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Connect with the Library on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms. Join other readers and share your Big Read KC experiences by tagging your posts with #bigreadkc.

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Book Group Discussions

A number of conversations about The Things They Carried and other related books will take place during Big Read KC at various library locations or other community sites.

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FYI Book Group: Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

A periodic feature in the Kansas City Star, the FYI Book Group is a partnership project between the newspaper and the Kansas City Public Library that spotlights timely "books of the moment" and brings readers together to talk about them. For the Big Read KC, several special FYI Book Group sessions will be held throughout the metro area.

Please note that FYI Book Group conversations are incorporated in subsequent stories in the Kansas City Star. Participants must agree to have their contributions recorded and potentially included in the Star article.

Wednesday, September 13   |   6:30 p.m.
National World War I Museum
2 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, MO 64108

Sunday, September 17, 2017   |   1 p.m.
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, South Branch
3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106

Tuesday, September 19   |   6:30 p.m.
Johnson County Library, Central Resource Library
9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212

Friday, September 22   |   2 p.m.
Mid-Continent Public Library, Lone Jack Branch
211 N. Bynum Rd., Lone Jack, MO 64070


North-East Book Group

Saturday, September 3   |   2 p.m.
North-East Branch
6000 Wilson Rd.

Ruiz Readers

Thursday, September 7   |   6 p.m.
Irene H. Ruiz Biblioteca de las Americas
2017 West Pennway St.

Read, Quilt, Talk!

Tuesday, September 12   |   6 p.m.
North-East Branch
6000 Wilson Rd.

After Lunch

Monday, September 25   |   3 p.m.
Sugar Creek Branch
102 South Sterling Ave.

Friends of the Library

Monday, September 25   |   7 p.m.
Plaza Branch
4801 Main St.

Fourth Tuesday

Tuesday, September 26   |   6 p.m.
Waldo Branch
201 East 75th St.

Sugar Creek Seniors

Wednesday, September 27   |   12:15 p.m.
Fairmount Community Center
217 South Cedar Ave.

Between the Lines

Friday, October 6   |   12 noon
Westport Branch
118 Westport Rd.


Wednesday, October 18   |   12 p.m.
Central Library
14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, October 21   |   2 p.m.
Trails West Branch
11401 East 23rd St.

Women Who Dare

Tuesday, November 14   |   6 p.m.
Central Library
14 W. 10th St.

Barista's Book Group

Wednesday, November 15   |   7 p.m.
Plaza Branch
4801 Main St.