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Nancy Pearl

Contemporary Conversations

Librarian Nancy Pearl, best-selling author, regular commentator about books on NPR’s Morning Editio,n and former Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book, will speak as part of the Contemporary Conversation series @ MCPL. A recipient in 2011 of the Librarian of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Awards, Ms. Pearl will share the origins of her love of reading and libraries, how the Book Lust books came to be written, what she’s discovered that the perils of a life of reading can be, and, along the way, of course, she’ll suggest some great books to read.

MoComCon 2018

Literary Explorers

Do you want to be on TV? Become a literary explorer by recording a video book talk for TV. For ages 10–14.

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NEA Big Read

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant in partnership with the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC), Montgomery Community Media, and the Gaithersburg Book Festival. The Big Read goal is to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and spread the transformative power of literature into lives. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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MoComCon 2018

MoComCon 2018

We had a great time at our second annual MoComCon on January 27!


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