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Montgomery County Public Libraries Celebrates Vinyl Culture with “Just For the Record – A Vinyl Day”

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is presenting the second "Just for the Record-A Vinyl Day" from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. This free event, celebrating music on vinyl, its culture, art and sound, is geared for residents of all ages. The festival will be held at the Silver Spring Library located at 900 Wayne Ave.  

The event will include a full lineup of panels, screenings and activities including a preview of the documentary “Feast Your Ears” about WHFS, the popular Bethesda-based radio station, that was the first in the region to broadcast in FM stereo.

Other featured events will include a panel discussion on creating and collecting vinyl records; makerspace activities for the whole family; demonstrations with a turntable and vinyl records; and a book signing with local author and beloved former WHFS deejay Cerphe Colwell.

Also, MCPL will host its first music competition, Make Music Montgomery, where previously selected submissions of musical acts will perform in front of community judges.

Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day is hosted in partnership with Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. (FOLMC); Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter; Levine MusicOpen Sky Jazz; and  Kefa Cafe.  FOLMC will be selling books and records.

“We are so pleased to partner again this year with these community organizations to host this event at one of our public libraries,” said MCPL Acting Director Anita Vassallo. “Music is such a unifying language, and the library, as the community space for informal learning and education, is the perfect space to provide this type of event to delight and bring our customers together.”

“Vinyl Day is just one of many ways we help MCPL reach new and diverse audiences,” said Ari Z. Brooks, FOLMC executive director. “Vinyl has made a major comeback among young people while still holding on to a mature base of listeners.  This is the perfect event to bring both populations to the library around the common theme of music.”

No advanced registration is needed. Some programs may be space limited and time sensitive.

Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite recording artist.

More information is available at the MCPL website or by emailing Clotilde Puértolas at

Release ID: 19-120
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6536