Library After Dark

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Our 3rd Annual Library After Dark fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 8 from 7:30-10:00 p.m. at the Rockville Memorial Library. In honor of our 35th Anniversary we will celebrate how FOLMC has helped Libraries Open Doors.

For 35 years, FOLMC has played an essential role in our libraries’ ability to serve our increasingly diverse population. On April 8, during National Library Week, we will recognize the library staff, volunteers, donors, and community leaders who make Montgomery County Public Libraries an outstanding, nationally-recognized system.

Announcing NPR’s Tamika Smith, Emcee

Tamika Smith is WAMU’s weekend host. She also reports on various local issues, from politics to the environment. Smith began her career at NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin and at Radio One as a national news anchor for Keepin’ It Real With Al Sharpton, broadcasting to more than 500,000 listeners.While at Radio One, she covered major breaking news stories, including the Haitian earthquake in 2010 and the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. She grew up in Miami, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas. Smith is a graduate of Howard University.

Honorary Chairs: Major General Arthur Holmes and Mrs. Wilma Holmes

Holmes photo

We are pleased to announce this year’s Honorary Chairs, Major General Arthur and Mrs. Wilma Holmes. After a venerable military career of almost four decades, General Holmes served several years with the county government including as Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board and Director of Go Montgomery! Mrs. Holmes had a long and distinguished career as a teacher, principal and Director of Human Relations with Montgomery County Public Schools and has served on the Montgomery County Commission on Women. Together they have provided the most admirable service to Montgomery County and we are privileged to present them as our 2017 Honorary Chairs.

Our distinguished awardees

Library Professional of the Year Award

County Executive’s Library of the Future Summit Committee:  Lennea Bowers, Bill Carey, David Delgado, Barbara Giese-Chomycia, Robin Hein, Regina Holyfield-Jewett, Febe Huezo, Mary Ellen Icaza, Carol Legarreta, Sarah Mecklenburg, Susan Merewitz, Adrienne Miles Holderbaum, Susan Moritz, LaKrista Prather, Clotilde Puertolas, Angelica Rengifo, Tamar Sarnoff, Mark Santoro, Kate Tavakolian, and Judith Taylor

Charles W. Gilchrist Volunteer Award

Jan Jablonski, co-founder Noyes Children’s Library Foundation

Community Partner Award

Gaithersburg Book Festival


Help us reach our goal of $35,000 celebrating FOLMC’s 35th Anniversary

Celebrate the volunteers, staff, and community leaders who make our County Public Libraries great. Click here to purchase tickets for our Library After Dark awards ceremony and fundraiser.

Individual or corporate sponsorship for Library After Dark is available now. Visit our Sponsorship page or call (240) 777-0020 for more information.


Thank you to our generous sponsors:


Arthur and Wilma Holmes

Linda Amendt & Diane Gubernot     Ellen Berman     The Scott and Patrice Brickman Family Foundation     Censeo Consulting Group     Fitzgerald Auto Mall     Parker Hamilton      Carol Leahy     Lee Development Group     David and Carla Satinsky      Snyder Cohn     United Therapeutics

Kofi and Awo Ansu     Fred Evans     Joanie and Larry Friend     Friends of the Davis Library     Gary and Claire Funkhouser     James Montgomery     Steven R. Snapp & Lawrence S. Jacobs     Super Cybersecurity Grandma    Text Design     Tom Thomson     Janet and Ron Wolfsheimer     Rivka Yerushalmi     Joe Zappala    

View photos from Library After Dark 2016.

Library After Dark 2016