Turning the Tables: County Libraries Celebrate Vinyl Culture

Second Annual ‘Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day’ Takes Place at Silver Spring Library

Photo | MCPL

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are presenting the second “Just for the Record-A Vinyl Day” from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. This free event, celebrating music on vinyl, its culture, art and sound, is geared for residents of all ages. The festival will be held at the Silver Spring Library located at 900 Wayne Ave.

The event includes a full lineup of panels, screenings and activities including a preview of the documentary “Feast Your Ears” about WHFS, the popular Bethesda-based radio station, that was the first in the region to broadcast in FM stereo.

Other featured events include a panel discussion on creating and collecting vinyl records; makerspace activities for the whole family; demonstrations with a turntable and vinyl records; and a book signing with local author and former WHFS deejay Cerphe Colwell.

Also, MCPL will host its first music competition, Make Music Montgomery, where previously selected submissions of musical acts will perform in front of community judges.

Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day is hosted in partnership with Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. (FOLMC); Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter; Levine MusicOpen Sky Jazz; and  Kefa Cafe.  FOLMC will be selling books and records.

No advanced registration is needed. Some programs may be space limited and time sensitive.

Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite recording artist.

Photos from ‘A Vinyl Day’ 2018 courtesy of Montgomery County Public Libraries

See the entire album of photos from last year, here.

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