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.

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November
Thu Nov 0 2

YA Book Buzz

C. Burr Artz Public Library - Community Room
110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, United States
Join us for YA BOOK BUZZ NIGHT, presented by Curious Iguana and Frederick County Public Libraries, in the C. Burr Artz Public Library Community Room.Penguin Random House representatives will discuss recent and upcoming Young Adult (YA) books that you're sure to love. Get the scoop on new releases including titles you'll want to give (and get!) for the holidays. Enter to win great prizes, too!Don't miss this informative, free, and FUN event for teens and older. A limited selection of books will be available for purchase at the event. For more information, contact Curious Iguana at info@curiousiguana.com, 301-695-2500.
C. Burr Artz Public Library - Community Room
110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, United States
Tony Hirashiki will discuss his new book, On the Frontlines of the Television War, and the way television grew to cover the Vietnam War. Hirashiki will be joined by photojournalist Don North and editor Terry Irving. Q&A and book signing to follow.Event is presented in partnership with Fredrick County Public Libraries. Event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Thu Nov 0 9

Readers' Workshop

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) 
Tue Nov 1 4

Tuesdays with Tea

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.November 14: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Tue Nov 1 4

Supper & Stories

Nido's Restaurant
111 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, United States
We’re saving a seat at the table for you!Join us on the second Tuesday of every other month at 7 pm for Supper & Stories at Nido’s Italian restaurant in Downtown Frederick. For $40* per person, you receive a paperback copy of the featured title and a delicious meal, served family-style and flavored with engaging conversation about the book.Now in its second year, Supper & Stories is “going places” in 2017, with fabulous reads that will transport you from 20th-century Turkey to war-ravaged Liberia, a North Carolina plantation, present-day New York City, and a retirement home in Los Angeles. Get to know your world, and get to know your neighbors, at these unique gatherings, sponsored by Nido’s and Curious Iguana.November 14: Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent*Price includes meal, beverage, gratuity, and copy of book. Fee is non-refundable, and space is limited. Register in person at Nido’s, 111 East Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick, or online, then bring receipt to Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street, to pick up your book. Questions? Call Nido’s at 301-624-1052 or Curious Iguana at 301-695-2500.
Curious Iguana
12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
'Tis the season for giving, and there's no better gift than a book (or at least that's what we think). Join our children's book buyer, Kari Kelly, as she shares gift book recommendations for ages 10 and younger. Get advice on the best books for beginning, reluctant, and voracious readers, as well as titles that address special topics and themes. Enjoy wine, prizes, and plenty of time for Q&A. Adults only, please. Free event, no registration required.
Sat Nov 2 5

Indies First

Curious Iguana
12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
Join this nationwide celebration of independent bookstores, held each year on Small Business Saturday. Kick off your holiday book-buying by shopping first at your local indie!
Curious Iguana
12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
New in 2017!Join us on the last Tuesday of every month to explore these nonfiction titles:November 28: I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong (PB releases 8/15)Featured titles are discounted 20% four weeks prior to each session. Questions? Contact us at 301-695-2500 or info@curiousiguana.com.

 

 

 

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