Common Grounds 
A focus on contemporary American authors of fiction and nonfiction who explore modern issues
Last Saturday of every other month at 11 a.m.
A lively mix of fiction, nonfiction, classics, and genres
Every Third Wednesday at Noon
Women Who Dare 
Fiction and nonfiction by and about ordinary women experiencing extraordinary challenges
Every Second Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Black Classics 
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 
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 Book Group 
Every First Sunday at 2 p.m.
Read, Quilt, Talk! 
Discuss books and work on quilting projects. Beginners are welcome!
Second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
Barista's Book Group 
Every Third Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Readers for Social Justice 
Second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Stranger Than Fiction 
Sometimes humorous. Sometimes serious. Always nonfiction.
Every Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Friends of the Library Book Group 
A book group for the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library
Fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Great Books KC 
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: Bernard Norcott-Mahany , 816.701.3482
Reading Schedule available at greatbookskc.blogspot.com 
Ruiz Readers 
First Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.
After Lunch 
Second and Fourth Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
In Between Worlds 
Every Fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Trailblazers Book Group 
Every Third Saturday at 2 p.m.
Fourth Tuesday 
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 
Contemporary and classic mysteries
Every First Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Waldo Library Readers' Circle 
A focus on in-depth discussion of selected short stories
Every Wednesday from 12-1:30 p.m.
Between the Lines 
First Friday of every month at 12 p.m.
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. Dates, times, and locations of discussions vary. RSVPs are required.