Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Book discussion series begins Thursday at Tonganoxie Library

February 20, 2008

The Tonganoxie Public Library begins its three-part book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, Third and Bury streets in Tonganoxie.

The series will run February through April and is 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.

At Thursday's meeting, 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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