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July 8, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Public Libraries Host ‘Virtual Hire’ Career Assistance Sessions

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting “Virtual HIRE” career assistance sessions on Tuesday, July 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, July 28 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. During these meetings, career specialists will work one-on-one with individuals who need assistance with making resumes, completing online job applications, doing job research, and […]

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July 2, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Hosting Virtual Dry Ice Adventure Event for Children

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting a virtual fantasy and adventure event with dry ice effects called “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” on Wednesday, July 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) event created for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Elementary age children. “A long […]

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July 2, 2020 | Samantha Subin

MCPL ‘Holds to Go’ Service Begins July 6

Montgomery County Public Libraries will start contact free pick-up services beginning July 6 at all branches with the exception of the Noyes and Long Branch libraries. “We’re so excited our customers can once again get the physical books they want,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “The process is easy while being as safe as possible […]

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June 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Returned Library Book Bins Runneth Over

Library users were very eager to return the books they took out more than three months ago when Montgomery County Public Libraries closed due to the global pandemic. Monday, June 29 was the first day that books could be dropped off, but still not be taken out. On that day, the library staff filled 525 […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, June 29, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Playgrounds Begin Reopening: Montgomery Parks will begin gradually reopening playgrounds today. Parks reminds residents to wear a face covering, stay six feet apart, and clean your hands before and after using playground equipment. Beginning Monday, June 29, we begin […]

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June 23, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Wheaton Library Hosting Virtual Meet-The-Author Event with Local Writers

Wheaton Library will host a virtual meet-the-author event on Thursday, June 25, from 7 to 8 p.m.  The event will feature four Montgomery County authors: Keith Donohue (“The Motion of Puppets”), Alex Grant (“ReEvolution”), Evonne Marzouk (“The Prophetess”), and Pete O’Brien (“The Loose Purple Tie: 3 Novellas”). Each author will discuss their latest books. A […]

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June 22, 2020 | Alex Argiris

MCPL Book Drops Resuming on June 29

The Montgomery County Public Libraries announced Monday that book drops are opening on June 29. The libraries also announced that branch telephone services will be resuming on June 29 as well. Book drops will be available to return any books and materials that residents have been holding since March, except for the Noyes and Long […]

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June 18, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Announces Plans for Resuming On-Site Services

As Montgomery County approaches Phase 2 of reopening, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has announced they will be resuming specific physical services, starting Monday, June 29. These services do not require patrons to enter MCPL facilities and some can be done online or by phone. All MCPL branches will be reopening their book drops so […]

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June 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 18 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, June 18. 1. COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses: Senator Ben Cardin is holding a virtual forum to discuss relief for at-risk small businesses. This will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be seen on YouTube or Facebook live. 2. Vision Zero […]

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June 16, 2020 | Emma Shuster

County Public Libraries Hosting Virtual Meet-the-Author Event

Montgomery County Public Libraries will host a virtual meet-the-author event on Wednesday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event will feature The Atlantic Monthly contributor Gregg Easterbrook.  Throughout the event, Easterbrook will discuss his latest nonfiction work, “It’s Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear.” After summarizing […]

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