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April 8, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, April 8, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 8, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.COVID-19 Vaccine Information: The COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus will transition to a State mass vaccination site starting today. According to county health officials, vaccinations will be available to all Marylanders; however, about 25% of the appointments will […]

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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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April 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery County Observes Autism Awareness Month

Montgomery Parks is celebrating Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month throughout April with engaging programs, activities and mini-events with the focus of “sharing positive, respectful and accurate information about autism while informing the community about the variety of resources available in Montgomery County.” “It is so important to provide inclusive parks and programming to welcome individuals […]

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April 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, April 2, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, April 2, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Virtual Memorial Service for Tommy Raskin : The Raskin family will host a virtual memorial service for Thomas “Tommy” Raskin on Saturday at 11 a.m. The service will be streamed via YouTube and the public is invited to join the […]

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March 30, 2021 | Michelle Queen

photo of Germantown Library branch sign

Germantown Library to Close April 24 for Refresh

The Germantown library branch is closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 for a refresh project. The branch will remain closed for approximately four months. County officials say the library is expected to reopen in late summer or early fall. “Physical construction for the refresh project at Germantown will begin in May; we are […]

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March 26, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, March 26, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 26, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at seven testing sites today, and 10 sites this weekend. Health officials continue to stress the importance of testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 2. Council in Virtual […]

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March 19, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, March 19, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at eight testing sites today. 2. ICYMI: Hogan announced Thursday that Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its vaccination plan on Tuesday, March 23 making all residents ages 60+ […]

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March 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Most Library Materials Will Now Be Automatically Renewed

The Montgomery County Public Libraries eliminated fines for overdue materials on Feb. 1. And beginning March 22, it will automatically renew most items without users even having to access their online accounts. While most materials automatically will be renewed, there are exceptions, including express books, Go! Kits, Mobile hotspots, online interlibrary loans, eBooks, e-Audiobooks, Library of […]

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March 16, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, March 16, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 16, and it is National Panda Day. To celebrate, click here to watch a video of Xiao Qi Ji—the National Zoo’s 6-month-old panda cub —wrestling with a log. And as you enjoy the cuteness, here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council […]

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March 12, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, March 12, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 12, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland Eases COVID-19 Restrictions:  The changes Gov. Hogan announced Monday to ease capacity limits at bars and restaurants go into effect today at 5 p.m. for the state, but Montgomery County is unlikely to enact the changes, according to […]

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