Marilyn J. Praisner Library

February 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 7 in Montgomery County

Expect rain in the morning. A dense fog advisory is in effect until 8 a.m. today. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Feb. 7. 1. Coffee With a Cop: Montgomery County Police officers from the Silver Spring district station are meeting with residents from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Bump ‘n […]

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January 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 31 in Montgomery County

Cloudy with temps in the mid 40s. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan 31. 1. Coffee and Conversation: Join Councilmember Gabe Albornoz and Catherine Matthews of the Upcounty Regional Services Center today at 7:30 a.m. at the Barking Mad Cafe, 239 Spectrum Ave in Gaithersburg for discussion of issues affecting the […]

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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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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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March 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Public Libraries Announce Dates for Literary Explorers Program

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is again offering the Literary Explorers program in which youth ages 10 to 14 will have the opportunity to talk about books they have read, learn how to do a book talk and then record it. Videos will be available on MCPL’s website and Montgomery Community Media’s website. Registration is required for […]

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Eunice Lewis Seagraves Portrays Underground Railroad Conductor in “Harriet Tubman: Defender” at Libraries

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) present two performances of “Harriet Tubman: Defender” during August. The 45-minute play tells the story of Harriet Tubman, a former slave who became a well-known conductor on the Underground Railroad. Tubman was born in 1820 into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She escaped slavery in 1849 by fleeing to Philadelphia […]

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June 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Discuss County’s Master Bicycle Plan on June 22

The Montgomery County Planning Department and the Montgomery County Department of Parks is inviting residents to a public joint meeting on June 22 to discuss the Planning Department’s preliminary bikeway recommendations for the County’s Bicycle Master Plan, according to a news release. The goal of the Bicycle Master Plan, according to the Planning Department’s website, […]

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December 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Congressman-elect Jamie Raskin is the keynote speaker at today’s Small Business University event at Montgomery Community Media studios. 2. Wheaton Officers along with  Blake High School football players are scheduled to play against Silver Spring Officers and Paint Branch High School football players in a […]

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December 14, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 14, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Santa will be trading in his sleigh for a Harley-Davidson today during the Montgomery County Police Department’s annual Santa Ride that benefits The Children’s Inn at NIH. 2. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy is scheduled to receive the Patriot’s award today […]

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November 3, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 3, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 3, in Montgomery County: 1. Today is the last day of early voting. You can cast your ballot from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at ten locations across Montgomery County. The Presidential General Election is on Nov. 8. 2. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for the new Thomas Edison High […]

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