Thurgood Marshall: A Trail-Blazing Civil Rights Victory in Montgomery County – Virtual

Join Ralph Buglass for a look at the impact of Civil Rights attorney, Thurgood Marshall on Montgomery County, seventeen years before the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education. Civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall delivered an early blow to school segregation right here in Montgomery County—gaining equal pay for the county’s African American teachers in 1937. This little-known … Read More

What’s up with DC weather? Jason Samenow talks climate change.

On the first day of winter, Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang talks climate change and its overall effect on the DC metropolitan area. Has the weather been changing and turning more extreme in the Washington region? What are the latest trends in temperatures, rain and snow? What do the latest climate change simulations project for the future? The … Read More

Parent Education at Nora: The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure

Hank Weisinger will present themes from his recent book, “The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure: A Positive Approach to Pushing Your Child to be Their Best Self”. This live, virtual presentation addresses one of the parenting dilemmas: the ‘art” of promoting your family values and goals for your student and at the same time, avoiding stressful results or pushing them … Read More

Presentation for Parents Raising Teens

This live, virtual presentation will focus on how to communicate effectively with children, teens and young adults, bolstering their stress tolerance, motivation and enhancing a happy home. Co-authors Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson will be presenting based on their newest book, “What Do You Say?”. This virtual presentation is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP … Read More

Abraca-Animals! with Mike Rose

Join magician Mike Rose as he performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy themed around animals, in celebration of Summer Read and Learn’s theme, Tails and Tales. Virtual event. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter.

My Life on Video: Documentary Workshop for Adults 55+

In this week-long class for individuals aged 55+, you will learn how to share family stories through the power of video. The documentary filmmaking skills you learn here can be applied towards other projects should you decide that there are more films to make in your future. Using photographs, interviews, music, and narration, you will create a 2 – 5 … Read More