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April 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Update: Public Libraries Honor Staff, Volunteers and Former Director Parker Hamilton at ‘Library After Dark’ Gala

UPDATE: Friends of the Library Montgomery County, a nonprofit that supports Montgomery County Public Libraries, honored library staff and volunteers during its fourth annual Library After Dark Gala, Saturday, April 14. “It’s a fundraiser for our Friends of the Library Montgomery County which is the nonprofit organization that raises money to provide so many of the […]

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September 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UMD Has New Scholarship Named After Former MCPL Director Parker Hamilton

UPDATED: University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies announced a new scholarship earlier this month to honor former Montgomery County Public Libraries director, Parker Hamilton. Starting next school year, students in the school’s Master of Library and Information Science program, who show a passion for diversity and inclusion in their academic program, will be eligible to […]

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August 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the results of a new study about the county’s minimum wage. Watch the show, below:

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August 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Libraries Director Parker Hamilton Retires (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton is retiring after 37 years with the county and 12 years as director of the library system. In a recent interview with Susan Kenedy, Hamilton talks about her life and her career. Watch their conversation, below: Previous post MCPL Director Parker Hamilton Announces Her Retirement, Leggett Says She […]

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July 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Aspen Hill Library Reopens After a Refresh (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the grand reopening of the Aspen Hill Library branch, which reopened this past weekend. The $1.2 million refresh project took eight months to complete. Find out more in the video recap, below: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was joined at the grand opening celebration by Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Marc […]

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July 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Little Falls Library Branch to Reopen on July 29

The Little Falls Branch of Montgomery County Public Libraries will reopen to the public on July 29 at 10 a.m., according to a news release. A water pipe break in 2016 caused the Department of General Services to replace major equipment including the heating, air conditioning, electrical systems, and telephone equipment. “The water pipe break […]

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June 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Local African American Newspaper Collection Available at MCPL

Seven years of the Montgomery Times newspaper will be available through a digital archive on Montgomery County Public Libraries’ website, according to a news release. Publication of the Montgomery Times began in 1992. It was later combined with the Prince Georges Times in 1999 as the African American Times to cover areas of interest to […]

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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPL Director Parker Hamilton Announces Her Retirement, Leggett Says She Will be Missed

Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton is retiring, according to a Montgomery County statement. Hamilton has worked for Montgomery County for almost 37 years, and she served as director of the libraries for 12 years. In a statement, County Executive Ike Leggett described Hamilton as a “remarkable woman,” that the county “will miss terribly.” […]

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May 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Public Libraries Receives Four Achievement Awards

Montgomery County Public Libraries received four achievement awards for its programs.   The awards, presented by the National Association of Counties (NACo), recognizes the efforts by local jurisdictions that promote responsible, responsive and effective county government, according to a news release. “We work very hard to provide services and resources so that all County residents […]

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May 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Public Libraries Announce New Services to Help Cardholders Manage Their Accounts

Montgomery County Public Libraries announced two new services to help cardholders manage their accounts, according to a news release. Residents will now be able to be notified by text messages when their holds or items requested have become available. MCPL has also upgraded the telephone renewal service with a system that includes Spanish and French […]

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