montgomery county public libraries

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 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPL Library Card Will Allow Access to Stream Movies Free

Residents with library cards from Montgomery County Public Libraries’ will have access to more than 30,000 films of free beginning May 15, according to a news release. MCPL has teamed up with Kanopy, a popular on demand-film streaming service, to offer residents this new service. So how does it work? Cardholders will access Kanopy by […]

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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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March 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for March 26 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Monday, March 26 in Montgomery County: 1. Municipal Monday: Rockville has the day off, but Gaithersburg has a work session. Here’s the agenda. 2. Spring Break Starts: Montgomery County Public Schools students have the day off. 3. Need Something to Do?: Montgomery Parks has its Eye Spy Trains […]

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March 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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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 determine the most popular titles in February. For the month of February, the most read books by genre are:   […]

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March 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Libraries Aim to Engage Youth in Digital Technology Resources from March 4-10

Teen Tech Week programs are scheduled for multiple branches of the Montgomery County Public Libraries system the week of March 4-10. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association with the goal to encourage teens to take advantage of the digital technology resources, programs and services at libraries. A […]

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February 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

early morning photo of new Olney Library

Public Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month With Film Screenings, Presentations

March was declared as National Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987 to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. Montgomery County Public Libraries will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of programs to celebrate social, cultural and political achievements of women. The free programs, suitable for all ages, will take place as follows: March […]

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