With safety of our staff and patrons as our main priority, all upcoming programming (including summer reading) will be hosted virtually. We will still have many of the same programs you know and love and we very much look forward to connecting with you! Please visit our “Library Announcements” page for the latest information about our plans to reopen to the public.
Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Montgomery County Memorial Library System! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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VIRTUAL ADULT Evenin
All Locations
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 PM
Not sure what to read next? Let us pick the book for you! The Mitchell evening book club reads a mix of fiction and non-fiction selections and meet the 3rd Wednesday every month on GotoMeeting for a lively discussion of the current book. 
 
January's selection is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.
 
This program requires prior registration as it will utilize GoToMeeting.  Participants will be emailed a link to attend on the day of the program. Questions? Email Jeni at jennifer.giele@countylibrary.org.
 
 *All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice
Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT Nonfic
All Locations
Thursday, Jan. 21, 1:30 pm
The Nonfiction Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm. We read a wide variety of nonfiction, including history, biography and memoir, social issues, science, travel, culture, and humor.  Grab a cup of tea or cocoa and settle in for a fascinating discussion.  Our January book is Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep. It's the story that Harper Lee wanted to write and the story of why she couldn't.

This program requires prior registration as it will utilize GoToMeeting.  Participants will be emailed a link prior to the meeting.  For more information or to register through the librarian, please contact: Jackie Greene, Reference Librarian @ 936.442.7728, ext. 6314 or at jgreene@countylibrary.org Sponsored by Mitchell Library.
All Locations
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 12:00pm

Join us for a virtual book club discussion!

The month of January in Reader’s Choice! Come prepared to give a short synopsis of one or two books you have read recently that you really enjoyed. We will each have a few minutes to share our books, and I will compile a list of everyone’s suggestions and e-mail them to you after the meeting, so we can all curate a nice big TBR list.

Please e-mail robyn.rosencutter@countylibrary.org with any questions.

*This program requires prior registration as it will utilize Go To Meeting. Participants will be emailed a link for the program prior to the day of the program.


*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice

VIRTUAL ADULT - Expr
All Locations
Friday, Jan. 29
Express Your Shelf is an MCMLS online book club, hosted through Facebook. Find us here-->https://bit.ly/MCMLS-ExpressYourShelfBookClub

Step 1. READ the book.
Step 2. POST a comment (or 5).
Step 3. REPEAT each month!

For the month of January, we will be reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. Discussion begins January 1 and continues all month long!

*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice

 
VIRTUAL ADULT - Mitc
All Locations
Thursday, Feb. 4
Pull up a computer chair, flex your keyboard fingers, and join the Mitchell Fiction Book Club for a lively virtual discussion on Goodreads! http://bit.ly/Mitchell-FictionBookClub

For the month of February, we will be reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Discussion begins on February 1 and continues all month long.

Questions? Email Molly at molly.bullard@countylibrary.org.

*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice
. Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT:  Gums
All Locations
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Please join us for the Gumshoe Mystery Book Club virtual meet-up. This book club will be held at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please choose which session you would like to attend when you register.

Registration for this virtual book club will begin Wednesday, January 13th at 10:00 a.m. Space is limited for each session and registration is required. Please register by calling 936-442-7727 ext. 6371.

The featured book for February is Lock Every Door by Riley Sager.

Three free copies of the upcoming book club selection will be raffled off during each book club session. There will also be a chance to register and receive a free copy starting at 10:00 a.m. on the day of registration. Sponsored by South Montgomery Friends of the Library.
All Locations
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 12:00pm

Join us for a virtual book club discussion!

For the month of February, we will be reading When We Were Vikings by Andrew MacDonald.

 Synopsis:
A young woman with cognitive disabilities finds inspiration in Viking legends and prepares herself to become a hero when her brother gets involved with drug dealers. Zelda knows she's different than most people she meets, and she understands that difference is because of something called fetal alcohol syndrome. She has seen the unkind glances and heard the muttered slurs, but really, she just wants what any 21-year-old wants: love, acceptance, and some degree of independence to make decisions about her life. Also? A really good sword would be useful. Zelda is obsessed with Vikings--their legends, their fierce loyalty, their courage in the face of danger.

Please e-mail robyn.rosencutter@countylibrary.org to register or if you have any questions.

*This program requires prior registration as it will utilize Go To Meeting. Participants will be emailed a link for the program prior to the day of the program.


*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice

VIRTUAL ADULT:  Culi
All Locations
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2:00 p.m.
Hello Cooking Enthusiasts,

The Culinary Book Club is a great place to share your thoughts and ideas that celebrate your love of cooking and food. This book club focuses on sharing the process and technique of your selected recipe(s) from the featured book and tips for cooking the dish to share with the group. We will also discuss and share topics related to cooking and trivia. During the discussion, group members will be encouraged to share their experiences of trying similar foods or traditions. 
 
The featured selection for February is Easy Chinese Cooking by Bee Yinn Low. Registration begins Thursday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m.

Adults 18+, please join us for a virtual meet-up at 2:00 p.m. for an engaging culinary discussion and trivia.
Registration is limited. Please register in advance for the upcoming cookbook discussion to receive an invitation through GotoMeeting to participate, along with a list of the guidelines for the book club.

Call (936) 442-7727 ext. 6371 for more information about this book club or if you are interested in inquiring about how to register for this book club that meets every other month.

Limited free copies of the upcoming book club selection will be raffled off during the book club meeting. Registered participants that attend are eligible for a chance to win one of these free copies. There will also be a chance to register and receive a free copy starting at 10:00 AM the day after book club takes place. 
  Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT Evenin
All Locations
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 PM
Not sure what to read next? Let us pick the book for you! The Mitchell evening book club reads a mix of fiction and non-fiction selections and meet the 3rd Wednesday every month on GotoMeeting for a lively discussion of the current book. 
 
February's selection is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
 
This program requires prior registration as it will utilize GoToMeeting.  Participants will be emailed a link to attend on the day of the program. Questions? Email Jeni at jennifer.giele@countylibrary.org.
 
 *All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice
Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT Nonfic
All Locations
Thursday, Feb. 18, 1:30 pm
The Nonfiction Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday of the month @ 1:30 pm. We read a wide variety of nonfiction, including history, biography and memoir, social issues, science, travel, culture, and humor.  Grab a cup of tea or cocoa and settle in for a fascinating discussion with like-minded nonfiction book lovers. Our February book is Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker. This book is the story of a shattered American Dream as a family with twelve children have six boys diagnosed with schizophrenia, leading scientists in a quest to uncover the true nature of a mystifying disease.

This program requires prior registration as it will utilize GoToMeeting. Participants will be emailed a link prior to the meeting. For more information or to register through the librarian, please contact: Jackie Greene, Reference Librarian @ 936.442.7728, ext. 6314 or jgreene@countylibrary.org Sponsored by Mitchell Library.
Virtual Adult South
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Please join us for Fiction Book Club virtual meet-up.  This book club will be held at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Please choose which session you would like to attend when you register. You can register by calling 936-442-7727 ext. 6369.

Registration for Virtual Book Club will begin Thursday December 17th at 10:00 am. Space is limited for each session and registration is required.

The featured book for December will be One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.

Three free copies of the upcoming book club selection will be raffled off during each book club meeting. There will also be a chance to register and receive a free copy starting at 10:00 am the day of registration.

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library

*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice.*
All Locations
Thursday, Feb. 25, 4:30PM

At each meeting of the Preteen Book Club, preteens aged 9 through 12 years discuss the month’s book with each other and a Children's staff member. Preteens should have all or most of the month’s book read before attending book club.

This program requires prior registration as it will utilize GoToMeeting.  Participants will be emailed a link to attend on the day of the program. 
Sign up by visiting or calling the South Regional Library Children's Desk (936-442-7727 ext 6363). The first 5 preteens to sign up receive a free copy of that month’s book (one book per family). Signup opens on the following dates:

  • January 14th book club - sign up begins November 19th
  • February 25th book club - sign up begins January 15th
  • April 8th book club - sign up begins February 26th
  • May 20th book club - sign up begins April 9th

*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice.

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT - Expr
All Locations
Friday, Feb. 26
Express Your Shelf is an MCMLS online book club, hosted through Facebook. Find us here-->https://bit.ly/MCMLS-ExpressYourShelfBookClub

Step 1. READ the book.
Step 2. POST a comment (or 5).
Step 3. REPEAT each month!

For the month of February, we will be reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Discussion begins February 1 and continues all month long!

*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice

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VIRTUAL ADULT - Mitc
All Locations
Thursday, Mar. 4
Pull up a computer chair, flex your keyboard fingers, and join the Mitchell Fiction Book Club for a lively virtual discussion on Goodreads! http://bit.ly/Mitchell-FictionBookClub

For the month of March, we will be reading A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende. Discussion begins on March 1 and continues all month long.

Questions? Email Molly at molly.bullard@countylibrary.org.

*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice
. Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT Evenin
All Locations
Wednesday, Mar. 17, 6:30 PM
Not sure what to read next? Let us pick the book for you! The Mitchell evening book club reads a mix of fiction and non-fiction selections and meet the 3rd Wednesday every month on GotoMeeting for a lively discussion of the current book. 
 
March's selection is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
 
This program requires prior registration as it will utilize GoToMeeting.  Participants will be emailed a link to attend on the day of the program. Questions? Email Jeni at jennifer.giele@countylibrary.org.
 
 *All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice
Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT Nonfic
All Locations
Thursday, Mar. 18, 1:30 pm
The Nonfiction Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday of the month @ 1:30 pm.  We read a wide variety of nonfiction, including history, biography and memoir, social issues, science, travel, culture, and humor.  Grab a cup of tea or cocoa and settle in for a fascinating discussion. Our March book is Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition by Buddy Levy, an incredible story of one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration.

This program requires prior registration as it will utilize GoToMeeting. Participants will be emailed a link prior to the meeting. For more information or to register through the librarian, please contact: Jackie Greene, Reference Librarian, @ 936.442.7728, ext. 6314 or jgreene@countylibrary.org Sponsored by Mitchell Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT - Mitc
All Locations
Thursday, Apr. 1
Pull up a computer chair, flex your keyboard fingers, and join the Mitchell Fiction Book Club for a lively virtual discussion on Goodreads! http://bit.ly/Mitchell-FictionBookClub

For the month of April, we will be readiing The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner. Discussion begins on April 1 and continues all month long.

Questions? Email Molly at molly.bullard@countylibrary.org.

*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice
. Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
All Locations
Thursday, Apr. 8, 4:30PM

At each meeting of the Preteen Book Club, preteens aged 9 through 12 years discuss the month’s book with each other and a Children's staff member. Preteens should have all or most of the month’s book read before attending book club.

This program requires prior registration as it will utilize GoToMeeting.  Participants will be emailed a link to attend on the day of the program. 
Sign up by visiting or calling the South Regional Library Children's Desk (936-442-7727 ext 6363). The first 5 preteens to sign up receive a free copy of that month’s book (one book per family). Signup opens on the following dates:

  • January 14th book club - sign up begins November 19th
  • February 25th book club - sign up begins January 15th
  • April 8th book club - sign up begins February 26th
  • May 20th book club - sign up begins April 9th

*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice.

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT Nonfic
All Locations
Thursday, Apr. 15, 1:30 pm
The Nonfiction Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday of the month @ 1:30 pm. We read a wide variety of nonfiction, including history, biography and memoir, social issues, science, travel, culture, and humor. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and settle in for a fascinating discussion. Our April book is Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb.

This program requires prior registration as it will utilize GoToMeeting. Participants will be emailed a link prior to the meeting. For more information or to register through the librarian, please contact: Jackie Greene, Reference Librarian, @ 936.442.7728, ext. 6314 or jgreene@countylibrary.org
  Sponsored by Mitchell Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT:  Culi
All Locations
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2:00 p.m.
Hello Cooking Enthusiasts,

The Culinary Book Club is a great place to share your thoughts and ideas that celebrate your love of cooking and food. This book club focuses on sharing the process and technique of your selected recipe(s) from the featured book and tips for cooking the dish to share with the group. We will also discuss and share topics related to cooking and trivia. During the discussion, group members will be encouraged to share their experiences of trying similar foods or traditions. 
 
The featured selection for April is Quintessential Filipino Cooking by Liza Agbanlog. Registration begins Thursday, February 18th at 10:00 a.m.

Adults 18+, please join us for a virtual meet-up at 2:00 p.m. for an engaging culinary discussion and trivia.
Registration is limited. Please register in advance for the upcoming cookbook discussion to receive an invitation through GotoMeeting to participate, along with a list of the guidelines for the book club.

Call (936) 442-7727 ext. 6371 for more information about this book club or if you are interested in inquiring about how to register for this book club that meets every other month.

Limited free copies of the upcoming book club selection will be raffled off during the book club meeting. Registered participants that attend are eligible for a chance to win one of these free copies. There will also be a chance to register and receive a free copy starting at 10:00 AM the day after book club takes place.  Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
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