FYI Book Group

Meeting Time: 
Dates, times, and locations vary
Contact Name: 
Kaite Stover
Contact Phone: 
816 701 3683

The Kansas City Public Library coordinates this book group in partnership with The Kansas City Star. 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. Selected titles are listed approximately one month prior to each group meeting.

RSVPs are required. Email us to reserve a copy of the book.
 

CURRENT FYI SELECTION:

18 Tiny Deaths:The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

by Bruce Goldfarb

DISCUSSION DATE

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Zoom online discussion


***Due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus, this discussion will now take place virtually using the Library's Zoom meeting service. Anyone can join in the discussion using instructions provided after you RSVP.***

We will start around 6:30 p.m. Bruce Goldfarb will be joining us around 7:30 p.m. to take your questions.
 
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Read more in the Star:
Murder in miniature: How a grandma used her tiny hobby to help launch modern-day CSI

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AUTHOR APPEARANCE


18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

by Bruce Goldfarb


Thursday, May 7, 2020
Program: 6:30 p.m.
YouTube.com/kclibrary

Francis Glessner Lee seemed an unlikely candidate to become the early 20th-century godmother of forensic science. But she had a bent for science and an obsession for getting the bottom of suspicious deaths. Bruce Goldfarb, a former journalist who’s now executive assistant to the chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland, spotlighed her improbable life and work in his newly released 18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics. He joined Kaite Stover, the Library’s director of readers’ services, in a discussion of the book.


Watch video of the program


Upcoming Book Group Selection

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