Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)

March 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for March 26 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 26 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.County Volunteer Opportunities: Here’s a list of some emergency response volunteer opportunities available throughout the county that will help others in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. County Transportation Options for Vulnerable Residents: Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Montgomery […]

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March 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 25 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 25 and here are five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. County Transportation Resources for Adults, People with Disabilities:  Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services started a website with transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities during the […]

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March 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Libraries Now Offer Virtual Storytime

Montgomery County Public Libraries is now offering virtual events, including the popular storytimes for young children. The libraries are using the web conferencing service, Zoom, to deliver storytimes virtually while most families are staying at home. Tuesday morning, a family storytime was held at 9 a.m. for young children. Two more family storytimes are scheduled […]

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March 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 24 and here are five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. Council in Session:  Montgomery County Council is in session, but remotely, at 12:30 p.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda. During the meeting Councilmember Nancy Navarro will introduce a resolution calling on the council to “exercise spending restraint” […]

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March 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Introduces Digital Library Card

The libraries may be closed but they refuse to let people social distance themselves from reading and learning. Montgomery County Public Libraries announced on social media that it’s now making it easier for the community to have access to its digital and streaming content. People can sign up immediately for a digital library card that […]

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March 5, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month With Performances, Author Talks

March was declared as National Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987 to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Commission for Women celebrate with author talks, lectures, arts and crafts, story times and more throughout the month of March. The free programs will take place as follows: Saturday, […]

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February 26, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Long Branch Library Will Temporarily Close for Refresh Project

Long Branch Library in Silver Spring will close on March 14 at 6 p. m. due to the interior and exterior renovations under the County’s award winning Library Refurbishment initiative. The library will be closed for an estimated six to nine months. “We look forward to welcoming the customers back to their branch this fall […]

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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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