Twinbrook Times November 2017

Twinbrook Library Hours Expand!
Our new hours are:
Monday – Thursdays 10 AM – 8 PM
Fridays and Saturdays 10 AM – 6 PM

We hope you’ll enjoy those extended Monday nights and Thursday mornings.  The hours at Twinbrook, Kensington Park, and Little Falls branches were increased as part of the FY18 approved budget.  In addition to more service hours, you can look forward to an increase in our story time programming in the near future!

Upcoming Programs in November:  

  • Tuesday, November 14 at 7 PM:  Know Your News, a fun and engaging way to get some tips on how to assess what is real news and what is fake news (Registration is encouraged but not required).
  • Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 PM:  Reducing Stress through Meditation around the holiday season.

We also have a regular stream of programs that include:

Here’s a complete list of upcoming events for the next 30 days at Twinbrook.

What did you miss?

Thank you to our partners for some special programs we had, such as the Marlow Guitar International concert on September 30 featuring award-winning young classical guitarists, a fair on Energy Conservation held in partnership with our County Department of Environmental Protection, and a seminar on how to apply for a County job, with our Montgomery County Office of Human Resources.

Energy Express Information Fair on Energy Conservation at Twinbrook Library
Energy Express Information Fair on Energy Conservation at Twinbrook Library

Job Hunting and School Work

Two things we see a lot of customers doing in the library are applying for jobs and doing school work.  MCPL has many good resources for Job Hunting, Career Growth, and planning your next move.  We also have pages for Kids and Teens which include a wealth of resources and advice to help with that school work, including when the library is closed.

Our Building

Cool Bug in our Window Planter
Cool Bug in our Window Planter

We hope you’re enjoying the Refreshed Twinbrook Library.  All of the Energy Conservation work done on the library this year is now complete, and while we hope there is nothing for you to notice, the electric bill should be substantially lower going forward.  Work on the buildings lights, electrical transformers, weather proofing, and part of the air conditioning system was done as part of the County’s Energy Conservation efforts, managed by the Department of General Services.

Library Advisory Committee

Our Twinbrook Library Advisory Committee meets about six times per year.  Library advisory committees (LACs) are a part of the library board and advise the library system on library services at each branch.  We encourage customers to attend LAC meetings, provide feedback during, before, or after the meetings, and of course, to join the LAC. Our chairperson, Andrea, Secretary Ron, and members Shirley, Beatrice, and James also attend branch events and often set up a table the week before the LAC meetings to answer questions and gather feedback.

The next three meetings are:

  • Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 PM  (Focus:  Services)
  • Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 PM  (Focus:  Materials Collection)
  • Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 PM  (Focus, Elections, agenda for next year)
New Earbuds and Flash Drives
New Flash Drives and Ear Buds for Sale

Other News

In other news, customers will be pleased to learn that the system is now selling ear buds ($1) and flash drives ($3).  We continue to benefit from restored materials funding, we’ve been steadily taking in brand new travel books all summer long, and the stream of best sellers and new movies and TV shows is very healthy.  We hope you’ll enjoy some soon.

We hope to see you again soon at the Twinbrook Branch.  If you haven’t been since we re-opened, see our Twinbrook Flickr album to get a flavor for what’s inside our branch.

Twinbrook Refreshed

Eric Carzon, Library Services Manager, Twinbrook.
Eric Carzon, Library Services Manager.