Book Groups

Central | Bluford | North-East | Plaza | Ruiz | Sugar Creek
Trails West | Waldo | Westport | Other Book Groups

Central Library

Book group

Common Grounds Book Group
A focus on contemporary American authors of fiction and nonfiction who explore modern issues.
Last Saturday of every other month at 11 a.m.

Downtowners Book Group
A lively mix of fiction, nonfiction, classics, and genres.
Every Third Wednesday at Noon

Women Who Dare Book Group
Fiction and nonfiction by and about ordinary women experiencing extraordinary challenges.
Every Second Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Bluford Branch

Black Classics Book Group
Devoted to reading and discussing works written by African or African American authors that can be considered great classics—these include outstanding works of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction. 
Second Saturday in: February, April, June, August, October, and December; at 2:30 p.m.

Heat of the Night Book Group
Reads and discusses mystery novels written by African American or African authors, or featuring an African-American or African detective. 
Second Saturday in: January, March, May, July, September, and November; at 2:30 p.m.

North-East Branch

North-East Book Group
Every First Sunday at 2 p.m.

Plaza Branch

Barista's Book Group
Every Third Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
Sometimes humorous. Sometimes serious. Always nonfiction.
Every Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Ruiz Branch

Ruiz Readers
First Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

Sugar Creek Branch

After Lunch
Second and Fourth Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

Sugar Creek Seniors
Second & Fourth Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. at the Fairmount Community Center, 217 South Cedar Avenue

Trails West Branch

Trailblazers Book Group
Every Third Saturday at 2 p.m.

Waldo Branch

Fourth Tuesday Book Group
Literary and newsworthy fiction and nonfiction
Every Fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Literature in Translation
Every Fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Mysterious Undertakings Book Group
Contemporary and classic mysteries
Every First Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Westport Branch

Between the Lines
First Friday of every month at 12 p.m.

Other Book Groups That Meet at the Library

FYI Book Group
The Kansas City Public Library coordinates this book group for The Kansas City Star’s FYI section. FYI Book Group discussions will be published in summary form in a later edition of The Star’s FYI section. RSVPs are required.


Great Books KC Book Group
Classic literature that has stood the test of time
Plaza Branch, Small meeting room
Last Friday of each month, 7 p.m. (unless noted otherwise)
Contact: Clif Hostetler, 816.701.3481 or chostetler@ldbeng.com
Reading Schedule available at greatbookskc.blogspot.com.