The "Coming Of Age In Rural America" series presented by the Kansas

Humanities Council's Talk About Literature in Kansas program kicks off

Saturday, with the first book in the four-part series discussed at 11

a.m. at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St.

Valerie Brown-Kuchera of Northwest Kansas Education Service Center in

Quinter will lead a discussion of "Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

This is the second book in Wilder's "Little House" series and recounts

her husband Almanzos' childhood growing up on a farm in New York.

The TALK book discussion series is provided by the KHC, a nonprofit

cultural organization with more than 40 years of experience promoting

understanding of the history and ideas that shape lives and build

community. For more information about the group, visit

To check out books or for more information about the reading series,

call the library at 272-3680 or visit