Potomac Chapter


Potomac Library
10101 Glenolden Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
Chapter President: Edie Wingate
Contact: potomac@folmc.org

Discover Glenstone Through Potomac Library

What’s behind those stone gates on Glen Road? A world-class art museum described by the New York Times as a “private art Xanadu” and by the Washington Post as “what may be the country’s greatest private collection of American and European contemporary art.”

Open to the public free of charge, Glenstone Art Museum recently exponentially expanded both its indoor art gallery space and outdoor landscape exhibition acreage. Want to learn more about this one-of-a-kind art showcase right in our own backyard?

The Friends of the Library – Potomac Chapter will offer the public a glimpse into Glenstone on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. with a talk in the library’s Community Room by Peter Ibenana, the museum’s Community Outreach Coordinator, who will talk about its history, founders, collection, commitment to environmental sustainability—and raffle off four hard-to-get admission tickets.

Even if you aren’t an art lover you’ll want to hear about this soon-to-be Potomac landmark!

Learn about all the upcoming events at our library in the Winter 2018 newsletter.

Great Decisions

Great Decisions begins its sixth year at the Potomac Library on February 1, 2018. A national program of the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. We are fortunate to have a local group that meets, usually with a guest speaker, eight times a year on the first Thursday of the month from 12:30-2:00 pm in the library’s community meeting room.

The program, sponsored by Friends of the Library, Potomac, is free and open to the public. A copy of the 2018 Briefing Book, providing analysis on the wide range of topics selected for discussion, will be available beginning in late January at the library’s Information Desk. The book cannot be checked out, but it only takes about an hour to read the relevant article.

For further information please contact us at potomacfol@gmail.com with Great Decisions in the subject line.

Great Decisions 2018 Topics & Dates

  • February 1: The waning of Pax Americana? (NOTE: This event will begin at 1:30pm)
  • March 1: Russia’s foreign policy
  • April 5: China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • May 3: Media and foreign policy
  • June 7: Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • September 6: U.S. global engagement and the military
  • November 1: Global health: progress and challenges
  • December 6: South Africa’s fragile democracy

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