Meet Potomac

The Potomac branch of MCPL is located at 10101 Glenolden Drive in Potomac. Prior to the branch opening at its current location in 1985, it had been run from a rented retail basement space since 1974.

The Potomac branch, like all MCPL branches, has something for everyone! This month at the Potomac Library check out Potomac Toddlers Storytime, Potomac Legomasters: Build the Prettiest Heart!, Teen Writers Club, and Coffee, Conversation, & Coloring! See the Calendar of Events for more programs.

Tina Rawhouser

Tina Rawhouser has enjoyed getting to know the staff and the community of Potomac Library since becoming the branch manager in July 2016. She was a teacher and retail store manager before a suggestion from a stranger led her to librarianship. Coincidentally, Tina got to thank that stranger in person because the stranger worked in the first library to offer Tina a job after graduation! She enjoys curling up under a blanket with a cup of tea and a good book in cold weather, riding her motorcycle in warmer weather, and getting outdoors for a long walk with her dog in any weather.

Anne Gerlach

Anne Gerlach has always enjoyed working with children. Before coming to MCPL, she helped in a daycare center and taught creative writing in an afterschool group of eager elementary students.
Before entering graduate school, but already busy at MCPL, her other adventures included writing lyrics and being the lead singer in a folk rock band, illustrating cards for a science fiction card game, and participating in theater. Her current hobbies include script-writing and directing her church theater group and “puttering around” in her studio, as well as avidly watching shows from “across the pond.” She also looks forward to broadening her experiences through travel with her travel buddies, and taking LOADS of pictures.

Amy Chen

Amy Chen has been grateful and enthusiastic about working at MCPL since 2001, and has enjoyed being the Library Assistant Supervisor at Potomac Library since October 2013. Before moving to America, she was an assistant manager at a major insurance company in Taiwan for 7 years. Upon settling in Maryland, she taught at Chinese schools for 15 years before becoming a full-time employee at MCPL. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, doing art projects, and writing Chinese calligraphy. She especially enjoys sharing Chinese culture with young students. She hosts Chinese New Year programs, and shows kids how to do traditional crafts, such as paper cutting, paper folding, and flour dough kneading. When the weather’s nice, she enjoys going out for walks and playing some tennis and golf.