Category: Did You Know

  • What’s on your 2020 MCPL Bingo Card?

    What’s on your 2020 MCPL Bingo Card?

    What’s on your MCPL 2020 Bingo card? “Library super fans know that MCPL is WAY more than books,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “Our 2020 Library Bingo Card is full with streaming movies, language learning, virtual yoga, drum lessons and more. This month, see how many boxes you can check off!” Tag us on social […]

  • Join us for Virtual Halloween at MCPL!

    Join us for Virtual Halloween at MCPL!

    Boo! Check out these weird, monstrous and spooky virtual programs! Halloween fun for all ages delivered right to your home! Join MCPL in our virtual branch for Halloween events, now through October 31st. Click the links below to find event details and registration information, including a Make & Take, story times, a book club, a dance party, […]

  • Audiobooks to Transfer to Overdrive Platform Oct. 26

    Audiobooks to Transfer to Overdrive Platform Oct. 26

    Our library will transfer all audiobooks from RBdigital to the OverDrive platform on Monday, October 26, 2020. We encourage you to visit our digital library and download the free Libby app to become familiar with how it works and browse our digital catalog. If you’d like to learn more about Libby you can view on-demand how-to videos, and visit the Help site or Libby […]

  • MCPL Social Justice Book Club Recommendations

    MCPL Social Justice Book Club Recommendations

    Books provide windows to other cultures, perspectives and experiences.  The Social Justice Book Club allows us to learn from each other and celebrate diversity and inclusiveness in our own community. Over the course of the year, we have read about and discussed books about immigrants, slavery, deaf culture, racism, the Holocaust, gender and bullying. We […]

  • It’s almost time to vote–What do I do?

    It’s almost time to vote–What do I do?

    November 3rd is closing in on us quickly. If you’re anxious about how to make sure your vote counts in the shadow of the coronavirus, you’re not alone! The news is confusing, often contradictory, and nearly always unsettling. The best place to start is here. The Montgomery County Board of Elections has been hard at […]

  • Honoring Juneteenth at MCPL

    Honoring Juneteenth at MCPL

    Rachel Rappaport-Assistant Manager; Connie Morella Library Did you know that our country has a second Independence Day? On June 19, 1865, hundreds of thousands of enslaved African descendants became some of the last to be freed in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, much of the South was still under Confederate control. It was not until […]

  • MCPL is Here to Help with: Business and Workforce Debt Relief

    MCPL is Here to Help with: Business and Workforce Debt Relief

    COVID-19 is creating hardships and challenges for many in our community, including businesses. We understand that continuing business operations under the current circumstances is challenging. To help, we’re sharing current information on resources available to local businesses during this time of need. Montgomery County Public Health Emergency Grant (PHEG) program  The Montgomery County Executive and County […]

  • Reading in the Time of Corona

    Reading in the Time of Corona

    So, you think you might be hanging out in your house for the next few weeks or even months!  Here are some books suggestions that may just get you through the tough times. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins—Normally when I begin a new book, I purposely do not read any reviews because I want to […]

  • MCPL is Here to Help: with Homeschooling

    MCPL is Here to Help: with Homeschooling

    If social media is any indicator, parents are learning quickly that homeschooling is hard. Luckily, MCPL is here to support you as you venture into a journey as your child’s primary teacher. Our online resources for adults, teens and children are available 24/7 with your library card. Here are a few that you can use […]

  • Food For Fines, 2019

    Fines happen. Whether it’s a book that slid under the car seat during the drive to the library or a movie that never made it back into its case, many of us owe a dollar or two (or more!) to the library. However your fines happened, we are pleased to be offering our fifth annual […]