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First Monday Book Club

The First Monday Book Club is meets the first Monday of each month 10:30-11:30 am in the Fireplace Room adjacent to the Bistro.  Books available through Baltimore County Library, Book Mobile = 2nd Thursday of the month, Amazon, and sometimes from Broadmead's Library or Old/New Shop  For more information contact Elsa Collins.

First Monday Book Group Selections for 2024

May 6    Lessons in Chemistry - Gamus

June 3   House of Doors - Tan Twan Eng

July 1     Flee North - Scott Shane

Aug. 5    Eve - Cat Bohannon

Sept. 2   Eve - Cat Bohannon

Classics Book Club (the third Monday)

The Classics Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month 10:00 am in the Fireplace Room next to the Bistro.  All are welcome.  Contact John Mattingly at

Third Monday Classics Book Club

April 17: Mrs Warren’s Profession, G.B. Shaw

               Lady Windemere’s Fan, O. Wilde

May 22: Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev

June 19: Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy

July 17: Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

August 21: Beast in the Jungle, Henry James

                 The Aspern Papers, Henry James

September 18: Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud

October 16:  A Swim in the Pond in the Rain, George Saunders

Mystery Novel Group (the third Monday)

The Mystery Novel Group currently meets on the third Monday of the month in the Uplands Community Room at 1:00 pm.  Contact Craig Smith with questions or comments.

Third Monday Mystery Novel Group Selections

March 18: Reykjavik: a crime story by Ragnar Jonasson and Katrin Jakobsdottir

April 15: All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny

May 20: Three-Inch Teeth by CCC. J. Boc

June 17: The Hunter by Tana French

​Reading List Information

  Prior to 2016, the First Monday Book Group had an arrangement with the Baltimore County Library that  brought books  selected by various book groups on the Book Mobile each week.  The practice was stopped by the library in 2016.  Since then, the first Monday Book Group coordinator has  listed book titles 4-6 months in advance in order for readers to obtain books in time to read them.  (Go to the book clubs webpage).    


Readers can call the mobile library number 410-887-7586 or go online at to reserve books.  Readers can also visit Cockeysville Library to reserve, pick up books, or get information on how to receive books electronically. ( computer, ipad, amazon fire.)  Broadmead's library is another source of books.  Broadmead residents  have offered to share their own books.


As we have come out of COVID restrictions, titles have published titles months in advance so that readers have a chance to get the titles in time to read them. With the reorganization of the mystery readers, several titles have moved up on the schedule.  


With the separation of the mystery readers, readers are being asked to suggest  books for  June-Dec. 2023.  These do not need to be current, but could be books that someone is interested in discussing. 


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