Events

Curious Iguana hosts a variety of author events and book discussions, both in our store and at nearby locations. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but seating is limited. Please call 301.695.2500 or email info@curiousiguana.com if you have any questions.

  • 01
    01.October.Sunday

    02:00 PM-05:00 PM
    10/01/17
    Flying Dog Brewery
    4607 Wedgewood Boulevard, Frederick, MD, United States
    We're celebrating the conclusion of our Banned Books Search with Flying Dog Brewery and 1st Amendment Society friends!Join us at Flying Dog for an afternoon of beer, trivia, and prizes with other book finders and 1st Amendment fans. Banned book titles will be available for purchase at the event.Free and open to the public. RSVP in person at Curious Iguana or email info@curiousiguana.com.
  • 10
    10.October.Tuesday

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10/10/17
    Curious Iguana
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    Discuss thought-provoking reads over cup of tea (courtesy of the Iguana’s next-door neighbor, Voila!). Booksellers lead discussions at 11 am on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Curious Iguana (12 North Market Street in Downtown Frederick).Free; no registration required. Featured titles are discounted 20% four weeks prior to each session. Questions? Contact us at 301-695-2500 or info@curiousiguana.com. October 10: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sumil Yapa November 14: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • 10
    10.October.Tuesday

    07:00 PM-08:00 PM
    10/10/17
    C. Burr Artz Public Library - Community Room
    110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, United States
    Author William Armstrong will discuss his latest book, Maryland in World War I, with Q&A and book signing to follow. Free; no registration required. Books will be available for purchase at event. Presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries, this program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.About the book:The First World War was an unprecedented event, and some of its effects on the state of Maryland can be seen to this day. Maryland's civilian contributions included agricultural and industrial production, providing goods ranging from canned oysters to light artillery pieces. Wartime industrial requirements led to the creation of entire communities, including Dundalk. Maryland hosted a variety of military facilities, many of which are still active. The largest was Camp Meade, a virtual city, one of 16 new National Army training cantonments that sprang up in a matter of weeks in the summer of 1917. Other major facilities included the US Naval Academy, Fort McHenry, Naval Proving Ground Indian Head, and the new Aberdeen Proving Ground. The state's military contributions also included regional units of the National Guard and new National Army, which fought during the most deadly battle in American history, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.About the Author:William M. Armstrong is a military historian specializing in archival research and exhibit content development. He began studying Maryland's involvement in World War I while in college, having just returned from exploring the Meuse-Argonne battlefield in France. A graduate of Towson University, he grew up in the Annapolis area and lives in Frederick. 
  • 11
    11.October.Wednesday

    07:00 PM-08:00 PM
    10/11/17
    Curious Iguana
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    Looking to expand your literary horizons? Join Penguin Random House representatives Cheryl, Scott, and Stacey as they discuss their favorite books of Fall '17 and Winter '18, with a special focus on Read Broader 2018 titles. You'll learn about new and upcoming titles that focus on global voices, LGBTQ+ perspectives, international history, social justice, and around-the-world adventures. You'll also be the first to hear about exciting updates to our Read Broader 2018 initiative.Take 10% off all purchases at event, including pre-orders...and enjoy wine and the chance to win free books. Event is free, but space is limited.
  • 12
    12.October.Thursday

    07:00 PM-08:00 PM
    10/12/17
    Curious Iguana
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    New for 2017! Readers’ Workshop at Curious IguanaJoin us at the Iguana on the second Thursday of every month at 7 pm for our new Readers’ Workshop. Free; no registration required. Featured books are discounted 20% four weeks prior to each session.Ever struggle with describing exactly why you like or dislike a book? Perhaps you enjoyed the plot and the characters, but you can’t quite pinpoint the reason why you wouldn’t recommend it to others. Readers’ Workshop will help you read closer so you can recognize what makes fiction writing great—whether it’s beautifully crafted sentences, natural dialogue, or details you will never forget. Using Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer* as a reference guide, we will read a chapter of the guide as well as a work of fiction each month. Our discussions will focus on what we learned from that month’s chapter and how it relates to that month’s featured title. Join us as we slow down and pay close attention, which will make us all better readers.Leading Readers’ Workshop is Stephanie Yamkovenko, who has lived in downtown Frederick for the past eight years and is convinced that Frederick is a real-life Stars Hollow. She spends her free time reading, running, writing, and walking around downtown. Stephanie grew up in south Louisiana and currently works as a digital editor for a health care association. Read her blog (syciphers.wordpress.com), follow her on Twitter @s_yamkovenko, and see what she’s reading on Litsy @StephanieYSeptember 14: Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov **Topic: Chekhov (Chapter 10, Reading Like a Writer)October 12: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DiazTopic: Read Harder (Chapter 11, Reading Like a Writer)November 9: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi* Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer* is available to Readers’ Workshop participants for the reduced price of $10.** Specifically reading selected stories: A Boring Story (p 55-108); Gusev (p 109-122); The Black Monk (p 223-252); The Student (p 263-266); The Lady with the Little Dog (p 361-376); In the Ravine (p 421-436); The Bishop (p. 437-end) 

 

 

 

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