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Join us for the launch party of Heartseeker written by Curious Iguana bookseller Melinda Beatty! This is an exclusive event for those who purchase the Heartseeker Pre-order Bundle. Pre-order your Heartseeker bundle now! For $20 plus tax, you can attend our exclusive launch party on Friday, June 1, where you’ll receive your signed copy of Heartseeker (five days before the official release date!) and a limited edition enamel pin* designed by the author. Curious Iguana will close at 5 pm on June 1 to prepare for this very special event. Can’t join us for the launch party? Go ahead and pre-order your copy and we’ll ship it to you at no additional cost. About Heartseeker A vibrant fantasy-adventure debut about a girl who can see lies. You're a Fallow of the Orchard. You're as tough as a green apple in summer . . . Only Fallow was just six harvests old when she realized that not everyone sees lies. For Only, seeing lies is as beautiful as looking through a kaleidoscope, but telling them is as painful as gnawing on cut glass. Only's family warns her to keep her cunning hidden, but secrets are seldom content to stay secret. When word of Only's ability makes its way to the King, she's plucked from her home at the orchard and brought to the castle at Bellskeep. There she learns that the kingdom is plagued by traitors, and that her task is to help the King distinguish between friend and foe. But…Find out more »
Join us at Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, 15 East Patrick Street in Downtown Frederick, as we celebrate the launch of Mary Cay Ricci’s new book, Nothing You Can’t Do! The Secret Power of Growth Mindsets, an interactive and engaging book for third graders and up. Meet Mary Cay and her special guest, Bill Ritchie, president and co-founder of ThinkFun® games, who will share his own growth mindsets story. Mary Cay and Bill will introduce some of their favorite ThinkFun products and show how play and a growth mindset go hand in hand. Free; reservations appreciated but not required. Copies of Nothing You Can’t Do will be available for purchase and signing at the event, and you’ll also have a chance to test-play and purchase ThinkFun games. Presented in partnership with Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts. About Nothing You Can’t Do! Unlock the secrets and clues to success in school, sports, afterschool activities, life, and so much more with the tips in Nothing You Can't Do!: The Secret Power of Mindsets. Learn how to develop a growth mindset (where you look at life through a more optimistic lens) and how to handle mistakes in a positive way – plus find all the possibilities in yourself, even those you didn't know were there. With the power of a changed mindset, there's nothing you can't do! About the author: Mary Cay Ricci is an education consultant and speaker. She was previously the coordinator of gifted and talented education for Baltimore County Public…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.