montgomery county public libraries

April 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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

Montgomery County Public Libraries honored 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 extras for us that allow us to deliver the quality services […]

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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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February 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in January

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 January. For the month of January, the most read books by genre are:   […]

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February 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL Programs Celebrate Black History Month

From movie screenings, discussions, musical performances and more, Montgomery County Public Libraries have events planned all month long to celebrate Black History. “We also have some historical presentations,” Mary Ellen Icaza, assistant director of outreach for MCPL, said. “We have a historical presentation on Thurgood Marshall and we also have a presentation where someone will […]

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February 1, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Thursday, Feb. 1, in Montgomery County

Thursday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. What Our Kids Need Us To Know About Their Digital Lives workshop:  Parents are invited to attend this session tonight at Robert Frost Middle School. You can register, here. 2. Black History Month: Montgomery County Public Libraries have many programs planned beginning today with a […]

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January 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL Holds Comic Convention in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Fans both young and old are met some of their favorite characters during Montgomery County Public Libraries in Silver Spring Second Annual Comic Convention. “Comic Conventions in general are just booming across the U.S. and so we wanted to partake,” Dana Alsup, librarian for MCPL, said. So what exactly are Comic Cons? They are events to […]

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