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by Peter N. If you’re familiar with Korean cooking and YouTube, chances are you’ve heard of Maangchi. Originally born and raised in Korea, she now lives in New York City and has been uploading Korean cooking videos to YouTube since 2007. Always cheerful and armed with her trusty knives, she’s taught her 5.5 million subscribers … Continue reading 잘 먹었습니다

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Dune by Frank Herbert

By Eric L. There has been quite a lot of buzz concerning the new Dune film, especially since with the new trailers being released. Frankly I’m a bit excited, too, although the theatre release has been delayed repeatedly (now scheduled for Oct 22, 2021). However, I can’t say that I’m a Dune fan from way back, since I had … Continue reading Dune by Frank Herbert

The cover shows tree branches in a dark silhouette with dark blue sky, with the corner of a turquoise swimming pool and a lighter blue diving board with triangular metal handles in the foreground. The title, in block letters, is in complimentary shades of turquoise and blue.

Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam

by Aimee Z. Is allyship a myth?   Rumaan Alam explores this and more in his astute and fascinating third novel, Leave The World Behind. It begins simply enough:  A white Brooklyn family leave their hipster digs for an Airbnb week in the Hamptons. Like many Americans, Amanda, Clay, and their two teens view a beach vacation as an entitlement. It must be perfect – down to the SPF that won’t hinder your tanning goal.   En route, Amanda orders Clay to … Continue reading Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam

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Racism, Health & Action

by Katie DiSalvo-Thronson What can we do to live in a more just society where more people thrive, and race doesn’t determine people’s health? HCLS is proud to present Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, a family physician, epidemiologist, and past President of the American Public Health Association, whose work focuses on naming, measuring, … Continue reading Racism, Health & Action

The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon Aquicorn Cove by Katie O'Neill Backyard Adventure: Get Messy, Get Wet, Build Cool Things, and Have Tons of Fun! 51 Free-Play Activities by Amanda Thomsen Ranger Rick Kids' Guide to Hiking: All You Need to Know About Having Fun While Hiking by Helen Olsson The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Summer Fun with #ELKReads

by HCLS Elkridge Branch Staff The past year (plus) has been hard for everyone. As we start to move toward something approaching our previous normal, many families are looking for special ways to enjoy the summer. The Elkridge staff has selected a wide range of titles for all ages to inspire and entertain, no matter your plans for … Continue reading Summer Fun with #ELKReads

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