Resource Center Director: Renda Brinson
Located at Union Presbyterian Seminary
5141 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC in Room C203
RESOURCE CENTER UPDATED HOURS:
We are open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for students and members of the Presbytery to have access to our Resource Center and Library. We will also work with you to get the resources you may need. Here is how we can help:
•You can see resources at our website.
•We can photograph or scan the Table of Contents of Resources so you may see even more of the content and our books are linked to the Amazon website where you can gather further information.
•We can bring resources to your car or leave on our pick-up cart if you prefer no contact pick-up
•We may find additional ways to deliver resources if needed
If you have questions, please feel free to call Renda Brinson (704-458-0366) to help you decide how we may help you.
Contact Renda Brinson, Director of the Presbytery of Charlotte Resource Center at email@example.com if you wish to have items pulled for you to pick up.
Visit our website: www.librarything.com/catalog/CharlotteCRC
New materials will be pictured first, the most recent are in the order of recent purchases. If you ever have any issues with the website, please let me know and I will be glad to help you. We are still working to get electronic check-out – a large project but in our plans. We hope that you will be able in the future to know whether a book is checked out and reserve online.
PRESBYTERY READING GROUP
Questions? Contact Renda Brinson at 704-458-0366 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESBYTERY READING GROUP SCHEDULE
Make a plan to join our reading and discussion Book Group now!
All meetings are at 10:00 am in the Charlotte Presbytery Resource Center.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior
Dan Hollis lives a happy, solitary life carving exquisite Celtic harps in his barn in the countryside of the English moors. Here he can be himself, away from social situations that he doesn’t always get right or completely understand.
On the anniversary of her beloved father’s death, Ellie Jacobs takes a walk in the woods and comes across Dan’s barn. She is enchanted by his collection. Dan gives her a harp made of cherrywood to match her cherry socks. He stores it for her, ready for whenever she’d like to take lessons.
Ellie begins visiting Dan almost daily and quickly learns that he isn’t like other people. He makes her sandwiches precisely cut into triangles and repeatedly counts the (seventeen) steps of the wooden staircase to the upstairs practice room. Ellie soon realizes Dan isn’t just different; in many ways, his world is better, and he gives her a fresh perspective on her own life.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland’s stunning West Coast.
As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she’s back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother’s retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip.
With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community. And she’s about to discover that the neighbors she’d always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong.