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In Other Worlds (Online) - Book Discussion

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Zoom Workshop
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
    Welcome sci-fi enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Discuss a wide-array of SciFi movies (2nd Wednesdays) and books (4th Wednesdays) Sep 22nd: Forever War by Joe Haldeman Oct  27th: City of Brass by S.A. Chakrabor...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Romantic Reads (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Love to read romance novels? Do you need an escape from reality? Join the new Romantic Reads Book Discussion! Discuss your favorite romance author and book or series with other fellow romance readers. You will "zoom" away with new authors and book...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Black Fiction Book Club (online)

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for the Black Fiction Book Club, meeting on the 1st Saturday of the month. The October Selection is What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirma...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Read. Think. Talk.

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us to discuss some great novels about the American experience before they're critically acclaimed television shows. This month we will read and discuss The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut. Registered customers should place a hold req...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Global Reads

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration 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: Oct 4: The Book of Delights b...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Book Club Revue: Reunion (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Reunited, and it feels so good!  Join us online for a celebratory return to our annual Book Club Revue. Get HCLS' "Books for Discussion 2022" list as we promote some of the year's most discussable works of fiction and nonfiction. Get tips to ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Spies, Lies, and Alibis Book Discussion Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
We focus on spies, espionage, and world intrigue, alternating both classic and contemporary fiction and nonfiction, from the twentieth century and beyond. Join us for discussion of the following titles: Safe Houses by Dan Fesperman, Tue Sep 7 ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Book on Tap

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off Site
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Reading selections for fall: Sept 1 - Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Morena-Garcia Oct 6 - The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue Nov 3 - There There by Tommy Orange We will plan to meet outdoors at Hysteria. If the weather is inclemen...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

An Inconvenient Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Gardening & Environment
Registration Required
Event Details:
Book discussion. Thursday; 7:00 - 8:00 PM October 7: A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet. We hope to discuss this book in person in the Enchanted Garden. In the event of inclement weather we will meet in the Patapsco Room.  Regist...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Eclectic Evenings Online

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Read and discuss a wide array of fiction and nonfiction titles. 2nd Tuesdays, 7-8pm Join for an online discussion of the following title: Oct 12: The Pioneers by David McCullough Please register with an email address to receive an immedia...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

In Other Worlds (Online) - Movie Edition

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Zoom Workshop
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Movies
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Welcome sci-fi enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Discuss a wide-array of SciFi movies (2nd Wednesdays) and books (4th Wednesdays) Sep 8th: The Brand New Testament (on Kanopy) Oct 13th: Europa Report (on Kanopy)   P...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Mystery Book Club (online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Read and discuss a wide array of mystery novels. 2nd Wednesdays; 7-8pm.  Join for an online discussion of the following titles:  September 8 - Artemis by Andy Weir October 13 - Lazarus by Lars Keple...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Strictly Historical Fiction

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Love historical fiction? So do we! Join our discussion to step into the past and connect with characters living in times different than our own. September 20th: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak October 18th: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Novemb...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Asian American Literature book club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Read and discuss books by Asian authors or based on the Asian experience.  3rd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.  Join for an online discussion of the following titles:  April 19:  Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Jong&n...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Reads of Acceptance (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us as we discuss books pertaining to LGBTQ+ experiences! We meet on 3rd Mondays each month from 7-8pm. Titles to be discussed are as follows: September 20th: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas  October 18th: S...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Bas Bleu Book Discussion Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Bas Bleu, French for “bluestocking,” refers to an intellectual or literary woman.  We read a variety of literary fiction, and all are welcome – not just bluestockings! Join us for a discussion of the following books: Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J....
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Nonfiction Book Club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selections. Jul 21 - Voices from Chernobyl: Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich Aug 18 - Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Noontime Books (Online)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an online discussion of the following titles: Thu September 16, 12 pm:  O Pioneers! by Willa Cather Thu October 21, 12 pm:  American Dirt by Jeannine Cummins Thu November 18, 12 pm: Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnappe...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

NonFiction Addiction (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
    Explore the genre of nonfiction and join our discussions on third Thursdays!   Aug 19th: "The Body: a Guide for Occupants" by Bill Bryson Sep 16th: "The Cost of Living" by Deborah Levy Oct 21st: "Stay Sexy and Don't...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
In celebration of National Diversity Awareness Month, the Howard County Office of Human Rights & Equity is partnering with the Howard County Library System to host a book discussion series. The goal of this discussion series is to explore and fac...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
In celebration of National Diversity Awareness Month, the Howard County Office of Human Rights & Equity is partnering with the Howard County Library System to host a book discussion series. The goal of this discussion series is to explore and fac...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
In celebration of National Diversity Awareness Month, the Howard County Office of Human Rights & Equity is partnering with the Howard County Library System to host a book discussion series. The goal of this discussion series is to explore and fac...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

In Other Worlds (Online) - Book Discussion

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Zoom Workshop
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
    Welcome sci-fi enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Discuss a wide-array of SciFi movies (2nd Wednesdays) and books (4th Wednesdays) Sep 22nd: Forever War by Joe Haldeman Oct  27th: City of Brass by S.A. Chakrabor...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Read. Think. Talk.

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us to discuss some great novels about the American experience before they're critically acclaimed television shows. This month we will read and discuss It Could Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. Registered customers should place a hold r...