November 10, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

County Seeks Input on Future of Chevy Chase Library

The Chevy Chase Library, built in 1965, needs major repairs and updates according to the Office of Planning and Development. The building underwent five major renovations between 1990 and 2009. Now the County wants to hear from the public to determine the future of the library. The county poses two possible scenarios. The first would […]

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October 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Refreshed Germantown Library Reopens to the Public   

The Germantown Library reopened Saturday after the building was closed for 19 months due to COVID-19 and then a refresh project. All Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) closed operations March 16, 2020 due to the pandemic. Residents could use virtual services and MCPL eventually allowed holds-to-go for contactless pickups. Around May 2021, construction began for […]

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September 7, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Libraries Announce Improved Online Catalog

Montgomery Public Libraries (MCPL) plan to launch a new online library catalog in October. The catalog, known as Aspen Discovery, will be available starting Oct. 4 and includes features like predictive search text, curated lists, and personalized recommendations. MCPL Director Anita Vassallo said, “After careful consideration, we made the decision to explore a new catalog […]

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September 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Libraries Will Not Expand Hours as Previously Announced 

Montgomery County says operating hours for public libraries will remain the same, retracting an announcement made earlier this week stating libraries would soon return to pre-pandemic hours. “Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) hours will continue to remain as they currently stand while MCPL continues to evaluate restoring hours back to pre-pandemic levels,” a county release […]

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August 31, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Libraries Returning to Pre-Pandemic Hours Starting Sept. 12

Update (Sept. 3): In a release Thursday, Montgomery County said operating hours for public libraries will remain the same, retracting Tuesday’s announcement saying libraries would soon return to pre-pandemic hours. Original (Aug. 31): County libraries will soon return to pre-pandemic hours of operation, according to a release from the county. Effective Sunday, Sept. 12, Montgomery […]

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July 26, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Libraries Offer Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in August

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will offer free online workshops and one-on-one sessions for job seekers and entrepreneurs during the month of August. The following workshops will be offered: ‘Job Search Strategies (in a Pandemic)’ on Aug. 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Learn about best practices for conducting a job search in […]

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July 14, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Maggie Nightingale Library in Poolesville Closing for Interior Renovation

The Maggie Nightingale Library is closing at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 2 to undergo interior improvements. According to the press release, the library will be closed for six to eight months during the renovation. “Physical construction for the refresh project at Maggie Nightingale will begin in September; we are closing ahead of the construction […]

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July 9, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

County Libraries Win 3 Awards

Montgomery County Public Libraries received three National Association of Counties awards for outstanding programs in 2021. @MontgomeryCoMD Public Libraries Receives Three 2021 @NACoTweets #Achievement Awards #MDcounties — MD Assoc of Counties (@MDCounties) July 7, 2021 According to a recent Montgomery County press release, the award-winning programs include: Virtual Programming at MCPL- designed programming to […]

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July 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Remaining County Libraries Reopen Tuesday 

All remaining Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) that were closed for over a year reopen Tuesday, except for the Germantown Library which will remain closed for a refresh project. These libraries reopen Tuesday, according to a release from MCPL: Chevy Chase Library Kensington Park Library Maggie Nightingale Library Noyes Library for Young Children Twinbrook Library […]

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June 23, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Bump ‘N Grind Coffee Shop is Coming to the Silver Spring Library

Bump ‘n Grind, “a specialty coffee shop/record store dedicated to and inspired by coffee, music and community,” will be opening at the Silver Spring library this Saturday. Previously, the coffee shop was located less than a mile away on East-West Highway in Silver Spring. A post from the company’s Twitter account read, “Hey Silver Spring! We […]

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