Friends of the library

November 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marilyn J. Praisner Library in Burtonsville to Reopen Saturday

Montgomery County Public Libraries announced that it’s reopening its Marilyn J. Praisner branch in Burtonsville on Saturday, Nov. 16. The branch had been closed since April for renovations. County officials say the refreshed library “includes new ergonomic sit-stand circulation, information, and self-checkout desks; renovation of the public restrooms; new painting and flooring; replacement of ceiling […]

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August 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Nueva Biblioteca de Wheaton Abre sus Puertas en Septiembre

La gran inauguración de la Biblioteca de Wheaton y el Centro de Recreación Comunitario, se llevará a cabo el domingo 8 de septiembre a las 2 p.m. A la inauguración se espera la presencia del Ejecutivo del Condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, y las instalaciones se abrirán al público inmediatamente después del evento. Join us […]

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August 2, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

New Wheaton Library to Open in September

UPDATE Friday at 9 a.m.: The grand opening for the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center has been changed to Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m. The facility will open following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Original Post: The Wheaton Library officially has an opening date. The grand opening of the new Wheaton Library and Recreational Center will […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 10 in Montgomery County

We’ve reached this week’s halfway point! It’s Wednesday, July 10, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Community Conversation on Racial Equity, Social Justice: Tonight at 7 p.m., Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is teaming up with Council President Nancy Navarro to host another Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social […]

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May 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Mariana Cordier hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. This week’s guests are Shirley Brandman, George Simms, Jennifer Grinnel, and Tom Thomson. Cordier and the panel discuss numerous topics including: Career readiness preparation during high school with Shirley Brandman. Youth programs in the State’s Attorney’s Office with George Simms. Every Mind programs focused […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 6. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There’s an Education Budget Meeting at Rockville High School tonight at 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to learn about the FY 2020 Budget. Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice attend this meeting with MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith […]

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December 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Mooers’ guests include Bonnie Casper, Jane de Winter, Stuart Rosenthal, and Tom Thomson. Mooers and the panel discuss the impact of the GOP tax plan(s) on Montgomery County with Bonnie Casper, teen suicide and the public schools with Jane de Winter, the current issue of The […]

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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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October 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. City of Gaithersburg flags are at half-staff in honor of Councilmember Henry Marraffa. Marraffa passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. 2. MCPS is scheduled to announce a partnership with Common Sense Education at a news conference today. 3. Montgomery Libraries […]

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