Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Teen Movie Nights at Gaithersburg Library!

Where can teens go to watch a free summer movie in a safe environment? Gaithersburg Library, of course! These movie showings are free with no reservation required – just show up ready to enjoy a fun film!

Remaining movies for this summer include:

The Lightning Thief  on Thursday, July 31
Synopsis: A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an ongoing battle between the gods. (2010) PG, 1 hr. 58 min.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters DVD cover
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Edward Scissorhands on Thursday, August 7 
Synopsis: An eccentric inventor lovingly creates a gentle youth named Edward (Johnny Depp), but dies before he is able to give him hands. (1990) PG-13, 1 hr. 45 min.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on Monday, August 18
Synopsis: Percy continues the epic journey to fulfill his destiny, as he teams with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece. (2013) PG, 1 hr. 46 min.

All movies start promptly at 6:30 pm and are shown in Room 1 on the second floor of the library.

For more information, please call Gaithersburg Library at 240.773.9490. Please see our Calendar of Events for all library programs.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Reading Events at Gaithersburg Library

Summer is upon us! School is almost out and long summer days are ahead. Have your kids signed up for our summer reading program? This year's summer reading program is titled "Fizz! Boom! Read!" with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math books. Kids can read any books they choose, but we also have handy booklists by grade available.

Children and teens ages 0 – 16 are invited to sign up online from June 1st to August 9th. All children who sign up will receive a voucher for a Frederick Keys Baseball Game!

To celebrate summer reading, Gaithersburg Library has these fun events scheduled:

Cosmic Adventures, Thursday, June 19, 1:30 & 2:30 pm
Tour the universe in a “star dome.” Registration is required and begins June 5.
For school-aged children.  

Silkworm Science, Monday, June 23, 6:00 pm
Meet the caterpillars who spin silk. Registration is required and begins June 9. For school-aged children.

*Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres,  Tuesday, July 1, 2:00 pm
Music in Spanish and English.  For children of all ages.

*Farm Animal VisitWednesday, July 2, 10:30 am
From the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair.  For children of all ages.

*Simple Gifts Music, Thursday, July 24, 2:00 pm
Music on many instruments from many cultures.  For children of all ages. 

Sciencetellers ”Potions”, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2:00 pm
Science and stories together!  For school-aged children.  

Maryland Zoo “Living Planet”, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2:00 pm
How do animals adapt to different environments? Pick up tickets at the Information Desk, beginning at 1:00 pm day of program. For school-aged children. 

*Suitable for children of all ages, including preschool children.

For more information, please call us at 240.773.9490 or stop by the library to speak with an Information Staff Member.

For a list of all Gaithersburg Library events, as well as events at other libraries, please check MCPL's Calendar of Events.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Borrow an e-Reader

Don’t have an e-reader but want to read e-books? Curious about using e-readers and want to try one out? Come to the library! GaithersburgOlney and Long Branch libraries have e-readers available to check out for free.

The 3M Discovery Station, pictured above, allows you to search for e-books and check them out to your library account. You can also browse the 3M Cloud Library collection.

After the books are added to your account, go to the Circulation Desk or Information Desk to check out the 3M e-reader and have the books transferred to the device.

Then, enjoy your book!

Do you already own an e-reader, tablet or smartphone? Download the 3M Cloud Library app to begin reading your books right now.

What are you waiting for? Come borrow a 3M e-reader today!

Monday, April 21, 2014

An Evening with Brian Jay Jones

Did you know that the first realistic computer generated imagery (CGI) animal to appear in a Hollywood film was in Jim Henson's cult favorite fantasy musical Labyrinth? These and more fascinating facts about Jim Henson's life and works were revealed when author Brian Jay Jones came to Gaithersburg Library to talk about his national bestseller Jim Henson: A Biography. Presented by the Gaithersburg Book Festival, the evening included a multimedia presentation with rare photos of Jim Henson's personal and creative life.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Everyone's a Poet at Gaithersburg Library!

gaithersburg library, national poetry month
National Poetry Month display at Gaithersburg Library.
 Are you the next Angelou, Cummings or Poe? Come show us what you’ve got at Gaithersburg Library!

In honor of National Poetry Month Gaithersburg Library has a Post-It Note Poetry display near the Information desk. All customers are invited to contribute their poems on Post-It notes. Any topic or poetry technique is allowed. You may even see your poem featured on our Facebook page or Twitter feed!

Here are some of the poems on display right now:

A sincere and true poem by a librarian at Gaithersburg Library.

Thanks to everyone who has participated so far. Come add your poems to our display!