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Upcoming Events – 2016

August 30, 2016 Hutchinson My Antonia by Willa Cather
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September 2, 2016 Lenexa The Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
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September 6, 2016 Oberlin Good Land by Bruce Bair
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September 6, 2016 Independence Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
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September 7, 2016 Topeka Esperanza's Box of Saints by Maria Amparo Escandon
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September 7, 2016 Kansas City The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany
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September 8, 2016 Nickerson Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
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September 8, 2016 Atchison I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
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September 9, 2016 Basehor The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
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September 10, 2016 Meade Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
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September 10, 2016 Augusta Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
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September 12, 2016 Parsons How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life by Mameve Medwed
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September 13, 2016 Kinsley The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson by Thomas Fox Averill
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September 13, 2016 Council Grove The March by E. L. Doctorow
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September 15, 2016 Goodland DreadfulWater Shows Up by Hartley Goodweather
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September 15, 2016 Topeka Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama
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September 18, 2016 Topeka Great Plains by Ian Frazier
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September 20, 2016 Chanute Trail of the Spanish Bit by Don Coldsmith
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September 20, 2016 Baldwin City Bone Game by Louis Owens
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September 20, 2016 Wamego Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
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September 20, 2016 Overland Park The Last Cattle Drive by Robert Day
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September 21, 2016 Newton The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
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September 21, 2016 El Dorado The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
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September 24, 2016 Meade So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
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September 24, 2016 Dodge City Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe
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September 26, 2016 Junction City O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
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September 29, 2016 Hutchinson A Walker in the City by Alfred Kazin
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October 1, 2016 Dodge City The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley
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October 3, 2016 Haysville The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
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October 4, 2016 Oberlin Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes
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October 4, 2016 Independence Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat
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October 5, 2016 Topeka In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
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October 5, 2016 Kansas City My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Capitivity in Iran by Haleh Esfandian
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October 6, 2016 Goodland The Ghost Walker by Margaret Coel
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October 7, 2016 Lenexa The Namesake by Jhunpa Lahiri
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October 7, 2016 Basehor Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
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October 8, 2016 Meade The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
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October 11, 2016 Kinsley The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
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October 11, 2016 Council Grove March by Geraldine Brooks
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October 13, 2016 Lansing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
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October 13, 2016 Topeka Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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October 13, 2016 Nickerson Until They Bring the Streetcars Back by Stanley Gordon West
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October 13, 2016 Atchison The Mammy by Brendan OCarroll
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October 15, 2016 Augusta Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
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October 17, 2016 Parsons Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
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October 17, 2016 Haysville Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
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October 18, 2016 Chanute The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
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October 18, 2016 Baldwin City Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
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October 18, 2016 Wamego I Hear the Reapers Song by Sara Stambaugh
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October 18, 2016 Hutchinson China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston
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October 18, 2016 Overland Park A Ladys Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird
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October 20, 2016 Topeka Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
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October 22, 2016 Dodge City Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria
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October 24, 2016 Newton The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
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October 24, 2016 Junction City Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig
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October 26, 2016 Topeka Brand New Memory by Elias Miguel Munoz
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October 26, 2016 El Dorado Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
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November 1, 2016 Chanute Picnic by William Inge
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November 2, 2016 Kansas City Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
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November 3, 2016 Atchison The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
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November 4, 2016 Topeka O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
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November 4, 2016 Basehor People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
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November 5, 2016 Augusta Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
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November 7, 2016 Haysville The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
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November 14, 2016 Parsons Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
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November 15, 2016 Kinsley Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
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November 15, 2016 Baldwin City Tracks by Louise Erdrich
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November 15, 2016 Wamego A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
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November 17, 2016 Independence The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham
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November 17, 2016 Topeka Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
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November 22, 2016 Overland Park A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West by Gerald McFarland
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November 28, 2016 Junction City The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
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December 1, 2016 El Dorado Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
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December 2, 2016 Lenexa The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
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– 2017
January 12, 2017 Lansing A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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April 13, 2017 Lansing The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
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Ongoing Events