Maya Angelou

January 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2020

Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2020. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow,” and Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” In 2019, “Little Fires Everywhere” and “A Gentleman in […]

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May 28, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Statement from Lt. Gov. Brown on Passing of Maya Angelou

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown issued the following statement in reaction to the death of renowned poet and author Maya Angelou: “Today, we grieve the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou, whose light brought hope to each person who heard her powerful message of perseverance. As a celebrated writer, Dr. Angelou’s words inspired those from every walk […]

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May 28, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Montgomery County Councilmembers Remember Maya Angelou

World-renowned American author and poet Maya Angelou died in her home on May 28 at the age of 86. We asked the Montgomery County Councilmembers for their thoughts on Angelou and the legacy she leaves behind. Councilmember Phil Andrews:  “In 1969, Maya Angelou, America’s great humanitarian artist, wrote the best-selling ‘I Know Why the Caged […]

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May 28, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of Gov. Martin O'Malley

Gov. O’Malley on the Passing of Maya Angelou

Governor O’Malley issued the following statement today, upon learning of the passing of legendary literary icon, Dr. Maya Angelou: “Maya Angelou’s poem, “When Great Trees Fall,” ends this way: “And when great souls die, / after a period peace blooms, / slowly and always / irregularly.  Spaces fill / with a kind of / soothing […]

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