Meditation at Montgomery County Public Library

Join Corina Urdaneta for a 30-minute guided meditation at 1:00 pm on Tuesdays on Zoom with the MCPL. Corina Urdaneta is a Venezuelan-born, certified mindfulness teacher and Awakening Joy teacher trained by Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, and James Baraz. She has been a participant in the Year of Living Mindfully directed by Jonathan Foust of … Read more

Corey Samuels: Lego Master – Virtual – A Summer Read and Learn Event

Learn how to build mythical creatures from Fairy Tales with Corey Samuels, from LEGO Masters and Team from Buddy vs Christmas LEGO STEM is a program that teaches students how to use LEGO to build everyday items and create stories by using their imagination. This event will take students through a magical world while demonstrating … Read more

Barry Louis Polisar – Outdoor Program at Long Branch Library

Join Barry Louis Polisar for an outdoor music concert for children and families at the Long Branch Library. Barry Louis Polisar is an author, songwriter, poet, and storyteller for children and families. A five-time Parents’ Choice Award winner, Barry is a pioneer in the world of music for children. He has recorded and shared his … Read more

Drag Queen Story Hour with Drag Queen Story Hour of Montgomery County

Join us for a glamorous, imaginative, and exciting storytime presented by Drag Queen Story Hour of Montgomery County! Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood … Read more

History of Sugarloaf Mountain: the Singular History of a Singular Mountain

Join Ralph Buglass for a presentation about Maryland’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain! It is mountain laurel season! Are you thinking of Marylanders’ favorite mountain? Take off your hiking boots and rest your feet while enjoying a presentation by Ralph Buglass about the history of Sugarloaf Mountain. Login at Sugarloaf Mountain, a private oasis of natural … Read more

Elementary Chess Club

Join Montgomery County Public Libraries Monday, 4/26 at 4pm for a fun, friendly, virtual, monthly Elementary Chess Club tournament, for elementary-aged children who already know how to play chess. Please register at by 4/23. This tournament will have a fifteen minute time control, with no more than three rounds and up to twenty participants. … Read more

Contemporary Conversations with Michelle Singletary – Virtual Five Steps to Thrive During a Financial Crisis and Beyond

Meet Michelle Singletary, prize-winning journalist and nationally syndicated personal finance columnist for The Washington Post. She is well known for making complicated financial terms and concepts easy to understand. A frequent contributor to various NPR programs and a regular presence on NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS and MSNBC, Ms. Singletary will provide an entertaining and informative … Read more

Meet “Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life” Author Marta McDowell

McDowell is a gardener, writer and teacher. Her latest book is Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life, which looks at the plants, places and gardens that inspired the iconic poet. Marta McDowell teaches horticulture and landscape history at the New York Botanical Gardens, and has taught at universities and other national garden institutions. She has another book … Read more

Teen Dating Violence Workshop

Join Jordan Babin and Amanda Katz of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse in a workshop for adults on the topic of teen dating violence prevention. This interactive workshop explores the basics of teen dating violence and the role that parents can play in preventing it. We will discuss the types of abuse and dynamics … Read more