Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Do you ever have trouble finding someone to discuss your favorite book with? Are your friends and family members tired of hearing you suggest your current favorite book to everyone you meet? Do you just have trouble finding other readers who are as excited to talk books as you are?

Full disclosure: I tend to do this, when I have a new favorite book. My husband is getting really tired of hearing me recommend Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the Lunar Chronicles to everyone I meet—even downloading the audiobook of The Lightning Thief to his phone. (But… if you like fantasy, you really should give them a try. Watch this YouTube video of one of our teen librarians recommending Cinder.)

At MCPL, we completely understand these experiences. That’s why we’re hosting Meetup—Readup—Speakup, a special event for book lovers in their 20s and 30s. The event, which will be held at Rockville Memorial Library, starts at 7 PM on Saturday, July 18. At this event, you can meet other readers who love the same genres, exchange book recommendations and favorite authors, and discuss and debate every plot discrepancy between the Song of Ice and Fire books and the Game of Thrones TV show. (Hey, anyone want to guess when the next book will finally come out?) With luck, you’ll come away with a list of great “next reads”—and maybe a few new people to exchange book recommendations with!

chair with books
Expand your to-read list
by attending our event!
This event is completely free, and no registration is required. Coffee and snacks will be served. The event runs from 7-8:30 PM. Rockville Memorial Library, which is located in the Rockville Town Square, has extended Friday and Saturday hours from 9 AM to 9 PM all summer long. Check our website for more great events, or just stop by for a book or quiet spot to read.

To request sign language interpretation or other deaf/hard of hearing services for this or other library-sponsored programs, email, preferably at least three business days before the event. To request other accommodations for this program, or for more program information, contact the Rockville Memorial Library Information Desk at 240-777-0140.


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