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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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November 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Nov. 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Nov. 7 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Disabled Veterans Resource Fair: In honor of Veterans Day, the Disabled Veterans National Foundation will recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans by collaborating with local government and nonprofit organizations to provide critical resources from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. […]

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October 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 24 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Oct. 24. The Nationals take a 2-0 lead in the World Series with their win last night against the Astros. Go Nats! And, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Planning Meeting: The Planning Board’s day starts with an agritourism study tour in the Agricultural Reserve. After the tour they […]

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October 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Oct. 3 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday October 3, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Active Aging Week Continues: Montgomery County government invites residents to participate in the second annual Active Aging Week, which is part of a national initiative to promote healthy lifestyles. This year’s theme is “Redefining Active.” Activities include walks, fitness […]

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September 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Libraries Offers Better Angels Workshop

Montgomery County Public Libraries Offers Program to Help Residents Talk Across the Political Divide Many people avoid political conversations with family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers whose politics differ from their own. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will provide a unique program to help attendees feel comfortable talking across the political divide. The program, facilitated by […]

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September 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Libraries Offer Workshops for Job Seekers

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) offer workshops to help those looking for employment. The topics include strategies for job searches, using LinkedIn to identify jobs and attract the attention of recruiters, and guidance to apply for jobs with Montgomery County Government. Job Search Strategies: The Fall Job Search Strategies Workshops @ MCPL helps job seekers learn strategies […]

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August 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Potomac is Next Up on Jawando’s Library Listening Tour

Councilmember Will Jawando to Visit Potomac Library Thursday, August 29 Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando continues his library listening tour August 29 at 7 p.m. at the Potomac Library located at 10101 Glenolden Drive. Jawando serves as the library lead on the County Council’s Education and Culture committee. He is visiting all 21 library branches […]

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August 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Educators Remember Toni Morrison

Montgomery County leaders are remembering Pulitzer Prize winning Toni Morrison, celebrated for her works about the black experience in America. The “Beloved” author died Aug. 5 from complications with pneumonia. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando about what Morrison meant to them. Ashman said he had always […]

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July 23, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Jawando Listens to Residents’ Concerns During Library Tour

Councilmember Will Jawando held a meeting in his Library Listening Tour at the Long Branch Library in Silver Spring Monday night, speaking with residents about issues in their library and the county as a whole. Issues brought up by residents included the lack of resources in libraries, particularly after-school programs. While Jawando and the council […]

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July 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL Announces Online Wellness and Personal Development Classes

Residents with a library card from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now have access to wellness and personal development classes online. The service, Learn It Live, is provided through a partnership between MCPL and Recorded Books. Learn It Live offers interactive, live video courses and thousands of recorded courses on health and wellness, spirituality, and […]

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