Reading Together, A community-wide book club for Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Book 'Things They Carried.'
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Book Discussions

Discussion Group Help 
Is there a group I can join? Can my book group partner with another for a combined discussion? Are there individuals who might join my group to discuss The Things They Carried? How do we get a trained discussion leader? For help with these questions, please call 553-7913. Book sets available.

Sample Discussion Questions

Reader's Guide (Random House) 

More Discussion Questions (Chicago Public Library)

Discussion Leader Training  
Want to lead a book discussion? Librarians and experts will offer training twice in February. The training sessions are open to anyone who would like to lead a group discussion of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried.

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Thursday February 02 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Discussion Leader Training

Want to lead a book discussion? Librarians and experts will offer training twice in February. Call 553-7913 to register.

Location: KPL Central

Saturday February 04 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Discussion Leader Training

Want to lead a book discussion? Librarians and experts will offer training twice in February. Call 553-7913 to register.

 
Location: KPL Washington Square

These free training sessions will provide background information on the issues raised by The Things They Carried as well as on the historical context and literary merit of the book. The sessions will also offer tips from experienced leaders on guiding book discussions, suggestions for mediating difficult interactions, and exercises for building relationships between discussion group members. Lists of related resources and a free reader's guide will be distributed. Those who take the training may be asked to join the library's list of volunteer facilitators for Reading Together discussion groups. This is a free program; registration is required. For more information, or to register to attend the training sessions for The Things They Carried, please call the Reading Together coordinator, Joan Hawxhurst, at 553-7913.

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