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August 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Limited Parking Available at Damascus Library Through Sept. 7

Damascus Library will have limited parking through about Sept. 7. The parking lot and sidewalk are undergoing improvements, according to the Montgomery County Public Libraries Twitter feed. The work is expected to be completed on or about Sept. 7. Due to ongoing sidewalk and parking lot work, #DamascusLibrary will have limited #parking through about 9/7. […]

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August 24, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Libraries’ Literary Explorers Present Video Book Reviews

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Literary Explorers program provides youth ages 10 to 14 with the opportunity to talk about books they have read, learn how to do a book talk on video and then record it for cable TV.  The program was made possible by a grant to MCPL and Montgomery Community Media from the NBC […]

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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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June 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL Kicks off Summer Reading Program

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ has launched its summer reading and learning program. The challenge, which runs until Sept. 9,  allows participants to earn prizes as they complete activities or read books. The goal of the library system’s summer read program is to keep students learning while on their vacation to help them retain the information […]

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June 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Libraries’ Speaker Series Features Big Read Montgomery Author Dinaw Mengestu Saturday

Award-winning author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Dinaw Mengestu is the featured speaker for Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) Contemporary Conversations and Big Read Montgomery event. The program will be held at the Silver Spring Library located at 900 Wayne Avenue on June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Registered guests are invited to a reception at 6:30 […]

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May 24, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Libraries Add Hours at Five Branches During Summer Months

Longer Summer Weekend Evening Hours for Five Branches Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) hours increase at five branches from June 1 through Aug. 25.  The five branches will be open Friday evenings and Saturdays during the summer. The extended weekend hours began in 2016 at the Rockville Memorial Library.  Funding was added to expand the […]

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April 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Mary Ellen Icaza Honored with EPIC Award for Education

Mary Ellen Icaza has worked in urban libraries for more than 15 years.  She currently serves as the Assistant Director for Outreach and Programs for Montgomery County Public Libraries where she oversees all programming, community outreach and special events. Her dedication to MCPL is why she was honored with the EPIC Award for Education during […]

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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 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Library Renamed to Honor Political Leader Connie Morella

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin and Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer, attended the grand reopening and renaming of the Bethesda Library to the Connie Morella Library. Morella served in the Maryland General Assembly from 1979 to 1986, and Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from […]

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April 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for April 5 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Thursday April 5 in Montgomery County: 1. Happy Birthday!: The City of Gaithersburg is celebrating 140 years.   There’s birthday celebrations happening in six locations throughout the City with activities, food, and birthday cake. 2. “Stay Alert, Stay Alive” Campaign: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to announce […]

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