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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in September

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...

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...

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...

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...

Songwriting Contest in Bethesda Could Net Winner $10,000

If you’ve got a song in your heart…write it down. A songwriting contest in Bethesda could win you $10,000. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the inaugural Bethesda Bernard/Ebb Songwriting...

Meet Author Fred Bowen (Video)

Silver Spring resident Fred Bowen spent much of his career as an attorney for the federal government. Now, he spends his time writing sports stories for young readers. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable...

The Arts In Montgomery County

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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It Was All That Jazz at Silver Spring Festival (Video)

The weather offered its own show on Saturday night but not before jazz fans got to hear from talented musicians at the 11th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival. The Festival featured New Orleans’ own Preservation Hall Jazz Band and an all-star jazz line-up on Saturday at Veterans Plaza in front of the Silver Spring Civic […]

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Fool for Love at Round House Theatre (Video)

photo of Thomas Keegan and Katie DeBuys in dress rehearsal for Round House Theatre's Fool for Love

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 violent love-hate relationship. The conflict in Fool for Love is between a woman and a man. After […]

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Songs & Stories for Preschoolers in Gaithersburg

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Arts on the Green presents Songs and Stories, a family music program held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 11 to 11:45 a.m. now through December, at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road. Admission is $5 per child per session, payable at the door. There is no fee for […]

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