montgomery county public libraries

October 18, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 18 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Thursday, Oct. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Small Business Network:  Honest Tea co-founder and Bethesda resident Seth Goldman is the featured guest at today’s small business networking session facilitated by Kelly Leonard. Doors open at 8 a.m. 2. Schools Briefing: Public schools Superintendent Jack Smith meets with the media today to […]

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October 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 17 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17 and National Pasta Day. Here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. Visualize 2045:  The Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board will vote on the new long-range transportation plan for the region at their meeting today. 2. Mobile Market at MC Rockville:  Montgomery College and the […]

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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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September 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know today, Monday, Sept. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Busy Committee Day: Montgomery County Council committees have a full day of briefings. The Public Safety Committee, at 9:30 a.m., hears from corrections officials on how the county prevents jail suicides. Also at 9:30 a.m., the planning committee discusses […]

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August 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPL Seeking Input on Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library Website

Montgomery County Public Libraries is partnering with the Maryland State Library in seeking feedback from the Deaf community on information that should be included in its new Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library website. The new website will be the digital path to the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library, a statewide information center on Deaf resources […]

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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

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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