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Discusssion Groups

Discussion Groups

The heart of the Reading Together program is the Discussion Groups. Encourage your friends, neighbors, fellow students, or co-workers to read the book with you. Organize a discussion group or join one at an area library.

Discussion Group Resources

Discussion Leader Training

Facilitated by librarians and local experts, this training will prepare individuals to lead book discussions on Curious Incident. Attendance at this training will qualify individuals to be on the list of volunteer discussion leaders available to those local community groups who are seeking leadership for their Reading Together book discussions. Call (269) 553-7913 for more information or to register.

Presenters Available

Enhance your group's understanding and discussion of Curious Incident. Western Michigan University Center for Autism and the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency can offer 15-30 minute presentations about autism spectrum disorders geared to the interest and abilities of your group's readers. Modules available for elementary, middle and high school students, as well as adult groups. To request a presenter, email AutismInfo@kpl.gov at least one week prior to your meeting.

Discussion Group Help

Is there a group I can join?
How can my group discuss the book with another group?
Can we get a trained discussion leader for a group?
My book group will accept new readers to discuss Curious Incident. (CONFUSED) For help with these concerns, please call (269) 553-7913

Book Club in a Bag

Your group can borrow a Book Club in a Bag for Reading Together. Each kit holds ten copies of Curious Incident, plus readers' guides and a sign-out sheet. Kits may be checked out for two months to eligible KPL resident cardholders, and organizations throughout the county via special one-time use of a corporate card. To learn more, call Outreach Services at (269) 553-7809 or email bookclubkit@kpl.gov.

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Past Books

2006: The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien2005: The Color of Water, by James McBride2004: Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich2003: Fehrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
   Questions? Contact Joan Hawxhurst: readingtogether@kpl.gov or (269) 553-7913.