Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)

February 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Libraries Accepting Submissions for ‘Make Music Montgomery’ Contest

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) third annual “Just for the Record –  A Vinyl Day” takes place Saturday, April 18 at the Silver Spring Library. For the second year, the event will include a live music contest titled “Make Music Montgomery.” MCPL is currently accepting submissions to the contest. All acts must contain a live […]

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February 11, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Montgomery County Public Libraries Launch Independent eBook Collection

Montgomery County Public Libraries has launched an independent Overdrive ebook collection. The new system offers greater efficiency for customers looking to obtain an ebook or audiobook in the collection. Some of the perks include shortened hold times, better functionality and improved usability. Numerous issues with long hold times and traffic while trying to obtain an […]

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February 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Nigerian-American Author to be Featured at County Libraries Event

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will feature Nigerian-American author Tope Folarin as part of their “Contemporary Conversations” series. The series serves as a community forum for discussions about current and cultural issues with authors and journalists. Folarin will discuss his book, “A Particular Kind of Black Man,” which highlights issues of identity and belonging.  Nigerian-American […]

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January 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 16 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Jan. 16. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Salt-Wise campaign launch:  In an effort to protect the environment, the County will launch the new Salt-Wise campaign to help homeowners and private contractors with the proper use of salt for treating ice and snow. The new campaign will include a […]

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January 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2019

Know anyone in Montgomery County who made a New Year’s resolution to read more books? Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2019. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow,” and Liane Moriarty’s “Nine […]

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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

New Hours at Maggie Nightingale Library in Poolesville

The Maggie Nightingale Library operating hours change beginning Dec. 9. Based on feedback from a community survey, the library will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Currently, Monday hours are 2 to 9 p.m. The purpose of the change is to better serve customers and was based on results from a survey […]

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November 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marilyn J. Praisner Library in Burtonsville to Reopen Saturday

Montgomery County Public Libraries announced that it’s reopening its Marilyn J. Praisner branch in Burtonsville on Saturday, Nov. 16. The branch had been closed since April for renovations. County officials say the refreshed library “includes new ergonomic sit-stand circulation, information, and self-checkout desks; renovation of the public restrooms; new painting and flooring; replacement of ceiling […]

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September 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Libraries Offers Better Angels Workshop

Montgomery County Public Libraries Offers Program to Help Residents Talk Across the Political Divide Many people avoid political conversations with family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers whose politics differ from their own. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will provide a unique program to help attendees feel comfortable talking across the political divide. The program, facilitated by […]

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September 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 24. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Voter Registration Day: Montgomery County is celebrating National Voter Registration Day at a number of different libraries in the county from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Take a look at all of the different voter registration events: Voter Registration […]

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August 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Educators Remember Toni Morrison

Montgomery County leaders are remembering Pulitzer Prize winning Toni Morrison, celebrated for her works about the black experience in America. The “Beloved” author died Aug. 5 from complications with pneumonia. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando about what Morrison meant to them. Ashman said he had always […]

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