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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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November 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. County liquor stores – All retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – Aquatic and community centers open as scheduled; senior […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 7 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Welcome to the U.S.: The Citizenship Preparation Program is a free program that will help  prepare applicants for U.S. Citizenship for the test interview and exam. The Montgomery College program occurs throughout the year, including at 6 p.m. Here […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Government closings for Independence Day

What’s Open and What’s Closed on July 4

Here’s an overview of what’s open what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed DLC Liquor & Wine Stores (DLC) – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics facilities open until 6 p.m., except the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, which will close at 3 p.m.  All other classes […]

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December 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Christmas Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County has posted the following holiday schedule for Monday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas: County offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County liquor stores – Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, all DLC stores will open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Closed Dec. 25. Recreation – Aquatic, community recreation and senior centers are closed. Montgomery Parks – […]

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December 4, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Podcast Looks Into What’s Happening at Libraries

A new podcast, “Library Matters,” uses digital communication to deliver information about Montgomery County Public Libraries. Produced by MCPL, the podcast has new episodes every two weeks that explore the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning. Here’s the podcast’s homepage, which includes podcast transcripts. Recent topics have included Game of Thrones, strategies to encourage […]

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November 2, 2017 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

UPDATE: MCPS schools observe an early release day for K-8 grades on Nov. 10. Montgomery County has posted the following holiday schedule for Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County liquor stores – all retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – aquatic and community centers […]

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October 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 9, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Minimum Wage: The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee holds its hearing on $15 an hour minimum wage at 9:25 a.m. Here’s the 166-page report on the legislation. And here’s the latest from council analysts. 2. Libraries Closed: Montgomery […]

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October 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Three Libraries Add Hours, and All Libraries Accept Food for Fines

Three Montgomery County Public Libraries branches will be open longer, with added service hours, a statement from County Executive Ike Leggett’s office said. In addition, the libraries’ Food for Fines program will run from Oct. 22 to 29 and patrons will be able to earn $1 for each donated food item toward payment of existing […]

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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPL Director Parker Hamilton Announces Her Retirement, Leggett Says She Will be Missed

Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton is retiring, according to a Montgomery County statement. Hamilton has worked for Montgomery County for almost 37 years, and she served as director of the libraries for 12 years. In a statement, County Executive Ike Leggett described Hamilton as a “remarkable woman,” that the county “will miss terribly.” […]

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