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An Inconvenient Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Gardening & Environment
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Seats Remaining: 10
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Virtual book discussion. Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm. Oct 1: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive a copy to read before the discussion. Please fo...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Author works: When Dating Hurts by Bill Mitchell

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture
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Seats Remaining: 78
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On June 3, 2005, Kristin Mitchell was murdered by her boyfriend in her apartment just outside of Philadelphia. She was ending her relationship with the man. Three weeks prior, the Mitchell family had attended Kristin’s graduation at Saint Joseph...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Global Reads (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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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 an online discussion of the following titles: October 5th: The Wate...

Read. Think. Talk.

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Read and discuss a wide array of literary and popular fiction.  1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.  Join for an online discussion of the following titles:  Oct 5:  A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K. Dick Nov 2:  Th...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Stories of the World (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
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Seats Remaining: 12
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  One Maryland One Book event Stories of the World will be discussing:  The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See This year's One Maryland One Book is the story of the complex and decades-long friendship between Young-sook and Mi...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Event Details:
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See Join us from Mountain Maryland to the Ocean City shore as we read and discuss this year’s memorable story. This year's One Maryland One Book (OMOB) is the story of the complex and decades-long friendship betw...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Newbery Book Club (Online)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Grades 4-6.  Registration required. 60 minutes. Discussions and activities related to Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor winners.  This class has been prerecorded. You will receive the link to the online class with confirmation of your r...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Books on Tap (Online)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
This Group will be reading: Sep 2 - The Art Forger by B.A.Shapiro. Oct 7 - The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. This is a One Maryland One Book 2020 title. Nov 4 - Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlan...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

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

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Discuss books that have been nominated for the state "Black-eyed Susan Award". Vote for a winner in April. Eight-month series. Check out and read the book prior to attending the class discussion. Grades 6-8. 45-60 min.  10/8 - Marcus Veg...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

The Thursday Next book group (online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
One Maryland One Book event The Thursday Next book club will be discussing:  The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See This year's One Maryland One Book is the story of the complex and decades-long friendship between Young-sook and Mi-ja...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Good Reads (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Discuss literary fiction or a book to film adaptation* 2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm. October 12   **The Farm: a novel  by Joanne Ramos Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. You will ...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Black-eyed Susan Picture Book Club (Online)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
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Grades K-3.  Registration required. 60 minutes. Listen to and discuss picture book nominees for Maryland’s children's choice award, in preparation for spring voting. This class has been prerecorded. You will receive the link to the online ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Eclectic Evenings (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
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Seats Remaining: 10
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October 13: Online discussion of "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell. **Register with an email address to receive a link to join the online discussion. If you prefer to participate by phone register for the online class and then at l...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

In Other Worlds (Online) - Movie Edition

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Welcome sci-fi enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Watch out for a movie discussion on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Movie selections are available via Kanopy and/or contactless pick up through HCLS Join a virtual book discus...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Noontime Books (Online)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Join for an online discussion of the following titles: August 20:  Emma by Jane Austen September 17:  Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok October 15:  This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger Please register with an e...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Non Fiction Addiction (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Explore the genre of non fiction and join our discussions!    Oct 15th: "Save Me the Plums" by Ruth Reichl Nov 19th: "21 Lessons For the 21st Century" by Yuval Noah Harari    Please register with an email address...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Book Corner: Books for Discussion 2021

11:00am - 11:45am
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
  Books for Discussion 2021 @ Book Corner In October, we'll introduce the sure-to-be-in-demand HCLS Books for Discussion 2021 list, which will suggest adult fiction and nonfiction titles worthy of discussion.  HCLS Instruc...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

STEAM Powered Book Club (Online)

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Ages 7-9.  45 minutes.  Registration required. Read Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus by Mike Deas before the meeting.  Join our zoom discussion about the book, then participate in a related STEAM ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Warning Graphic Content

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Read and discuss a wide array of graphic novels. 3rd Tuesday; 7 - 8 pm. Oct 20    Killadelphia Volume 1, by Rodney Barnes Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. You will receiv...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Black-eyed Susan Book Club Grades 4-6 (Online)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Grades 4-6. Registration required.  60 minutes. Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April.    ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Non-Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selections.  July 15: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass (Overdrive, RBdigital) August 19: The Story of My Life by Helen Ke...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Non-Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selections.  August 19: The Story of My Life by Helen Keller (Overdrive, RBdigital) September 16: How To Be A Good Creature by Sy Montgomery (Overdrive, R...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Morning Books with Coffee (Online)

10:00am - 11:00am
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Book to film / film discussion Fridays; 10 - 11 am. Oct 23: Arranged based on a memoir by Rochel Meshenberg The film can be accessed via Kanopy through Howard County Library System Please register with an email address to receive an immediat...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Speakeasy Book Discussion (Online)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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Join us for a virtual literary happy hour. 4th Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm.  October 28:  Burning Down the Haus by Tim Mohr For assistance in getting the book, please email michaela.baxter@hclibrary.org. Please register with an email addr...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Romantic Reads (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
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 18+ (Adults)" group.

Global Reads (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 an online discussion of the following titles: November 2nd: The Gif...

Read. Think. Talk.

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Read and discuss a wide array of literary and popular fiction.  1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.  Join for an online discussion of the following titles:  Oct 5:  A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K. Dick Nov 2:  Th...