montgomery county public libraries

January 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Libraries to Discontinue Sunday Hours

Montgomery County Public Libraries will no longer be open to pick up books on hold on Sundays, and all branches only will be open 48 hours a week beginning Jan. 24. The changes are expected to be temporary. While the libraries themselves are closed to browsers, their new hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 […]

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January 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2020

Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2020. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow,” and Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” In 2019, “Little Fires Everywhere” and “A Gentleman in […]

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December 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Mobile Hotspots Available at County Libraries

Montgomery County Public Libraries announced the launch of “Internet to Go,” its mobile hotspot lending program for the public. The county libraries have 250 Verizon MiFi Mobile hotspots that can be borrowed. “We know that the digital divide affects many of our County residents each day, and we are very pleased to begin this program,” […]

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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Library Card Holders Now Have Access to Washington Post Digital

The perks of owning a library card are endless. Montgomery County Public Libraries announced on social media that cardholders now can access a digital subscription of the Washington Post. Cardholders can sign up at the following link: mcpl.link/WashingtonPost. The Washington Post will allow cardholders to have digital access for a 7 day trial. MCPL explained […]

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November 20, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Library Card Holders Have Access to 7,000 Digital Newspapers, Magazines

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ cardholders will now be able to access magazines and newspapers from more than 120 countries through PressReader, according to a news release. “We are so pleased to add PressReader to our digital lineup,” Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Anita Vassallo said in a statement. “This offers a great opportunity for our […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Virtual Events in Montgomery County Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

It’s officially been 100 years since the 19th amendment was ratified in the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Although celebrations won’t be done in person because of the coronavirus, there are a number of ways to virtually celebrate this milestone in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at physical distant-friendly ways of celebrating […]

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July 24, 2020 | Mira Varghese

MCPS Hosting Annual ‘Just for the Record-A Vinyl Day’ Event

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ “Just for the Record–A Vinyl Day” event is taking place over Facebook Live on Saturday, July 25, from 12 to 3 p.m. and will allow residents not only to watch musical performances, but to learn about and discuss vinyl records. According to its website, this is Montgomery County Public Libraries’ third […]

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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 25 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, June 25, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.MCPS Recovery Plan Survey: Montgomery County Public Schools would like community input regarding the education recovery plan for the fall. Click here for more details. Parents and guardians: MCPS has launched a survey designed to gather community input around key […]

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June 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, June 24, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Pride Month Contemporary Conversation Series: Montgomery County Public Libraries will have a panel discussion about LGBTQ issues tonight at 7 p.m. during its Contemporary Conversation series. 2. Historic District Commission Meeting: The City of Gaithersburg will hold a Historic […]

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June 23, 2020 | Emma Shuster

MCPL Hosting Four Week Virtual Fashion Class for Middle Schoolers

Montgomery County Public Libraries will host a four week virtual fashion program for middle schoolers. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase. The MCPL website states: “In this four-week “glam” program for boys and girls, presented in collaboration with Spark Business Academy, students gain knowledge of the fashion industry and develop […]

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