Silver Spring Chapter

900 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Chapter President: Joseph House






Book Drive & Dropoff, Saturday, April 20, 10:30 am—12:30 pm


Donate your gently used books at curbside… we’ll unload! Dropoff location is in alley, next to book return and hold lockers. If coming by car, you must enter the alley from Bonifant Street. The alley is one-way and you cannot enter from Wayne Ave. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload so you can be on your way quickly.

Please bring books in good condition only. We cannot accept textbooks.

Your donations will help us build stock for our May 11 book sale!

Help us spread the word. Download sale flyer here.


Vinyl Day Festival—Just for the Record, Saturday, April 27, noon-4:00 pm



Come celebrate the music, culture, art, and sound of vinyl records! Activities will include turntable experience, makerspace, Make Music Montgomery contest, panel discussion on vinyl recording and collecting, preview of “Feast Your Ears” documentary on WHFS with Cerphe Colwell, signing of Cerphe’s book Cerphe’s Up, and record sale by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County. Dress up as your favorite recording artist! The event is free; no registration required. The event is a collaboration between MCPL, FOLMC, Levine Music, Open Sky Jazz, FOLSS, and Kefa Cafe.





Author Series Evening with Carrie Callaghan, Thursday, May 2, 7-8:30 pm

Historical fiction author Carrie Callaghan will read from and discuss her debut novel, A Light of Her Own, about 17th-century painter Judith Leyster. Judith is a painter, trying to become the first woman admitted to the Haarlem painters guild. Maria is a Catholic in a country where the faith is banned, hoping to absolve her sins by recovering a lost saint’s relic. Both women’s destinies will be shaped by their ambitions, running counter to the city’s most powerful men, whose own plans spell disaster. Callaghan’s short stories have been published in multiple literary journals, and she is senior editor at the Washington Independent Review of Books. A book signing will follow and coffee will be served, courtesy of our generous friends at Kefa Cafe.


Spring Book Sale, Saturday, May 11, 10:30 am–4:00 pm



Scoop up a fresh collection of books, DVD’s, and CD’s for summer enjoyment. Browse like-new bargains and pick up a free calendar of summer reading programs! Silver Spring Library third-floor meeting room.







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We welcome your donations of used books!

We are excited to be able to accept donations of gently used books to stock the book cart. Please drop off your donations in the yellow tub behind the used book cart by the elevators on the 3rd floor.

We are not able to accept magazines or textbooks. Thank you.


 Join us!

We invite you to join Friends of the Library, Silver Spring. Your membership dues and contributions allow us to augment public funding for programs, materials, and equipment at Silver Spring Library.

Becoming a member is easy! Use the orange JOIN button at the top right of this page – please make sure to select Silver Spring Chapter on the drop down menu. Thank you!

 Volunteer with us!

By giving a little of your time, you can make a big difference for our community. We need volunteers to help with

  • sorting donations for book cart sales
  • preparing mailings
  • staffing events
  • publicizing our events through your social media networks, neighborhood listservs, and other outlets
  • writing or photographing for our newsletter
  • translating event information into Spanish, Amharic, and other languages, as needed
  • serving on a committee or as an officer of our chapter

For more information, contact Joseph House at

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