Event box

One Maryland One Book - A Culture of Purpose and Meaning: Disrupt Aging presented by AARP

One Maryland One Book - A Culture of Purpose and Meaning: Disrupt Aging presented by AARP Online

Community connection and continuing to contribute to the wellbeing of the community is central to the way haenyeo culture depicted in the 2020 One Maryland One Book selection, The Island of Sea Women. This program builds on that theme, but moves beyond the pages of the book to explore how purposeful living can impact 21st century life in America.

AARP joins us to talk about what it looks like to maintain purpose and meaning throughout life. Disrupt Aging is a concept for everyone who wants to keep exploring possibilities, celebrating discovery over decline, looking forward to connection and expansion and seeking out opportunities to live their best life–at any age.

Although this program ties into the themes in The Island of Sea Women, it is not a book discussion and will not focus on the plot of the story – you do not need to have read the book to enjoy and learn from this presentation! All are welcome.

A link for this virtual program will be emailed to all registrants before the program begins.

One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Maryland State Library.


About One Maryland One Book

One Maryland One Book (OMOB) is Maryland’s first-ever statewide community reading project and is the signature program of the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities. Initiated in fall 2008, this year-long project culminates with three months of public programs and is designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. Readers are then invited to participate in book-centered discussions and other events at public libraries, high schools, colleges and universities, museums, bookstores, and community and senior centers.


The selected book for 2020 is The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. The Island of Sea Women is a powerful tale of a decades-long friendship that takes place on the Korean island of Jeju. Readers will be turning the pages eagerly to see how the closest bond of friendship came to its breaking point.


For more information, visit the Maryland Humanities website.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Adults     Teens  
  Book Discussion     Featured Events  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 89 seats available.

Display of Opening hours
Opening Hours
Wednesday, Oct 28
Chestertown10am – 7pm
Library To Go
North CountyClosed
Rock Hall10am – 1pm
2pm – 4pm