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Upcoming Events – 2017

February 27, 2017 Parsons The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
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February 27, 2017 Junction City Trail of the Spanish Bit by Don Coldsmith
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March 1, 2017 Topeka The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
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March 2, 2017 Atchison The Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
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March 5, 2017 Stafford March by Geraldine Brooks
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March 5, 2017 Topeka The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
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March 10, 2017 Basehor The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien
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March 11, 2017 Augusta The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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March 11, 2017 Garden City Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
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March 14, 2017 Hutchinson Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
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March 15, 2017 El Dorado Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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March 16, 2017 Nickerson Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
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March 16, 2017 Topeka Kansas Poems of William Stafford ed. by Denise Low
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March 21, 2017 Baldwin City O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
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March 21, 2017 Overland Park Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James
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March 22, 2017 Topeka Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
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March 23, 2017 Goodland The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley
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March 23, 2017 Manhattan Harbor by Lorraine Adams
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March 23, 2017 Lebo Miriam's Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich
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March 27, 2017 Parsons Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
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March 27, 2017 Junction City The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
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March 28, 2017 Hill City Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
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March 29, 2017 Newton Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
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April 2, 2017 Stafford The March by E. L. Doctorow
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April 2, 2017 Topeka I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
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April 4, 2017 Hutchinson The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
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April 4, 2017 Oberlin The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols
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April 5, 2017 Kansas City The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
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April 7, 2017 Lenexa Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White
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April 8, 2017 Augusta The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
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April 8, 2017 Garden City Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
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April 12, 2017 Topeka People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
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April 13, 2017 Lansing The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
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April 13, 2017 Leavenworth I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
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April 14, 2017 Basehor The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
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April 17, 2017 Parsons The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
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April 18, 2017 Overland Park Where Echoes Live by Marcia Muller
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April 18, 2017 Hill City Ordinary Genius by Thomas Fox Averill
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April 20, 2017 Goodland The Englishman in Kansas by T. H. Gladstone
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April 20, 2017 Nickerson Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
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April 20, 2017 Topeka Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
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April 22, 2017 Derby Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
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April 24, 2017 Junction City Picnic by William Inge
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April 26, 2017 El Dorado Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes
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April 27, 2017 Manhattan Typical American by Gish Jen
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April 27, 2017 Lebo Secrets of the Tsil Cafe by Thomas Fox Averill
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May 2, 2017 Oberlin Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
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May 3, 2017 Kansas City Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
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May 4, 2017 Atchison The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
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May 5, 2017 Lenexa Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
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May 6, 2017 Augusta Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
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May 13, 2017 Garden City Bailey's Cafe by Gloria Naylor
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May 16, 2017 Wamego The Cloud Atlas by Liam Callanan
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May 27, 2017 Derby I Hear the Reapers Song by Sara Stambaugh
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May 30, 2017 Overland Park Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
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June 6, 2017 Oberlin Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
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June 7, 2017 Kansas City All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
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June 9, 2017 Leavenworth The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
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June 20, 2017 Wamego When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
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June 24, 2017 Derby Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
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July 11, 2017 Leavenworth In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
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July 18, 2017 Wamego The Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert
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Ongoing Events