Tonganoxie Public Library book discussion

Tonganoxie Public Library will offer a three-part book discussion series February through April entitled "Community: The Way We Live." Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs, which will take place at the Library, 303 S. Bury.

The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities council, a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. The council's Resource Center is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Tonganoxie TALK series.

The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m. Ann Birney of Admire will lead a discussion of Fanny Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, about a community of offbeat women joining together to make something inclusive, enduring, and satisfying.

The quest for community has taken many forms in the history of the United States. Today we worry that our sense of community may be weakening as a result of crime, mobility, and greater ethnic diversity. "Community: The Way We Live" visits both rural and urban communities, each with a unique message about how people find ways to live together and depend upon one another for support and tolerance.

Readers will also be discussing Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (March 20) and Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (April 24).

To check out books and for more information about the reading series, contact the Library at 845-3281.

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