County to Expand Hours for Most Libraries to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The county libraries, with two exceptions, will expand the hours open to patrons back to pre-pandemic levels, officials announced. Maggie Nightingale in Poolesville currently is closed for a refresh and Noyes Library for Young Children in Kensington will maintain current operating hours.

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.

“Spin Me a Shadow, Tell Me a Tale” with the Firelight Shadow Theater

Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of Firelight Shadow Theater. After introducing audience members to the art of shadow puppetry (including numerous puppets from Southeast Asia), Daniel will share fast-paced shadow puppetry versions of best-loved folktales from around the world. Then you’ll learn how to create shadow puppets from scratch, and … Read More

Pan-Asian Storytelling (Virtual)

Hang onto your “Tails & Tales” as master storytellers Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo take you on a journey of Pan-Asian folk tales and myths. They will delight your listening ears, warm your heart, open your eyes and imagination with stories from China, Korea, Philippines and more! Offered as part of Montgomery County Public Library’s … Read More

Bump ‘n Grind to Open Library Kiosk on Saturday

Bump ‘n Grind will open its coffee kiosk at the Silver Spring Library this Saturday, June 26, according to a tweet posted last evening. The coffee shop and roaster is taking over the space vacated by Kefa Cafe, which decamped for the Wheaton Library last year.

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