montgomery county public libraries

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 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Libraries, Parks, Recreation Facilities to Close Monday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced at a coronavirus press conference Thursday that starting March 16 all libraries, recreation centers, aquatic facilities, and park and planning facilities will be closed. Also on March 16, Montgomery County is moving to a telework schedule for all its employees. The announcement comes hours after Gov. Larry Hogan announced […]

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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 23, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Celebrates Chinese New Year With Numerous Events

Update (Jan. 27): The city of Rockville has cancelled the Lunar New Year celebration scheduled for Feb 1. Original:  The Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is a centuries-old celebration of the new calendar year. The new lunar year will last from Jan. 25, 2020 to Feb. 11, 2021. The new year […]

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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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