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Teen QUIET Book Club

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tech Lab (MIL) at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Health & Wellness, Parents & Educators
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Ages 11-18 | No registration needed, but you can register for a reminder | Each student could earn 2 Summer Reading Raffle Tickets! Love reading, hate reading? Th...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Health & Wellness, Parents & Educators
Required
Event Details:

Ages 11-18 | No registration needed, but you can register for a reminder | Each student could earn 2 Summer Reading Raffle Tickets!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

In Other Worlds SFF Book Club (In-Person)

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ECO Studio A (Classroom) at East Columbia Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

    Welcome science fiction & fantasy enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Discuss a wide-array of SFF movies (quarterly on 2nd Wednesdays) and books (mon...

Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

 

 

Welcome science fiction & fantasy enthusiasts and other intrepid readers!

Discuss a wide-array of SFF movies (quarterly on 2nd Wednesdays) and books (monthly on 4th Wednesdays)

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

In Other Worlds SFF Book Club (Online)

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Book Clubs at Online Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

    Welcome science fiction & fantasy enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Discuss a wide-array of SFF movies (quarterly on 2nd Wednesdays) and books (mon...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Clubs
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

 

 

Welcome science fiction & fantasy enthusiasts and other intrepid readers!

Discuss a wide-array of SFF movies (quarterly on 2nd Wednesdays) and books (monthly on 4th Wednesdays)

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Romance Reads (Online)

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Classes & Events at Online Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Love to read romance novels? Do you need an escape from reality? Join the Romance Reads Book Discussion! Discuss books by a different romance author each month with other fellow...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Online Classes & Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Love to read romance novels? Do you need an escape from reality? Join the Romance Reads Book Discussion!

This event is in the "Children" group.

Book - N - Chat - N - Craft (Ages 6-8) TK

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Pindell Room at Glenwood Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Independent class for ages 6 - 8.  Ticket required. Have a fun first book club experience! Read a picture book together, discuss the title, then enjoy a related art acti...

Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

Independent class for ages 6 - 8.  Ticket required.

Have a fun first book club experience!

Read a picture book together, discuss the title, then enjoy a related art activity.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Book Club

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Studio B at Glenwood Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs, Community Events
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Read and discuss alongside fellow teen bookworms! This month’s title is Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar. Pick up a copy at the Glenwood Branch customer...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Events
Required
Event Details:

Read and discuss alongside fellow teen bookworms! This month’s title is Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar. Pick up a copy at the Glenwood Branch customer service desk, or online via Libby. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Murder, Mischief, and Mayhem

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Belmont Room at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us for a lively discussion of all things murderous, mysterious, and mischievous.  Sometimes it's fiction, sometimes non-fiction, but always interesting!

Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Join us for a lively discussion of all things murderous, mysterious, and mischievous.  Sometimes it's fiction, sometimes non-fiction, but always interesting!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Author Works: Sarah Adler discusses 'Happy Medium'

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events, Culture & Language
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

“The perfect alchemy of romance, humor and quirky originality.”—Sophie Cousens, New York Times bestselling author of This Time Next Year and The Good P...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events, Culture & Language
Required
Event Details:

“The perfect alchemy of romance, humor and quirky originality.”Sophie Cousens, New York Times bestselling author of This Time Next Year and 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reading Cafe (Book Discussion Group)

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Studio A at Glenwood Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join a lively, literary conversation in person! Jun 18 (special date): Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger Jul 30: Hello, Beautiful by Ann Napolitano Au...

Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

Join a lively, literary conversation in person!

Jun 18 (special date): Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger

Jul 30: Hello, Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

Aug 27: Varina by Charles Frazier

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Black Fiction Book Club (in-person) East Columbia Branch

Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Creativity Study Room (East Columbia) at East Columbia Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us for the Black Fiction Book Club Aug 03   All the Days Past, All the days to come by Mildred Taylor   Copies are available for pick-up at the Ea...

Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Creativity Study Room (East Columbia)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Join us for the Black Fiction Book Club

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Global Reads

Monday, August 5, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ellicott Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Read and discuss a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books on different cultures around the world as well as immigrant fiction. 1st Mondays; 7- 8 pm.  Join for a dis...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Read and discuss a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books on different cultures around the world as well as immigrant fiction.

1st Mondays; 7- 8 pm. 

Join for a discussion of the following titles:

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen QUIET Book Club

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ellicott Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Ages 11-18 | No registration needed, but you can register for a reminder | Each student could earn 2 Summer Reading Raffle Tickets! Love reading, hate reading? Th...

Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Ages 11-18 | No registration needed, but you can register for a reminder | Each student could earn 2 Summer Reading Raffle Tickets!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Comparatively Lit - Session 1

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Classes & Events at Online Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

For this two-part class, we will read two books and examine how the novels reflect or contrast each other. By examining their shared themes we can examine what they suggest about o...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Online Classes & Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

For this two-part class, we will read two books and examine how the novels reflect or contrast each other.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

What's On Your Shelf? Fiction and Nonfiction Book Chat

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Avalon Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Share fiction and/or nonfiction titles that are on your bookshelf and we will share titles from our shelves. If you don't have a title to share, find inspiration in what others rec...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events
Required
Event Details:

Share fiction and/or nonfiction titles that are on your bookshelf and we will share titles from our shelves. If you don't have a title to share, find inspiration in what others recommend and start building your reading list.

This event is in the "Children" group.

STEAM Powered Book Club [ages 7-9] RG

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Avalon Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ages 7-9.  45 minutes.  Registration required. Read tbd (which can be picked up at the Miller Branch children's desk after registering) before the meeting. J...

Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Ages 7-9.  45 minutes.  Registration required.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Warning Graphic Content (Online)

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adult Online Classroom at Online Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Read and discuss a wide array of graphic novels. 2nd Thursdays 7 - 8 pm. August 8 Breathers by Justin Madson September 12 I Hate Fairyland Compendium Vol 1 by Skottie Young ...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Read and discuss a wide array of graphic novels. 2nd Thursdays 7 - 8 pm.

August 8 Breathers by Justin Madson

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Between the Lines: An Intersectional Book Club

Friday, August 9, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Between the Lines​ is a space for readers who want to make an effort to read, highlight, and discuss layered stories. We'll discuss our chosen book, and then look closer ...

Open
Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Between the Lines​ is a space for readers who want to make an effort to read, highlight, and discuss layered stories.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Eclectic Evenings Meeting (Online)

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Classes & Events at Online Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Read and discuss a wide array of fiction and nonfiction titles. 2nd Tuesdays, 7-8 pm Join for a discussion of the following title: August 13: The Worst Hard Time: The...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Online Classes & Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Read and discuss a wide array of fiction and nonfiction titles.

2nd Tuesdays, 7-8 pm

Join for a discussion of the following title:

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Black-Eyed Susan Classic Book Club (Grades 4-6 RG)

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central Children's Classroom at Central Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Children, Teens
Event Details:

RG, Registered. Registration Required. Discussions and activities about previous state award nominees.  Copies available for borrowing by registered participants at Central...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

RG, Registered. Registration Required.

Discussions and activities about previous state award nominees.  Copies available for borrowing by registered participants at Central Branch's Customer Service Desk.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The UnBook Reading Group

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

The UnBook Reading Group   Connect with a community of readers without the stress of assigned reading! Bring the book of your choice, read silently in a comfy spot at Ba...

Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events
Required
Event Details:

The UnBook Reading Group

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Noontime Books--IN PERSON

Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maxine White Warfield Room at Central Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us for an in person discussion of Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll, 12pm August 15, 2024  at the Central Branch. Registered customers may place a hold req...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Join us for an in person discussion of Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll, 12pm August 15, 2024  at the Central Branch.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mostly Historical Fiction

Monday, August 19, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellicott Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

We read and discuss historical fiction from a wide-range of time periods and settings—everything from ancient Greece to 1970s Hollywood so far. We occasionally read other genres as...

Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

We read and discuss historical fiction from a wide-range of time periods and settings—everything from ancient Greece to 1970s Hollywood so far. We occasionally read other genres as well.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reads of Acceptance (Online)

Monday, August 19, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Book Clubs at Online Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs, Community Events, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Discuss LGBTQ-related books and make new friends in a queer- & trans-affirming group setting. All identities and all ages (18+) are welcome. Copies of the discussion title a...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Clubs
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Events, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Required
Event Details:

Discuss LGBTQ-related books and make new friends in a queer- & trans-affirming group setting. All identities and all ages (18+) are welcome.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

World Adventures Summer Book Discussions: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Monday, August 19, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hockley Room at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This Summer, read and discuss books that celebrate journeys of discovery around the world. June 17: Spirit Run: A 6000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land by ...

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

This Summer, read and discuss books that celebrate journeys of discovery around the world.

June 17: Spirit Run: A 6000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land by Noé Álvarez