One Maryand One Book Events at your library

One Maryland, One Book: Read the book that all of Maryland is reading!

Join one of our book discussions to explore the  “There There” by Tommy Orange

For more information please contact us at 410-479-1343 or 

Federalsburg Bookies Book Club

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:00 pm

Caroline County Public Library – Federalsburg Branch

Tuesday Night Book Club

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 6:30 pm

Maryland Rural Development Community Center

101 Cedar Lane Greensboro, MD 21639

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 in partnership with Maryland Library Services and Enoch Pratt Free Library 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.

OMOB programs, including an author tour, take place each year in the fall. A calendar of free statewide public events is available online.


About This Year's Book

This year’s memorable read is There There and Yours by Tommy Orange

Released in 2018, There There tells the interconnected stories of a cast of twelve Native characters from across generational lines, as they converge toward the Big Oakland Powwow. Together, the stories give a riveting portrait of the urban Indian experience. There There was one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year, and won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, as well as the PEN/Hemingway Award.