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NEA Big Read Books are AVAILABLE NOW!

NEA Big Read Book Distribution is HERE for Into the Beautiful North! Free book copies are available in English and Spanish. Books are first come, first served, and are available at the following locations.
In order to ensure as many people get them as possible, everyone will be limited to one book per person. 

BOOK DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS:

  • Kenosha Public Library - Southwest Library (7979 38th Avenue)
     
  • Kenosha Public Library - Northside Library (1500 27th Avenue)
     
  • Kenosha Public Library - Simmons Library  (711 59th Place)
     
  • Kenosha Public Library - Uptown Library (2419 63rd Street)
     
  • Kenosha Civil War Museum (5400 1st Avenue)
     
  • Community Library - Salem Library (24615 89th Street, Salem)
     
  • Community Library - Twin Lakes Library (110 S Lake Avenue, Twin Lakes)
     
  • UW-Parkside Library (900 Wood Road)
     
  • St Marks Parish (7117 14th Avenue)
    Libros en español disponible aquí - Visite la oficina con la puerta anaranjada en la calle 14 . 
    Spanish books available here - Visit the Office with the Orange Door on 14th Street.
     

Additional copies are available for check out:

 

 

Into the Beautiful North: About the Book

Welcome to another NEA Big Read in Kenosha! We are proud to introduce you to a wonderful book: Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. 

Into the Beautiful North is, at its heart, a story about journeys. It begins in the small town of Tres Camarones, Mexico where a group of teenagers realizes that all of the men in their town have left and traveled to Los Yuniates, in search of work and income. When some drug lord bandidos arrive and threaten the village, a screening of the Yul Brynner classic, The Magnificent Seven, inspires Nayeli and her friends to travel north as well - to cross the border into the United States, and bring back their own Siete Magníficos to help restore their home back to its former glory.  While their journey plays out, Nayeli, Tacho, Yolo, and Vampi encounter many vibrant, unforgettable characters and have all kinds of new experiences, while still longing to return back to their home and heart, Tres Camarones. 

To learn more about Into the Beautiful North, visit:

To learn more about Luis Alberto Urrea, visit:


Book Distribution (in English and Spanish) will begin in Mid-February.
In the meantime, start reading now with a library copy:


Or read another of Luis Alberto Urrea's books:


NEA Big Read events will run from March 1st to April 1st.
Visit our event calendar to learn more! (linked)

We look forward to reading and discussing Into the Beautiful North with you!

JANUARY Book Clubs!

Do you enjoy discussing what you read? Or maybe you’re looking for something new to read?
Join us for our Monthly Book Clubs - we’ve got something for everyone!
For more information on Book Clubs at Kenosha Public Library, visit us online at: https://www.mykpl.info/book-clubs or call our Reference Desk at 262-564-6130.

AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK BOOK CLUB
Northside, 3rd Wednesdays, 2pm
For information about this book club, or to obtain a copy of the book, call 262-564-6130 or email cpolovina@mykpl.info

JANUARY’S BOOK:
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
(Click here to find this title in the SHARE Catalog!)

CALL-IN BOOK CLUB
Call-In (Phone), 2nd Tuesdays, 2pm
To register and get the phone number to call on the day of the discussion, please call KAFASI at 262-658-3508, ext.110 or 118.

JANUARY’S BOOK:
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
(Click here to find this title in the SHARE Catalog!)

CLASSIC NOVELS BOOK CLUB
Northside, 4th Wednesdays, 3:30pm
For more information about this book club, email cpolovina@mykpl.info

JANUARY’S TOPIC:
Read a “Southern Gothic” Novel

FANTASY/SCI-FI BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 4th Mondays, 6pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!

MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK CLUB
Northside, 2nd Mondays, 2pm OR
Southwest, 3rd Thursdays, 6:30pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!

NOVELS AT NIGHT BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 3rd Mondays, 6:00pm
For information about this book club, or to obtain a copy of the book, call 262-564-6130 or email ekastelic@mykpl.info

JANUARY’S TITLE:
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
(Click here to find this title in the SHARE Catalog!)

POLITICS AND MILITARY ACTIONS BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 1st Saturdays, 9:15am

JANUARY’S TOPIC:
Wisconsin and the Civil War

SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB
Northside, 2nd Tuesdays, 12:30pm OR
Northside, 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30pm

JANUARY’S TOPIC:
Social Justice and Food

Xs & Os (ROMANCE READS) BOOK CLUB
Online at GoodReads: http://tinyurl.com/KPLromance

JANUARY’S TOPIC:
Brrr, it’s cold outside!
Read any romance book (any genre) with ICE, ICY, or SNOW in the title.

November Book Clubs

Do you enjoy discussing what you read? Or maybe you’re looking for something new to read? Join us for our Monthly Book Clubs - we’ve got something for everyone! For more information on Book Clubs at Kenosha Public Library, visit us online at: https://www.mykpl.info/book-clubs or call our Reference Desk at 262-564-6130.

AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK BOOK CLUB
Northside, 3rd Wednesdays, 2pm
For information about this book club, or to obtain a copy of the book, call 262-564-6130 or email cpolovina@mykpl.info

NOVEMBER’S BOOK:
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

CALL-IN BOOK CLUB
Call-In (Phone), 2nd Tuesdays, 2pm
To register and get the phone number to call on the day of the discussion, please call KAFASI at 658-3508, ext.110 or 118

NOVEMBER’S TOPIC:
Join us for a discussion of what library employees do, with KPL staff sharing their experiences and answering questions!

CLASSIC NOVELS BOOK CLUB
Northside, 4th Wednesdays, 3:30pm
For more information about this book club, email cpolovina@mykpl.info

NOVEMBER’S TOPIC:
Read a book you never wanted to read

FANTASY/SCI-FI BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 4th Mondays, 6pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!

GRAPHIC NOVELS BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 2nd Mondays, 6pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!

MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK CLUB
Northside, 2nd Mondays, 2pm 
Just show up: no specific books to read!

NOVELS AT NIGHT BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 3rd Mondays, 6:00pm
For information about this book club, or to obtain a copy of the book, call 564-6130 or email ekastelic@mykpl.info

NOVEMBER’S TOPIC:
Read any Parody Novel
For Example: 
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
The Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin

POLITICS AND MILITARY ACTIONS BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 1st Saturdays, 9:15am 

NOVEMBER’S TOPIC:
The First World War

SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB
Northside, 2nd Tuesdays, 12:30pm OR
Northside, 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30pm

NOVEMBER’S TOPIC:
Homelessness

Xs & Os (ROMANCE READS) BOOK CLUB
Online at GoodReads: http://tinyurl.com/KPLromance

NOVEMBER’S TOPIC:
Read any romance featuring Thanksgiving or a hunting story

OCTOBER Book Club Preview

 

Do you enjoy discussing what you read? Or maybe you’re looking for something new to read?
Join us for our Monthly Book Clubs - we’ve got something for everyone!
For more information on Book Clubs at Kenosha Public Library, visit us online at: https://www.mykpl.info/book-clubs or call our Reference Desk at 564-6130.

AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK BOOK CLUB
Northside, 3rd Wednesdays, 2pm
For Information about this book club, or to obtain a copy of the book, call564-6130 or email cpolovina@mykpl.info

OCTOBER’S BOOK:
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

CALL-IN BOOK CLUB
Call-In (Phone), 2nd Tuesdays, 2pm
To register and get the phone number to call on the day of the discussion, please call KAFASI at 658-3508, ext.110 or 118

OCTOBER'S BOOK:
Read any Fall-themed book!

CLASSIC NOVELS BOOK CLUB
Northside, 4th Wednesdays, 3:30pm
For more information about this book club, email cpolovina@mykpl.info

OCTOBER'S TOPIC:
Read a Novel about a Non-Western country
PLEASE NOTE: This month, Classic Novels Book Club will be held at the Common Ground coffee shop (5159 6th Avenue, Kenosha) on October 24th, instead of Northside Library.

FANTASY/SCI-FI BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 4th Mondays, 6pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!

GRAPHIC NOVELS BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 2nd Mondays, 6pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!

MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK CLUB
Northside, 2nd Mondays, 2pm OR
Southwest, 3rd Thursdays, 6:30pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!

NOVELS AT NIGHT BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 3rd Mondays, 6:00pm
For information about this book club, or to obtain a copy of the book, call 564-6130 or email ekastelic@mykpl.info

OCTOBER'S BOOK:
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

POLITICS AND MILITARY ACTIONS BOOK CLUB
Southwest, 1st Saturdays, 9:15am

OCTOBER'S TOPIC:
The Industrial Revolution

SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB
Northside, 2nd Tuesdays, 12:30pm OR
Northside, 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30pm

OCTOBER’S TOPIC:
Employment and Jobs

RECOMMENDED TITLE:
Sweat by Lynn Nottage

Learn more about the exciting programming series "SWEAT: Kenosha Works" here!

The October Afternoon Social Justice Book Club will meet at the regular time and date: Tuesday, October 9th, at 12:30, at the Northside Library. The theme is Work, Jobs, and Social Justice.

The October Evening Social Justice Book Club will meet on a different day---October 23rd, 6:30 at the Northside Library. The theme is Work, Jobs, and Social Justice.

Why? The play, Sweat by Lynn Nottage will be presented by the New York City Public Theater’s Mobile Unit on October 16th at 7PM at UAW Local 72 Hall. This event is free, but please RSVP on the KPL  website, or call the library 262-564-6159

Please come watch the play and we can discuss it on October 23rd. If you would like a copy of the script, let me know.

Kristin Kornkven

kkornkven@mykpl.info

262-564-6107

Xs & Ox (ROMANCE READS) BOOK CLUB
Online at GoodReads: http://tinyurl.com/KPLromance

OCTOBER’S TOPIC:
Read a paranormal romance or any romance that celebrates Halloween or Samhain

Get Ready to VOTE!

Voter Information

Spring 2019

As Kenoshans, we place a high value on our community and what happens to it. Staying engaged through voting is one way to make your voice heard and help positively influence our community as a whole.
There are several actions you can take ahead of time, so you can head into this Election feeling prepared and informed.

Offices to be Elected Spring 2019
Nonpartisan state offices elected in 2019 are Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge, Districts II, III and IV, and Circuit Court Judge. 

The deadline for candidates to file nomination papers and other ballot access documents is 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019. 

Know when to Vote!

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Spring Primary (if needed) and Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Write it into your schedule! Setting aside that time now will make it much easier to fit in the day-of.
  • Early voting is at the Municipal Building (625 52nd Street) Click here for more info!
     

Register to Vote!

  • Making sure you are registered (and that your registration is up-to-date) is one of the easiest ways to prepare for an election. Plus, technology can make it even easier.
  • Visit myvote.wi.gov and click Register to Vote (or Click Here!).
  • Not into the technology thing? You can also get print materials at your neighborhood KPL Branch or through the City Clerk's Office.
     

Know Your Polling Place!
Myvote.wi.gov also has you covered here. Click this link to go directly to the webpage you need, or give the KPL Reference Desk a call at 564-6130 and we can look it up for you.

Know What IDs You are Bringing!
For information on what IDs you need to have with you, visit bringitwisconsin.com.

Know What is On Your Ballot!
Once again, myvote.wi.gov is ready for you. Click here to search and preview your ballot.

Learn About the Candidates!
The best way to be prepared for any Election is to educate yourself about what each Candidate stands for. Concise and combined candidate information often does not come out until closer to the Election.
We will list what we find right here and we will update it as we see more information released.

  • Ballotpedia
    • This website brings together an incredible amount of voting/election information. 
    • On the Ballot, you will also see Libertarian, Green, and Constitution party representatives, though they do not have Candidates for all offices up for election. See below for more information about these parties.
       
  • Kenosha News
  • New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Wisconsin Public Radio
  • Wisconsin Public Television

 

Wisconsin's Five Recognized Political Parties
All five Parties have candidates on this ballot, though not necessarily for every office up for election.

Candidates
 

Other Valuable Resources:

 

 

SWEAT: Kenosha Work Stories

This Fall, Kenosha Public Library is bringing you an exciting series of community programming centering on the Pulitzer-Prize winning play, SWEAT by Lynn Nottage in collaboration with the New York City's Public Theater and several Kenosha community partners. These programs will challenge you to think about your own work stories, as well as the work story of our greater community. Below, you will find the events compiled all in one place for you. Join the conversation and share your story -- we hope to see you there!

SWEAT by Lynn Nottage
Straight from New York City, The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit presents a free performance of the play SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. SWEAT, which was performed on Broadway last year, tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Recommended for ages 16+.
This event is FREE, but registration is preferred. Register by calling 564-6130 or by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, October 16
7:00 - 10:00 PM
UAW Local 72 Hall
3615 Washington Rd, Kenosha

The Chop: Discussions on Work and Our Community
Join Rob Torres from Beat Council for a discussion focused on themes in the play SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. Let's talk about the ways in which themes of work enter our community and take a closer look through an urban perspective.

This event has been rescheduled. The new date/location are as follows:

Monday, October 8
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Public Craft Brewing

 

Neon Delight: A Kelly Witte Art Exhibition
The exhibition Neon Delight will feature a new series of abstract paintings created by Racine, WI based artist Kelly Witte. Created with acrylic and aerosol paints these works highlight the use of color, pattern and texture as a way to render a sense of emotion.

All September
Northside Library Display Case

The Work of Art
Artist Kelly Witte will discuss her newest series of abstract paintings featured in the exhibition Neon Delight. In addition she will share her experiences as an emerging artist including the inspiration behind her work, what work means for her as an artist, and the techniques and materials she uses to create her work and other exhibitions in which she has participated.

Thursday, September 20
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Northside Library

Kenosha Works: A History of Local Industry
Join us as a local historian will give a presentation on the industrialization and subsequent deindustrialization of Kenosha. The speaker will also examine what life was like for the people that worked in Kenosha during the time of heavy industry.

Saturday, September 29
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Kenosha History Center
220 51st Pl, Kenosha

Social Justice Book Club Reads SWEAT
This month, the Social Justice Book Club will be reading and discussing the play SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. Join them and tell your work stories while digging deeper into this play and the community conversation.

Tuesday, October 9
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Northside Library

Tuesday, October 23
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Northside Library

That’s How We Used to Do It! Learn to Record Your Family Stories About Work
Your own family tree is full of stories about work! These unique stories provide insight into your values, opportunities and aspirations and are part of our community’s history. Come for a chance to hear stories, and even share your own, as part of a brief tutorial about how to gather, preserve, and use oral histories with Dr. Alison Staudinger, professor at UW-Green Bay. This program is a Shoptalk presented by the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

Thursday, November 1
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Southwest Library

Kitchen Table Conversations: The Working Life
Join KPL and the Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate Program for an evening of kitchen table conversations - shared stories and poems about life and work.

Wednesday, November 14
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Fusion
5014 7th Ave, Kenosha

Courageous Conversations: The Effect of Racism on Jobs and Employment
In collaboration with KPL, the Coalition for Dismantling Racism is hosting November's “Courageous Conversation,” this time looking at racism through the lens of work. Bring your perspective and work stories as we continue the work of dismantling racism.

Monday, November 19
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Kenosha County Job Center
8600 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha

Special Thanks:
Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate Program
Coalition for Dismantling Racism
Kenosha History Center
Rob Torres / Beat Council
Kelly Witte Artist
Wisconsin Humanities Council
The Public Theater

 

About the Image: Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson (foreground), and Carlo Albán and Miriam Shor in The Public Theater’s 2016 production of Sweat, written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Kate Whoriskey.

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

SEPTEMBER Book Club Preview!

 

Do you enjoy discussing what you read? Or maybe you’re looking for something new to read?
Join us for our Monthly Book Clubs - we’ve got something for everyone!
For more information on Book Clubs at Kenosha Public Library, visit us online at: https://www.mykpl.info/book-clubs or call our Reference Desk at 564-6130.

Afternoon Coffee Break Book Club
Northside, 3rd Wednesdays, 2pm
For information about this book club, or to obtain a copy of the book,
call 564-6130 or email cpolovina@mykpl.info

SEPTEMBER’S BOOK:
The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
Please Note: This month, anyone who would like to participate should obtain their own copy of the book. There is not a book club in a bag available.

Call-In Book Club
Call-In (Phone), 2nd Tuesdays, 2pm
To register and get the phone number to call on the day of the discussion,
please call KAFASI at 658-3508, ext.110 or 118

SEPTEMBER’S BOOK:
Me: Stories of My Life by Katharine Hepburn

Classic Novels Book Club
Northside, 4th Wednesdays, 3:30pm
For more information about this book club, email cpolovina@mykpl.info

SEPTEMBER’S TOPIC:
Classic Russian Novel in Translation

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Book Club
Southwest, 4th Mondays, 6pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!

Graphic Novels Book Club
Southwest, 2nd Mondays, 6pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!

Mystery Lovers Book Club
Northside, 2nd Mondays, 2pm 
Just show up: no specific books to read!

Novels at Night Book Club
Southwest, 3rd Mondays, 6:00pm
For information about this book club, or to obtain a copy of the book,
call 564-6130 or email ekastelic@mykpl.info

SEPTEMBER’S BOOK:
Read any Vampire Novel!

Politics and Military Actions Book Club
Southwest, 1st Saturdays, 9:15am

SEPTEMBER’S TOPIC
The French Revolution

Social Justice Book Club
Northside, 2nd Tuesdays, 12:30pm OR
Northside, 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30pm

SEPTEMBER’S TOPIC:
Social Justice and Racism

Xs & Os (Romance Reads) Book Club
Online at GoodReads: http://tinyurl.com/KPLromance

SEPTEMBER’S THEME:
Hot for Teacher: Choose a romance read that features a teacher/student relationship.

SWEAT: Kenosha Work Stories

This Fall, Kenosha Public Library is bringing you an exciting series of community programming centering on the Pulitzer-Prize winning play, SWEAT by Lynn Nottage in collaboration with the New York City's Public Theater and several Kenosha community partners. These programs will challenge you to think about your own work stories, as well as the work story of our greater community. Below, you will find the events compiled all in one place for you. Join the conversation and share your story -- we hope to see you there!

SWEAT by Lynn Nottage
Straight from New York City, The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit presents a free performance of the play SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. SWEAT, which was performed on Broadway last year, tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Recommended for ages 16+.
This event is FREE, but registration is preferred. Register by calling 564-6130 or by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, October 16
7:00 - 10:00 PM
UAW Local 72 Hall
3615 Washington Rd, Kenosha

The Chop: Discussions on Work and Our Community
Join Rob Torres from Beat Council for a discussion focused on themes in the play SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. Let's talk about the ways in which themes of work enter our community and take a closer look through an urban perspective.

This event has been rescheduled. The new date/location are as follows:

Monday, October 8
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Public Craft Brewing

Neon Delight: A Kelly Witte Art Exhibition
The exhibition Neon Delight will feature a new series of abstract paintings created by Racine, WI based artist Kelly Witte. Created with acrylic and aerosol paints these works highlight the use of color, pattern and texture as a way to render a sense of emotion.

All September
Northside Library Display Case

The Work of Art
Artist Kelly Witte will discuss her newest series of abstract paintings featured in the exhibition Neon Delight. In addition she will share her experiences as an emerging artist including the inspiration behind her work, what work means for her as an artist, and the techniques and materials she uses to create her work and other exhibitions in which she has participated.

Thursday, September 20
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Northside Library

Kenosha Works: A History of Local Industry
Join us as a local historian will give a presentation on the industrialization and subsequent deindustrialization of Kenosha. The speaker will also examine what life was like for the people that worked in Kenosha during the time of heavy industry.

Saturday, September 29
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Kenosha History Center
220 51st Pl, Kenosha

Social Justice Book Club Reads SWEAT
This month, the Social Justice Book Club will be reading and discussing the play SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. Join them and tell your work stories while digging deeper into this play and the community conversation.

Tuesday, October 9
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Northside Library

Tuesday, October 23
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Northside Library

That’s How We Used to Do It! Learn to Record Your Family Stories About Work
Your own family tree is full of stories about work! These unique stories provide insight into your values, opportunities and aspirations and are part of our community’s history. Come for a chance to hear stories, and even share your own, as part of a brief tutorial about how to gather, preserve, and use oral histories with Dr. Alison Staudinger, professor at UW-Green Bay. This program is a Shoptalk presented by the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

Thursday, November 1
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Southwest Library

Kitchen Table Conversations: The Working Life
Join KPL and the Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate Program for an evening of kitchen table conversations - shared stories and poems about life and work.

Wednesday, November 14
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Fusion
5014 7th Ave, Kenosha

Courageous Conversations: The Effect of Racism on Jobs and Employment
In collaboration with KPL, the Coalition for Dismantling Racism is hosting November's “Courageous Conversation,” this time looking at racism through the lens of work. Bring your perspective and work stories as we continue the work of dismantling racism.

Monday, November 19
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Kenosha County Job Center
8600 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha

Special Thanks:
Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate Program
Coalition for Dismantling Racism
Kenosha History Center
Rob Torres / Beat Council
Kelly Witte Artist
Wisconsin Humanities Council
The Public Theater

 

About the Image: Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson (foreground), and Carlo Albán and Miriam Shor in The Public Theater’s 2016 production of Sweat, written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Kate Whoriskey.

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

 

KPL Book Club Preview for AUGUST!

Do you enjoy discussing what you read? Or maybe you're looking for something new to read?
Join us for our Monthly Book Clubs - we've got something for everyone!
For more information on Book Clubs at Kenosha Public Library,
visit us online at: https://www.mykpl.info/book-clubs or call our Reference Desk at 564-6130.

Interested in our current selections for JULY? Click here!

 

ONE-TIME BOOK DISCUSSIONS:

Beach Reads and Sunshine: Come talk about your favorite summer reads!
For more information, visit: https://www.mykpl.info/beach-reads-and-sunshine-staycation-series

Saturday, August 11
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Simmons Library Park

Tonight Show Summer Reads: Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi
For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/KPLTonightShow

Saturday, August 25
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Uptown Library

 

YEAR-ROUND BOOK CLUBS:

Afternoon Coffee Break Book Club | Northside, 3rd Wednesdays, 2pm
For information about this book club, or to obtain a copy of the book, call 564-6130 or email cpolovina@mykpl.info.

AUGUST’S BOOK:
Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye


Call-In Book Club | Call-In (Phone), 2nd Tuesdays, 2pm
To register and get the phone number to call on the day of the discussion, please call KAFASI at 658-3508, ext. 110 or 118.

AUGUST’S BOOK:
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot


Classic Novels Book Club | Northside, 4th Wednesdays, 3:30pm
For more information about this book club, email cpolovina@mykpl.info

AUGUST’S TOPIC:
Read a novel featuring an “Unreliable Narrator”


Fantasy/Sci-Fi Book Club | Southwest, 4th Mondays, 6pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!


Graphic Novels Book Club | Southwest, 2nd Mondays, 6pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!


Mystery Lovers Book Club | Northside, 2nd Mondays, 2pm OR Southwest, 3rd Thursdays, 6:30pm
Just show up: no specific books to read!


Novels at Night Book Club | Southwest, 3rd Mondays, 6pm
For information about this book club, or to obtain a copy of the book, call 564-6130 or email ekastelic@mykpl.info

AUGUST’S BOOK:
American Housewife by Helen Ellis


Politics and Military Actions Book Club | Southwest, 1st Saturdays, 9:15am

AUGUST’S TOPIC:
Roman Emperors
 

Social Justice Book Club | Northside, 2nd Tuesdays, 12:30pm OR Northside, 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30pm

AUGUST’S TOPIC:
Education and Social Justice


Xs & Ox (Romance Reads) Book Club | Online at GoodReads (Linked Here)

AUGUST’S THEME:
In August, we'll be keeping score! Read a sports-themed romance, any sport you enjoy.

AUGUST’S AUTHOR CHALLENGE:
Read any book by Jaci Burton who is well known for her sexy sports stories.

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