Just for the Record: a Vinyl Day at MCPL this August 12

Vinyl Day returns

Vinyl Day returns to Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library (on Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring) on 8/12/2023, in partnership with Friends of the Montgomery County Public Libraries (FOLMC)! Join us at the events below.

FOLMC Vinyl and CD Store

FOLMC will sell vinyl records, CDs, books, and much more!

Open Format Lounge DJ Sets

Experience the versatility of open-format DJs from the DMV. Respected DJ Mars of the Mid-Atlantic Scratch League (MASL) will facilitate various DJs as they spin diverse sets for the audience.

FADERATION: United Cuts & Scratches Mid-Atlantic Battle for DJ Supremacy

Celebrate 50 years of Hip-Hop culture as, the MASL welcomes some of the best Turntablist (DJs) on the East Coast as they battle showcasing scratching and cutting skills. A DJ battle is an event where DJs can interact, share common interests, and practice the art of turntablism competitively. Enjoy several DJs’ performances, observe their battle, and witness who will reign wheels of spinning steel supreme. Join us & have fun while listening to creative performers. Be part of history; this is the first time a public library hosts a DJ Scratch battle of this caliber.

Children’s Storytime

Children of all ages and their families are welcome to join us to hear stories and participate in activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination.

DAW & MPC Music Production Basics Workshop

11:45am-12:30pm (Teens & Adults)
For 50 years, DJs and Producers have pushed technology to create many of the hits we hear at the club or on the radio. Join MASL as they host respected producer Andy Capp to teach and discuss the basics of recording and music production in this practical and fun workshop. Andy will demonstrate and discuss Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) & production devices like MPCs and NI Maschine for beat production. Registration required.

Make Your Album Cover

12–2pm (Kids and Teens)
Participants will design and create their record covers using a variety of art supplies. Participants willreceive all the necessary materials, including blank album covers, paints, brushes, markers, and easels. This activity will be fun and creative and educational, as participants will learn about the role of visual art in music and culture. Supplies will be provided while materials last.

Songwriting Workshop

12:30-1:30pm (Teens & Adults)
Does music creatively inspire you? Are you interested in writing your own Hip-Hop lyrics but don’t know how to start or finish a song? Join us to learn fundamental songwriting skills to help you craft a piece that speaks to you, your experiences & emotions. Registration required.

DJ Basics for Kids Workshop

Join us to learn the essential components of becoming a DJ while having fun! See a member of the MASL demonstrate the equipment used & the basics of Scratching & Mixing. Registration required.

Create Your Graffiti Tag

1–145pm (Open to All Ages)
Instructor will provide demonstrations, hands-on exercises, & constructive feedback creating a graffiti tag. Participants will be taught how to create a graffiti tag using their name or nom de guerre of their choice & encouraged to experiment with different techniques & styles & create their own unique graffiti art pieces. All materials provided.

Registration required.

DJ Basics for Teens & Adult Workshop

Every beginner DJ needs to learn basic techniques to become a professional DJ. Learn the fundamental methods and equipment needed to enjoy being a DJ at your home. This workshop will be hosted by a member of the Mid-Atlantic Scratch League, who will demonstrate proper equipment and technique. The Baby Scratch, Mixing, Dropping on the One, Stems, & Software integration will be covered. Registration required.

Kids Dance Party

Children of all ages with their families are welcome. Adult is required so the child doesn’t injure another while dancing. Adults attending must have an accompanying child. Registration required.

Contemporary Conversations Panel Discussion: Hip-Hop & the Art of the DJ

A conversation with Dr. DJ Kuttin Kandi (Anomalies, 5th Platoon) & respected BBoy Danny “The Atomic Goofball” Nguyen (Lionz of Zion Breaking Crew).

For registration to attend the program IN-PERSON at the Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library, please register via the REGISTER button: https://mcpl.events/art-of-dj

For registration to attend the program via LIVE STREAMING from anywhere, please click HERE: https://mcpl.events/art-of-dj-livestream

Registrants for both in-person and via live streaming venues will receive further information as the date for the program approaches.

This Contemporary Conversations program is co-sponsored by Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC), Levine School of Music, Mid-Atlantic Scratch League (MASL) and Classroom Community (C2C).

Kids & Teens Breaking Dance Workshop

3-4pm (Kids & Teens)
Did you know the art of the BBoy/BGirl (Breakdancing) is now an Olympic Sport? Come learn some of the basics of this respected element in Hip-Hop culture with BBoy Danny “Goofball” Nguyen! Danny will demonstrate basic moves like Uprocking, floor moves, freezes, and much more in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with fun music.

Registration required.

Guided Album Cover Painting

3:00 – 4:00 PM (Kids & Teens)

During this workshop, participants will be guided through recreating a famous or iconic album cover from start to finish. Open to all ages and skill levels. Materials, including blank album covers, paints, and brushes, will be provided during the workshop.

Registration is required at https://mcpl.events/album-cover-painting

FADERATION: DJ Family Reunion Party Rocking

5- 5:45pm

Bring your dancing shoes! Enjoy the final event of Vinyl Day by socializing and dancing with fellow participants. Special surprise guest mixes with members of the Mid-Atlantic Scratch League, spinning some of the best of old and new school music.

Open to All Ages.

For more details visit https://mcpl.link/vinyl-day