August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Friends of Library Sells Rare Copy of Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms” for $6,000

The Friends of the Library Montgomery County has just sold a rare, autographed, limited first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms,” for $6,000. It’s the highest selling volume ever sold by FOLMC, according to Lance Salins, FOLMC business coordinator. The private buyer lives in Oregon and wishes to remain anonymous, Salins said, noting that […]

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March 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Friends of the Library Celebrates 35 Years of Service (VIDEO)

Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC), a local nonprofit that supports Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), is celebrating 35 years of service. A group of concerned residents formed FOLMC in 1982 with the goal of  “making their good library system great,” according to the organization’s website. During a special celebration early Friday, Executive Director […]

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July 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week. This week’s show includes reports about pedestrian safety, an upcoming Ride On public forum for residents of Tobytown, the search for a city manager in Rockville, a look at the first week on the job for the new superintendent of MCPS and much […]

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September 10, 2015 | Staff Writer

Nominations Wanted for Charles Gilchrist Volunteer Award

The public is invited to submit nominations for the 2016 Charles W. Gilchrist Volunteer Award presented annually by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC). The award is given in memory of former Montgomery County Executive Charles W. Gilchrist who sought to encourage community participation in the County. The annual award is presented to […]

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August 24, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Middle School Creative Writers Celebrate Diversity (Photo)

Friends of the Library, Montgomery County are recruiting schools to participate in the 2015-2016 MOSAIC middle school student writing contest.  The first teacher info session is scheduled for October 6. Last year’s winners were announced over the summer.  Celebrating heritage and cultural differences, Montgomery County middle school students were honored for their award winning poems, […]

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August 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 17, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Aug. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Registration for fall recreation classes begins today in Montgomery County on the new Active Montgomery system. 2. The Friends of the Library is seeking applicants for a new board of trustee member. 3. It’s Family Day at the Montgomery County Agricultural […]

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September 20, 2013 | Staff Writer

Senior Spelling Bee Registration Open

Registration is open for the semi-annual Senior Spelling Bee, hosted by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC), on November 9 at the Little Falls Library. All participants must register by October 25. If you are 55 or over, register for a day of fun competition with words. Friends and family are invited to attend […]

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