Friday, May 10, 2013
County Executive Ike Leggett helped plant a yellowwood tree at the Bethesda Library on Arbor Day, April 26, 2013.
To show support of Montgomery County's proposed Trees and Tree Canopy Conservation Law (Bill 35-12), County Executive Isiah Leggett stopped by the Bethesda Library at 7400 Arlington Rd. on Arbor Day (April 26, 2013) to help plant a yellowwood tree. In remarks before the tree planting, Leggett said, "Montgomery County has a lot of trees—and I would like to keep it that way." "Although trees cover over half of our county, our urban tree canopy is now being endangered by new development patterns that are redeveloping our older, urban areas. My Bill 35-12 proposes creation of a dedicated tree replacement fund to replace tree canopy that is significantly disturbed during development. This legislation is a balanced, commonsense approach to …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The changes will take effect Feb. 17.
Do you use the Bethesda Library, Little Falls Library or any of Montgomery County's 20 other public libraries? If so, beginning Feb. 17, you will be able to do the following: “We want to continue to be responsive and accountable to our residents and users,” Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton said in a statement. “By implementing these policy changes, MCPL will ensure that more materials will be in the hands of our customers, and not sitting on shelves. Barriers to customers who need more materials or need materials for a longer period of time will be removed.”
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Shriver will discuss his memoir "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father Sargent Shriver" tonight.
Mark Shriver will be on hand tonight at the Bethesda Public Library for a discussion of his recently released memoir “A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father Sargent Shriver.” Released in July, the book tells the story of the relationship between Mark Shriver and Potomac’s Sargent "Sarge" Shriver, founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty. Sargent Shriver died in 2011. Marrying into the Kennedy family brought with it a world of expectations, but Sargent Shriver managed to keep his head up under the pressure and his eyes focused, Mark Shriver told The Daily Beast in an interview about the memoir. Shriver’s discussion will begin 7:30 p.m. at the Bethesda Library, located at 740 Arlington Rd. For more …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Some libraries will be open longer Mondays through Thursdays and on Sundays.
The Bethesda Library is one of five Montgomery County libraries that will offer longer hours Monday through Thursday, the county announced in a news release. Beginning Sept. 16, the following libraries will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays: The libraries’ Friday and Saturday hours will continue to be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The following libraries with Sunday hours will open at noon—one hour earlier—and close at 5 p.m. on Sundays: Click here for more information on Montgomery County Public Libraries.