Last Updated on April 20, 2021

Books

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Updated BCPL Bookmobile Service

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 from  7 – 8 PM in the Auditorium

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7 PM in the Auditorium.
Hamnet
by Maggie O’Farrell [New York: Knopf, 2020], reviewed by Ellyn Loy.

This Is Happiness by Niall Williams

REVIEWS & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

WPF Reading Guide: Hamnet {Women’s Prize for Fiction]
Maggie O’Farrell on “Hamnet” [Folger Shakespeare Library]
Hamnet with Maggie O’Farrell [Stitcher] (audiofile)
The Real ‘Hamnet’ Died Centuries Ago… [NPR]
Shakespeare’s Son Died at 11… [NYTimes]
Maggie O’Farrell’s ‘Hamnet’ Reimagines the Life… [Washington Post]
Review [The Literary Review]
Review [The Guardian]
Not the Booker… [The Guardian]
Shakespeare’s Son Died of Plague, Inspiring “Hamlet”… [LA Times]
Review [Washington Independent Review of Books]
Review [Nothing in the Rulebook]
Historical Novel Connects Death of a Son… [Irish Times]

**See The Sunburst, which is published monthly in print and also available under Newsletters on MyErickson, for scheduled book reviews.

Books Reviewed:

Book Review of “Hamnet”

Resident Ellyn Loy's review of Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell [New York: Knopf, 2020] is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7 PM in the Auditorium. When I first heard about this book, I thought, “You mean Hamlet, don’t you?” Well, no. Hamnet is a historical fictional...

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Resident Book Review for April, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 on TV 972.The Book of Two Ways [New York: Random House, 2020] by Jodi Picoult, reviewed by Mimi O'Donnell. REVIEWS & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL Author's WebsiteSynopsis, summary.. [Bibliofile]...Delivers Another Powerful Story about...

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