Enter the MoComCon 2023 Art & Essay Contest!
MoComCon Returns to MCPL This January! MoComCon is back Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Germantown Library! MoComCon 2023 Art and Essay contests also return as part of our celebration of all things comics, graphic novels, and fandoms! Both contests open November 1st and close at 5 PM Wednesday, December 14, 2022. What is the MoComCon Art Contest? Combine your love of art and fandoms […]
American Minority Veterans Research Project at MCPL
November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. The American Minority Veterans Research Project will have informational tables throughout November, 2022, at Montgomery County Public Libraries branches. They’ll provide updated information about veterans’ services at local, state and national levels to veterans, their families and the community. Information about obtaining medical and social needs and […]
Montgomery County Public Libraries Joins Washington Wizards Book of the Month Program for Students Grades K-8
Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is teaming up with the Washington Wizards to encourage reading for fun. MCPL will share great reads with children and families by recommending three books that the library and Wizards community can read together. The Washington Wizards Book of the Month program will feature one book for readers grades K-2, one book for readers grades 3-5 and one […]
Potomac Library Refresh: October Update
Potomac Library Refresh Work Continues In October, work at the Potomac Library focused on completion of plumbing, electrical, and lighting work and completing repairs and improvements to the walls, including painting. Exterior work included brick repair, repair of railings, bollards, and soffits, and sealing windows. Learn more about the MCPL refresh projects.
Enter the Fall 2022 Photo Contest at Kensington Park Library
Submit Fall Photos November 14-28 Do you enjoy the changing colors of the season and capturing them on camera? Enter the Fall Colors Photography Contest at the Kensington Park Library. Participants aged 16 and up may enter mounted photos from November 14-28, and chosen photos will be on display throughout December. Entry forms are available […]
Experience Maryland STEM Festival 2022 at MCPL!
Celebrate STEM at MCPL The Maryland STEM Festival is a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that takes place every Fall. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events taking place throughout Maryland. We’re proud to host many Maryland STEM Festival events at MCPL this year. Ours are among hundreds […]
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 at MCPL!
Join us at the branches and virtually to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this September and October! This year’s theme is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.”Check individual event listings for details, and registration link where that’s required. Hispanic Heritage Month Events Monday, September 26: 2-4pmCoco and Crafts! at Aspen Hill LibraryCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with […]
Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us for Banned Books Week 2022
It’s Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Launched in 1982 to respond to a sudden surge in challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information, and unites the entire book community in support of the freedom to […]
Potomac Library Renovation Updates
October, 2022 New restrooms in progress: September, 2022 In September, work at the Potomac Library focused on bringing new power to all areas of the building and on wall work. Framing began for two enclosed study rooms, a low knee wall, and the redesigned quiet room. A wall that will hold seating was given additional […]
Montgomery County Public Libraries Releases New Strategic Plan
Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has unveiled a new strategic plan effective Fiscal Year 2023 through Fiscal Year 2026. The new strategic plan defines MCPL’s core mission, values and community-centered vision for increasing equity in access and opportunity while identifying goal areas that will be the main focus over the next three years. MCPL will continue to […]