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The Independence Public Library offers a wide range of literary events and discussion groups. Here you will find our three most popular discussion groups. Lit Lounge is a monthly book discussion group that discusses a different book each month. Little Green Men is our monthly science fiction group. This group meets to discuss all things science fiction, from short stories to novels, and movies. There is something to nerd out to at each meeting! Drabble Rousers is our biweekly short story discussion group! This group meets every other week to discuss a different work of short fiction from mystery to romance and everything in between, this group will delight and spark your interest. The library is constantly seeking out new and exciting new discussion groups. If you would like to start a literary discussion group check out our D.I.Y. Book Club section or talk to a library staff today!

Lit Lounge

1st Tuesday of the Month at 6:00 PM

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Join us for fun and thought-provoking discussions. Newcomers are always welcome! Lit Lounge, book discussion group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 P.M.The group reads a wide range of genres. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

Little Green Men

2nd Thursday of the Month at 6:00 PM

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A group that meets once a month at the library to share insights on particular works of science fiction and fantasy. We also encourage writers to present their latest work to the group

Drabble Rousers

Meets every other Monday at 6:00 PM!

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Drabble Rousers is a short story discussion group of the Independence Public Library.  A “drabble” is a story of approximately one hundred words.  We don’t limit ourselves to works that short but we couldn’t resist the name.  Copies of the story are available in advance at the library and online at our Facebook group page We meet every other Monday night at 6 pm.  Discussions are friendly and engaging. Attendees may contribute or just listen in at their pleasure.

Do you run a book club, or are you interested in starting one with your friends? IPL has all the resources you need to start a successful book club!

Check-out IPL’s Book Discussion Sets Here! (Coming Soon)

State of Kansas Book Discussion Sets (Please contact IPL staff to reserve a set from this list)


Do It Yourself Book Club Resources:

Coming Soon!

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