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Readers find spirituality, friendship at Laurel book clubs
Readers find spirituality, friendship at Laurel book clubs

Laurel's fascination with leisure reading reaches far beyond its schools, libraries, bookstores and even the Internet; community book clubs have been meeting face-to-face in private homes for decades. In the public sector, the tri-county public libraries and One Maryland One Book — a statewide, community project piloted by the Maryland Humanities Council in its eighth year — offer programs that Andrea Lewis, program officer at One Maryland One Book, said "are something we hope further opportunities for people to come together in their communities." Last year, almost 8,000 Marylanders read "The Distance Between Us: A Memoir," by Reyna Grande, and...

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