Contemporary Conversations

August 4, 2020 | Mira Varghese

MCPL Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage With Virtual Contemporary Conversation

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage with its next Virtual Contemporary Conversations event on August 22, which will be held over Facebook Live. According to the MCPL website, the event will commemorate “the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote […]

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June 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, June 24, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Pride Month Contemporary Conversation Series: Montgomery County Public Libraries will have a panel discussion about LGBTQ issues tonight at 7 p.m. during its Contemporary Conversation series. 2. Historic District Commission Meeting: The City of Gaithersburg will hold a Historic […]

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February 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Nigerian-American Author to be Featured at County Libraries Event

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will feature Nigerian-American author Tope Folarin as part of their “Contemporary Conversations” series. The series serves as a community forum for discussions about current and cultural issues with authors and journalists. Folarin will discuss his book, “A Particular Kind of Black Man,” which highlights issues of identity and belonging.  Nigerian-American […]

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April 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL’s Next Speakers Series Talk Features Journalist Bob Levey

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPS) presents a conversation with award-winning journalist Bob Levey as part of their Contemporary Conversations. The series provides a forum for journalists, authors and speakers to discuss cultural and current issues. Former Washington Post columnist and TV-radio commentator Bob Levey will talk about his 37-year career covering all aspects of life […]

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October 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Libraries’ Speaker Series Features Author Joseph Esposito Oct. 21

Joseph Esposito, author and historian who served in three presidential administrations is the featured speaker for Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) next Contemporary Conversations series. The program will be held at the Rockville Memorial Library located at 21 Maryland Avenue on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required. Esposito will discuss his book Dinner in […]

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March 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Kojo Nnamdi Kicks Off MCPL’s New Contemporary Conversations Series (VIDEO)

In response to the community’s requests for a program where experts and journalists could talk about current issues facing our community and nation, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has launched a new series titled, “Contemporary Conversations.” “It’s about knowledge, it’s about community because communities really thrive on our ability to be informed,” Montgomery County Executive Ike […]

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