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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 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

New Wheaton Library and Recreation Center Will Be ‘First of Its Kind’ in County

The new Wheaton Library and Recreation Center’s grand opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m.  David Dise, the Director of General Services, which oversees the construction project, recently spoke with County Cable Montgomery’s Lorna Virgili about the facility. Watch more from our PEG partner, County Cable Montgomery, here.   The recreation center […]

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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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June 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Councilmember Will Jawando to Kickoff Library Listening Tour

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando is kicking off a Library Listening Tour on June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Silver Spring Library [900 Wayne Avenue]. During his Listening Tour, Councilmember Jawando will be visiting all 21 libraries across the County to engage in community conversations about what residents would like to experience at their […]

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June 11, 2019 | Ben Palmer

MCPL Offers Free Summer Business and Career Lessons

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is offering free summer programs for residents to receive help in business and career ventures. Many of these classes are available online, particularly classes about starting small businesses. Small business training workshops will also be held at the Rockville, Silver Spring, and Twinbrook libraries at various dates. The Rockville and […]

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May 2, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Check Out Thermal Imaging Cameras With Your Books at County Libraries

You can now check out thermal imaging cameras to monitor energy use in your home. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP) made the cameras available to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) cardholders. The cameras are easy to use and create visual heat maps to show hot and cold spots where users may be […]

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April 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

Wilson Wims Elementary Principal Awarded for Supporting Library Media Program

Montgomery County Public Schools has announced that Sean McGee, principal of Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg, won the Nancy C. Walker Award for Outstanding Support to a Library Media Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Montgomery County Educational Media Specialists Association gives the award annually “to highlight the role of administrative leaders in supporting […]

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February 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Librarian Returns Super Overdue Book

Meet Mora Gregg, the woman who mailed her overdue book to Silver Spring Library 73 years later. Gregg did a Skype interview with MCM’s Deirdre Byrne, where she explained why she decided to return a book checked out in 1946. Gregg believes her mother checked out the book “The Postman” when Gregg was a toddler. […]

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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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