Friday, April 5, 2013
Blanco will read his work at Rockville Memorial Library in May
Inauguration Day poet Richard Blanco will read his work at a Rockville event next month, county officials announced Thursday. The Friends of the Library, Montgomery County and the Latino Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender History Project are hosting Blanco at Rockville Memorial Library on May 17. Blanco performed “One Day” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in January. He is the youngest and first openly gay Latino to read a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration. Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) is the event’s honorary chairwoman of the event. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Z. Slavin is the event chairman. A civil engineer by trade, Blanco has written three books. A fourth book—a bilingual …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The changes will take effect Feb. 17.
Do you use the Rockville Memorial Library, Twinbrook Library or any of Montgomery County's 20 other public libraries? If so, beginning Feb. 17, you will be able to do the following: “We want to continue to be responsive and accountable to our residents and users,” Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton said in a statement. “By implementing these policy changes, MCPL will ensure that more materials will be in the hands of our customers, and not sitting on shelves. Barriers to customers who need more materials or need materials for a longer period of time will be removed.”
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Twinbrook and Rockville Memorial libraries will host reflections on the war's aftermath.
As the nation pauses to honor military veterans this month, two Vietnam veterans are discussing their experiences during programs at Montgomery County Public Libraries in Rockville. Jane McCarthy will present “Reflections of an Army Nurse on Serving in Vietnam.” The talk, featuring a slide show, will include McCarthy’s experiences with posttraumatic stress disorder. McCarthy served in the Army Nurse Corps at the 95th Evacuation Hospital in Da Nang, South Vietnam, in 1971. She also served in the Gulf War in 1991. A founding commissioner on the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs, McCarthy has worked to help soldiers facing PTSD issues upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Her presentation will be held at 4 p.m. on: …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Films, music, a tour and talks among the festivities marking author's birthday.
Rockville marks the birthday of literary great F. Scott Fitzgerald with an afternoon of activities on Sunday in Town Center. The free festivities run from 1 to 4 p.m. at Rockville Town Square: Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda are buried in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church cemetery. The 116th anniversary of his birth is Monday. The celebration is presented by the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Inc., in partnership with the City of Rockville and Montgomery College. Bar Louie will have drink specials on sale at the conclusion of the afternoon’s events. Click here for more details.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Some libraries will be open longer Mondays through Thursdays and on Sundays.
Rockville Memorial Library is one of five Montgomery County libraries that will offer longer hours Monday through Thursday, the county announced in a news release. Beginning Sept. 16, the following libraries will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays: The libraries’ Friday and Saturday hours will continue to be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The following libraries with Sunday hours will open at noon—one hour earlier—and close at 5 p.m. on Sundays: Click here for more information on Montgomery County Public Libraries.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Montgomery County librarians pick their favorites and popular selections from the public library system.
Each week, librarians from Montgomery County Public Libraries will pick a few books they think should be added to your summer reading list. Take a look and let us know what you think of the read! Everything On It: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein For fans and new comers alike, this collection of 130 poems and drawings look at the difficulties and joys of being young and growing up. Clever word play and humor make this a great read-aloud. Section: Juvenile Nonfiction Call Number: J 811 SIL Age recommendation: Grades 4-Up Demolition by Sally Sutton Section: Juvenile Fiction, Picture Book Published by Candlewick Press, 2012 Age recommendation: 3 to 5 Illustrations and rhyming text show the enormous and powerful machines used to …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Filmmaker Dennis M. Lynch screened and discussed 'They Come to America' in Carroll County on Tuesday.
A filmmaker and his controversial film come to town on Wednesday night and protestors are mobilizing to descend on Rockville Town Square. Dennis M. Lynch is on a 50-city tour to promote They Come to America, a film that looks at the problems with illegal immigration in America. Help Save Maryland, a Rockville-based group that opposes illegal immigration, is hosting a screening and discussion of the film with Lynch at 7 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Rockville Memorial Library. The group promoted the film in an email calling it: "The Must See Illegal Immigration Film So Many People Don't Want You To See!" Justice for Students in America on Wednesday posted a call to action on Facebook and Twitter, encouraging protestors to …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Reading lists and summer programs are available for youth throughout the county.
Summer’s here and with it comes plenty of time for kids to pick up a good book. Montgomery County Public Libraries launched its summer reading program this week, providing reading lists and summer activities for youth around the county. Families can sign up for the program and log the number of books they read by visiting the library system's Web site. Those who read five or more books this summer will be able to print out a certificate of their accomplishment. Reading lists, specified for each age and grade level, are available on the library system's Web site. This year’s themes are “Read to Me” for kids through preschool, “Dream Big” for children in kindergarten through sixth grade and "Own the Night" for teenagers. Programs for kids, …