzzles. Join us at the Antioch Branch on October 22 at 7:00 p.m. to express your views on both.
The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group will be reading The Litigators by John Grisham for their October meetings. A two partner Chicago law firm is attempting to strike it rich in a class action lawsuit over a cholesterol reduction drug by a major pharmaceutical drug company.
The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and the third Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Our groups usually last from 60 to 90 minutes.
We have plenty of copies of the book and audiobooks for you available at our checkout desk.
For the October meeting, the Monday Mystery Book Club read Murder on Bank Street by Victoria Thompson. This book is #10 in Thompson’s Gaslight Mysteries. This series follows Sarah Brandt, a midwife, and detective Frank Malloy through turn of the century New York City. In this particular story, Malloy has decided to solve the murder of Sarah’s husband from four years earlier.