Upcoming Book Discussions and Book Club Meetings

E.g., 02/28/2017
E.g., 02/28/2017
Location Program Namesort descending Description Date and time
Annapolis Graphic Novel Club: Smile by Raina Telgemeier We'll discuss the book, play a game, and do a craft!  02/28/2017 - 4:00pm
Mountain Road Adult Book Club - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love. 02/28/2017 - 7:00pm
Severna Park Severna Park Book Club: The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman Hoffman offers a transforming glimpse of small-town America, presenting us with some three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption in a web of tales where characters' lives are intertwined by fate, their actions and a garden where only red plants can grow. 03/07/2017 - 7:00pm
Edgewater Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club for Grades 6-9: The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend's death. 2016-2017 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee for grades six through nine.     03/08/2017 - 4:30pm
Maryland City at Russett Melting Pot, Ghanaian Cooking with a Twist Meet the local author Asantewaa Tweedie and learn about the Ghanaian cooking recipes presented in her cook book. Cooking demo included. 03/08/2017 - 6:30pm
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Book Lovers It's a book club without the book! Chat about a book you've read and hear about great books that others have enjoyed. 03/13/2017 - 10:00am
Crofton Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart Step back in time with the first female detective Constance Kopp and her sisters Norma and Fleurette in this well-researched historical account of life and crime fighting in Victorian-era New Jersey.  03/13/2017 - 2:00pm
Linthicum Book Buddies Reading Club: Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina A monthly book club for elementary school aged children. 03/13/2017 - 4:30pm
Edgewater Evening Book Club: I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb A tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it. 03/13/2017 - 7:00pm
Odenton Researching Your U.S. WWI Army Ancestors This year marks the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War I.  Local author and genealogist Margaret McMahon, PhD. shares techniques from her newest book for learning about World War I soldiers.  For genealogists and historians alike!  Book sale and signing to follow. 03/13/2017 - 7:00pm
Edgewater Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club for Grades 4-6: The Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan "In 1859, eleven-year-old Nell goes to live with her aunt, Kate Warne, the first female detective for Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Nell helps her aunt solve cases, including a mystery surrounding Abraham Lincoln, and the mystery of what happened to Nell's own father. Includes author's note and bibliographic references"-- Provided by publisher. 2016-2017 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee for grades four through six.     03/15/2017 - 4:30pm
Deale Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho Born a slave, Zacharias Wythe has just been appointed England's new Sorcerer Royal -- much to the dismay of the socially conservative Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, who are already plotting to oust him from his post. But Zacharias has more urgent problems, including a dwindling national supply of magic and strained diplomatic relations with the Faerie realm.  03/15/2017 - 7:00pm
Annapolis Surface and Shadow by Sally Whitney Author, Sally Whitney, will discuss her new book titled "Surface and Shadow", a suspenseful Southern novel that blends both mystery and life in a Southern mill town during the 1970s.  Ms. Whitney will also share the amazing journey she has taken to becoming a writer. 03/15/2017 - 7:00pm
Severna Park Guys Book Club: Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror by Michael V. Hayden Playing to the Edge is an unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change. 03/16/2017 - 7:00pm
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Memoirs of a Main Street Boy: Growing Up in America's Ancient City by Ralph Cosby Local author Ralph Cosby will share memories of growing up in Annapolis during the Great Depression, World War II and into the Cold War.   03/20/2017 - 6:30pm
Crofton Book Buddies: I Survived the Attacks on September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis A special book club for elementary school students with discussions, games and crafts. Newcomers are welcome! 03/21/2017 - 4:00pm
Broadneck Book Lovers Book Club It's a book club without the book!  Chat about a book you've read and hear about great books that others have enjoyed. 03/22/2017 - 10:00am
Maryland City at Russett No Pressure Book Club What have you been reading this month? Share your favorite books or comics with others. 03/27/2017 - 3:30pm
Mountain Road Book Club: The Girls by Emma Cline Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong. 03/28/2017 - 7:00pm
This event has been cancelled Broadneck Author Visit: Jennifer Fitzpatrick Author Jennifer Fitzpatrick offers practical and effective solutions to help you reduce the stress associated wtih caregiving in her new book, Cruising through Caregiving.  03/30/2017 - 7:00pm
Broadneck Author Visit: D.B. Corey D.B. Corey returns to share his latest thriller, "Lesser Sin." He murdered her sister and the courts set him free. Now just one thing stands between CIA sniper Hanna Braver and the justice she demands: her Catholic faith. Book sale and signing to follow.   04/03/2017 - 7:00pm
Odenton Author Visit: Laura Kamoie Join New York Times bestseller and local author Laura Kamoie in a talk and discussion of her novel, America's First Daughter, the epic family saga of Martha Jefferson Randolph, eldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson. Q&A and booksigning to follow. 04/04/2017 - 7:00pm
Severna Park Severna Park Book Club: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie In her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America, in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. 04/04/2017 - 7:00pm
Broadneck Book Lovers Book Club It's a book club without the book!  Chat about a book you've read and hear about great books that others have enjoyed. 04/05/2017 - 10:00am
Crofton The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore  Anyone who uses a lightbulb will be fascinated by this gripping tale of invention and dirty tricks set in America's Gilded Age. Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell and J.P. Morgan also appear.    04/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Annapolis Memoirs of a Main Street Boy: Growing up in America's Ancient City by Ralph Crosby Local author, Ralph Crosby, will discuss his fascinating book about growing up in Annapolis during a tempestuous time - from the Great Depression, through World War II and the Cold War. 04/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club (Grades 4-6) Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish Mirka just wants to find new adventures, but instead she’s stuck babysitting her disapproving little sister, Layele. When Mirka pushes her sister into a stream, they both get in too deep with an angry magic fish.  A 2016-2017 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee for grades four through six.     04/06/2017 - 4:30pm
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Book Lovers It's a book club without the book! Chat about a book you've read and hear about great books that others have enjoyed. 04/10/2017 - 10:00am
Edgewater Evening Book Club: Sisters of Fortune: America's Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad by Jehanne Wake The first American heiresses took Britain by storm in 1816.  They were raised in Baltimore by their grandfather, Charles Carroll, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. 04/10/2017 - 7:00pm
Maryland City at Russett Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson The true story of a young lawyer working to help those who have been wrongly convicted by the justice system. 04/10/2017 - 7:00pm
Edgewater Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club for Grades 6-9: When by Victoria Laurie Sixteen-year-old Maddie Flynn cannot help but see the death date of everyone she meets or sees in a photograph or on-screen, and her alcoholic mother exploits this by having her do readings for money, but when Maddie predicts the death of a young boy, she becomes the center of an FBI investigation. 2016-2017 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee for grades six through nine.     04/12/2017 - 4:30pm
Crofton Tween Book Club: Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick Claire’s life is no laughing matter although everyone at school and home seem to be in on the joke but her. When her dad literally falls over sideways, she and her family have to find humor to make it through. From the author of Zen and the Art of Faking It. 04/13/2017 - 4:00pm
Broadneck Author Visit: M.D. Johnson Author M.D. Johnson knows her subjects better than most. An Annapolis-based researcher and critic with European and Mediterranean roots, she is a noted lecturer on Middle-Eastern affairs and women in terrorism. "Stranger on the Shore" is her third book in the ISIS series. Book sales and signing to follow. 04/13/2017 - 7:00pm
Crofton Book Buddies: Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger A special book club for elementary school students with discussions, games and crafts. Newcomers are welcome! 04/18/2017 - 4:00pm
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club (Grades 6-9) Awkward Socially awkward Peppi feels ashamed after she mistreats another student on her first day at a new middle school. A 2016-2017 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee for grades six through nine. 04/18/2017 - 4:30pm
Deale Quickstart Circumnavigation Guide author Charlie Simon Have you dreamed of sailing the seas? Meet the author of the Quickstart Circumnavigation Guide, Charlie Simon, and hear tales of his almost 2 year journey sailing around the world!  04/18/2017 - 7:00pm
Edgewater Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club for Grades 4-6: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. She discovers that there's a lot more to her -- and to everyone -- than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike. 2016-2017 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee for grades four through six.     04/19/2017 - 4:30pm
Annapolis A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Acclaimed author, Amor Towles, rewards us with another novel brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another. This singular novel helps us to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose in Russia during the 1920s. 04/19/2017 - 7:00pm
Deale The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie A murder in a small English village leads Hercule Poirot into a strange mystery involving a determined, curious spinster, the local doctor, and a wide range of suspects with possible motives and mysterious relationships. 04/19/2017 - 7:00pm
Severna Park Guys Book Club: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. 04/20/2017 - 7:00pm
Mountain Road Book Club: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi In this eloquent memoir, the author is poised to finish medical school and begin "real life" as a neurosurgeon until he receives a devastating cancer diagnosis and instead becomes the patient. 04/25/2017 - 7:00pm
Broadneck Memoirs of a Main Street Boy: Growing up in America's Ancient City by Ralph Crosby Local author, Ralph Crosby, will discuss his fascinating book about growing up in Annapolis during a tempestuous time - from the Great Depression, through World War II and the Cold War. 04/27/2017 - 7:00pm
Edgewater Evening Book Club: Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman by Mary Hamilton The diary of a tenacious woman thrust into taming the American south at the turn of the twentieth century.  Facing enormous hardship and personal tragedy she runs boarding houses and mining camps while raising her children in wilderness conditions. 05/01/2017 - 7:00pm
Severna Park Severna Park Book Club: All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister All the Single Ladies provides a nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America. 05/02/2017 - 7:00pm
Broadneck Book Lovers Book Club It's a book club without the book!  Chat about a book you've read and hear about great books that others have enjoyed. 05/03/2017 - 10:00am
Crofton Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard From the New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War. 05/08/2017 - 2:00pm
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Book Lovers It's a book club without the book! Chat about a book you've read and hear about great books that others have enjoyed. 05/15/2017 - 10:00am
Linthicum Book Buddies Reading Club: Bring your own book Bring the best book that you have read this year, any book you loved. Share your favorite and hear about others' favorites. 05/15/2017 - 4:30pm
Crofton Book Buddies: Little Dee and the Penguin by Christopher Baldwin A special book club for elementary school students with discussions, games and crafts. Newcomers are welcome! 05/16/2017 - 4:00pm
Deale America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie The fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. 05/17/2017 - 7:00pm

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