Books

October 30, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Raskin Launches Reading Program For Elementary Students

Rep. Jamie Raskin is launching a reader’s program encouraging elementary school students and their families to read, according to a press release. The program, called Raskin’s Readers, will start Saturday, Oct. 31, and it will go through Jan. 31, 2021. The program challenges students from kindergarten to fifth grade, along with family members or guardians, […]

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October 27, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

‘Wimpy Kid’ Author Hosts Drive-Thru Meet and Greet at Blair High School

Jeff Kinney, the author of the popular “Diary of Wimpy Kid” series, hosted a unique book release event in Silver Spring Monday night. Loyalty Bookstore and Montgomery Blair High School hosted Kinney as he promoted the release of his new book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End”  which came out Tuesday. The author, born […]

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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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June 23, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Wheaton Library Hosting Virtual Meet-The-Author Event with Local Writers

Wheaton Library will host a virtual meet-the-author event on Thursday, June 25, from 7 to 8 p.m.  The event will feature four Montgomery County authors: Keith Donohue (“The Motion of Puppets”), Alex Grant (“ReEvolution”), Evonne Marzouk (“The Prophetess”), and Pete O’Brien (“The Loose Purple Tie: 3 Novellas”). Each author will discuss their latest books. A […]

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June 9, 2020 | Tori Bergel

County Public Libraries Condemn Racial Injustice, Introduces ‘Anti-Racist Reads’ Book Lists

Montgomery County Public Libraries issued a statement promoting racial equity and introduced new “Anti-racist Reads” book lists for the community. The message, released by MCPL Director Anita Vassallo on behalf of the system, condemns the killing of George Floyd and discusses the MCPL’s dedication to diversity and inclusion. “I know all of us are horrified […]

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May 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Influential Authors Stop By 10th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival

The 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival featured 140 authors who are celebrated at the local and national level. “This year is the one that I think matches the City of Gaithersburg the most in terms of its diversity,” Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman said. Some in attendance include Sarah McCoy, author of “Marilla of Green Gables”; […]

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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 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg Book Festival Returns Saturday, Plan Your Visit

Looking for some good reading material for the summer and to do something fun this weekend? Gaithersburg’s popular book festival might just be the answer. Now in its 10th year, the festival will feature authors, workshops for aspiring writers, exhibits, a Children’s Village, onsite sales of new and used books, food, drink, ice cream and […]

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March 26, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Marilyn J. Praisner Library to Close for Renovations April 13

The Marilyn J. Praisner Library in Burtonsville will close on Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. for approximately four to six months for renovations. “Physical construction for the refresh project at Praisner will begin in May, but we are closing ahead of the construction start date to complete the internal reorganization of collections and shelving. […]

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