Strathmore’s venues are currently closed. Please see our official update on our homepage and see individual event pages for cancellations.


NOW ONLINE! Artists in Fiction Book Club

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 3pm

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7pm

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 3pm

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7pm

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 3pm

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7pm

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 3pm

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7pm

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 3pm

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 7pm

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 3pm

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 7pm

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 7pm

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 7pm

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 3pm

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 3pm

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 3pm

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 7pm

The Mansion



Artists in Fiction Book Club

Due to recommendations from health officials regarding the coronavirus and public gatherings, book club meetings have moved online indefinitely. Join us on Zoom! 

Explore the fictions of your favorite artists, turning the pages of both popular and lesser-known novels, then join fellow readers and art enthusiasts to discuss forgotten painters, mysterious art heists, and miraculous recoveries of masterpieces. At each meeting, we’ll examine the factual background along with the fiction.


Book Club

Our Next Virtual Meetings

RSVP online to receive the Zoom link before the meeting.

Wed, April 15, 3pm

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

Wed, May 20, 3pm

Book selection tbd

We are working on reviewing our original May book selection, The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau, to ensure it can be found widely online. If it cannot we will select another title. Stay tuned for updates!



Finding Free E-Books & Audio Books

If you have a library card, we recommend starting with your library system! Select eAudiobook or eBook from Advanced Search menus to narrow your options.

Montgomery County Public Libraries Advanced Search

All the Digital Copies Checked Out at Your Library? Or Don’t Have a Library Card?

Many libraries have online registration options that offer temporary access to digital resources. Additionally, Maryland residents may register with and borrow materials from any public library in the State, and many libraries in the DMV area have reciprocal borrowing agreements that allow residents to borrow materials across state/district lines.

Check a library’s “get a card” page for more information on digital/temporary cards and eligibility. Here are a few options to get you started:

  • Montgomery County Public Libraries – Digital Library Card for immediate use. MCPL is currently waiving the usual 30-day expiration for digital cards. Available to those who live, work, or go to school in Montgomery County or those who live in Maryland; the District of Columbia; or Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Loudoun, or Prince William Counties in Northern Virginia.
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library – Online eCard never expires as long as it’s active within a year! Open to Maryland Residents.
  • Prince George’s County Public Libraries – Virtual Card good for 3 years for Prince George’s County residents or 6 months for other Maryland residents and residents of the District of Columbia; and Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Loudoun County, and Prince William County in Virginia.
  • Howard County Public Libraries – Temporary card good for 6 months. Open to Maryland Residents.
  • Open Library by the Internet Archive – No library card is needed to check out books, just registration. Open to all.

Support Strathmore

We rely on charitable gifts from individuals to sustain and expand our visual and performing arts experiences and arts education programs. Your gift will foster incredible social impact by allowing Strathmore to remain a strong and vibrant resource in your community.

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