montgomery county public libraries

May 30, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wheaton Interim Library to Close June 22

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) announced that the Wheaton Interim Library located at 2400 Arcola Ave. will close June 22 at 6 p.m. The new Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center is projected to open in late summer. According to Anita Vassallo, who is the acting director of the libraries, staff will be working to […]

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May 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL Library Card Provides Access to Spanish Language Telenovelas and Movies

Residents with library cards from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now have access to stream Spanish language telenovelas and movies on Póngalo. “MCPL is very happy to be able to offer Póngalo for our Spanish speaking customers. Eleven percent of our County residents speak Spanish at home, and now they will be able to enjoy […]

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May 2, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Check Out Thermal Imaging Cameras With Your Books at County Libraries

You can now check out thermal imaging cameras to monitor energy use in your home. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP) made the cameras available to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) cardholders. The cameras are easy to use and create visual heat maps to show hot and cold spots where users may be […]

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April 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL’s Next Speakers Series Talk Features Journalist Bob Levey

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPS) presents a conversation with award-winning journalist Bob Levey as part of their Contemporary Conversations. The series provides a forum for journalists, authors and speakers to discuss cultural and current issues. Former Washington Post columnist and TV-radio commentator Bob Levey will talk about his 37-year career covering all aspects of life […]

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April 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Turning the Tables: County Libraries Celebrate Vinyl Culture

Second Annual ‘Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day’ Takes Place at Silver Spring Library Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are presenting the second “Just for the Record-A Vinyl Day” from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. This free event, celebrating music on vinyl, its culture, art and sound, is geared for […]

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March 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL Library Card Provides Access to Music Concerts and Documentaries through Stingray Qello

Residents with library cards from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now have access to stream full-length concerts and music documentaries. “Music fans will be able to see their favorite performers in concert and watch great music documentaries whenever they wish,” said Anita Vassallo, acting director of  MCPL. So how does it work? MCPL has a collection […]

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February 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCPL Library Card Provides Access to the Great Courses Collection

Residents with library cards from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) have access to stream videos in the Great Courses Collection. The collection includes more than 3,500 video lectures from top professors. The collection, previously available on tapes, CDs, and DVDs, has been popular with library patrons for years. MCPL now offers streaming access to the Collection on the […]

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February 7, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Chinese New Year Celebrations in Montgomery County

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar 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 start […]

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January 31, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour Open for Registration

Registration is now open for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Education Freedom Experience bus tour. The tour is hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Public Libraries, the African American Employees Association, the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The tour is available […]

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November 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 5 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Nov. 5, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. Coat Drive: The Takoma Park Police Department, in partnership with the Takoma Park Adventist Church, is collecting clean, gently used warm coats in any size from infant to adult. The coats will be donated to people in need. A […]

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