Frederick Reads

Season of Wonder: Escape the Ordinary Frederick Reads 2015: Ann Patchett

The Frederick Reads theme for 2015 - Season of Wonder: Escape the Ordinary - began February 1 with Former United States Poet Laureate (2008-2010) and Pulitzer Prize winner, Kay Ryan at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

In April, Frederick Reads is thrilled to welcome Best-selling author Ann Patchett as the keynote speaker for the 10th anniversary season of Frederick Reads. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME in 2012, Patchett will be interviewed by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan on-stage. Read more...

Frederick Reads Event Schedule

Exclusive Meet and Greet Reception with Ann Patchett & Maureen Corrigan

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with both nationally known literary luminaries at this fundraising reception prior to the free main event. Attendees will receive a complimentary book and first-choice seating at the on-stage discussion following the reception. Refreshments will be served.

Weinberg Center for the Arts - March 23, 2015, 5:15 – 6:15 pm

Tickets are required and are $50 per person. To purchase contacting the Weinberg box office at 301-600-2828.
Reception ticket proceeds help Frederick Reads bring notable authors to Frederick for free, public readings.

Patchett in Conversation with NPR's Maureen Corrigan

March 23, 2015,  7:00 pm
Weinberg Center for the Arts  |  Free. No tickets required.
Book sales and signing will follow

Ann Patchett Reading and Talk

March 24, 2015,  11:00 am
Jack B. Kussmaul Theater
Frederick Community College  |  Free. No tickets required.

Frederick Community College Co-Curricular Day

April 22, 2015, 9:30 am–3:30 pm
Jack B. Kussmaul Theater
Frederick Community College  |  Free and open to public | Full Events Listing

For more information, contact Donna Bannwolf at dbannwolf@frederickcountymd.gov or 301-600-1629.

More Frederick Reads Events

Books4Boys

Date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
A boys-only book club for 3rd-5th graders, we will explore "Wonder" this spring through reading, exploring and hands-on activities. March - the group will begin reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio; April's title is Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick; and May will be our WonderWall of summer reads. Must register online then call Miss Deb at 301-371-7560 to join this group.

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! The musician will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at the instrument! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages.

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!

Date: 
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! Musicians will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at an instrument petting zoo provided by the music specialty store Music & Arts! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages.

Books4Boys

Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
A boys-only book club for 3rd-5th graders, we will explore "Wonder" this spring through reading, exploring and hands-on activities. March - the group will begin reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio; April's title is Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick; and May will be our WonderWall of summer reads. Must register online then call Miss Deb at 301-371-7560 to join this group.

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!

Date: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! Musicians will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at an instrument petting zoo provided by the music specialty store Music & Arts! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages.

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!

Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! Musicians will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at an instrument petting zoo provided by the music specialty store Music & Arts! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!

Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! Musicians will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at an instrument petting zoo provided by the music specialty store Music & Arts! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages.

Windows and Mirrors: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Age Group: 
This Frederick Reads event is at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center’s Gardiner Hall, 40 South Carroll Street, Downtown Frederick. Call 301-695-2500 or email info@curiousiguana.com to register.

Meet authors - including Lamar Giles, Meg Medina, Ellen Oh, and Caroline Richmond - from We Need Diverse Books, a grassroots organization created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature. We Need Diverse Books is committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality.

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!

Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! Musicians will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at an instrument petting zoo provided by the music specialty store Music & Arts! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages.

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!

Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! The musician will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at the instrument! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages.

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!

Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! The musician will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at the instrument! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages.

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!

Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! The musician will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at the instrument! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages.

Books4Boys

Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
A boys-only book club for 3rd-5th graders, we will explore "Wonder" this spring through reading, exploring and hands-on activities. March - the group will begin reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio; April's title is Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick; and May will be our WonderWall of summer reads. Must register online then call Miss Deb at 301-371-7560 to join this group.

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!

Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! Musicians will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at an instrument petting zoo provided by the music specialty store Music & Arts! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages