Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)

June 23, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Libraries’ ‘Tails and Tales’ Summer Reading Program Returns

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) summer reading program returns this summer to help school-age youth to develop life-long reading habits. This year the theme of the summer program is “Tails and Tales.” Students may sign up for the program online or at any library branch. The program includes reading lists, learning activities, and virtual events. […]

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June 21, 2021 | Staff Writer

Libraries Present Virtual Discussion With Bestselling Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka on Saturday, June 26, 7 p.m., as a part of the Contemporary Conversations series. The topic is “A True Story about Growing Up in a Family Grappling with Addiction.” Krosoczka will talk about his young adult graphic memoir […]

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May 20, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Holds to Go Services Ending at Six County Public Libraries May 22

With six Montgomery County Public Library (MCPL) branches scheduled to reopen June 1, the libraries announced Thursday that the Holds to Go service at the six branches ends Saturday, May 22. The six branches reopening include Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Olney, Marilyn J. Praisner, and Connie Morella. Montgomery County Public Libraries closed all branches to the […]

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April 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Cicadas Already Digging Out, Their Appearance is Imminent

The cicadas that have been living underground in total darkness throughout the county for the past 17 years are expected to make their aboveground debut next week although a few already have surfaced. This cicada pictured on the right was anxious and is already creeping around a backyard in Silver Spring. Like clockwork, they Brood […]

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April 21, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Public Libraries to Host Financial Literacy Conversation With ‘The Color of Money’ Columnist Michelle Singletary

In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting a virtual conversation, “Five Steps to Thrive During a Financial Crisis and Beyond,” with Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary on Saturday, April 24. Singletary, a University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University alumna, writes the award-winning nationally syndicated personal finance column […]

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April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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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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March 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, March 23, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Maryland Enters Vaccine Phase 2: Under Phase 2A, all Marylanders ages 60+ are eligible to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Hogan announced during a March 18 press conference. Use this online tool to find a vaccination site […]

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March 22, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, March 22, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, March 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. North Bethesda Road Closure:  The intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda will be completely closed to traffic for five months starting today. 2. Council Media Briefing: Council President Tom Hucker and Maryland Senator Chris […]

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February 24, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

County Board of Education Declares March to be Observed as Women’s History Month

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Montgomery County Board of Education declared the month of March 2021 to be observed as Women’s History Month. “Throughout our country’s history, women have contributed to the values of the United States by advocating for equity, justice, and equal opportunity for all citizens…” Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith stated, in a […]

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