Virtual Romance Book Club
Join us online as we dive into the latest romance reads. This monthly book group, meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., will discuss a new title at each meeting. All titles will be available for checkout on hoopla digital. Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting.
Virtual Mystery Book Club
Join us online as we discuss a different mystery novel on the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)! Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting.
Register for the September 17 Mystery Book Club (third Friday)
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapeña
Find the September Mystery book in our catalog
Virtual Bridgerton Book Club
If you were a fan of the Netflix hit, or if you just want to read the series, join us for a Bridgerton read-along! On the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., we’ll discuss the next book in the series by Julia Quinn.
The Bridgerton books are available with no wait on hoopla! Find Bridgerton digital audiobooks on hoopla or find Bridgerton eBooks on hoopla.
Meet the Author!
Author Talk with Angie Kim
Thursday, September 30, 6:30 p.m.
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We are pleased to host local DMV writer and resident Angie Kim for a free flowing Q&A discussion. We will discuss how she incorporated her own experiences as a Korean-American, former trial lawyer, and mother of a “miracle submarine” patient into her debut novel, Miracle Creek. Find Miracle Creek in the catalog.
Author talk and AMA with Mia P. Manansala
Tuesday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.
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We are looking forward to chatting with Mia P. Manansala (MAH-nahn-sah-lah) (she/her) about her debut novel, Arsenic and Adobo. We will discuss Mia’s rom-com with a dead body that not only has a fun mystery to solve but delicious Filipino food throughout the novel (recipes are included!). In addition, Mia will tell us about her publishing journey and how she incorporates elements of her Southeast Asian heritage into her novel. Find Arsenic and Adobo in our catalog.
Author Talk with Alexis Daria
Wednesday, November 3, 7 p.m.
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Award-winning and bestselling author Alexis Daria will join us for a virtual discussion of You Had Me at Hola, A Lot Like Adiós, and her work as an author. Alexis Daria writes stories about successful Latinx characters and their (occasionally messy) familias. You Had Me at Hola, the first book in her Primas of Power series, is a national bestseller. Alexis is a lifelong New Yorker who loves Broadway musicals and pizza.
Author Talk with Sherry Thomas
Tuesday, November 9, 7 p.m.
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Join USA Today-bestselling author Sherry Thomas for a discussion about her newest Lady Sherlock Mystery, Miss Moriarty, I Presume? Ms. Thomas’s books regularly receive starred reviews and best-of-the-year honors from trade publications, including such outlets as The New York Times and National Public Radio. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award. Her newest novel, the 6th installment in the Lady Sherlock Mysteries, Miss Moriarty, I Presume? comes out on November 2nd.
Veterans Day Author Talk with Wayne Karlin
Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 p.m.
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Honor our war veterans by exploring their experiences through the work of local author and US Marine Corps Vietnam War Veteran, Wayne Karlin. Following the Vietnam War, Mr. Karlin began an award-winning career documenting the veteran experience on both sides of the conflict. Mr. Karlin’s work includes both fiction and non-fiction books as well as film and radio productions. Join our virtual interview as we talk with Mr. Karlin about his journey in Vietnam, his experiences working with Vietnamese authors and artists following the war, and his career as a professor of languages and literature for over thirty years with the College of Southern Maryland.
Miss an author event? We’ve recorded many of them, and they’re available to watch on our YouTube channel!