The Next Chapter KC Book Group is co-sponsored by the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library and Next Chapter Kansas City, which is a program of Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, KS. It uses both fiction and nonfiction titles to discuss transition topics for persons ages 50+ who have left or will soon be leaving their primary careers.

February 1, 2021 @ 5:30pm (Zoom)
This month we’ll be discussing She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh.  This book club will be conducted by Zoom.  For the Zoom link please contact Cris Siebenlist at or Karen Hostetler with questions at


March 1 @ 5:30pm – My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
April 5 @ 5:30pm – Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
May 3 @ 5:30pm – Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over by Nell Painter