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Discussion Groups

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Discussion groups are the heart of the Reading Together program. Encourage your friends, neighbors, fellow students, or co-workers to read Animal Dreams with you. Organize a discussion group or join one at an area library. See the calendar for discussion group times and locations.

Discussion Questions

Discussion Leader Training

Facilitated by librarians and local experts, this training will prepare individuals to lead book discussions on Animal Dreams. 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. Registration required; call 553-7913 to register.

Wednesday, January 9, 6:30-8:30 pm

Oshtemo Branch Library, 7265 W. Main St., (269) 553-7980

Saturday, January 12, 1-3 pm

Central Library, 315 S. Rose St., (269) 553-7801

To Register: (269) 553-7913

Discussion Group Help

Dates and locations of all public discussion groups will be published in the Reading Together calendar. If your group will accept new readers for a discussion of Animal Dreams, please tell us!

Trained discussion leaders are available to help groups. Reading Together will also help organizations or groups come together for discussions of Animal Dreams. Dozens of joint book discussions have taken place over the years—school students with senior citizens, neighborhood organizations from across the city, Portage and Kalamazoo city commissions, to name a few.

For help with these questions, or any concerns regarding discussion groups, please email or 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 Animal Dreams, 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