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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 23, 2020 | Emma Shuster

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” program for boys and girls, presented in collaboration with Spark Business Academy, students gain knowledge of the fashion industry and develop […]

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June 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

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 consortium, several e-books and audiobooks about the Black experience have been made available without any wait time. Antiracist Books Available on Overdrive with […]

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June 17, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

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 race relations the @GburgBookFest has put together a special panel on how books & stories from diverse voices can […]

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June 17, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Strathmore Streaming ‘Live From the Living Room’ Concerts

Strathmore, a multi-disciplinary arts center in North Bethesda, is putting on a virtual “Live from the Living Room” concert series every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. COVID-19 has forced many artists to cancel their concerts, but Strathmore is providing a way for people to continue enjoying live music. The artists performing include Strathmore’s Artists in Residence, […]

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June 16, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

White Oak Library to Host Speculative Writing Workshop

White Oak Library in Silver Spring will host a virtual sci-fi/fantasy/horror writing workshop on Thursday, June 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be exclusive to speculative fiction writers and those who are interested in learning about the genre. To participate in this event, attendees will need to choose a prompt and […]

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June 15, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Ledecky Will Join Councilmember Jawando’s Virtual Storytime This Week

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando’s virtual storytime on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. will feature Olympic gold medalist and swimmer Katie Ledecky. I am pleased to announce that on Wednesday, June 17th, five-time Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky will join me for Virtual Storytime! Please tune in at 11:30AM on Wednesday to watch. Posted by Councilmember […]

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June 8, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Olney Theatre Asks Community: What Does ‘Home’ Mean to You Now?

Olney Theatre is asking people to send in their stories about how their perceptions of “home” have changed due to COVID-19. People can submit a three-minute audio recording through the theater’s website, and the best ones are shared on the page. Olney Theatre’s favorite storytellers will be invited to share their stories at a StorySlam […]

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June 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Photos: Glenstone Museum Reopens Outdoor Exhibits

Glenstone Museum in Potomac reopened their outdoor exhibits on Thursday. Here are some photos of the museum’s outdoor trails from early Thursday morning: Visitors must reserve tickets in advance on the museum’s website. Tickets are free and will be made available Monday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning June 8. Previous post: Glenstone Museum to Reopen […]

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