anita vassallo

October 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Libraries’ Speaker Series Features Author Joseph Esposito Oct. 21

Joseph Esposito, author and historian who served in three presidential administrations is the featured speaker for Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) next Contemporary Conversations series. The program will be held at the Rockville Memorial Library located at 21 Maryland Avenue on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required. Esposito will discuss his book Dinner in […]

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August 29, 2018 | Michelle Queen

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month in Montgomery County

Library officials urge residents of all ages to get a library card September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) encourage residents who do not have a card to stop by any county library branch and sign up. The free library card can be used to borrow materials from all 21 […]

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June 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Discuss the Immigrant Experience As Big Read Program Comes to End

The room at the Silver Spring Public Library Branch was packed during a conversation about the immigrant experience. The discussion was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Initiative. “Each year, nonprofits can apply for a grant to help support the program in the community,” said Anita Vassallo, […]

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April 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Update: Public Libraries Honor Staff, Volunteers and Former Director Parker Hamilton at ‘Library After Dark’ Gala

UPDATE: Friends of the Library Montgomery County, a nonprofit that supports Montgomery County Public Libraries, honored library staff and volunteers during its fourth annual Library After Dark Gala, Saturday, April 14. “It’s a fundraiser for our Friends of the Library Montgomery County which is the nonprofit organization that raises money to provide so many of the […]

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April 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

White Oak Branch Library Re-Opens

  The White Oak Branch Library re-opened Monday after nearly a year out of service for a “refresh” — a $2.5 million project that included two new collaboration rooms, a coffee shop and laptops that patrons can use inside the library. In addressing a throng of people who arrived for the re-opening, Montgomery County Executive […]

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January 24, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Lynda.com Now Available Free Through Montgomery County Libraries

The premier online education site, Lynda.com, is now available free for all Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) users with a valid library card. Lynda.com offers a collection of more than 6,000 video courses taught by industry experts. Users can access Lynda.com to learn art, graphic design, music, 3D animation, CNC/CAD engineering, Photoshop, InDesign, help with […]

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August 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Little Falls Library Branch Celebrates Completion of Refresh Project (PHOTO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the grand reopening of the Little Falls Library branch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 26. The $1.1 million refresh project took 12 months to complete, after a water pipe break in December caused a delay with the project. County Executive Ike Leggett was joined at Saturday’s celebration by Councilmember George […]

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