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This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out the HCLS manga and anime collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages...
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: Patapsco 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: Jul 5 - Liar's Candle by August Thom...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Summer book meetup - middle school edition

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Meet up with other book worms to share/review/recommend or not recommend what you are reading this summer!  Club with meet 4 Wednesday afternoons in July outside, please bring your book(s) to each meeting if possible - feel free to write about t...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Books on Tap

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off Site
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discussing A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes   We meet a local restaurant, The Periodic Table. ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Summer book meetup - high school edition

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Meet up with other high school book lovers to discuss and dissect what you are reading over the summer in an outdoor setting.  Please bring a copy of your book(s) to the meetup as well as a summary, a reaction piece, a poem, a song, a piece of a...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Elks Excellent Reads

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
We will be discussing The Daughters of Erietown by Connie Schultz ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out the HCLS manga and anime collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Eclectic Evenings Book Discussion (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, 7-8 pm Join for a discussion of the following title: July 12: Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper Please register with an em...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Summer book meetup - middle school edition

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Meet up with other book worms to share/review/recommend or not recommend what you are reading this summer!  Club with meet 4 Wednesday afternoons in July outside, please bring your book(s) to each meeting if possible - feel free to write about t...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Reads of Acceptance (In Person)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Registration 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.  Registration is recommended so you can be kept updated on any changes to the meeting location. ...
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. July 18th: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley August 15th: Daisy Jones and the...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Asian American Literature Book Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join our monthly discussion of Asian American literary titles.  June 20 2022: Arsenic and adobo by Mia P. Manansala Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out the HCLS manga and anime collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Reading Human Rights: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

6:30pm - 7:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Marvin Thomas Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
This discussion will take place IN-PERSON at HCLS, East Columbia Branch.   Branch Location: 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045  |  410.313.7700 (MAP) Reading Human Rights is a monthly book discussion ho...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Travel back to Regency England (1811-1820) as we use the popular Netflix series, Bridgerton, to discuss everything from fashion and monarchy to issues of race, class, and gender in the early nineteenth century.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Summer book meetup - middle school edition

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Meet up with other book worms to share/review/recommend or not recommend what you are reading this summer!  Club with meet 4 Wednesday afternoons in July outside, please bring your book(s) to each meeting if possible - feel free to write about t...
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: Jul 20 - Hamnet&n...
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. June 15 - Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (graphic novel) July 20 - A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Savage Nonfiction Book Club (in-person)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Savage Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
In person session of Nonfiction Book Club. Register to attend online here: https://howardcounty.librarycalendar.com/event/nonfiction-book-club-online-1 Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selec...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Noontime Books--In Person

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an in person discussion of The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz on Thursday, July 21, 2022, 12 pm at the Central Branch. Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive a copy ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Black-eyed Susan Book Club (Grades 6-8) (RG)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Grades 6-8. 45-60 min.  Discuss books that have been nominated for the state "Black-eyed Susan Award". Check out and read the book prior to attending the class discussion. Books are available for pickup at the Customer Service Desk of the Cen...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out the HCLS manga and anime collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

The Reading Cafe

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Hungry for a lively discussion? Join us as we dip into different genres each month. Tue April 26: Searching for Sylvie Lee, Jean Kwok Tue May 31: The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett Tue June 28: Beach Read, Emily Henry Tue July 26: The Book ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Summer book meetup - middle school edition

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Meet up with other book worms to share/review/recommend or not recommend what you are reading this summer!  Club with meet 4 Wednesday afternoons in July outside, please bring your book(s) to each meeting if possible - feel free to write about t...