Monday, November 5, 2012
Find out when the Friends of the Library bookstore in Wheaton will reopen.
The Friends of the Library bookstore in the bottom level of the Wheaton Library has closed temporarily, according to a tweet from the Montgomery County Public Libraries system. The bookstore will undergo maintenance work and is scheduled to reopen on Nov. 23. [Get daily email updates about what's going on in Wheaton by signing up for free newsletters from Wheaton Patch.]
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Wheaton Library is marking Banned Books Week with a special display.
More than 11,000 books have been challenged (though not necessarily successfully censored) since 1982, the inaugural year of Banned Books Week. According to the American Library Association (ALA), the vast majority of challenges to books are initiated locally by parents. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of September. Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2012 is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to draw attention to the question of censorship. Wheaton Library is marking Banned Books Week with a special display of books that have been challenged in the past, such as The Giver, 1984, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Library goers can also pick up a free bookmark. Last year, …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Bethesda, Gaithersburg Interim (Lakeforest Mall), Germantown, Marilyn J. Praisner, Rockville Memorial and Silver Spring libraries will also have extended hours.
Wheaton Library will have extended hours starting September 16, Montgomery County Public Libraries announced Monday. The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will not change. All Montgomery County public libraries with Sunday hours, which includes Wheaton Library, will open one hour earlier at noon and remain open until 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Check out these five comic books from Friends of the Library bookstore in Wheaton Library.
We know summer is almost over, but summer reading can be all year round. And it doesn't just have to be the classics. Enjoy some comic books! We found five, fun, and cheap books to get you laughing. Do you too enjoy browsing for books at the Wheaton Library bookstore? Share your greatest finds in the comments below.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Montgomery County librarians pick their favorites and popular selections from the public library system.
Each week, librarians from Montgomery County Public Libraries will pick a few books they think should be added to your summer reading list. Take a look and let us know what you think of the read! EVERYTHING ON IT: POEMS AND DRAWINGS by Shel Silverstein For fans and new comers alike, this collection of 130 poems and drawings look at the difficulties and joys of being young and growing up. Clever word play and humor make this a great read-aloud. Section: Juvenile Nonfiction Call Number: J 811 SIL Age recommendation: Grades 4-Up Demolition by Sally Sutton Section: Juvenile Fiction, Picture Book Published by Candlewick Press, 2012 Age recommendation: 3 to 5 Illustrations and rhyming text show the enormous and powerful machines used to …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Council Vice President Nancy Navarro and Councilmember Hans Riemer released a memo Thursday clarifying the purpose and scope of the proposed Wheaton Revitalization Implementation Working Group.
After two Montgomery County councilmembers announced their proposal to form a Wheaton Revitalization Implementation Working Group, questions swirled about how the members would be chosen and whether the group was even necessary, given that two committees--the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee and the Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee--already are dedicated to Wheaton's downtown. Council Vice President Nancy Navarro and Councilmember Hans Riemer released a memo Thursday clarifying that the group "is not designed to implement the recommendations of the Wheaton Sector Plan" and "is not intended to usurp or replace existing boards and commissions." WUDAC and WRAC members are appointed by the county executive, but the County …
Monday, July 2, 2012
If you have no electricity at home, Wheaton Library is open Tuesday.
Update, 10 a.m., July 3: Wheaton Library has regained power and is opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a tweet from Montgomery County Public Libraries. Silver Spring Library remains closed due to lack of electricity. Original story, July 2: Wheaton Library and Silver Spring Library are both closed due to the power outage, Montgomery County Public Libraries reported Monday morning. Cars were pulling in and out of the Wheaton Library parking lot Monday morning. Some people wanted to drop off children before going to work; others needed to plug in a laptop. Becky Jordan said she has no power at her home near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Seminary Road. Because the library is closed, she said she is going to take her daughter to …
Monday, June 25, 2012
An accelerated schedule is moving the Wheaton library and recreation center forward without going through a design competition.
In an effort to focus attention on the redevelopment in Parking Lot 13, Montgomery County’s Department of General Services is not pursuing a design competition for the new combination Wheaton Library and Recreation Center. In the final version of what the Montgomery County Council approved in the CIP budget this spring, the design phase for the project was moved ahead to FY2013. This accelerated schedule is another reason why the Department of General Services is eliminating the competition stage and going straight to one of the several architecture firms that have contractual arrangements with the county already, according to Rob Klein, who works for the county’s Wheaton Redevelopment Program. But not everyone is happy that things are …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Reading lists and summer events are available for kids and youth throughout the county.
Summer’s here and with it means plenty of time to lounge by the pool or in a hammock with a good book. Montgomery County Public Libraries launched its summer reading program today, providing reading lists and summer activities for youth around the county. Families can sign up for the program and log the number of books they read by visiting the library website. Those who read five or more books this summer will be able to print out a certificate showing the accomplishment. Reading lists, specified for each age and grade level, are available on the library website. This year’s themes are “Read to Me” for kids through preschool, “Dream Big” for children in kindergarten thru sixth grade and "Own the Night" for teenagers. Events for kids, …
Friday, May 11, 2012
A University of Maryland professor will give a talk on Saturday afternoon at Wheaton Library.
Dr. Isabelle Gournay, an associate professor in the school of architecture at the University of Maryland in College Park will deliver a lecture titled, "WTOP and Beyond: Modern Architecture and Wheaton," at Wheaton Library on May 12. The free lecture, which was organized by the Wheaton Library and the Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee, begins at 2 p.m. For more about the WTOP building's historical significance, see the latest blog post from Montgomery County Historic Preservation. Fans of local blogger Dan Reed on Just Up the Pike may be interested to know that Gournay was his architectural history professor. What do you think are some of the most interesting buildings in Wheaton? Tell us in the comments.