Beyond the 19th: The Equal Rights Amendment – Virtual

Join Ranger Susan Philpott of the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument to explore the evolution of the ERA–and the concept of equality–over the past century. Women won an important victory with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. But the vote wasn’t the end; it was just the beginning of the ongoing struggle for … Read More

6th Annual Literary Forum Presented by the Olney Writer’s Group

Join the Olney Writer’s Group for a reading by local writers of newly-published works or works-in-progress. Please come out and support these talented authors from our community! Works are in a variety of genres, including memoir, fantasy, travel, young adult and children’s. A brief Q&A will be held at the end of each reading. Participating … Read More

Step Afrika Reads!—for Library Lovers

“Step Afrika Reads!—for Library Lovers” combines reading with creative movement and emphasizes the importance of parents reading with children daily. This program, held in celebration of Library Lovers Month, was developed for preschool and early elementary age children. Registration not required. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter.

Submissions for Virtual Music Contest Now Being Accepted

Submissions for the Virtual 2021 Make Music Montgomery contest are now being accepted by the county library system, officials announced. The contest, which will be part of Virtual Just for the Record—A Vinyl Day, is open to anyone who lives or works in the county.

Fun With Animal Folktales

Join us for a mesmerizing virtual hour with American Griot Janice Curtis Greene, with the National Association of Black Storytellers. Greene uses instruments, puppets, songs, and rhymes to share stories from the African American experience. Bre’r Rabbit and other “tricksters” illustrate important life lessons. This program is designed for preschool through 4th grade children. Registration … Read More

County Libraries Will No Longer Impose, Collect Late Fees

Montgomery County Public Libraries will no longer impose or collect late fees for overdue items, according to a press release. Officials will waive all outstanding late fines, allowing customers to resume borrowing materials and using library services.

Long Branch Library Reopens After $4 Million Renovation Project

Long Branch Library at 8800 Garland Ave. has reopened after a 10-month renovation, county officials announced today. The library closed in March 2020 for the project, which cost about $4 million. Due to the pandemic, services are limited to contactless holds pickup service and telephone service.

MoComCOnline – Author Event with Robin Ha – Virtual

Join us for an opening event for this year’s annual MoComCon with graphic novel author Robin Ha. Join us for a presentation and Q&A with graphic novel author Robin Ha. Robin has drawn and written two graphic novels, Almost American Girl and Cook Korean. View more of Robin’s work on her website. Join us in … Read More

MoComCOnline- Fantasy & Cosplay Makeup Demonstration – Virtual

Raven has been a hobby cosplayer since 2014 as well as a digital and traditional artist for many years. Her makeup style can be described as the Japanese-fashion style fairy kei, character-inspired, and editorial. Join us in Zoom: Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 985 7176 1450 MoComCon is an all day, all … Read More

MoComCOnline How to Draw a Werewolf with Chris Flick – Virtual

Join us for a fun drawing activity and learn to draw a werewolf! A fun drawing activity for ages 5 and up with cartoonist Chris Flick. Have paper and pencil handy for each person in your family who wants to draw. Join us in Zoom: Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 946 1474 … Read More

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