Books

Easy, Breezy Summer Reading

These novels, recommended by Montgomery County Public Libraries, are best enjoyed while relaxing poolside or at the beach.
"Awake to Racism" by Joann Malone of Takoma Park

Takoma Park Author Reflects on 60 Years of Activism in New Memoir

Joann Malone, a former nun, wrote "Awake to Racism" during the pandemic.
climate fiction

Explore the World of Climate Fiction

Montgomery County Public Libraries recommends these fiction titles about the impact of environmental issues on human society.
The Unofficial Aldi Cookbook

This Cannoli Dip Tastes Just Like the Italian Pastry Filling

The recipe comes from “The Unofficial Aldi Cookbook,” featuring 75 simple, budget-friendly recipes using Aldi-exclusive products.
Gaithersburg Book Festival 2021

Gaithersburg Book Festival Will Run Virtually Throughout May

Free and open to all ages, the annual festival features more than 30 author events plus writing workshops.
Black Lives Matter protest in D.C.

Bookshelf: Getting to the Truth

Four thought-provoking books that can help us see our role in America’s race-relations problem.
How to Jump-Start Your New Year's Reading Resolution

Jump-Start Your New Year’s Reading Resolution

It's not too late to create a new reading habit in 2021.
Cookbook selections

Four Cookbook Recommendations for When You’re Feeling Uninspired in the Kitchen

Get cooking with these cookbook selections from Montgomery County Public Libraries.
Hannah Oliver Depp, owner of Loyalty Bookstores in Silver Spring and DC

A Boost in Business at Loyalty Bookstores

The fate of the Black-owned bookstore in Silver Spring was uncertain at the start of COVID-19. Then the demand for books about race and social justice skyrocketed.
Author Ellen Oh talks about her nonprofit We Need Diverse Books

Q&A: Ellen Oh, Author and Co-founder of We Need Diverse Books

Tired of seeing a lack of Asian representation in kid lit, the Bethesda author began writing her own children's books.