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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October 5, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Modern Book Launch Set for Oct. 30 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Office is hosting a book launch event at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda Oct. 30  Bridget Schwiesow has more in this report, below, about that book launch and the Montgomery Modern initiative: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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July 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Barnes and Noble Book Stores Open Early Today, “Go Set A Watchman” Release

Across the country, Barnes & Noble book stores opened their doors at 7 a.m. today in celebration of the release of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman.” At the Gaithersburg B & N store, Assistant Store Manager Dave Armstrong said a strong response is expected. If you buy a book at the store before 10 […]

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April 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Author Sarah Pekkanen on “Things You Won’t Say” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen, a Chevy Chase resident, tells us about her latest book, Things You Won’t Say. The book, her sixth, will be released on May 26. You can find out more about author Sarah Pekkannen and her upcoming book tour by visiting her website here.  You can also […]

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April 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 8, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, April 8, in Montgomery County: 1. A Hate Crime: Gaithersburg police are looking for the vandal(s) who defaced a synagogue in the Lakelands community and city leaders are speaking out about the incident. 2. Getting Better: NIH officials have upgraded the condition of a patient with the Ebola […]

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