Book Discussion Groups: Adult Winter Reading Program 2010

Recommended reading: Mystery Authors Guide

Track the books you read:
Reading Log

Related film screenings:
Winter Reading Films

Winter Reading Signature Event: Tasha Alexander

The 2010 Adult Winter Reading Program offers several opportunities to engage fellow readers in conversation focused on our official reading selections at open book group meetings throughout the community. No RSVP necessary; simply bring a few thoughts to share about the chosen title. Visiting members welcome!

Saturday, January 16 2 p.m.  Trails West Branch
  The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
Wednesday, January 20 12 p.m.  Central Library
  Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
Saturday, January 30 10:30 a.m. Central Library
  Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos
Monday, February 1 6:30 p.m. Waldo Branch
  The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
Wednesday, February 17 3 p.m. Westport Branch
  Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander
Saturday, February 20            2 p.m.  Trails West Branch
  Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
Monday, March 1 6:30 p.m. Waldo Branch
  Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers
Thursday, March 11 6:30 p.m. L.H. Bluford Branch
  A Rage in Harlem  by Chester Himes
Wednesday, March 17 3:00 p.m. Westport Branch
  Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Read It / Watch It Discussion Groups

Join Kansas City Public Library Readers' Advisory expert (and film enthusiast) Kaite Stover—who appears regularly as a ‘Book Doctor' on 89.3 FM's Walt Bodine Show—for film screenings and lively conversations centered on quality film versions of great contemporary mystery novels. A new feature of the Winter Reading Program, this group is open to the public. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the source novel prior to attending the film screening.

Mystic River (2003)
Saturday, February 20 | 1:30 p.m. | Plaza Branch
Actors Sean Penn and Tim Robbins both earned Oscars for their performances in the film adaptation of this Dennis Lehane novel. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Rated R. (137 min.)

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Sunday, March 14 | 1:30 p.m. | Plaza Branch
Denzel Washington stars as detective Easy Rawlins in this screen adaptation of Walter Mosley's breakthrough novel. With Don Cheadle and Jennifer Beals. Rated R. (102 min).