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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All Locations
Wednesday, May 19, 12:00pm

Join us for a virtual book club discussion!

For the month of May, we will be reading Miss Benson’s Beetle   by Rachel Joyce.

 Synopsis:
It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson--a sensible schoolmarm and lonely spinster--is just trying to get through life. But one day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and her tidy, circumscribed life, to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of an insect that may or may not exist: the golden beetle of New Caledonia, Margery's childhood obsession ever since her father gave her a book on cryptozoology right before he killed himself. The assistant Margery hires to accompany her, Enid Pretty, in her pink hat and pompom sandals, is not the companion she had in mind. But together they will find themselves drawn into an adventure that exceeds all expectations: a cross-ocean voyage to a remote island covered with dense jungle--the last place two proper British ladies would expect to find themselves. They must risk everything and break all the rules, but at the top of a mountain deep in the South Pacific they will discover their best selves. This is a charming, uplifting story about the power of belief in all its forms; it is an intoxicating adventure that explores what it means to be a woman; and it is a tender exploration of the transformative power of friendship.


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

 

*We have several free copies of this book available if you will be participating in the meeting. You may pick one up at the R. B. Tullis Library reference desk. First come, first serve.

*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 Evenin
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Wednesday, May 19, 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. 
 
May's selection is Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano.
 
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, May 20, 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 May book is A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies, and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment by John Preston.

This program requires you to utilize 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, extt. 6314; or jgreene@countylibrary.org

* All MCMLS programs are virutal until further notice. Sponsored by Mitchell Library.
All Locations
Thursday, May 20, 1:30 pm

Book club is going virtual! Join us for a mixture of popular fiction and nonfiction titles. This month's book is The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. 
This program requires prior registration as it will use GoToMeeting. Participants will be emailed a link to attend on the day before the program.
*All MCMLS programs are virtual until further notice*

All Locations
Thursday, May 20, 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.
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Friday, May 28

Do you have a neglected stack of cookbooks, or do you love cookbooks and can’t get enough? Try joining our Cookbook Club, where you can share and hear other’s opinions and experiences!

Each month, we pick a theme, and you’ll pick your own cookbook to go through a review (and maybe try a recipe from!). We’ll post threads on the @MCMLScookbclub Facebook page, where you comment on throughout the month. Then, next month, we start with a new theme!

Because of Memorial Day, May 28th is the last day before we move to June's topic! 

The web site address is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mcmlscookclub




*All MCMLS Programs Are Virtual Until Further Notice.*

Sponsored by Malcolm Purvis Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT - Mitc
All Locations
Thursday, Jun. 3
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 June, we will be reading The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by Victoria Schwab. Discussion begins on June 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, Jun. 8, 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Please join us virtually at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. for lively discussion and trivia. 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 June is The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda. 

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 County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT - Book
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Wednesday, Jun. 16, 12:00pm

Join us for a virtual book club discussion!

For the month of June, we will be reading How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

 Synopsis:

A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it's never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker. Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and wants to find a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. When she sees a documentary about penguins being studied in Antarctica, she tells the scientists she's coming to visit-and won't take no for an answer. Shortly after arriving, she convinces the reluctant team to rescue an orphaned baby penguin. He becomes part of life at the base, and Veronica's closed heart starts to open. Her grandson, Patrick, follows Veronica to Antarctica to make one last attempt to get to know his grandmother. Together, Veronica, Patrick, and even the scientists learn what family, love, and connection are all about.

 


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, Jun. 16, 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 June is American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-Loved Cakes by Anne Byrn. Registration begins Thursday, April 22nd 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 Regional Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT Evenin
All Locations
Wednesday, Jun. 16, 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. 
 
June's selection is Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce. 
 
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, Jun. 17, 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 June book is In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine by Rachel Lance.

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 @ 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, Jun. 22, 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 June is Sold On A Monday by Kristina McMorris. 

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 County Friends of the Library.
VIRTUAL ADULT - Mitc
All Locations
Thursday, Jul. 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 July, we will be reading The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline. Discussion begins on July 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, Jul. 14, 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. 
 
July's selection is Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris. 

*July's meeting will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month.*

 
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, Jul. 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, social issues, science, travel, culture, and humor. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and settle in for a fascinating discussion! Our July book is Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick.

This program requires a link to GoToMeeting. Participants will be emailed the link prior to the meeting. For 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:  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.
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