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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Special Author Event: An Evening with Frederick Forsyth

Photo of Frederick Forsyth
Author Frederick Forsyth

On Wednesday, October 7th, Gaithersburg Library is pleased to host a special evening with international bestselling author Frederick Forsyth.  Forsyth will discuss his newest work, a memoir titled The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue.

Forsyth, known for popular suspense thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal and The Kill List, draws from his fascinating life experiences as a pilot for the Royal Air Force and as a BBC and Reuters journalist in his fictional works, but his personal experiences, which he describes in his new memoir, have proven to be just as exciting and intriguing.

This free event is presented by the Gaithersburg Book Festival and the Politics & Prose Bookstore. A book signing by Forsyth will follow the book talk. Copies of The Outsider will be on sale during the event.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the event starts at 7 PM, but arrive early. 

More information available on the Gaithersburg Book Festival website. You can also call Gaithersburg Library at 240.773.9490.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Register to attend the Library of the Future Summit

Library of the Future Summit logo

What is the future of your library? Help us find the answers.

Register to attend the County Executive’s Library of the Future Summit on Thursday, September 24th from 9 AM to noon at Gaithersburg Library.

Gaithersburg Library staff by the entrance of the library
Gaithersburg Library staff welcome you to attend the Summit
We are inviting members of the community to join library staff and Montgomery County Elected Officials, including County Executive Leggett, at the Silver Spring Civic Building, or at the Gaithersburg Library. Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Susan Benton, President and CEO of the Urban Libraries Council, and the County Executive Mr. Leggett. The two locations will participate in an interactive question and answer session with Mr. Leggett following the presentations. At Silver Spring, attendees will also participate in afternoon discussion sessions that will provide greater opportunity to share ideas.

Before the event, you can help us answer important questions about the future of your library at any Montgomery County Public Library or on social media using #MCPLFuture.

If you have questions, please go to the Library of Future Summit website or call Gaithersburg Library at 240.774.9490.