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! https://mcpl.events/drag-story-hour 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 https://mcpl.events/sugarloaf-mountain Sugarloaf Mountain, a private oasis of natural … Read More

Library Holds to Go Service to End Tomorrow at Silver Spring, Five Other Branches

The county library system’s Holds to Go service will end tomorrow (May 22) at the six libraries scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 1, including Silver Spring, officials announced. In addition to Silver Spring, the other five branches where the service will end are Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Marilyn J. Praisner and Connie Morella.  

County Will Reopen Six Libraries, Including Silver Spring, June 1

The county will reopen six libraries, including the Silver Spring Library at 900 Wayne Ave., on Tuesday, June 1, County Executive Marc Elrich announced. The libraries will be open by appointment only for browsing and checking out materials, picking up holds, computer use, print/copy/scan services, information and circulation services only.

Virtual “Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day” Set for Saturday

Fans of vinyl records can celebrate that music medium and all that surrounds the culture of LPs during the fourth annual “Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day”. Montgomery County Public Libraries and Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. are presenting the free virtual event, which will run from 12 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 17.

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