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Montgomery County Public Libraries to Celebrate Library Lovers Month

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 28, 2022

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) and Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. (FOLMC) will kick off Library Lovers Month with a special virtual celebration on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. 

Maynard Okereke, the Hip Hop M.D., will present an ocean-themed virtual STEM program to inspire elementary school-aged youth by bridging the gap between science, music, and entertainment. Okereke communicates scientific topics with engaging energy and enthusiasm. Registration is required. Participants will receive the Zoom link via email upon registration.  

To fully participate in the hands-on portion of the program, attendees will need the following common household supplies gathered and prepared in advance: 

  • Plastic container 
  • Two plastic cups 
  • Vegetable oil 
  • Salt 
  • Water 
  • Food coloring - red and blue 
  • Pipette or straw 

Participants are invited to pick up an activity kit containing most of these items before the program at one of the following libraries: Aspen HillConnie MorellaGaithersburgKensington, and Wheaton. Activity kits are limited and will be made available beginning Saturday (Jan. 29); participants should call ahead to confirm availability. For more information about the event visit

Library Lovers Month is held annually to celebrate and showcase the importance of libraries in Montgomery County. Throughout the month of February, library branches and FOLMC Chapters will host special virtual events and activities to celebrate libraries and highlight the variety of resources and services MCPL provides year-round. Library customers are also encouraged to fill out and submit an electronic form about why they love their library. These comments will be shared with elected officials.  

Library Lovers Month Kickoff 2022 is sponsored in partnership with Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. and the Montgomery County Library Board. 

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Release ID: 22-074
Media Contact: Monika Hammer 240-463-2442
Categories: Library