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Readers' Café   Tags: book_discussions, books, library_programs, reading  

A Virtual Meeting Place for Books and Readers
Last Updated: Dec 5, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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One Maryland One Book

The Distance Between Us Book Jacket

One Maryland One Book: The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande


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Learn to Download e-Books

autumn ebook

Autumn is here and it's the perfect time to curl up with a great book. The crisp days and cool evenings are just right for reading and reflection, made easier by being able to download e-books right at home. You've done a lot of light reading during the summer; now try out books of a more literary bent. The Classics are available in both print and e-book format - try some titles for the first time or re-read your favorites!  


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Library Resources for Book Lovers

Book Discussions at Your Library

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Online Book Clubs

Every weekday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday we start a new book.  You choose the categories of reading you prefer:   Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen, Business, Romance, Good News, Science Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Audio, Pre-publication, Classics.

Sign up and start reading.

MCPL's Research Databases about Books and Literature for Students and Book Lovers

See these research tools.

Downloadable E-Books and Audiobooks from MCPL's E-Library

Go to the E-Library.


Literary Games

book coverCan you identify the sources of these literary quotes in 5 minutes?  Play the game!


book coverYou'll have six minutes to name the titles based on the cover illustration.   Play the game!


An Evening with David Baldacci

Everyone was excited to meet David Baldacci at Gaithersburg on December 2!  Thank you to our event partners the Gaithersburg Book Festival and Politics and Prose.

Missed the event?  Catch up below!


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