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.! Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting.
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 and AMA with Beverly Jenkins
Tuesday, June 15, 7 p.m.
Register for Author Talk and AMA with Beverly Jenkins
Best selling Romance Author, Beverly Jenkins will discuss her works and answer questions about writing and publishing.
Meet Author and Historian Tiya Miles
Thursday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.
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Renowned historian Tiya Miles will join us to share the true story that influenced her newly released non-fiction book All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake. The story of the rough cotton sack began in 1850’s South Carolina, when an enslaved woman named Rose, gave this sack to her daughter Ashley as a token of her love and hope for Ashley’s survival. Not long afterwards, nine-year-old Ashley was sold and separated from her mother. Many years later, Ashley’s granddaughter Ruth embroidered the sack as a way of summarizing the family’s history. Tiya Miles is currently a Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Harvard University.
Meet NY Times Best Selling Author Christina Baker Kline
Monday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.
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St. Mary’s County Library is thrilled to introduce Christina Baker Kline in a virtual author event! Christina Baker Kline is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including The Exiles (2020), A Piece of the World (2017), and Orphan Train (2013). She is published in 40 countries. Kline’s novels have been awarded the New England Prize for Fiction, the Maine Literary Award, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Award, among other honors. Her books have also been chosen by hundreds of communities, universities and schools as “One Book, One Read” selections. Born in England and raised in the American South and Maine, Kline lives in New York City and on Mount Desert Island in Maine, with her husband.
Meet Author Michelle Cameron
Monday, July 19, 7 p.m.
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St. Mary’s County Library is excited to introduce Michelle Cameron in a virtual author event! Michelle will discuss researching her most recent novel of historical fiction, Beyond the Ghetto Gates, including several unexpected discoveries that helped the plotline, her writing process, and some of the novel’s themes. A Q & A session will follow.
Miss an author event? We’ve recorded many of them, and they’re available to watch on our YouTube channel!