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Montgomery County Public Libraries Celebrates Vinyl Culture Just for The Record – A Vinyl Day

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 9, 2021

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), in partnership with Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. (FOLMC), is presenting the fourth Just for the Record - A Vinyl Day event on Saturday, April 17 from noon to 3 p.m. in celebration of vinyl music, its culture, and sound. The free virtual event is open to everyone.

The event includes:

Noon    Music Montgomery contest, featuring performances from previously selected submissions
             of musical acts by residents, with judging and commentary by a distinguished panel of   
             experts.

1 p.m.  Vinyl Records Workshop – A workshop on vinyl record pricing hosted by Lance Salins,       
            Director of Business Operations, Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. and Ray 
            Brennan, antiques collector.

2 p.m.  Panel discussion moderated by Garrett McQueen, musician, performer and equity
            consultant. Panel members include Olivia Ellis Randolph and Dianne Be of Takoma Radio
            (WOWD-FM), and Daryl Davis, international recording artist, actor, author, and leader of
            The Daryl Davis Band.

“Music is such a powerful language connecting people from all walks of life,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “We are so pleased to once again offer this program focusing on music on vinyl and showcasing the talents of our residents.”  

“This unique program is one of many programs that FOLMC proudly partners with MCPL,” said Ari Z. Brooks, FOLMC Executive Director. “I hope these events draw a diverse audience and showcase the many resources and programs that Libraries provide to county residents.”

No registration required. The program will be streamed live on MCPL’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCountyPublicLibraries.

For more information, please visit https://montgomerycountymd.gov/library/programs/vinylday.html

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Release ID: 21-218
Media Contact: Clotilde Puértolas 240-777-0198