Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mozart Visits Quince Orchard Library!

The American Center for Puccini Studies presents Bastien and Bastienne 

The Friends of the Quince Orchard Library invite you to join us on Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 PM in the large meeting room for  Bastien and Bastienne, a charming chamber opera written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he was 12 years old!
 A shepherdess, her addle-brained shepherd, and the village flim-flam man collide and collude in all things romantic to send-up every operatic and social convention and give everyone a good laugh at Life and Love opera-style!

The artists from The American Center for Puccini Studies will present this insouciant little opera in a cheeky new English translation by ACPS Founding Artistic Director, Dr. Harry N. Dunstan.

This free performance is suitable for all ages and open to the public.

Bastien and Bastienne is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Quince Orchard Chapter.
Call the library at 240-777-0200 for more information.

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

MCPL Online Resources

Explore a World of MCPL Online Resources

Laptop with the letters MCPL on the screen

Did you know that Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) offers almost 100 fun and useful databases through our web site? 

You only need a MCPL library card for free and easy access to these amazing resources.

Here's a sample of the subjects we offer:

Consumer Information (Consumer Reports, Washington Consumer Checkbook)
Education and Testing  (Testing and Education Reference Center, Learning Express Library)
Genealogy (Heritage Online)
Government (Election Information)
Health (Trusted Health Websites, PubMed)
Investing and Personal Finance (Morningstar Investment Research Center)
Job Hunting and Careers (Gale Courses, Learning Express Library)
Language Learning (Rosetta Stone, Mango Languages))
Law (Gale Legal Forms)
Reading and Books (Novelist Plus)

Also, Montgomery County Trip Planner for Public Transportation
And Maryland Property Maps

And our new database for
Streaming Movies (Kanopy)

Please call 240-777-0200 or stop by our Information Desk for more information.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, but at Quince Orchard Library, we have poetry for (almost) all ages every month.

Image of a poem title Animals we Like
Poetry Club for Children
Children between the ages of 6 - 12 will have the opportunity to listen to poetry, share their favorite poems, create their own poetry, and play word games with other poetry lovers. STEAM activity.
Meets second Tuesday each month at 4:00 PM

Teen Poetry Writing Group
Young adults will have the opportunity to listen to poetry, share their favorite poems, and create their own poetry with other poetry lovers. STEAM activity.
Meets third Tuesday each month at 4:00 PM

And our newest poetry program -

Poetry Evenings for Adults 
Come join us at our poetry evenings for adults, where we read, write, and share poetry with other poetry lovers. Whether you've read and written lots of poetry, or none at all, we have a place for you in our group. 
Meets second Thursday each month
 beginning on April 12 at 7:00 PM

No registration is required, and all our poetry groups are FREE!

When you're in the branch this month, check out our poetry display, which features poems by kids in our Poetry Club for Children.  

Finally, here are two poems from our kids' poetry club members, a circle poem (below) and Animals we Like (at right). Enjoy!
Circle poem about books

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Spring Planting, April 21, 2018

It’s Spring!

Our Spring Planting program is back

Flower and vegetable seed packets
Learn to grow flowers and vegetables from seed.
We will provide everything you need to plant, nurture, transplant and harvest your seedlings.

Take home a 6-cell seed starter tray of the planted seeds and watch them grow!

What we will plant:

Marigold (Bolero)
Zinnia (Thumbelina)
Basil (sweet)
Cucumber (pickling)
Tomato (cherry)
Pepper (mildly hot)

Librarian and customers talk about planting

Saturday, April 21, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For ages 8 to adult
Registration is required

Join us for this special STEM event

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Science In Current Events

Explore the Mysteries of the Universe

On March 3, 2018, NIST scientist, Dr. Boualem Hammouda, presented an informative and stimulating program on several scientific topics in the news today: Astronomy and the Universe, Geologic Processes on Earth, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Global Warming and Pollution, Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy, DNA and the Evolution of the Species.

Since this was a brief introduction of each topic, Dr Hammouda will present an in-depth discussion of Astronomy and the Mysteries of the Universe on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm. We will travel through space to discover fascinating facts about the planets and exoplanets, stars and galaxies, gravity and dark matter and black holes. Also, learn about the unique methods of exploring the planets and galaxies, including the Cassini and Voyager spacecraft missions, the space telescopes Kepler, Hubble and James Webb, and observable gravitational effects to identify black holes and dark matter. 

The universe still holds many mysteries, but scientists are making exciting discoveries every day. 

Join us on Saturday, April 7 for an exciting trip through our universe.