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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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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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A Preview of Montgomery College’s Speaker Series that Begins on Sept. 15 (VIDEO)

Montgomery College launches its Frank Islam Athenaeum speaker series at the Germantown campus on Sept. 15th. Find out more about the lecture series in this report, below:

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January 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Author and Journalist Cokie Roberts Headlines Event at Ingleside at King Farm (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Cokie Roberts headlined a lecture at Ingleside at King Farm this month. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. ORIGINAL POST It was standing room only at an author event featuring journalist and author Cokie Roberts at Ingleside at King Farm today in Rockville. A Montgomery County resident, Roberts was discussing her new […]

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November 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Chevy Chase and Potomac Libraries Expand Hours Beginning Today

Good news for library lovers in Chevy Chase and Potomac. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) officials have announced that Chevy Chase Library, which is located at 8005 Connecticut Avenue, and Potomac Library, which is located at 10101 Glenolden Drive, have expanded operating hours beginning today. The libraries are now open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. […]

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October 8, 2015 | Aline Barros

ESOL Students Share “Stories of Migrating Youth” in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, more than 30 ESOL students from Sherwood High School were part of a project called Migrating Lives: Migrating Stories of Our Youth- a community outreach program offered at the Sandy Spring Museum. On Oct. 7, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton joined these students to […]

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