The Abingdon Library will be closed March 3 through August 2019
for a construction project. The branch windows and portions of the roof will be
demolished and replaced.
Abingdon customers are encouraged to visit any of the other 10 branches during
this time. All items placed on reserve (holds) for Abingdon customers that come
in during the time the Abingdon Library is closed will be sent to the Bel Air
Library. Customers will be notified by their usual manner and may pick up the
item at the Bel Air Library or request the item to be sent to another
“We appreciate our customers’ patience as we complete some
much needed repairs to the Abingdon Library’s windows and roof,” said Mary
Hastler, CEO of Harford County Public Library. “While the physical branch
will be offline for several months, many resources are available online at
HCPLonline.org or at the other 10 libraries in the county.”
Updates will be posted to HCPLonline.org as information becomes
Several regularly scheduled Abingdon Library programs
have been moved to other locations during the construction. They include:
“Abingdon Books at Night” will be held at the Bel Air Library. Upcoming
discussions include “The Flight Attendant” by Chris Bohjalian,
Monday, March 11; “The Second Mrs. Hockaday” by Susan Rivers on
Monday, April 8; and “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer, Monday, May 13.
Each takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
“Booked for Lunch,” a midday opportunity
for adults to bring their lunch and enjoy a book discussion, will be held at the Fallston Library. Programs
include “Dear Mrs. Bird” by A.J. Pearce on Wednesday, March 20;
“The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Albom on Wednesday,
April 17; and “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng on Wednesday,
May 15. The programs take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
“Books on Tap,” a book group for adults
that offers bold titles and refreshing talk, will be held at Pairings Bistro,
2105 Laurel Bush Road, Suite 108, in Bel Air. Advance registration through
Books on Tap Meetup is required. Upcoming topics include “A Place for Us” by Fatima Farheen Mirza on
Monday, March 18; “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls”
by Anissa Gray on Monday, April 15; and “The Kinship of Secrets” by
Eugenia Kim on Monday, May 20. All will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
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