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March 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Quince Orchard and White Oak Libraries to Close April 15 for Refresh

Library lovers take note. The Quince Orchard and White Oak library branches are closing at 6 p.m. on April 15 for a refresh project, and the two libraries are going to remain closed all summer. County officials say both libraries are expected to reopen in the fall. “Physical construction for the refresh projects at Quince […]

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March 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Author Anne Lamott to Appear at Strathmore April 5 (VIDEO)

Best-selling author and political activist Anne Lamott’s new book, “Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy” is scheduled to be released early in April. Lamott is promoting her book with appearances in numerous cities, including a stop at Strathmore. The event,  Rediscovering Mercy: An Evening With Anne Lamott, takes place Wednesday, April 5 at 8 p.m. The author is expected […]

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March 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Kojo Nnamdi Kicks Off MCPL’s New Contemporary Conversations Series (VIDEO)

In response to the community’s requests for a program where experts and journalists could talk about current issues facing our community and nation, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has launched a new series titled, “Contemporary Conversations.” “It’s about knowledge, it’s about community because communities really thrive on our ability to be informed,” Montgomery County Executive Ike […]

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March 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in February

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 librarians to find out. For the month of February, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction Leave Me Alone! by […]

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February 28, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stedwick Third Graders Make Music with International Students in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Writing and composing an original opera keeps third graders at Stedwick Elementary on a year long mission of learning. This week the students in Mary Ruth McGinn’s class in Montgomery Village worked on polishing their opera’s theme song. Students visiting from the International School of the Hague (ISH) helped arrange the music. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong […]

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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Tony Bennett to Headline Strathmore’s 12th Anniversary Gala

Legendary singer Tony Bennett is scheduled to appear at Strathmore’s 12th anniversary Spring Gala at 9 p.m. on May 6. The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception followed by dinner, the gala program, and the performance by Tony Bennett at 9 p.m. Tickets to the concert will be available to the public March […]

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February 27, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stedwick Third Graders & International Students Perform Opera Theme Song (VIDEO)

Third graders at Stedwick Elementary School in Montgomery Village are preparing for the performance of their lives. The 25 third graders in Mary Ruth McGinn’s class are creating an original opera, “Falling from Judgment.” Students visiting the U.S. from the International School of the Hague (ISH) helped fine tune the theme song for the opera. […]

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February 24, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

Inspiration Strikes in Aisle Two

Do I wait until inspiration strikes?  No way!  Instead, I go food shopping. Every artist has his/her trigger, the item that gets the creative juices flowing.  I suppose I am lucky that I don’t have to hike to the summit of a mountain or cross the desert to find inspiration.  I just need to take […]

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February 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Attracts Music Lovers from Around the Region (VIDEO)

The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival took place at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville from Feb. 16-19. Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, for some sights and sounds from the festival: I am sooo digging the Blues Alley Youth Orchesa right now! #MAJF — Stacey Williams (@tonedeafe) February 19, 2017 #MAJF is a real party! Come and […]

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Employees Celebrate Black History Month, Honor Parker Hamilton (VIDEO)

Montgomery County employees celebrated Black History Month with a special program at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville today. The 2017 program entitled, “An African American Musical Journey,” highlighted several genres of music. “We started with the beat over in Africa,” said Debra Jones, chair of the Black History Program Committee. “We are showing […]

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