Oct 2017

  • Oct21
    Kent County Public Library–Chestertown Branch, Chestertown MD
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    In Purple Hibiscus, Kambili is struck by the way Aunty Ifeoma and her children laugh "so easily, so often". Add laughter to your life by joining Denny Doyle as she explores how laughter can lift your spirits, boost your well-being, and change your perspective. Learn a little about the science of laughter and be prepared to [...]
  • Oct21
    Meet outside the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch, Baltimore MD
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore's literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore's successful 19th century merchants and industrialists. Learn how a neighborhood of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspaperman, philanthropists and social reformers offered rich opportunities to discuss and debate ideas and open new literary avenues. [...]
  • Oct21
    Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown, Salisbury MD
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    The Way We Worked opens at its fifth and final stop on the statewide tour at Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown, on view from September 15 through November 3, 2017. The Way We Worked is a Smithsonian traveling exhibition that explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected [...]
  • Oct23
    Kent County Public Library–Rock Hall Branch, Rock Hall MD
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Bring a friend and join your neighbors for this community discussion of the 2017 One Maryland One Book selection, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • Oct23
    Frederick County Public Libraries-Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont MD
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Watch and discuss "Danger of a Single Story," the TED Talk by Purple Hibiscus author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the leading African author of a generation.
  • Oct24
    Worcester County Library–Ocean Pines Branch, Berlin MD
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Feminism is a strong theme in this year's OMOB selection, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Dr. James King of Salisbury University will explore the challenges presented by West African culture. In what ways do vestiges of male patriarchal dominance persist in the culture and life of West Africans living in the 21st century? How do [...]
  • Oct24
    Charles County Public Library–P.D. Brown Memorial Branch, Waldorf MD
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Writers of Color Book Club is a book discussion group centered on books written by African and African-American authors. The group explores a variety of genres, contemporary and classic titles, with candor and objectivity. This month we will be reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • Oct24
    Loyola University Maryland, McGuire Hall East, Baltimore MD
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    ADMISSION IS FREE The Baltimore Sun’s recent series, “Dismissed,” highlighted one of Baltimore’s most pressing issues: housing. In a city where a majority of residents are renters, affordable living is hard to find. For the poorest in the city, the situation is even worse. What are the Solutions? Join us for a discussion on ways [...]
  • Oct24
    Anne Arundel County Public Library–Mountain Road Community Library, Pasadena MD
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Please join us for a book club discussion regarding the 2017 One Maryland One Book selection: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Oct24
    Prince George’s County Memorial Library System-Laurel Branch Library, Laurel MD
    7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join the Friends of the Laurel Library for a young adult book discussion of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's thought-provoking novel Purple Hibiscus, the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
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