Book Clubs

Book Clubs for Adults


Common Grounds Book Club is a monthly reading club that meets to read and discuss books dealing with a wide variety of social justice issue



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.


  • Next Chapter Book Club - November 2, 2020 @ 5:30pm (Zoom) This month we'll be discussing Afterlife by Julia Alvarez. 

This book club focuses on mysteries and thrillers. If you love suspense, clues, and detective work then this book club is for you! Currently, the book club meets via Zoom every 3rd Monday of the month at 12:30 pm.


The B&B book club focuses on fictional books featuring African American authors and protagonist. This is a great book club for anyone that considers themselves an avid reader and loves discussion time. This book club meets on the 4th Thursday of every month and is currently meeting via Zoom.


Book Clubs for Teens

Teen Book Bytes is a new teen book club to read and discuss multicultural books. We’ll have an afternoon session and an evening session for participants.


  • Teen Book Bytes - November 18: The Dark Matter of Mona Starr Graphic Novel by Laura Lee Gulledge

Book Clubs for Kids

The Friendly Readers Book Club is a new kids only book club aimed at readers in grades 1 to 5. This will be a safe virtual space for readers to make friends, read together, and talk about the books we love.


We will discuss a graphic novel together, accompanied by games and activities. We’ll be reading both older favorites and brand new graphic novels, and you’ll get to help decide each month’s book selection!


  • Graphic Novel Club - For our November 10 meeting, we'll discuss Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier.

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