Library After Dark Gala


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Saturday, April 13, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Rockville Memorial Library
21 Maryland Ave

Join Honorary Chairs Penny and David Yao and Emcee Bob Levey, former Washington Post columnist,  at the 5th Annual Library After Dark Gala, FOLMC recognizes the library staff, volunteers, donors, and community leaders who make Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) an outstanding, nationally-recognized system.

This year’s theme Libraries Take You Places celebrates not only the exotic settings where books transport readers but also the ability of MCPL to transform lives by providing rich resources to learn, grow, and create community.

This is a chance to pay tribute and give back to libraries through your donations and your attendance at the premier library event of the year.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Address: 21 Maryland Avenue, First Floor.
Parking: Available across the street in Garage A. Please take a ticket, validated parking will be available at the Gala. Directions can be found here.
Time: Doors will open at 7:30pm. Awards Ceremony will begin at 8:30pm. Silent Auction ends at 9:30pm.
Food & Beverage: Enjoy a variety of delicious appetizers, desserts, wine, coffee and tea.
Dress: Business/Cocktail

Thank you to our Honorary Committee

Yoke San & Bruce Reynolds Nancy Mannes John & Rachel King
Mike Laux & Tony Spearman-Leach  Carol W. Leahy 

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!



Penny and David Yao


Yoke San & Bruce Reynolds
John & Rachel King


Joanie & Larry Friend

B. Parker Hamilton

Pam Saussy

Arthur & Wilma Holmes

 Snyder Cohn

David & Carla Satinsky

 Carol Leahy

Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter 


Jana Mason & Shu-Ping Chan

Frances M. Frost

Eric Smith

James Montgomery 

Nancy Mannes

Rachel Maleh & Steven Lee

Victoria Thomas

Rivka Yerushalmi

Ari Z. Brooks

Steven Holland & Maryland Pao


 Tom Thomson

Laura Frene CPA and Associates LLC

Laura & Ed Rich 

Gary Funkhouser

 Blue Jay Migrations Property Management

 Mike Laux & Tony Spearman-Leach

G&P Wine Importers


5th Annual Library After Dark Gala


Photos by Stephanie Williams Photography.