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May 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Officials Rename Poolesville Library to Recognize Devoted Volunteer (VIDEO)

The Poolesville Library has a new name.  The library at 19633 Fisher Avenue is now known as the Maggie Nightingale Library, in recognition of a devoted volunteer and library advocate. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled the library’s new name at a ceremony on Saturday. He was joined by the late Maggie Nightingale’s husband, Tom, […]

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April 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Quince Orchard and White Oak Libraries to Close April 15 for Refresh

Library lovers take note. The Quince Orchard and White Oak library branches are closing at 6 p.m. on April 15 for a refresh project, and the two libraries are going to remain closed all summer. County officials say both libraries are expected to reopen in the fall. “Physical construction for the refresh projects at Quince […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPL Expands Educational Go! Kits to All County Libraries for Children

As part of its “All Children Excel Initiative,” Montgomery County Public Libraries will now offer its Go! Kits in all 21 library branches. MCPL introduced Go! Kits back in 2014 as an innovative way to introduce children to a variety of  concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. Each kit includes two books about a […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Reopening of Little Falls Library Branch Pushed Back to May

It will be a few more months before the Little Falls Library reopens in Bethesda. You may remember a four-inch water main pipe caused some water damage last December. The library was closed for a refresh project when the four-inch pipe burst. Repairs are now expected to take until mid-May. The director of Montgomery County […]

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December 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Man Finds Parent’s Overdue Library Books 46 Years Later, Pays $1,500 Fine (VIDEO)

Forgetting to take a library book back on its due date and paying the accumulated fine for the extra days it was borrowed is something staff from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) observes from residents almost every single day. What they don’t see everyday is someone paying back fines roughly 40 years later. Staff from […]

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December 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery Community Media Awarded $25,000 to Assist Youth

Recognized for their effort and commitment to providing bold ideas to move their community forward, Montgomery Community Media was awarded $25,000 for pitching a program that will assist youth in the County. “The NBC Universal Innovation Grant is something given out to nonprofits in the Washington D.C. area. Only three each year receive it and […]

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November 7, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL to Present Career and Job Assistance Workshop for Skilled Immigrants

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host a job and career assistance workshop to help new and existing residents transfer their skills and connect them with employment resources on Nov. 17 in Silver Spring. According to a news release, MCPL will partner with Upwardly Global, a national non-profit that helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their […]

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October 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Launches Food for Fines Program, Oct. 16 – 30

Got overdue books? From Oct. 16 – 30, you can pay off your library fines with donated food and help the Manna Food Center at the same time. The Food for Fines program allows library users the opportunity to earn $1 for each donated food item toward payment of existing library fines. The donations will […]

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September 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

First Students Enroll in Career Online High School Diploma Program (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, joined by Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) Director Parker Hamilton and Karen Radulovich from Gale Cengage Learning have officially recognized the first students to enroll in MCPL’s recently-launched Career Online High School Diploma. MCPL is the first library system in Maryland to launch the Career Online High School, which is […]

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August 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week. This week’s show includes reports on term limits, an update on solar panels, a preview of the Council’s fall session, an interview with the newest planning board member, a salute to local Olympians, a reminder to shop Tax Free Week in Maryland, a […]

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