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July 9, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Announces Virtual ‘Energy Express’ Story Events for Elementary Age Youth

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting virtual energy-themed summer writing events for elementary age children, spanning Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. In partnership with My Green Montgomery, these events will showcase the ways energy play an important part in every person’s life, while also presenting stories to explain energy usage to children. “Montgomery […]

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June 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Public Libraries Offering ‘No Holds’ Antiracist E-Books, Audiobooks

Literature about the Black experience is having a moment and Montgomery County Public Libraries is making more anti-racist books available to the community. Now on the app Overdrive, Montgomery County’s digital eLibrary consortium, several e-books and audiobooks about the Black experience have been made available without any wait time. Antiracist Books Available on Overdrive with […]

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June 18, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Announces Plans for Resuming On-Site Services

As Montgomery County approaches Phase 2 of reopening, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has announced they will be resuming specific physical services, starting Monday, June 29. These services do not require patrons to enter MCPL facilities and some can be done online or by phone. All MCPL branches will be reopening their book drops so […]

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June 16, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

White Oak Library to Host Speculative Writing Workshop

White Oak Library in Silver Spring will host a virtual sci-fi/fantasy/horror writing workshop on Thursday, June 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be exclusive to speculative fiction writers and those who are interested in learning about the genre. To participate in this event, attendees will need to choose a prompt and […]

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June 9, 2020 | Tori Bergel

County Public Libraries Condemn Racial Injustice, Introduces ‘Anti-Racist Reads’ Book Lists

Montgomery County Public Libraries issued a statement promoting racial equity and introduced new “Anti-racist Reads” book lists for the community. The message, released by MCPL Director Anita Vassallo on behalf of the system, condemns the killing of George Floyd and discusses the MCPL’s dedication to diversity and inclusion. “I know all of us are horrified […]

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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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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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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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October 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

High School Teens Needed for Public Libraries’ Teen Advisory Group

Montgomery County Public Libraries is seeking high school students for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). According to a news release, teens ages 14 to 18, who like to read, write or are interested in possibly interviewing authors and public officials are encouraged to apply. Teens interested in social media and video production should also apply. […]

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October 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Seminar for Teens Will Address Healthy Friendships and Dating

The Montgomery County Commission for Women is hosting an interactive seminar for teens to address healthy relationships. The event entitled, “Teen Friendships and Dating: What Does a Healthy Relationship Look Like?” will be held at the Montgomery County Public Library on Oct. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. According to a press release, the seminar will […]

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