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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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February 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Overdue Book From 1946 Finally Returned to Silver Spring Library

Silver Spring Library’s Surprise Letter from Toronto Remember the last time you returned your library books and they were a couple of weeks late? Remember the guilt? How would you feel if you returned a book that was 73 years late? Well, the Silver Spring Library has been reunited with a children’s book borrowed in […]

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July 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Aspen Hill Library Reopens After a Refresh (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the grand reopening of the Aspen Hill Library branch, which reopened this past weekend. The $1.2 million refresh project took eight months to complete. Find out more in the video recap, below: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was joined at the grand opening celebration by Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Marc […]

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May 5, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

‘Love and Baseball’ — a short story

Did I know that my dad wrote love-themed fictional stories? No, not ever. The following story is the only one I found in Harry’s files with a double byline. Evidently he wrote it with a friend or colleague named Lloyd Harrington. The address at the top of each typewritten page is Harry’s, where he lived […]

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April 20, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

‘The System Approach’ — a short story

Similar to other writings I’ve discovered in my dad’s files, the following story brought me back some 55 years – to the North Parking lot at the Pentagon. I remember going to work with him, and walking, and walking, and walking from his space in the lot, far from the building entrance. (By the time […]

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March 2, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

‘A Guide to the Conduct of the War’ — A Short Story

War stories aren’t my favorite, but after my dad passed away in 2014, I read the book “The Brigade.” It’s a true story that’s similar, I’ve learned, to his U.S. Army mission after WWII ended. Now I’m sharing a war story Harry wrote, possibly soon after his Army service. Did he base it on personal […]

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August 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

Teen Writers’ Club Formed at Silver Spring Library

Library officials invite all teens in the Silver Spring area who like to write fiction, nonfiction or poetry for an opportunity to develop their writing skills through the Teen Writers’ Club at the Silver Spring Library. The workshop is open to teen writers ages 13 to 18 and is scheduled to meet twice a month […]

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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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December 4, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Author David Baldacci’s Upcoming Projects (VIDEO)

Author David Baldacci visited the Gaithersburg Library on Dec. 2 to talk about his new book, The Escape, which happens to be number one on the New York Times bestseller list this week. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke also asked the author about what other projects he has in the works. Take a look. Related:

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December 4, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Author David Baldacci: “I Love Talking About Books” (VIDEO)

Bestselling author David Baldacci’s newest novel, The Escape, is number one in the country this week. He has two more books coming out next year but he still finds the time to meet his readers. On a book tour at the Gaithersburg Library, he shares a little about his passion for talking about books. Related:

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