Adult Summer Reading: Share, Discuss, Engage

Share & Discuss Online

Go beyond the book clubs and share your Summer Reading experiences! Snap photos of the books you’re reading or post social media updates, plus track the latest Library happenings on our blogs. Be sure to tag the Library in all your posts and use the hashtag #kcSummerReads.

Follow our Readers Services catalog account for great updates and content. Go to, type ReadersServices_KCMO in the search bar, select User from drop-down menu, then click the search icon, and you'll find our profile.

For a good time, follow these Library staff accounts!

KaiteS_KCMO   |   DianaP_KCMO

Book Discussion Groups

Readers are invited to join in lively and thought-provoking conversations about Suggested Reading selections led by Library staff. No RSVP is necessary; simply bring a few thoughts to share about the chosen title. Drop-ins always welcome.

Reserve books by visiting any Library location’s Public Service Desk or by logging into your free online account at For more information call 816.701.3683 or email

A Visit from the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan

Wednesday, June 20   |   7 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Discussion Leader: Diana Platt

The Book of Harlan
by Bernice L. McFadden

Saturday, July 7   |   2:30 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect
Kansas City, MO 64128
Discussion Leader: Bernard Norcott-Mahany

Your Song Changed My Life
by Bob Boilen

Wednesday, July 18   |   7 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Discussion Leader: Diana Platt

Read It / Watch It Discussion Group

Join Library staff for a film screening and conversation centered on a cinematic adaptation of a book that fits the Rock & Read theme.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Book by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Film: 2008, 1 h 30 m, PG-13
Friday, July 20   |   7:30 p.m.
Discussion: Central Library Coffee Shop
Off-the-Wall Film screening follows on the Rooftop Terrace

RSVP required   |   Call 816.701.3683 or email

This year's Read It / Watch It precedes the July 20 Off-the-Wall Film presentation. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the source book prior to the discussion. This discussion is open to both adults and teens.

July 20 Off-the-Wall screening >