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Third Tuesday evenings in 2024 just got better! Come join Olney Theatre Artistic Department staff to discuss books related to our upcoming shows March - June 2024. 

It's as easy as reading the book and signing up to join the discussion. Books and discussion dates are listed below. 

 

2023-24 Community Events
Part of the 2023-24 Community Events

Islander: A New Musical

  • Islander

    The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

    Discussion Date: April 16th, 2024 at 6:00 pm
    Location: Omi's Pavilion

    RSVP to attend the discussion. 
    Bring a snack to share. Beverages will be provided.

     

Long Way Down

  • Long Way Down

    Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

    Discussion Date: May 21, 2024 at 6:00 pm
    Location: Omi's Pavilion

    RSVP to attend the discussion. 
    Bring a snack to share. Beverages will be provided.

    Where can I find the book?
    You can purchase a copy through Friends of the Library. A substantial portion of each sale benefits Friends of the Library Montgomery County in support of Montgomery County Public Libraries.

    The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

    Following the book discussion, there will be a conversation with activist groups local to Montgomery County.

    Discussion Date: May 28, 2024 at 6:00 pm 
    Location: Omi's Pavilion

    RSVP to attend the discussion. 
    Bring a snack to share. Beverages will be provided.

    Where can I find the book?
    You can purchase a copy through Friends of the Library. A substantial portion of each sale benefits Friends of the Library Montgomery County in support of Montgomery County Public Libraries.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

    A Natural Woman: A Memoir by Carole King

    Discussion Date: June 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm 
    Location: Omi's Pavilion

    RSVP to attend the discussion. 
    Bring a snack to share. Beverages will be provided.

    Where can I find the book?
    You can purchase a copy through Friends of the Library. A substantial portion of each sale benefits Friends of the Library Montgomery County in support of Montgomery County Public Libraries.

Want more show related books to read?

Here are more Olney Theatre Staff Picks:

Avaaz

  • Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri
  • The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
  • To See and See Again by Tara Bahrampour 
  • Funny in Farsi: A memoir of growing up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
  • Exiled Memories: Stories of Iranian Diaspora by Zohreh T Sullivan
  • Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran by Nina Ansary
  • The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
  • Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
  • https://lithub.com/35-essential-works-of-fiction-by-iranian-writers/

Islander: A New Musical

  • The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris
  • The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might by Courtney Weber
  • The Book of Celtic Myths: From the Mystic Might of the Celtic Warriors to the Magic of the Fey Folk, the Storied History and Folklore of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales by Jennifer Emick
  • The Last Sunset in the West: Britain’s West Coast Community of Orca by Natalie Sanders
  • Folk by Zoe Gilbert
  • The Visitors by Simon Sylvester
  • The People of the Sea: Celtic Tales of the Sea-Folk by David Thomson
  • The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth*
  • https://scottishbooksinternational.org/scottish-books-environmental-conservation/

Long Way Down

  • Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence by Geoffrey Canada
  • Bullets into Bells by Brian Clements, Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader
  • When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
  • Fight Night by Miriam Toews
  • The NRA: The Unauthorized History by Frank Smyth
  • The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America by Carol Anderson
  • All God’s Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence by Fox Butterfield

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

  • But Will You Love Me Tomorrow?: An Oral History of the ‘60s Girl Groups by Laura Flam and Emily Sieu Liebowitz
  • I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil 
  • Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon–And the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller
  • Don Kirshner: The Man With the Golden Ear: How He Changed the Face of Rock and Roll by Rich Podolsky

Olney Theatre Book Club

March 19 - June 18 2024

Free with RSVP

Box Office: 301.924.3400

Open Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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