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April 8, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Un Año Después, las Bibliotecas del Condado Siguen Sin Poder Abrir Completamente

A medida que más personas reciben la vacuna contra el coronavirus, la vida comienza a parecerse a una “nueva normalidad”: los niños regresan a las aulas, la gente come afuera y los centros de recreación permiten que algunos clientes usen sus instalaciones. En vista de que se cesan las restricciones para los establecimientos, los edificios […]

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April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

One Year Later, County Public Library Buildings Still Not Fully Open

As more people get the coronavirus vaccine, life is beginning to resemble a “new normal” — children are returning to classrooms, people are eating outside, and recreation centers are allowing some patrons to use its facilities. As restrictions for establishments are loosening, library buildings in Montgomery County still remain mostly closed. Anita Vassallo, director of Montgomery […]

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April 2, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

More Than $600,000 in Fines Forgiven by Montgomery County Public Libraries

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) announced that they have forgiven $696,165.68 in library fines. Director of MCPL, Anita Vasallo, sat down in a recent interview with MCM’s Deirdre Byrne where she discussed the county’s decision to halt charges of overdue fines. Vasallallo says “Montgomery County is forward-facing and understands the impact of these types of […]

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March 30, 2021 | Michelle Queen

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Germantown Library to Close April 24 for Refresh

The Germantown library branch is closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 for a refresh project. The branch will remain closed for approximately four months. County officials say the library is expected to reopen in late summer or early fall. “Physical construction for the refresh project at Germantown will begin in May; we are […]

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March 29, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Raskin Joins MCPL for Discussion on the Future of American Democracy

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin will join The Council of Former Federal Executives (COFFE), Little Falls Village and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) to discuss “Constitutional Patriotism, Partisanship and the Future of American Democracy.” The virtual event will be held on April 5 at 1 p.m. The event is part of the Speaker Series, co-hosted by […]

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March 3, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month Virtually

March was declared as National Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987 to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. Montgomery County Public Libraries will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of virtual lectures, discussions, and storytimes around the theme “Valliant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” The free programs, suitable for […]

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March 3, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Offers Free Financial Seminars for Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are offering free financial health and wellness seminars for women.  The seminars are designed to help women strengthen their knowledge on financial matters. Though the seminars are tailored for women, they are open to all county residents.  […]

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March 1, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week With Virtual Events

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host a variety of virtual informative webinars from Feb. 28 to March 6 for National Consumer Protection Week. The free webinars aim to help community members understand their consumer rights and decide how to make well-informed decisions regarding their money.  The […]

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February 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Libraries Go Fine Free to Ensure Equity

All current library fines for overdue books have been erased and new fines will not be levied as Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) go fine free as of Feb. 1. Similar to 200 library systems around the country, MCPL is ending fines so that people who want to borrow books or digital materials will no […]

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January 29, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Libraries Offer Online Workshops for Job Seekers

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are offering online workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions to help those looking for employment. The topics include strategies for job searches, using LinkedIn to identify jobs, and guidance to apply for jobs with Montgomery County Government. All workshops are both free and virtual. An internet connection and a device (such […]

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