Last Updated on September 7, 2020


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Updated BCPL Bookmobile Service

Beginning September 11, 2020, in lieu of the traditional bookmobile service, Baltimore county Library is offering book delivery to Charlestown residents! Call 410-887-7586 to request books. Books may be picked up and dropped off at the Community Resources offices in Brookside.

Ruth Houck Library

Main Street in Maple Terrace
Monday – Friday
10 am – 4 pm

Baltimore County Library Bookmobile 

1st Friday of the month:
9:30 – 10:30 AM – Courtyard Crossing (Lobby 7) entrance
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Cross Creek Lobby entrance

3rd Friday of the month:
9:30 – 10:30 AM – Courtyard Crossing (Lobby 7) entrance
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Cross Creek Lobby entrance

For the Baltimore County Public Library bookmobile stops, check under Schedule and Locations [updated monthly] on the BCPL Mobile Engagement – Adult webpage.

Spiritual Book Club 

3rd Tuesday of each month
2 – 3 pm
Jeremiah Room
Sr. Eileen in Pastoral Care has list of books

Book Reviews by Residents

3rd Tuesday of each month 7 – 8 pm Auditorium

Apr. 21 – The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
[New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2019] by David Wallace-Wells, reviewed by Donna Martin.
This review has been postponed and will be rescheduled on a future date, to be announced.



Table of Contents
Article by Author: Uninhabitable Earth [New York Magazine]
…Apocalypse is Now [New York Times]
Review: Our Terrifying Future [The Guardian]
Review [NPR]
It is Absolutely Time to Panic about Climate Change [Vox]
Interview with Author [Talks at Google] (video)
The Strange Optimism of Climate Alarmist… [RollingStone]
A Pathway to Decarbonization is Clear [climate one] (video)
Destruction from Climate Change… [Washington Post]
Review [Slate]
Review []
Review []
Interview [GQ]
Interview: Press Conference USA [Voice of America] (audio)

**See monthly Community Special Events calendar for scheduled book reviews.

Books Reviewed:

Resident Book Review for March, 2020

Mar. 17 – An American Marriage: A Novel[Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2018] by Tayari Jones, reviewed by Ellyn Loy. REVIEWS & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL Author's WebsiteA Marriage Upended, A Life Destroyed [New York Times]The Epistolary Heart of An American...

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Review of “An American Marriage: A Novel”

Resident Ellyn Loy will review An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones [Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2018] on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 7 PM in the Auditorium. This bestselling novel is described as a “captivating love story that is also a clear-eyed look...

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