Tag: library news

  • February Fun in the Branches

    February Fun in the Branches

    Head to our Branches for indoor fun this month! Germantown Library 2/1 Special Display: Find a New Friend Don’t judge a book by its cover! During the month of February, choose a SURPRISE book from our special display. Then, review the book with the included form and bring it back to the librarian for a bookmark* […]

  • MoComCon 2023 Art & Essay Contest Winners

    MoComCon 2023 Art & Essay Contest Winners

    Congratulations to all of our 2023 winners! We had another amazing array of entries to our MoComCon 2023 Art & Essay Contests! The artists below placed in 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, and two honorable mention slots, in their age groups. Please join us in congratulating them! MoComCon Essay Contest Winners Thank you to everyone who […]

  • A Brief History of the Noyes Library

    A Brief History of the Noyes Library

    Situated on a small triangular piece of land in the historic part of Kensington, Maryland is a small, single-story building that looks like an old house. Certainly a homey place, this building is the oldest purpose-built library in the Washington, D.C. area and is one of the few libraries in the nation dedicated to serving […]

  • January Fun in the Branches

    January Fun in the Branches

    Head to our Branches for indoor fun this month! Damascus Library 1/22 Scavenger Hunt: Year of the Rabbit Germantown Library 1/11, 1/18 & 1/25Drop-in Chess 1/14 10:30AM-4:30PM MoComCon 2023 – Dungeons & Dragons Demo MoComCon 2023 – Collaborative Art Station MoComCon 2023 – Selfie Station MoComCon 2023 – Button Making MoComCon 2023 – Take & […]

  • December Fun in the Branches

    December Fun in the Branches

    Kensington Park Library 12/7Build a Snowflake Take & Make ​​Kids can build a snowflake with marshmallows and toothpicks. Germantown Library 12/14 & 21Drop-in Chess 12/24Storytime Stations 10:30amREAD, SING, WRITE, TALK & PLAY your way through each of our storytime stations, while learning some early literacy tips along the way.  Just because there’s no storytime this […]

  • Get Ready for MoComCon 2023!

    Get Ready for MoComCon 2023!

    MoComCon 2023 Comes to Germantown This January! Envision Stormtroopers marching, teens discussing their favorite manga, a child dressed as Okoye from Wakanda Forever, and kids and teens rocking out to Beat Saber on the Oculus Rift. One might think this is a scene from an amusement park, but it’s not. It’s a scene from someplace […]

  • American Minority Veterans Research Project at MCPL

    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 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: 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

    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 […]