Book Discussion Groups

T.A.L.K. Book Discussion

Talk About Literature in Kansas is a program for every Kansan who loves to read and discuss good books.

Hutchinson Public Library will offer a four-part book discussion series September through December exploring the theme “Before the Civil War.” 

The first meeting is scheduled for September 9, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Marilyn E. Klaus will lead a discussion of “The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton” by Jane Smiley. Klaus is a former lecturer of Religious Studies and African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas.

To check out books and for more information about the reading series, contact Natasha Russell, by email, by phone 620-663-5441, or in person at the Reference Services desk on the second floor.

The series is sponsored by Humanities Kansas (HK), a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program.  HK is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the T.A.L.K. series.  For more information about HK, visit

Watch this video to learn more about the T.A.L.K. Book Discussion program.

Mystery Mavens

The Mystery Mavens Book Discussion Group meets at the library on the 4th Tuesday of each Month at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium.  Meetings are informal and usually last about one hour.  There is no cost to attend and the Library provides the book.  For more information please contact Steven Westfahl at or at 620-663-5441 x 139.