Ari Brooks

May 22, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery Week in Review Episode 1173 (VIDEO)

Montgomery Week in Review host Don Mooers and the panel discuss the public schools search for a new superintendent with Fred Evans, the State’s Attorney’s Special Prosecutions Division with Bryan Roslund, the county energy tax with Ilaya Hopkins and the public library hours with Ari Brooks. Montgomery Week in Review airs on Montgomery Channel 21 […]

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December 31, 2014 | Staff Writer

Nominations Wanted for Charles W. Gilchrist Volunteer Award

The Friends of the Library is asking the public to submit nominations for the Charles W. Gilchrist Volunteer Award that recognizes an individual, family, family foundation, corporation, or civic group that has demonstrated exceptional service to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) through volunteer and/or philanthropic support. Presented annually by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery […]

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May 23, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery Week in Review (Video)

Montgomery Week in Review host Don Mooers and his panel discuss the Mental Health Association’s “Serving Together” program, the schools health education curriculum, domestic violence legislation in Maryland and innovations within the public libraries. Montgomery Week in Review airs on Montgomery Channel 21 Thursdays at noon and 8 p.m.; Sundays at noon and Mondays at […]

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March 28, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery Week in Review (Video)

Montgomery Week in Review host Don Mooers and his panel discuss the issues the League of Women Voters are addressing, the Sentinel’s new website, the Friends of the Library used book stores and the work of the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL). Montgomery Week in Review airs on Montgomery Channel 21 Thursdays at […]

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November 27, 2013 | Sonya Burke

What Are You Thankful For?

MyMCMedia asked Montgomery County residents to tell us what they are thankful for this year. One of the common denominators in almost all the responses, received so far, appears to be how much residents love their community. Take a look: “I am thankful that my family is healthy and that we are all so fortunate […]

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November 8, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Friends of the Library Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Bookstore

In an age when the current thinking is that paper books could become obsolete, Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its Rockville-based used bookstore on November 8, from noon to 2 p.m. There will be giveaways, cake, special discounts and a surprise announcement to commemorate the occasion. The […]

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October 9, 2013 | Staff Writer

Take Part in Library Snapshot Day (Video)

Ari Brooks, executive director of Friends of the Library (FOLMC), talks with “Montgomery Week in Review” host Don Mooers about the successful Wheaton Used Book Store and Library Snapshot Day scheduled for Oct. 9. Take a look. The Friends of the Library Bookstore, located under the Wheaton Regional Library (11701 Georgia Ave,. Wheaton), was recently […]

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June 17, 2013 | Staff Writer

Impact of Increased Funding of Public Libraries (Video)

Ari Brooks, executive director of Friends of the Library, talks with “Montgomery Week in Review” host Don Mooers talks about the increase in funding for public libraries in the coming fiscal year (FY 14). The 10.5% increase will provide for improvements such as 33 employees, e-readers, and digital lab for Long Branch Library. Take a […]

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May 9, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Poet Laureate Richard Blanco to Visit Rockville (Video)

The Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) is hosting an event on May 17 with U.S.  Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco at the Rockville Library. Take a look. Sponsors will be invited to attend a reception with Blanco starting at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Ari Brooks at […]

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April 29, 2013 | Staff Writer

Mystery Writer Martha Grimes Calls MoCo Home (Photos & Video)

The Friends of the Library recently hosted the final literary luncheon of the season at the Strathmore Mansion and the keynote author, who won the 2012 Grand Master award, attracted a sold out crowd. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. To learn more about Grimes, visit her website, Martha Grimes. Next up: on May 17, the Friends […]

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