Saturday, July 28, 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! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce Published by Candlewick, 2012 Section: Juvenile Fiction, ages 8 to 12 The Tooting family fits an old engine they find into their camper van, unaware that the engine once belonged to an extraordinary car and sends the family on an adventure across the world to rebuild the original Chitty. Best-selling, award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce picks up where Ian Fleming left off and tells the story of a modern, bi-racial family who inherit adventure, magic and humor as they are chased …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
In Montgomery County, libraries are central gathering places and signs of a thriving community. They can also be the center of controversy.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Libraries in Montgomery County are at the center of communities, and they are often high-tech places for learning, socializing and research. Aging libraries are giving way to modern representations of communities committed to education and intellectual endeavor. There's been a lot going on with library developments in the county. The construction company set to build the new Silver Spring Library—costing about $60 million—will be announced in fall 2012, according to Director of General Services David Dise. Currently the library’s final designs are under permit review, a two-month process. While the documents are under review for approval the county is able to prequalify construction companies. “A request for proposals is [issued] for …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Nuclear Free Takoma Committee was against the waiver.
Takoma Park City Council moved to allow a waiver Monday night of the Nuclear Free Zone Act so the Takoma Park Library could purchase Hewlett Packard computers despite the Nuclear Free Takoma Park Committee suggesting the waiver be denied. The act prohibits the Takoma Park from doing business with companies who also produce nuclear arms. The current computers cannot support the upgrades provided by Userful, which runs the library's system. The Takoma Park City Council has waived the Nuclear Free Zone Act twice, according to Takoma Park City Clerk Jessie Carpenter. The most recent was in 2002 to allow the procurement of Motorola radio equipment for public safety purposes. The police department began using 800 megahertz radios on the …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Reading lists and summer events are available for kids and youth throughout the county.
Summer’s here and with it means plenty of time to lounge by the pool or in a hammock with a good book. Montgomery County Public Libraries launched its summer reading program today, 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 website. Those who read five or more books this summer will be able to print out a certificate showing the accomplishment. Reading lists, specified for each age and grade level, are available on the library website. This year’s themes are “Read to Me” for kids through preschool, “Dream Big” for children in kindergarten thru sixth grade and "Own the Night" for teenagers. Events for kids…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Check the hours, before you go.
If you want to use the Takoma Park Community Center over the holidays, be sure to check this schedule provided by the city to see if it's open. The City of Takoma Park Community Center New Year hours are as follows: Monday, January 2nd: Closed Library Hours: Monday, January 2nd: Closed