Tag: Books

  • Join February Book Discussions at MCPL!

    Join February Book Discussions at MCPL!

    We invite all of our customers to join our nearly 40 book discussion groups at MCPL! Groups vary in format, content, frequency and location. Some require registration, and/or log-ins for the virtual format. Please click on the link below to learn what book each group is reading this month and how to find it in […]

  • Montgomery County Public Libraries Joins Washington Wizards Book of the Month Program for Students Grades K-8

    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 […]

  • Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us for Banned Books Week 2022

    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 […]

  • Oceans of Possibilities for Shark Appreciation Week

    Oceans of Possibilities for Shark Appreciation Week

    Get your fins on, because MCPL’s Shark Appreciation Week 2022 is slicing through the summer! From July 24 to 30, you can celebrate all things shark at Montgomery County Public Libraries. Shark Appreciation Week Events! In addition to the usual books, e-books, e-audio books, e-comics, streaming movies, music, and other electronic resources to learn about […]

  • Join MCPL’s 2022 Summer Reading Challenge!

    Join MCPL’s 2022 Summer Reading Challenge!

    There are Oceans of Possibilities at Montgomery County Public Libraries this summer! Starting June 15, children ages 0-12 and teens ages 13-17 can join the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge!  Dive deep to keep up your reading skills, earn e-badges, and do fun activities. At the same time, you’ll be saving the Chesapeake Bay, because this […]

  • It’s the Season for Outdoor Events at Montgomery County Public Libraries!

    It’s the Season for Outdoor Events at Montgomery County Public Libraries!

    After a long, cold, indoorsy winter, it’s time to get outside at several Montgomery County Public Library branches! Join us in April for many fun outdoor storytimes & events. Click on the link for each event listed below for details and registration where it’s required. Outdoor Events in April Several Dates in April Outdoor Family Storytimes […]

  • MCPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    MCPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Join us for these events in September to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Miercoles, 9/15, 9:30am Baby Storytime @ MCPL – Virtual – Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!Enjoy Baby Storytime live with one of MCPL’s children’s librarians via Zoom!  Help kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and simple stories in Spanish and English for infants up through about 18 […]

  • Librarian’s Choice: Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

    Librarian’s Choice: Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

    Shortly before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, I discovered one of those books you want to share from the rooftops. It captured me, engaged me, and made me really think about how we engage with other people. I was ready to review it – when you find those books you can’t put down, of […]

  • Books to Commemorate and Understand Juneteenth

    Books to Commemorate and Understand Juneteenth

    Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in 1865, and more generally, the emancipation of African Americans throughout the United States. These books available at our libraries and on our e-book and audiobook apps, Libby and Hoopla, explore the origins and […]

  • What If? Three Books About Big Decisions.

    What If? Three Books About Big Decisions.

    By Lisa Navidi, Davis Library Three women make life changing decisions. Was it worth it? The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab   Addie LaRue, born in a village in France, was 23 years old in 1714 and was determined to live a free life. But her parents were more determined to marry her to […]