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Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn Presents Breast in Show

In partnership with Eileen Mitchard/VoiceBC, the Arts Barn presents Breast in Show, a live stage musical that combines humor and tenacity to triumph over breast cancer, written by Lisa Hayes with music and lyrics by Joan Cushing....

Q & A: Five Questions with MCPL Director Parker Hamilton (VIDEO)

In these five MyMCMedia Extras, we asked Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton about the importance of expanding operating hours at local libraries. She also told us what is the busiest library branch in...

Fool for Love at Round House Theatre (Video)

Round House Theatre presents Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love directed by Ryan Rilette now through September 27. Set in a desolate motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert, Fool for Love displays an alternately tender and...

Author David Baldacci at the Gaithersburg Library on Dec. 2

Save the date! Gaithersburg City Councilmember Jud Ashman, who is also the founder of the Gaithersburg Book Festival, has announced that New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci will be in Gaithersburg on Dec. 2. This is...

Train Days Celebrate Gaithersburg’s History (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The railroad played a key role in the growth and development of the city of Gaithersburg and some of that history is now on display at the Gaithersburg Community Museum in Olde Towne. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that...

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in August

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s...

The Arts In Montgomery County

Levine-Sisson Named New Education Director at BlackRock in Germantown

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BlackRock Center for the Arts announces the appointment of Jillian Levine-Sisson as their new Director of Education. Levine-Sisson has worked for many years in the DC area with numerous arts organizations, most recently Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. Levine-Sisson served for five years as the Education and Outreach Program Manager for Round House Theatre […]

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Glenview Mansion Art Show (VIDEO)

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The city of Rockville recently welcomed a unique art show to the Glenview Mansion. Rockville 11 reports. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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Weekend Planner, Sept. 19 – Sept. 21

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Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, September 19 Celebrate apple harvest time at the Apple Festival & Campfire at the Meadowside Nature Center at 6 p.m. Registration required. Learn the history of African American Children during the Reconstruction Period at Sandy Spring Museum at 6:30 p.m. Friday Night Live […]

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Colossal at Olney Theater (PHOTOS)

photo of The Players of COLOSSAL are put through their paces during a unique Pre-Game workout.

Olney Theatre presents Colossal now through Oct. 5. Colossal is the story of a college football player, Young Mike, who takes a hit in a game leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Mike relives the memory of his accident with the help of a live football squad onstage. The play is performed in four […]

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Weekend Planner, Sept. 12 – Sept. 14

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, September 12 Dedication of the Capital Crescent Trail honoring John Dugger at 4:30 p.m. Meet artists and gallery owners during the Bethesda Art Walk begins at 6 p.m. Friday Night Live outdoor concerts continue with The Crawdaddies performing rock and zydeco from 6:30 […]

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Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn Presents Breast in Show

In partnership with Eileen Mitchard/VoiceBC, the Arts Barn presents Breast in Show, a live stage musical that combines humor and tenacity to triumph over breast cancer, written by Lisa Hayes with music and lyrics by Joan Cushing. The show runs September 12 through 27, 2014, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and […]

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Montgomery College Presents Dr. Pinkney in Athenaeum Symposia

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Montgomery College’s Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia presents Dr. Hercules Pinkney Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Bioscience Education Center, BE151, on the Germantown campus. Dr. Hercules Pinkey will share his personal reflections and experiences related to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The fall 2014 Speaker Series includes timely, stimulating topics delivered by today’s leading […]

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Q & A: Five Questions with MCPL Director Parker Hamilton (VIDEO)

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In these five MyMCMedia Extras, we asked Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton about the importance of expanding operating hours at local libraries. She also told us what is the busiest library branch in Montgomery County, shared her excitement for the Silver Spring Library and we learned it’s register for a library card month. […]

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Local Leaders Announce New Library Hours (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett was joined by a majority of the Montgomery County Council today at the Rockville Memorial Library to announce the expansion of new library hours and additional staffing and materials for local library branches. Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton kicked off the news conference, which you can watch in […]

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Longer Library Hours

Image of book pages to ask people to Donate Books At Gaithersburg Book Festival

Using one of the county’s libraries is about to get even more convenient. Beginning Oct. 5, Montgomery County Public Libraries will be open longer, with added service hours totaling 106 hours, 9.4 percent more than in fiscal year 2014. Sixteen branches will have expanded hours, joining the five branches whose hours were increased in Fiscal year 2013. […]

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