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Upcoming Events – 2015

February 1, 2015 Stafford The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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February 3, 2015 Oberlin Buffalo Girls by Larry McMurtry
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February 6, 2015 Lenexa The Bones of Plenty by Lois Hudson
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February 6, 2015 Basehor The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
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February 9, 2015 Atchison Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
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February 9, 2015 Junction City The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
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February 10, 2015 Hutchinson Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
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February 11, 2015 Hesston Miriams Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich
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February 17, 2015 Wamego Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig
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February 17, 2015 Hill City Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
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February 17, 2015 Baldwin City Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
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February 18, 2015 Newton Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
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February 18, 2015 Topeka The Namesake by Jhunpa Lahiri
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February 19, 2015 Quinter Good Land by Bruce Bair
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February 19, 2015 Bonner Springs Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene
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February 19, 2015 Hesston Empire Falls by Richard Russo
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February 19, 2015 Nickerson The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols
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February 22, 2015 Topeka A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
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February 23, 2015 Parsons All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
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February 26, 2015 Manhattan Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
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February 26, 2015 Goodland It Happened in Kansas by Sarah Smarsh
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February 28, 2015 Mount Hope John Brown: The Legend Revisited by Merrill D. Peterson
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March 1, 2015 Stafford A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird
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March 3, 2015 Oberlin Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig
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March 4, 2015 Kansas City Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
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March 6, 2015 Lenexa Great Plains by Ian Frazier
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March 6, 2015 Basehor Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
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March 7, 2015 Augusta Race Matters by Cornel West
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March 9, 2015 Junction City Brick Lane by Monica Ali
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March 11, 2015 Topeka Brick Lane by Monica Ali
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March 12, 2015 Hutchinson Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat
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March 12, 2015 Hesston Secrets of the Tsil Caf by Thomas Fox Averill
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March 12, 2015 Nickerson Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
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March 17, 2015 Baldwin City The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols
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March 19, 2015 Goodland Ordinary Genius by Thomas Fox Averill
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March 19, 2015 Bonner Springs The Cloud Atlas by Liam Callanan
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March 23, 2015 Parsons The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
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March 24, 2015 Hill City Spartina by John Casey
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March 24, 2015 Topeka Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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March 24, 2015 Overland Park The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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March 25, 2015 Newton The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
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March 26, 2015 Manhattan Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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March 28, 2015 Mount Hope The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley
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April 1, 2015 Topeka The Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
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April 1, 2015 Kansas City Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
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April 3, 2015 Lenexa O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
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April 7, 2015 Oberlin O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
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April 9, 2015 Hutchinson Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
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April 9, 2015 Hesston Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto
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April 9, 2015 Nickerson Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
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April 10, 2015 Basehor The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson by Thomas Fox Averill
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April 12, 2015 Stafford Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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April 16, 2015 Goodland Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
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April 16, 2015 Bonner Springs When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
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April 17, 2015 Topeka A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
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April 18, 2015 Augusta The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
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April 20, 2015 Parsons Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
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April 20, 2015 Junction City The Namesake by Jhunpa Lahiri
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April 21, 2015 Hill City Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
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April 21, 2015 Overland Park The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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April 22, 2015 Newton Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
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April 22, 2015 Topeka The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
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April 30, 2015 Manhattan The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
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May 1, 2015 Lenexa Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales by Roger Welsch
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May 1, 2015 Basehor One Soldiers Story by Bob Dole
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May 3, 2015 Stafford A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West by Gerald McFarland
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May 5, 2015 Oberlin Shane by Jack Schaefer
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May 6, 2015 Kansas City Harbor by Lorraine Adams
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May 9, 2015 Augusta The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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May 11, 2015 Parsons The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
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May 14, 2015 Nickerson Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
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May 21, 2015 Bonner Springs The Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert
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May 26, 2015 Overland Park The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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June 3, 2015 Kansas City Typical American by Gish Jen
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Ongoing Events