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!
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 - Expr
All Locations
Friday, Aug. 6

It’s ExpressYourShelf Friday!

August weather is only good for one thing - beach day! So find your floppy hat and sunglasses, grab a cold drink, and come gossip about your favorite beach reads.

Share your shelf!


Find us here--> bit.ly/MCMLS-ExpressYourShelfBookClub


*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice
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VIRTUAL ADULT:  Gums
All Locations
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Please join us virtually at 11:00 a.m.or 2:00 p.m. for a virtual book discussion. Space is limited and registration is required. If you have any questions or would like to register please call 936-442-7727 ext. 6371.

The featured book for August is The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne. 

Free copies of the upcoming book club selection will be raffled off during the book club meeting. There will also be a chance to register and receive a free copy starting at 10:00 a.m. the day of registration. Sponsored by South Montgomery Friends of the Library.
Virtual Adult: Novel
All Locations
Thursday, Aug. 12, 6:00 p.m.
Discover new authors that expand your reading repertoire while enjoying both fiction and nonfiction titles. Join us virtually every second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. as we meet to discuss our thoughts and impressions. Come and make new friends and share your ideas! 

August's book is In Five Years by Rebecca Serle. 

Summary: Serle's bewitching story of love and friendship (after The Dinner List) centers on a young woman who plans her life down to the minute until fate gets in the way. At 28, Dannie Kohan lives happily with her boyfriend, David, in a Manhattan apartment and is poised to land her dream job as a lawyer at a top firm. Dannie expects to get married by the time she's 30; right on track, David proposes, giving Dannie a ring picked out by her best friend Bella. After accepting the proposal, Dannie slips into a deep sleep and dreams of an alternate future, where everything is off-kilter. In her dream, it's the year 2025 and she lives with a man named Aaron Gregory. Upon waking, Dannie begins to second-guess her regimented course, and as the years pass, she puts off the marriage. On a rainy day in June 2025, she meets up with Bella, now a successful art dealer, and is stunned to find her accompanied by Aaron, the man from her dream. She senses a mutual recognition, and, after Bella receives devastating news, Dannie and Aaron grow closer. While the plot hinges on well-worn tropes, the deadpan prose highlights the author's keen sense of irony. Serle's whimsical tale is book club catnip. 
VIRTUAL ADULT - Expr
All Locations
Monday, Aug. 16
Express Your Shelf is an MCMLS online book club, hosted through Facebook.

Find us here--> 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 August, we will be reading Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson. Discussion begins August 1 and continues all month long!

*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice
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VIRTUAL ADULT:  Culi
All Locations
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 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 August is The Pioneer Woman Cooks:  The New Fronteer Ree Drummond. Registration begins Thursday, June 17th at 10:00 a.m.

Registration Information: 

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, Aug. 18, 6:30PM - 7:30PM
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. 
 
August's selection is How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior. 
 
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
VIRTUAL ADULT Nonfic
All Locations
Thursday, Aug. 19, 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 memoirs, social issues, science, travel, culture, and humor. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and settle in for a fascinating discussion! Our August book is Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs. Fathoms is a prismatic meditation on the astounding lives of whales, revealing what they can teach us about ourselves, our planet, and our relationships to other species.

The program requires a link to GoToMeeting. Participants will be emailed the link prior to the meeting.  For more information on joining in on the discussion, contact Jackie Greene, Reference Librarian @ 936.442.7728, ext. 6314; or at jgreene@countylibrary.org

*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice. Sponsored by Mitchell Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT: South
All Locations
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Please join us virtually at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. for book discussion. Space is limited and registration is required. If you have any questions or would like to register please call 936-442-7727 ext. 6369.

The featured book for August is The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey. 

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

*MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
MITCHELL ADULT: Fict
Thursday, Sep. 2, 2:00 PM

Are you ready for a good story? Our September selection is The Awakening by Kate Chopin. This novel, set in late nineteenth century Louisiana features themes of self-discovery and liberation. It "shows the transformation of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother, who - with tragic consequences -refuses to be caged by married and domestic life, and claims for herself moral and erotic freedom". 

Fortunately, we will be returning to in-person meetings in September and we are very much looking forward to seeing you all in the first floor community room 102 on Thursday, Sept. 2 @ 2pm. In case you can't make it, don't worry, we're going to keep posting content to our Goodreads group on the first of the month so our long distance members can still participate. If you have any questions, comments, concerns or you just want to chat, you can always e-mail us or call @ (936)-442-7728 (ext. 6313).

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
MITCHELL - Adult Eve
Wednesday, Sep. 15, 6:30PM - 7:30PM
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 meets the 3rd Wednesday every month for a lively discussion of the current book. We meet from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Registration is Required and will open on 8/19/21 after the August meeting. Ages 18 and up. Questions? Email Jeni at jennifer.giele@countylibrary.org.
 
September's selection is The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. 
 

 
Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT Nonfic
All Locations
Thursday, Sep. 16, 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, social issues, science, travel, culture, and humor. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and settle in for a fascinating discussion! Our September book is The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold. By drawing on a wealth of formerly unseen archival material and adding full historical context to the victims' lives, the author finally sets the record straight, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Queen Victoria, but of poverty, homelessness, and rampant misogyny.

This program requires a link to GoToMeeting. Participants will be emailed the link prior to the meeting. For more information on joining in on the discussion, contact Jackie Greene, Reference Librarian, at 936.442.7728, ext. 6314; or at jgreene@countylibrary.org

* All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice. Sponsored by Mitchell Library.
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