Quarterly Phone Book Discussion Group

Kansas Talking Book Phone Book Discussion Group meets quarterly. Each discussion date will have two available times, 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon. Spaces are limited for each session. Participants will be added on a first come, fist served basis.

To register, call 1-800-362-0699 or email Maggie Witte, provide your name, preferred meeting time, and a phone number where you can be reached during that time. On the date of the book discussion, we will call you to add you to the conference call. All you have to do is answer the phone. 

If you have reading suggestions for our book discussion group, let us know.

Book Discussion Dates

Four shelves of books.

March 9

Bring Your Own Book

Let's talk about the book(s) we’ve each been reading. We would love to hear from you and other patrons from around the state would too.

Soul of an Octopus book cover, an octopus on a cream and blue background.

June 8

DB 82438 The soul of an octopus: a surprising exploration into the wonders of consciousness by Sy Montgomery

Annotation: Naturalist and documentary writer explores the world, intelligence, and consciousness of octopuses. Describes her interactions with captive giant Pacific octopuses named Athena, Octavia, Kali, and Karma at the New England Aquarium in Boston, and her field investigations in French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico. 2015

Lincoln Highway book cover with a car driving down a highway with a train next to the road.

September 9

DB105197 The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Annotation: In June 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he served time for involuntary manslaughter. He plans to head to California with his little brother, but two friends who escaped from the farm have their own plan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.

Gingerbread book cover with a crow holding a branch with fruit in its beak on a peach background.

December 9

DB 94113 Gingerbread  by Helen Oyeyemi

Annotation: Perdita Lee grew up with her mother Harriet, making gingerbread from a recipe handed down from generations of Harriet's family in the mysterious country of Druhástrana. When teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother's long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet's story. Some strong language, some violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019.