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GUYS READ Ages 17+
Book Discussions Just for Guys Led by Guys

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Read the book!
Books are distributed at the previous month’s discussion, or check one out at the library.

Discuss at the library!
Meet to discuss on the 2nd Wednesday of Each Month, 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Louisburg Library.

Contact Holly McLain at [email protected] or 837-2217 for more information.

Louisburg Library
206 S. Broadway | Louisburg, Kansas 66053
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2021 Schedule
This schedule is subject to change as needed.

Who Owns the Ice House?: Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur by Clifton L. Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger
Clifton Taulbert shares the life lessons he learned from his Uncle Cleve, who, in the late 1950s rose above social and legal constraints beyond his control to create a new life for himself and his family.
Wednesday, October 13  |  7:00 pm  |  Louisburg Library

Discussion led by Holly M.


The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.
Wednesday, November 10  |  7:00 pm   |  Louisburg Library
& via Zoom - contact Holly for Zoom information


This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
"The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphan's life-changing adventure traveling down America's great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair"-- Provided by publisher.1932, Minnesota. The Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O'Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent's wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. -- Adapted from jacket.
Wednesday, December 8  |  6:00 pm
Timbercreek Bar & Grill  | 14 E. Amity St, Louisburg

& via Zoom - contact Holly for Zoom information
Discussion led by Bob S.



Download: Guys Read Booklist 2009-2020.pdf

underground railroad by whitehead

Guys Read Book Form
when you can't make the meeting

This Tender Land by Krueger

Download: Guys Read 2021 Schedule.pdf


Download: Library Card Month 2021.pdf