Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)

September 7, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Libraries Announce Improved Online Catalog

Montgomery Public Libraries (MCPL) plan to launch a new online library catalog in October. The catalog, known as Aspen Discovery, will be available starting Oct. 4 and includes features like predictive search text, curated lists, and personalized recommendations. MCPL Director Anita Vassallo said, “After careful consideration, we made the decision to explore a new catalog […]

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August 31, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Libraries Returning to Pre-Pandemic Hours Starting Sept. 12

Update (Sept. 3): In a release Thursday, Montgomery County said operating hours for public libraries will remain the same, retracting Tuesday’s announcement saying libraries would soon return to pre-pandemic hours. Original (Aug. 31): County libraries will soon return to pre-pandemic hours of operation, according to a release from the county. Effective Sunday, Sept. 12, Montgomery […]

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August 6, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

County Libraries Hosting Free Mini-Comic Book Workshops

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has two upcoming virtual workshops for those ages 10 and up or 50 and up to learn how to illustrate mini-comic books. This month: @MCPL_Libraries is offering two free virtual Mini-Comic Book workshops, one geared to ages 10+ and the other to those 50+. The workshops will be facilitated by […]

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July 14, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

MCPL Launches Northstar Digital Literacy Services

Montgomery County Public Libraries now offers online digital literacy resources using Northstar. .@ricepolitics Understanding your Digital Footprint! @MCPL_Libraries Residents who take proctored assessment tests can earn certificates & badges to show to employers or add to resumes to prove proficiency in key digital skills. #DigitalTransformation https://t.co/Vk3sfWxYcR pic.twitter.com/7kMzYuNCsn — Craig Rice (@RicePolitics) July 13, 2021 County […]

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July 14, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Maggie Nightingale Library in Poolesville Closing for Interior Renovation

The Maggie Nightingale Library is closing at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 2 to undergo interior improvements. According to the press release, the library will be closed for six to eight months during the renovation. “Physical construction for the refresh project at Maggie Nightingale will begin in September; we are closing ahead of the construction […]

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July 9, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

County Libraries Win 3 Awards

Montgomery County Public Libraries received three National Association of Counties awards for outstanding programs in 2021. @MontgomeryCoMD Public Libraries Receives Three 2021 @NACoTweets #Achievement Awards #MDcounties https://t.co/cczWyQZHMB — MD Assoc of Counties (@MDCounties) July 7, 2021 According to a recent Montgomery County press release, the award-winning programs include: Virtual Programming at MCPL- designed programming to […]

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July 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando to Celebrate 100th Storytime at Rockville Memorial Library

Since the start of the pandemic, Councilmember Will Jawando has held 99 virtual storytimes, where he reads children’s books aloud to families. To mark his 100th storytime reading, Jawando will read books aloud to families at 10 a.m. on Saturday outside the Rockville Memorial Library. This celebration will be Jawando’s first time holding the program […]

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July 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Remaining County Libraries Reopen Tuesday 

All remaining Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) that were closed for over a year reopen Tuesday, except for the Germantown Library which will remain closed for a refresh project. These libraries reopen Tuesday, according to a release from MCPL: Chevy Chase Library Kensington Park Library Maggie Nightingale Library Noyes Library for Young Children Twinbrook Library […]

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June 30, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

MCPL Launches Brainfuse Online Tutoring, Job Search and Veteran Assistance Services

Montgomery County Public Libraries is now offering online services using HelpNow, JobNow and VetNow from Brainfuse. County library cardholders can log on to the website and access tutoring services, job search services or veteran assistance by entering their library card number and pin, according to a Montgomery County press release. All three services are free […]

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June 30, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

MCPL Offering Free Online Job Search Workshops in July

Throughout July, Montgomery County Public Libraries will be hosting virtual workshops and one-on-one sessions to help entrepreneurs and job hunters with their search. According to a Montgomery County press release, all that is required to attend is a smartphone, tablet or computer and an internet connection. The sessions and workshops will be held exclusively online […]

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