Join us at Curious Iguana to welcome author Seamus McGraw back to Frederick to speak about his latest book, A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis. As a changing climate threatens the whole country with deeper droughts and more furious floods that put ever more people and property at risk, Texas has become a bellwether state for water debates. Will there be enough water for everyone? Is there the will to take the steps necessary to defend ourselves against the sea? Is it in the nature of Americans to adapt to nature in flux? The most comprehensive - and comprehensible - book on contemporary water issues, A Thirsty Land delves deep into the challenges faced not just by Texas but by the nation as a whole, as we struggle to find a way to balance the changing forces of nature with our own ever-expanding needs. Part history, part science, part adventure story, and part travelogue, this book puts a human face on the struggle to master that most precious and capricious of resources, water. Seamus McGraw goes to the taproots, talking to farmers, ranchers, businesspeople, and citizen activists, as well as to politicians and government employees. Their stories provide chilling evidence that Texas - and indeed the nation - is not ready for the next devastating drought, the next catastrophic flood. Ultimately, however, A Thirsty Land delivers hope. This deep dive into one of the most vexing challenges facing Texas and the nation offers glimpses of the…Find out more »
Join us at Area 31 (31 East Patrick Street) when author Andrew Shaffer shares his newest book Hope Never Dies – a mystery thriller that reunites Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama for a political mashup full of suspense, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud bromance. Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, "Amtrak Joe" re-teams with the only man he's ever fully trusted - the 44th president of the United States. Together they'll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America's opioid epidemic. Part noir thriller and part bromance novel, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fiction - and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs. Free event; no registration required. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.Find out more »
Join us in Urbana Regional Library’s Community Room, 9020 Amelung Street in Urbana, for this very special event with Minh Le, author of Drawn Together and Let Me Finish, two beautiful picture books for children ages 4 and up. Free event; no registration required. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries. Note: Can’t make it to this event? Meet Minh Le at 2 pm on August 4 at Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, 15 East Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick!Find out more »
Join us for monthly book discussions, led by Curious Iguana booksellers and community members. Unless otherwise noted, book clubs meet at Curious Iguana and there is no charge to participate, no registration is required, and featured titles are discounted 20% at least four weeks prior to each discussion.
Discuss literary fiction and non-fiction, along with tea from Voila! Meets monthly on second Tuesday at 11 am.
Explore literary fiction by international authors. Meets monthly on last Wednesday at 7 pm.
Travel through the universe of best-selling young adult LGBTQ+ fiction. Meets monthly on third Monday at 7 pm.
Choose from advance copies of titles not yet available to the public. Select a free book to read, then join us the following month to share your feedback. Meets monthly at Noon on third Thursday.