One Maryland One Book

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Kent County Public Library invites you to take part in One Maryland One Book, a program of Maryland Humanities designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book.

The 2022 One Maryland One Book selection, What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster, is a multigenerational saga featuring two North Carolina families. They collide in ways that neither is prepared for when Black students from the east side of the county are integrated into the predominantly white schools on the west side. Readers will follow these families over decades as they break apart and come back together.

This fall, please join us for book discussions and other programs that tie-in to the book and its themes.

How to Read
Join the Discussion

Join us for book discussions at each of KCPL's locations!

Chestertown Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 11 | 3pm | Chestertown Branch

Rock Hall Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 26 | 3pm | Rock Hall Branch

North County Book Discussion
Thursday, November 10 | 3pm | North County Branch

Beyond the Book

Go deeper into the themes explored in What's Mine and Yours with these programs!

Love Maps: Knowing Your Partner's Inner World
Saturday, October 1 | 1pm | Chestertown Branch
What's Mine and Yours features fraught relationships that explore the depth and complexities of love. "Love Maps" is an opportunity to explore your own relationships with significant others and learn ways to make them less fraught and more loving and supportive. Registration required.

Build A Self-Care Toolkit
Tuesday, November 15 | 11am | Chestertown Branch
The characters in What's Mine and Yours face challenges large and small. Join us to create a self-care toolkit that you can use on days when your life feels difficult. Registration requested. Walk-ins welcome, supplies permitting.

About One Maryland One Book

When we read a great book, we can't wait to share the experience and talk about it with others. That's one of the joys of reading.

In that spirit, Maryland Humanities created One Maryland One Book (OMOB) to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. We invite you to participate in book-centered discussions and related programs at public libraries, high schools, colleges, museums, bookstores, and community and senior centers around the state.

For more information, visit One Maryland One Book.