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January 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Celebrates Lunar New Year With Numerous Events

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, is a centuries-old celebration to begin a new calendar year that has become a global observance. The new year is rung in with 15 days’ worth of traditions, culminating in the Lantern Festival. Events are being held throughout Montgomery County to celebrate […]

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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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January 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Damascus Library Expands Hours Beginning Sunday, Jan. 5

Good news for library lovers in Damascus. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) officials have announced that Damascus Library, which is located at 9701 Main Street, will expand operating hours beginning Sunday, Jan. 5. They will be adding three morning hours on Wednesdays and two evening hours on Thursdays. “I am pleased these hours are being […]

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December 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Library System’s Annual Report to the Community Available Online

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has released its 2019 “Report to the Community” which is available online. The report offers an overview of the activities of Montgomery County Public Libraries for the past year, including a numerical breakdown of the more than 33 million uses of the 21 branches during 2019. For example: nearly 10,500,000 items […]

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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 4 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Schools Boundary Analysis Public Meeting:  MCPS is holding a series of regional meetings for residents to learn more about the boundary analysis process and give feedback on opportunities and challenges. Tonight’s meeting takes place at Gaithersburg High School from 7 […]

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October 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 24 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Oct. 24. The Nationals take a 2-0 lead in the World Series with their win last night against the Astros. Go Nats! And, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Planning Meeting: The Planning Board’s day starts with an agritourism study tour in the Agricultural Reserve. After the tour they […]

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October 18, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Oct. 18 in Montgomery County

Mostly sunny today. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Oct. 11. 1. Opioid Intervention: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and members of the County Council are scheduled to unveil an interactive art exhibit highlighting addiction. The event occurs at 11 a.m. at the Executive Office Building, […]

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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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September 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Libraries Offer Workshops for Job Seekers

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) offer workshops to help those looking for employment. The topics include strategies for job searches, using LinkedIn to identify jobs and attract the attention of recruiters, and guidance to apply for jobs with Montgomery County Government. Job Search Strategies: The Fall Job Search Strategies Workshops @ MCPL helps job seekers learn strategies […]

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August 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Potomac is Next Up on Jawando’s Library Listening Tour

Councilmember Will Jawando to Visit Potomac Library Thursday, August 29 Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando continues his library listening tour August 29 at 7 p.m. at the Potomac Library located at 10101 Glenolden Drive. Jawando serves as the library lead on the County Council’s Education and Culture committee. He is visiting all 21 library branches […]

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