Hogan Announces Virtual Book Tour Ahead of Release of ‘Still Standing’ Memoir

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on social media the release of his upcoming memoir “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.” The memoir is cowritten by Ellis...

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Returned Library Book Bins Runneth Over

Library users were very eager to return the books they took out more than three months ago when Montgomery County Public Libraries closed due to the global pandemic. Monday, June 29 was the first day that books could be dropped...

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Montgomery County Recreation Hosting Virtual Ballet Class For Adults

Beginning Thursday, July 9, Montgomery County Recreation will host a five week virtual ballet class for adults.  During the program, participants will practice improving their posture and flexibility. According to the Active...

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MCPL Hosting Four Week Virtual Fashion Class for Middle Schoolers

Montgomery County Public Libraries will host a four week virtual fashion program for middle schoolers. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase. The MCPL website states: “In this four-week “glam”...

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Montgomery County Public Libraries Offering ‘No Holds’ Antiracist E-Books, Audiobooks

Literature about the Black experience is having a moment and Montgomery County Public Libraries is making more anti-racist books available to the community. Now on the app Overdrive, Montgomery County’s digital eLibrary...

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Hosting Virtual Diversity Discussion

The Gaithersburg Book Festival will host a live YouTube discussion about understanding diversity through literature on June 24 at 7 p.m. As protests continue & another chapter is written in the record of US's struggle /w...

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July 9, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Rockville Senior Center’s Pen Pal Program Offers Source of Comfort During Pandemic

Rockville Senior Center has created a pen pal program for the elderly to message people of all ages. Senior citizens can mail letters the old-fashioned way, while also combating the social isolation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We all know social isolation can be dangerous physically, cognitively, mentally and emotionally. With the pandemic people are […]

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July 7, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery County Parks Partially Reopens Two Ice Skating Rinks

Cabin John Ice Rink and Wheaton Ice Arena have reopened for individual athletic training only. There are limited opportunities for freestyle ice skating and hockey individual training at both indoor rinks. Both ice skating rinks have put multiple precautionary measures in place, such as: Designated doors used to enter and exit ice rinks will be […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Virtual Book Tour Ahead of Release of ‘Still Standing’ Memoir

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on social media the release of his upcoming memoir “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.” The memoir is cowritten by Ellis Henican, a political analyst on Fox News. Amazon describes the memoir as detailing Hogan’s time as Maryland Governor and his unexpected […]

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July 7, 2020 | Tori Bergel

12th Annual Strathmore ‘UkeFest’ Goes Virtual

Strathmore announced Tuesday that its 12th annual UkeFest will be held virtually this August. The event is typically held in Strathmore mansion and throughout the center’s campus, but was reformatted this year to alleviate health concerns caused by the pandemic. Beginning on August 14, attendees will have the chance to enjoy six days of instructional […]

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July 2, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Glenstone Museum Opening Pavilions July 23

Glenstone Museum in Potomac is scheduled to reopen the Pavilions, its indoor art spaces, at limited capacity beginning July 23. The announcement comes amid the county’s Phase 2 of reopening, which allows some indoor spaces to resume operations. All guests are required to schedule visits in advance, remain six feet apart and wear face coverings […]

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June 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Returned Library Book Bins Runneth Over

Library users were very eager to return the books they took out more than three months ago when Montgomery County Public Libraries closed due to the global pandemic. Monday, June 29 was the first day that books could be dropped off, but still not be taken out. On that day, the library staff filled 525 […]

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June 30, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Montgomery County Recreation Hosting Virtual Ballet Class For Adults

Beginning Thursday, July 9, Montgomery County Recreation will host a five week virtual ballet class for adults.  During the program, participants will practice improving their posture and flexibility. According to the Active Montgomery website, “Students will focus on developing a basic understanding of the foundations of ballet with exercises at the barre, in the center […]

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June 25, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Hosting Online Meet-the-Author Event with Pulitzer Prize Winner Thomas Friedman

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting a virtual meet-the-author event with New York Times columnist, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author, Thomas Friedman. This event is scheduled for Monday June, 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. During this event, attendees will, “Listen and engage with Thomas Friedman about our current societal challenges […]

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June 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair is Canceled This Summer

This August in Gaithersburg there will be less chocolate-covered bacon, pig races, and carnival rides. On Wednesday, Montgomery County Agricultural Fair announced the fair has been canceled this summer because of the coronavirus. In order to protect our volunteers, our exhibitors, the citizens of our community, and those who work at the Fair in a […]

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June 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Strathmore Announces Five Big Events Despite Current Closures

The Music Center at Strathmore announced five events for 2020 and 2021, despite current COVID-19 closures.  The powerhouse arts center in North Bethesda plans on moving forward with the events. The first event is planned for Oct. 2-25, called “Monuments: Creative Forces.” Strathmore plans to use outside space to project the digital faces of six […]

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