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

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