Saturday, May 14, 2016

Gaithersburg Book Festival 2016

We’re excited about the Gaithersburg Book Festival next Saturday, May 21st! 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 villageexhibitors 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.

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 Diane Rehm, Eric Ripert, Gennifer Choldenko, Tim Kurkjian, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  and more. Stop by the library to pick up a book or two in preparation! 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Come see real life Hero Dogs!

 Teddy the Hero Dog
  Meet Teddy on Saturday, April 9th!
Clara the Hero Dog
Meet puppy Clara on Saturday, April 9th!
What is a service dog and how do they help veterans? 

Discover the important role Hero Dogs play in the lives of those who serve our country on Saturday, April 9th at 10:30 AMFree for all ages. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Special Program: America's First Ladies

America's First Ladies advertisement

Gaithersburg Library is proud to host "America's First Ladies: A Walk Through History" on Saturday, March 12 from 3 - 5 PM. This special program is free and appropriate for all ages.

The presentation is both educational and entertaining, revealing untold stories that helped shape America. It will be followed by an interactive discussion.

For more information & to register, visit the event's website.

Brought to you by the Montgomery County Commission for Women and Montgomery County Public Libraries.

America's First Ladies

Friday, February 26, 2016

Free Irish Dance Concert

Duffy School banner
Duffy School Irish dancers

Gaithersburg Library invites you to celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month with a free concert from the Duffy School of Irish Dance! The concert takes place from at 2 PM on Sunday, March 6th. No registration is required. We promise you'll have a "whale of a time!"

Want more information about Ireland and Irish dance?

Read books and stream or download Irish music.
Learn Irish with Mango Languages.
Attend other free MCPL Irish dance programs this month.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Teens, got talent? Share it at the library!

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Are you a teen with talent? Do you sing, play an instrument, read original poetry or act? We’re celebrating Library Lovers’ Month with “Readers Got Talent,” an Open Mic Event on Saturday, February 20, at 2PM in Meeting Room 2 (second floor of the library). Musicians, drama groups, writers and others are encouraged to share your talent in a supportive environment.

Performers will be eligible to win Amazon gift cards, and there will be a free teen book giveaway for attendees and performers alike. Light refreshments will be served after the performances.

Interested musicians who need use of our piano should contact the library in advance so it will be available on the day of the performances.

Readers Got Talent is open to teens and is sponsored by MCPL’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG), a committee of teens selected from all over Montgomery County. Please join us for an afternoon of entertainment and fun!