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May 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL Library Card Provides Access to Spanish Language Telenovelas and Movies

Residents with library cards from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now have access to stream Spanish language telenovelas and movies on Póngalo. “MCPL is very happy to be able to offer Póngalo for our Spanish speaking customers. Eleven percent of our County residents speak Spanish at home, and now they will be able to enjoy […]

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May 2, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Check Out Thermal Imaging Cameras With Your Books at County Libraries

You can now check out thermal imaging cameras to monitor energy use in your home. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP) made the cameras available to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) cardholders. The cameras are easy to use and create visual heat maps to show hot and cold spots where users may be […]

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April 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL’s Next Speakers Series Talk Features Journalist Bob Levey

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPS) presents a conversation with award-winning journalist Bob Levey as part of their Contemporary Conversations. The series provides a forum for journalists, authors and speakers to discuss cultural and current issues. Former Washington Post columnist and TV-radio commentator Bob Levey will talk about his 37-year career covering all aspects of life […]

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April 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Turning the Tables: County Libraries Celebrate Vinyl Culture

Second Annual ‘Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day’ Takes Place at Silver Spring Library Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are presenting the second “Just for the Record-A Vinyl Day” from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. This free event, celebrating music on vinyl, its culture, art and sound, is geared for […]

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April 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Library System Provides Access to Streaming Movie Service

Residents with a library card from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now have access to stream movies online. The service, IndieFlix, is provided through a partnership between MCPL and RBdigital from Recorded Books. IndieFlix offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts. The collection includes more than 8,000 […]

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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 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL Library Card Provides Access to Music Concerts and Documentaries through Stingray Qello

Residents with library cards from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now have access to stream full-length concerts and music documentaries. “Music fans will be able to see their favorite performers in concert and watch great music documentaries whenever they wish,” said Anita Vassallo, acting director of  MCPL. So how does it work? MCPL has a collection […]

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March 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 12 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 12. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council is meeting today at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Hearing Room in Rockville. Check out the agenda for today’s meeting. 2. Redistricting Maps Meeting: Governor Larry Hogan’s Emergency Commission on Sixth Congressional District Gerrymandering has approved a […]

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March 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for March 11 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, March 11. Warmer this week. Here’s the forecast. 1. Council Action: The Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Office Building’s seventh floor hearing room to hear about development around MARC rail communities of Boyds and Germantown. Here’s the staff report. The Health and Human […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 6. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There’s an Education Budget Meeting at Rockville High School tonight at 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to learn about the FY 2020 Budget. Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice attend this meeting with MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith […]

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