Winter Reading

Adult Winter Reading

For each completed challenge earn a chance to win a gift card to a local coffee shop. 

Complete two challenges and receive a special edition mug, while supplies last. 

Submit your raffle entry for each completed challenge at any branch of the Cecil County Public Library.

 

Winter Reading Programs

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Discussion

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Perryville Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Perryville Branch
Room: Perryville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book & Authors
Registration Required
Event Details:
"Harlem Shuffle" by Colson Whitehead ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Living History: George Washington Carver

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Elkton Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Elkton Branch
Room: Elkton Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History
Registration Required
Event Details:
Keith Henley from the American Historical Theatre in Philadelphia will portray George Washington Carver giving us a glimpse into his memorable life. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Strange & Wondrous: Tales from Delmarva

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Chesapeake City Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Chesapeake City Branch
Room: Chesapeake City Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book & Authors, History
Registration Required
Event Details:
This storytelling journey ventures from one small town to another on the Delmarva Peninsula that stretches across the Eastern Shore of Maryland into Virginia and Delaware. Learn, among other things, about the all-female Petticoat Regime that ruled th...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Discussion

11:00am - 12:00pm
Elkton Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Elkton Branch
Room: Elkton Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book & Authors
Registration Required
Event Details:
"Night of the Living Rez" by Morgan Talty ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Master Gardeners Series: Basic Vegetable Gardening

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Rising Sun Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Rising Sun Branch
Room: Rising Sun Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Science & Technology
Registration Required
Event Details:
Aimed at new or inexperienced vegetable gardeners, this presentation will include guidelines on starting your garden, discussion of issues you might encounter and how to address them, and the opportunity for you to ask questions of a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Introduction to JobNow

10:30am - 11:30am
North East Branch
Registration
Library Branch: North East Branch
Room: North East Digital Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Jobs & Career
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn how to use JobNow to streamline your employment search from figuring out what type of career best suits you, to updating your resume, and researching available positions. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Discussion

1:00pm - 2:00pm
North East Branch
Registration
Library Branch: North East Branch
Room: North East Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book & Authors
Registration Required
Event Details:
"The Churchill Sisters" by Rachel Trethewey ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Discussion

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rising Sun Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Rising Sun Branch
Room: Rising Sun Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book & Authors
Registration Required
Event Details:
"The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery" by Sophie Hannah ...

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Winter Reading Challenges

Check out the Winter Reading Recommendations below or the CCPL Readers Group on Facebook for reading recommendations for each challenge. 

  •  1. Espresso
    Read a high-octane page-turner sure to keep you up at night.
     
  •  2. Hot Chocolate
    Embrace the cold with a book featuring winter, snow, or ice in the title.
     
  •  3. Matcha
    Think Green! Enjoy a story about nature.
     
  •  4. Chai Tea
    Warmth and spice and everything nice; escape with a book set in a warm climate.
     
  •  5. Hot Apple Cider
    Mull over a delicious read featuring recipes or a food-related story.
     
  •  6. Cafe au Lait
    A little bit steamy, a little bit sweet; enjoy a romance that sweeps you off your feet.
     
  •  7. London Fog
    There's intrigue around every turn: choose a book with espionage and sleuths.
     
  •  8. Vanilla Steamer
    Go full steam ahead with a not-so-vanilla tale of true-life adventure.
     
  •  9. Bonus: The Doubleshot
    Twice the fun! Attend a book discussion or adult program during Winter Reading and earn a chance to win a Book Lover's Basket.