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Book Groups

The Kansas City Public Library features book groups on a regular basis.

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Reading Lists

If you’re in the market for fresh book titles or authors, these themed lists can provide you with some inspiration.

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Reading Programs

The Library’s special programs and initiatives promote the love of reading and offer ways for the community to take part in shared book-related experiences.

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Book Reviews

Library staff members share their best reading experiences of the past year.

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Readers Scene

The Kansas City community lost an iconic writer this past week. Charles W. Gusewelle died Tuesday, November 15th at age 83. He wrote for The Kansas City Star for six decades. A few years ago, Gusewelle took part in the Library’s Dial-A-Story program. He recorded a child’s version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. We are positing this encore reading of in celebration of Charles Gusewelle’s life.

Charles W. Gusewelle. Image courtesy of The Kansas City Star.

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