|MCPL's Outreach team at an elementary school|
MCPL has an entire Outreach team devoted to engaging residents where they live and work. Our Outreach team will be engaging the community at two events this Saturday - the Teaching Africa Day event at the Silver Spring Civic Center and the Poolesville Day celebration.
In addition, MCPL is celebrating Outside the Lines with an incredible variety of nontraditional programs. We have events focused on health, such as the Bone Builders classes for seniors. Bone Builders is a fun, evidence based bone building and fall prevention program. MCPL also offers yoga and Tai Chi classes at branches throughout the county.
We also celebrating with a series of multicultural music programs. Our Twinbrook branch will host a Salute to Duke Ellington, the world renowned African American composer, pianist, and jazz orchestra leader Tuesday evening. Branches throughout the county are participating in the John E. Marlow Guitar Series, a celebration of the rhythms of Brazilian music.
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are increasingly important in today's technological era. MCPL is doing its part to prepare our young people for exciting career opportunities in STEM with a variety of programs. Our Girls Just Want to Compute program, for instance, offers the opportunity for teens to learn computer programming.
|Certified therapy dog Katey loves a good story.|
The world is changing and libraries are enthusiastically changing with it to better serve and engage their diverse communities. MCPL is proud to join with other participants in the Outside the Lines initiative to lead the way by boldly moving services beyond our walls.