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Next Chapter Book Group

  • KCKPL Main Branch 625 Minnesota Avenue Kansas City, KS, 66101 United States (map)

Book Selection:  Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry.  Rhino Ranch is the final book in a series by McMurtry.  It is not necessary to have read the preceding books to participate in the discussion. If interested in getting acquainted with the series prior to the discussion, you may consider reading The Last Picture Show or seeing the movie with the same title.

Books can be checked out at the first-floor circulation desk at the KCK Main Library for the upcoming book to be discussed. In most instances, the books are also available in area metro libraries. For questions about the books at Main, contact Laura Loveless at or (913) 295-8250 ext. 1030.

The group uses both fiction and nonfiction titles to discuss transition topics for persons ages 50+ who have left or will soon be leaving their primary careers. Contact Cris Siebenlist at or Karen Hostetler at with questions about the group. Everyone is welcome, whether for a particular book discussion or on an ongoing basis. 

About Next Chapter KC & Their Book Group
The Next Chapter KC Book Group is co-sponsored by the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library and Next Chapter Kansas City, which is a program of Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas. It meets at the Main Library, 625 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas Cty, Kansas 66101, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM on the first Monday of each month.  It does not meet during June, July, and August.  In September, the group meets on the 2nd Monday due to Labor Day.

Next Chapter Kansas City forums are held in collaboration with the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd Street 66112, Kansas City, Kansas, from 6 to 7:30 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Forums do not meet during June, July, and August.  Due to the holidays, one combined forum for November and December is held in early December.