Join us at Area 31 (31 East Patrick Street) to meet certified mindfulness and meditation instructor Cynthia Kane, whose newest book - Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist - introduces the Middle Path of Self-Communication. Cynthia outlines five mindful practices - Listen, Explore, Question, Release, and Balance - all of which are grounded in Buddhist principles. This book will show you how to: Identify your negative self-talk and explore the underlying self-judgments that produce it Release the judgments that are poisoning your self-communication Practice a system of balanced internal communication based on truth and compassion When we speak to ourselves negatively, we set a tone for our day and our interactions with others in the world. Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist can teach you how to turn off the enemy in your mind - and create a new relationship with yourself and the world around you - simply by noticing, investigating, and changing the words you use to speak to yourself. Free event; no registration required. Books will be available for purchase and signing at event. Presented in partnership with Frederick Meditation Center.Find out more »
Join us at C. Burr Artz Library’s Community Room, 110 East Patrick Street in Downtown Frederick, and meet children’s author Amy Hansen. Amy will share her newest book, Fire Bird: The Kirtland's Warbler Story. Enjoy a craft and learn about this unique bird and the importance of wildfires to its survival. Recommended for Kindergarten through Grade 5. Free event; no registration required. Books are available for purchase now at Curious Iguana and will also be available for purchase and signing at the event. Presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries.Find out more »
The New York Times bestselling authors of America's First Daughter return to C. Burr Artz Library Community Room, 110 East Patrick Street in Downtown Frederick, to discuss their latest work of historical fiction - My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. The authors used thousands of letters and original sources to tell the epic story of Eliza - a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Free event; no registration required. Books are available for purchase now at Curious Iguana and will also be available for purchase and signing at the event. Presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries.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.