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June 11, 2019 | Ben Palmer

MCPL Offers Free Summer Business and Career Lessons

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is offering free summer programs for residents to receive help in business and career ventures. Many of these classes are available online, particularly classes about starting small businesses. Small business training workshops will also be held at the Rockville, Silver Spring, and Twinbrook libraries at various dates. The Rockville and […]

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May 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five County Libraries Announce Extended Summer Hours

Longer Summer Weekend Evening Hours for Five Branches The county library system is extending the weekend evening hours at five branches from May 31 through Aug. 24. The five branches will be open Friday evenings and Saturdays during the summer. The extended weekend hours began in 2016 at the Rockville Memorial Library. Funding was added […]

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April 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Turning the Tables: County Libraries Celebrate Vinyl Culture

Second Annual ‘Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day’ Takes Place at Silver Spring Library Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are presenting the second “Just for the Record-A Vinyl Day” from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. This free event, celebrating music on vinyl, its culture, art and sound, is geared for […]

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February 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Librarian Returns Super Overdue Book

Meet Mora Gregg, the woman who mailed her overdue book to Silver Spring Library 73 years later. Gregg did a Skype interview with MCM’s Deirdre Byrne, where she explained why she decided to return a book checked out in 1946. Gregg believes her mother checked out the book “The Postman” when Gregg was a toddler. […]

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February 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Overdue Book From 1946 Finally Returned to Silver Spring Library

Silver Spring Library’s Surprise Letter from Toronto Remember the last time you returned your library books and they were a couple of weeks late? Remember the guilt? How would you feel if you returned a book that was 73 years late? Well, the Silver Spring Library has been reunited with a children’s book borrowed in […]

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January 31, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

photo of Gaithersburg Community Museum

Celebrating Black History Month in the County: An Event Guide

Intended to recognize blacks’ prominent role in U.S. history, Black History Month has been nationally observed every February for over 40 years. Several Montgomery County organizations have events planned to celebrate and to educate residents. Here are some of the many Black History events that will take place throughout the county this month:  “Family Day […]

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June 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Libraries’ Speaker Series Features Big Read Montgomery Author Dinaw Mengestu Saturday

Award-winning author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Dinaw Mengestu is the featured speaker for Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) Contemporary Conversations and Big Read Montgomery event. The program will be held at the Silver Spring Library located at 900 Wayne Avenue on June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Registered guests are invited to a reception at 6:30 […]

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January 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 26, in Montgomery County

Friday’s rundown of five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Day off for students: Montgomery County Public School students have the day off. The libraries have lots of events scheduled if boredom sets in. Check out their calendar for today, here. 2. Police Polar Bear Plunge: The City of Rockville Police Department officers participate in the […]

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January 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Jan. 5-7: Guide to Arts and Entertainment Around Montgomery County

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment around the county this weekend. Friday, Jan. 5  The Reluctant Dragon Montgomery Playhouse, in partnership with Arts on the Green present the Reluctant Dragon. This play, based on the book by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Ed Monk, and directed by Loretto McNally, is about the village […]

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Eunice Lewis Seagraves Portrays Underground Railroad Conductor in “Harriet Tubman: Defender” at Libraries

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) present two performances of “Harriet Tubman: Defender” during August. The 45-minute play tells the story of Harriet Tubman, a former slave who became a well-known conductor on the Underground Railroad. Tubman was born in 1820 into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She escaped slavery in 1849 by fleeing to Philadelphia […]

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