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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August
  • 05
    05.August.Saturday

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    08/05/17
    Urbana Regional Library
    9020 Amelung St, Frederick, MD 21704
    Author Minh Le reads Let Me Finish at this special storytime for the whole family! Presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries. Free event; book sales and signing to follow.Can't make it to Urbana Library? Join us in Downtown Frederick at 1 pm when Minh Le reads Let Me Finish at Curious Iguana. Details here.About the book:When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story. But ruin it they do. And, as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all...This silly, timeless picture book with a clever meta twist introduces debut author Minh Le's witty text and Isabel Roxas's eye-catching illustrations.
     
     
  • 05
    05.August.Saturday

    01:00 PM-01:30 PM
    08/05/17
    Curious Iguana
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    Bring the kids to meet author Minh Le as reads his popular children's book Let Me Finish at Curious Iguana on First Saturday. Book signing to follow story time. Books will be available for purchase at event.About the book:When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story. But ruin it they do. And, as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all...This silly, timeless picture book, recommended for ages 4 to 7, introduces debut author Minh Le's witty text and Isabel Roxas's eye-catching illustrations.
  • 08
    08.August.Tuesday

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    08/08/17
    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. August 8:  One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill BrysonSeptember 12: This Side of Providence by Rachel HarperOctober 10: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sumil Yapa November 14: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • 09
    09.August.Wednesday

    07:00 PM-08:00 PM
    08/09/17
    Curious Iguana
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    Meet mystery authors and Sisters in Crime members Sherry Harris and Shawn Reilly Simmons as they discuss their books and their love of mystery writing. Hear the stories behind their success, and get their recommendations on the latest must-read mysteries. Q&A, book signing, and a mystery prize giveaway will follow discussion. Free event; no registration required.About the authors:Sherry Harris uses her love of garage sales, her life as a military spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series. For more information, visit sherryharrisauthor.com. Shawn Reilly Simmons is the author of The Red Carpet Catering Mysteries featuring Penelope Sutherland, an on-set movie caterer. Find out more at shawnreillysimmons.com.
  • 10
    10.August.Thursday

    07:00 PM-08:00 PM
    08/10/17
    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 @StephanieY.August 10: Wise Blood by Flannery O’ConnorTopic: Gesture (Chapter 9, Reading Like a Writer)September 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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