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June 30, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

‘Into the Ether’ Written by County Resident Features Local Landmarks and Restaurants

Looking for a good beach read with some local flavor?  “Into the Ether,” a crime thriller written by Chevy Chase resident David Sherer, might just fill the bill. The novel, Sherer’s first venture into fiction, follows a DMV doctor, Adrian Wren, who leaves the country after using privileged information he obtained from a sedated patient […]

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February 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Signs Publishing Deal; Memoir Coming Spring 2022

Councilmember Will Jawando announced on Twitter that he’s signed a publishing deal with Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG)—owned by  Macmillan Publishing—for his upcoming memoir, “My Black Fathers: The Seven Men Who Healed Me.” FSG describes the memoir as  “an inspiring book about fathers and sons, Black masculinity, and the transformative power of mentors in the […]

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January 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2020

Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2020. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow,” and Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” In 2019, “Little Fires Everywhere” and “A Gentleman in […]

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August 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Barnes & Noble Opens New Chapter a Mile Away From Old Location

Barnes & Noble in Rockville made sure its customers didn’t miss one day of reading. The bookstore on Rockville Pike was open Tuesday, and opened at a new storefront less than a mile away on Wednesday. The previous location is permanently closed. MyMCMedia visited Barnes & Noble on opening day.

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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

How Poetry Gave Voice to Three Men Who Grew Up in Prison

For three Washington, D.C. men who were incarcerated during their youth, poetry is a powerful means of self expression. Nokomis Hunter, Shannon Battle, and Cliff Yarborough all grew up in the criminal justice system, where they were introduced to Free Minds Book Club. Hunter, Battle, and Yarborough all participated in The City of Takoma Park’s […]

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January 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2019

Know anyone in Montgomery County who made a New Year’s resolution to read more books? Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2019. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow,” and Liane Moriarty’s “Nine […]

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May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Officials Excited to Meet Authors at Gaithersburg Book Fest

Some of the biggest authors are coming from around the world to attend the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The night before the big event, authors are invited to mingle with one another at a VIP Authors Reception. Local politicians came up for the pre-festival celebration, including Gaithersburg […]

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May 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Why Gaithersburg’s Mayor is Pumped for Book Fest

There’s no one more excited for the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival than the city’s mayor, Jud Ashman. More than 140 authors will be at the festival — here’s what Ashman had to say about these authors: Some of the biggest names at the festival, according to Ashman, include Kwame Onwuachi, author of “Notes From […]

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May 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival Sets a Record for Attendance (VIDEO)

It’s official. The Gaithersburg Book Festival has set a new record for attendance. City officials estimate that 22,000 people attended the literary event this year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Denise Kayser, division chief of arts and events for the city of Gaithersburg, said attendance in 2017 was almost twice the size of the 2016 turnout. […]

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October 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Montgomery Knolls Elementary (VIDEO)

Students, staff and parents at Montgomery Knolls and Pinecrest elementary schools in Silver Spring recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration featured a book fair, dance performances, fashions and food demonstrations. Find out more in this report from MCPS-TV, below:

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