What If the All the Electricity Shuts Off?
Review by Lisa Navidi, Davis Library What do you think you would miss the most if suddenly all electricity were shut off? How would you adapt? Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel explores this question through a well-written, character driven novel. At its base, it is science fiction. But there are no spaceships or […]
The Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library
David Payne and Julie Dina, hosts of MCPL’s Library Matters podcast, interview Susan Cohen, Coordinator, Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library (DCDL). The DCDL is a first-stop information center that provides Maryland residents access to online resources on Deaf culture, information about Deaf cultural programs, and training programs for library staff. David Payne: Welcome to Library […]
Librarian’s Choice Review – A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher Review by Elizabeth Lang, Public Services For decades, most people have been unable to bear children. The global population has plummeted- it is believed that there are only a few thousand people left worldwide- and there are no cities, no nations, […]
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 […]
Librarian’s Choice Review – Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?
There are few things that I’ve wondered in the past two and a half years of first-time cat ownership, after becoming a bonus parent to my husband’s cat, Go, and adopting two kittens after Go died this past December. I did not wonder if I died if my cats would eat my eyeballs. Some people, […]
Regency Isn’t Just Romance
What’s the first word that pops into your head when you hear the word Regency? If you say Romance you have just made the most common word association, a reflection of the enduring popularity of the genre originated by Georgette Heyer in the 1930’s in homage to Jane Austen. Regency Romance books are instantly recognizable […]
Across the Globe to MCPL
“Often, the English conversation groups are the entryway to English and to literacy. Many people come to us with little to no formal education and the need for basic communication skills is essential for living, economic, and health issues. The conversation groups provide a welcoming entrance to American life, our community and literacy.” – Nina […]
Summer Read and Learn!
Blast off into “A Universe of Stories” for this year’s MCPL Summer Read and Learn! This annual program offers kids and teens a chance to fill their summer with great books and fun activities. Earn badges by attending library events and logging your summer reading! The more badges you have, the more opportunities to win sweet […]
April Showers Bring Gardens of Mystery
Spring at last, and the garden beckons. Whether it be an elaborately landscaped royal garden, think of the knot gardens favored by Elizabeth I, or a humble suburban yard like mine, the garden is a refuge for relaxation and enjoyment of nature. The work of spring, digging and planting and weeding, is rewarded with summer […]
Celebrate Older Americans Month with MCPL!
Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is joining in the recognition of Older Americans Month in May by highlighting the many services and programs provided by MCPL to Montgomery County residents ages 50 and older. “Adults ages 50+ are a welcome and important group in our library community,” said Anita Vassallo, acting MCPL director. “We continue […]