Thursday, July 2, 2015

Do you want to run a book club?

We’re looking for volunteers to run a book club at Gaithersburg Library! This book club will read all genres – fiction, nonfiction, mystery, sci-fi, etc.

Potential volunteers must have:

· Diverse reading interests.
· Availability to meet and prepare for monthly meetings, which will most likely occur on a weeknight.

Major plus: 

· Experience running a book club.

Current book clubs can meet at the library, but the book club has to be open to the public.

If you're interested, please call Gaithersburg Library at 240.773.9490 or stop by the library to speak with Kay Bowman. We look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Financial Boot Camp for Teens

Teens, do you want to know how to budget money and save for college, a car or a trip? Come to the library this summer to get FIT (Financially Independent Teen Boot Camp) with us!
Experts from the Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls will provide a unique and age appropriate workshop of financial tips for young women and men ages 13-17.

You’ll also learn about:
  • Needs vs. Wants
  • Understanding Credit
  • Identity Theft
  • Savings and Banking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investments
This FIT boot camp takes place from Monday, July 27 to July 30 from 9:30 AM - noon. All attendees must attend each day. Registration is required. This event is free.

For more information, please call Gaithersburg Library at 240.773.9490

Thursday, May 28, 2015

We're in Bloom!

"Mary, Mary, quite contrary, 
How does your garden grow? 
With silver bells, and cockle shells, 
And pretty maids all in a row." 

 - Mother Goose, The Real Mother Goose board book. (1998)

Mary's garden would undoubtedly grow quite well if she had help from the Master Gardeners at Gaithersburg Library! The Master Gardeners are happy to answer such questions as:

"What gardening zone is Gaithersburg in?"  
"How come my tulips look so sad? " 
"How can I make my rhododendron live longer?" 
"Where's the best place in my garden for a rose bush?" 

No appointment necessary, just come to the lobby of Gaithersburg Library every Saturday from 10 AM -  2 PM from now until October to get free help from our Master Gardeners.  To help them better assist you, please bring a plant sample and/or pictures. 

Also, don't forget to come to the Gaithersburg Library to see our beautiful display of books and other resources to meet your gardening needs. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Gaithersburg Book Festival

We’re excited about the Gaithersburg Book Festival next Saturday, May 16th! Since 2010, the Gaithersburg Book Festival has fostered an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation in the Gaithersburg community with programs and visits by authors, poets and songwriters.

Featured programs this year include free writing workshops for adults and children , a children’s village, exhibitors and more.

Parking and admission to the festival is free. The Gaithersburg Book Festival will take place at Gaithersburg City Hall in Old Towne Gaithersburg from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Gaithersburg Book Festival display at Gaithersburg Library

To celebrate at Gaithersburg Library, we have a convenient book display with works by some of the authors who will be featured at the Gaithersburg Book Festival including Ellen Oh, Winifred Conkling, Kwame Alexander, David Axelrod and more. Stop by the library to pick up a book or two in preparation! 

Some of the Gaithersburg Book Festival author's books

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gaithersburg Library Supports Local Authors

Are you a local Montgomery County author with a published book? See your work on our shelves! Gaithersburg Library would love to include your book in our Local Author collection. Please bring at least two copies of your book to the Information Desk along with your contact information.

We also accept works from authors, publishers and producers to include in Montgomery County Public Library’s systemwide collection.

Other library resources for writers:

Need some peace and quiet while writing your next novel? Reserve one of our study rooms online.

Conducting literature research? We’ve got databases such as the Literature Resource Center, Literature from the Gale Virtual Reference Library, NoveList Plus and more for you to use online for free with your library card.

We have online encyclopedias, dictionaries and directories - also free and available online with your library card.

Books on Gaithersburg Library's shelves about writing
We've got books about writing, too!

Of course, we also have books about writing (including the ever popular and useful Writer's Market series), about becoming a writer and more.

Now, stop procrastinating and start writing. We'd love to see your books in our library!