Book Discussion Resources
Upcoming Book Discussions and Book Club Meetings
|Location||Program Name||Description||Date and time|
|Annapolis||Graphic Novel Club: Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell||We'll discuss the book, play a game, and do a craft!||01/24/2017 - 4:00pm|
|Eastport-Annapolis Neck||Brown Bag Book Club: Race in America||
Bring your lunch and join Coppin State University English professor Seth Forrest in a discussion of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time. The book consists of two letters, written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism.
|01/25/2017 - 1:00pm|
|Mountain Road||Adult Book Club - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah||
The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France.
|01/31/2017 - 7:00pm|
|Crofton||Adult Book Club: The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes||A touching portrait of the Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich, as he comes to the attention of Stalin and then lives under the rule of Russian despotism, wavering between the shame of cowardice and the fear of Siberia or death.||02/01/2017 - 2:00pm|
|Crofton||Adult Book Club: The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes||A touching portrait of the Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich, as he comes to the attention of Stalin and then lives under the rule of Russian despotism, wavering between the shame of cowardice and the fear of Siberia or death.||02/01/2017 - 7:00pm|
|Glen Burnie||Graphic Novel Book Club: Heroes and Villains||
What defines a hero? A villain? Let's talk about it! We suggest Suicide Squad, Plutona, Black Panther, and Ms. Marvel.
|02/06/2017 - 6:00pm|
|Severna Park||Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell||A vivid portrait of Gertrude Bell, a Victorian woman who became an archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, and mountaineer.||02/07/2017 - 7:00pm|
|Eastport-Annapolis Neck||Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club (Grades 4-6) The Underground Abductor||Graphic Novel for grades 4-6. Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people.||02/08/2017 - 4:30pm|
|Edgewater||Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club for Grades 6-9: I Will Always Write Back : How One Letter Changed Two Lives||
What began as a school assignment turned into a life changing friendship between Caitlin, all American girl, and Martin, a boy in Zimbabwe. I Will Always Write Back is the true dual memoir of how two people from different worlds became best friends. A 2016-2017 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee for grades six through nine.
|02/08/2017 - 4:30pm|
|Other Location||Books at Bars: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield||
Come to the 1747 Pub at Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis for a lively discussion of the book The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. “Author of the famed Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation, Vida Winter spent her career writing fiction. Now aged and unwell, she wishes for her true story to come to light. When Margaret Lea, a young biographer, comes to the realization that Winter’s great work includes only twelve finished stories, she agrees to help the ailing author pen her biography. It is only when they begin that their similarities surface, and it becomes apparent that The Thirteenth Tale might prove to be Winter’s most haunting tale of all.”
|02/08/2017 - 7:30pm|
|Eastport-Annapolis Neck||Book Lovers||It's a book club without the book! You're invited for conversation and coffee. Chat about a book you've read and hear about great books that others have enjoyed.||02/13/2017 - 10:00am|
|Linthicum||Book Buddies Reading Club: Mudshark by Gary Paulsen||
Mudshark by Gary Paulsen
|02/13/2017 - 4:30pm|
|Edgewater||Evening Book Club: Euphoria by Lily King||The story of three young, gifted anthropologists in 1933, caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and ultimately their lives.||02/13/2017 - 7:00pm|
|Edgewater||Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club for Grades 4-6: Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper||
When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town. Stella by Starlight is another wonderful novel by best-selling author Sharon Draper. 2016-2017 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee for grades four through six.
|02/15/2017 - 4:30pm|
|Annapolis||Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng||
This is a profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing. Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle to understand one another.
|02/15/2017 - 7:00pm|
|Severna Park||Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard||
From 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.
|02/16/2017 - 7:00pm|
|Crofton||Book Buddies: Long Road To Freedom of the Ranger in Time series by Kate Messner||A special book club for elementary school students with discussions, games and crafts. Newcomers are welcome!||02/21/2017 - 4:00pm|
|Eastport-Annapolis Neck||Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club (Grades 6-9) The Last of the Sandwalkers||Graphic Novel for grades 6-9. A tiny field scientist (and beetle) named Lucy defies the law of her safe but authoritarian home and leads a team of researchers out into the desert to see what lies beyond.||02/21/2017 - 4:30pm|
|Eastport-Annapolis Neck||Brown Bag Book Club: Race in America||
Bring your lunch and join Coppin State University English professor Seth Forrest in a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me. In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives.
|02/22/2017 - 1:00pm|
|Deale||The Longest Night by Andria Williams||
Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.
|02/22/2017 - 7:00pm|
|Eastport-Annapolis Neck||An Afternoon with Carole Boston Weatherford and Jeffery Weatherford||Meet New York Times bestseller Carole Boston Weatherford and children's book illustrator Jeffery Weatherford during this special author event.||02/25/2017 - 1:00pm|
|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|