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Upcoming Events, Oct. 18-26

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, October 18 MusicaliTea concert, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 11 a.m-12:30 p.m. Travel and Leisure in Maryland During Jim Crow, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-8:30 p.m., RSVP required Community Sing, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 19 Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Easter Seal, 1420 Spring St., 3:30 p.m. Mural Design Meeting, Takoma Park Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave., 6:30-8 p.m. “We All Scream,” conversation with Andrew Gifford, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, October...

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Gandhi Brigade to premiere documentary on immigration reform tonight

Graphic courtesy Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Gandhi Brigade Youth Media will premiere its documentary on immigration reform in a joint presentation tonight with Montgomery College. “The Fabric of America” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., and be followed by a panel discussion with Councilmember Nancy Navarro, Casa de Maryland, UndocuBlack Network and the office of U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-New York’s 13th District). Eight students from Montgomery Blair, Northwood and Kennedy high schools worked in an intensive five-week program to produce the 7 1/2-minute documentary (see trailer below), according to Evan...

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Proposal would replace library with senior independent living facility (Part 2 of 2)

Victory House rendering of Spring House as seen from Ellsworth Urban Park. The former Silver Spring Library on Colesville Road would be torn down and replaced with a four-story senior independent living facility, with a child care component, under a plan proposed by the second of two finalists selected in a Request for Proposals process. The 92-unit Spring House would be owned and operated by Victory Housing, the affordable housing development arm of the Archdiocese of Washington. The organization operates or oversees 31 facilities in the area that provide more than 2,100 rental units. “The design of the building...

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Finalist for library site proposes child development center (Part 1 of 2)

The current site plan for a proposed child development center. The former Silver Spring library on Colesville Road would become a child development center under a proposal presented last night by one of two finalists in the Requests for Proposal process. The Martha B. Gudelsky Child Development Center Inc. would be operated by CentroNia, which runs similar facilities in Takoma Park and Columbia Heights. “We are looking to serve probably close to 150 children,” said Myrna Peralta, CentroNia’s president and chief executive officer. “The facility itself will have community space. CentroNia has a history of all of its centers...

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Library system to offer Food for Fines program

Photo of Silver Spring Library from Wikimedia Commons. Have overdue library books? Reduce those fines by doing a good deed. The library system announced it will once again offer a Foods for Fines program during the county’s Community Service Week Oct. 22-29. Library patrons who donate food items during that week can have fines reduced by $1 for each donated item. Donations will go to Manna Food Center, which will distribute them to needy residents. Any library customer can participate in the program, not just those with fines or hold fees. Donations should be taken to the circulation desk...

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