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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Library Card Holders Now Have Access to Washington Post Digital

The perks of owning a library card are endless. Montgomery County Public Libraries announced on social media that cardholders now can access a digital subscription of the Washington Post. Cardholders can sign up at the following link: mcpl.link/WashingtonPost. The Washington Post will allow cardholders to have digital access for a 7 day trial. MCPL explained […]

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November 20, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Library Card Holders Have Access to 7,000 Digital Newspapers, Magazines

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ cardholders will now be able to access magazines and newspapers from more than 120 countries through PressReader, according to a news release. “We are so pleased to add PressReader to our digital lineup,” Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Anita Vassallo said in a statement. “This offers a great opportunity for our […]

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September 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 23, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 23 and here are five things to know today in Montgomery County. 1. County Weekly Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and Facebook and County […]

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August 3, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

County Public Libraries Hosting ‘Virtual Sleepover’

The Montgomery County Public Libraries will be hosting a virtual sleepover on Friday, August 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event is designed for children from ages eight to 10 years old and will feature activities such as a meet the author talk with Jonathan Roth, a cooking lesson, an interactive trivia game, […]

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June 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Returned Library Book Bins Runneth Over

Library users were very eager to return the books they took out more than three months ago when Montgomery County Public Libraries closed due to the global pandemic. Monday, June 29 was the first day that books could be dropped off, but still not be taken out. On that day, the library staff filled 525 […]

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June 23, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Wheaton Library Hosting Virtual Meet-The-Author Event with Local Writers

Wheaton Library will host a virtual meet-the-author event on Thursday, June 25, from 7 to 8 p.m.  The event will feature four Montgomery County authors: Keith Donohue (“The Motion of Puppets”), Alex Grant (“ReEvolution”), Evonne Marzouk (“The Prophetess”), and Pete O’Brien (“The Loose Purple Tie: 3 Novellas”). Each author will discuss their latest books. A […]

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June 22, 2020 | Alex Argiris

MCPL Book Drops Resuming on June 29

The Montgomery County Public Libraries announced Monday that book drops are opening on June 29. The libraries also announced that branch telephone services will be resuming on June 29 as well. Book drops will be available to return any books and materials that residents have been holding since March, except for the Noyes and Long […]

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June 16, 2020 | Emma Shuster

County Public Libraries Hosting Virtual Meet-the-Author Event

Montgomery County Public Libraries will host a virtual meet-the-author event on Wednesday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event will feature The Atlantic Monthly contributor Gregg Easterbrook.  Throughout the event, Easterbrook will discuss his latest nonfiction work, “It’s Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear.” After summarizing […]

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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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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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