Rockville Chapter

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Rockville Memorial
21 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Chapter President: Kathy Wessman
Contact: rockville@folmc.org

 

 

 

     

 

 

The new Rockville Rewards cards have arrived! This year, we have two local business partners.

Many thanks to Toy Kingdom and Jersey Mike’s Subs for their show of support to our FOL chapter.

What is the Rockville Rewards Card? By purchasing a Rockville Rewards card, you can support local businesses, access unlimited discounts, and help raise money for the Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter.

Log into www.rockvillerewards.com for a listing of participating businesses. When you buy the Rockville Rewards card from our FOL volunteer, 100% of the cost goes to our chapter. 

You may purchase Rockville Rewards cards for $25; ask us how by writing to RockvilleFOL@gmail.com. The cards will be discounted to $15 at our semi-annual big book sale on Saturday, November 18, and over the Thanksgiving weekend.

FOL board and committee openings:

If you would like to serve on a board committee (membership, publicity, programs, documentation of chapter activities and tasks) or become a Rockville Chapter FOL board member, please let us know by emailing us at RockvilleFOL@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Rockville Memorial Library, First Floor Meeting Room

The second author talk in the Fall Series: Paying Calls in Shangri-La by Judith M. Heimann

Judith Heimann writes of her life in American diplomacy that makes it real, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, but always lively.  A book sale and signing will follow the author talk. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter, is free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m.  Rockville Memorial Library, Presentation by

Tony Cohen of the Menare Foundation

Josiah Henson—Rockville native and the inspiration for the title character in Uncle Tom’s Cabin—risked all for freedom on the 19thcentury Underground Railroad. Learn about his life, and those of other local freedom fighters, such as Ann Maria Weems, who fled slavery in Rockville disguised as a boy. Hear the story of two sisters from a prominent Rockville family, who were divided on the issue of slavery, and exemplified the schisms amongst slaveholders that ignited the fiery Civil War. Tony Cohen will present an illustrated history of our local Underground Railroad, including documents, photos and artifacts related to slavery and escape in Rockville. This event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter, and Peerless Rockville.

 

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Rockville Memorial Library, First Floor Meeting Room

The third and last author talk in the Fall Series: Mourning Calm by Frances Frost

Frances Frost returns to her native South Korea where two young women set upon a journey to discover family relationships, changing cultures, and secrets.   A book sale and signing will follow the author talk. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter, is free and open to the public.

 

 

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Semi-Annual Big Book Sale 

The Rockville Friends of the Library (FOL) will hold an indoor book sale at the Rockville Memorial Library on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a large selection of gently used – even some brand new – books, DVDs, and CDs. The selection includes books for all ages from babies through adults, books in English and other languages, and collectible books. You won’t find a better bargain – most books are $1 or less – author signed and specialty books are priced slightly higher. Get into the holiday spirit, buy for yourself; as gifts for others; or as donations to shelters, day care centers, clinics, and other charitable services.

 

washington-choirSaturday afternoon, December 2, 2017, 2 p.m. Children’s Chorus of Washington will sing for us in the Rockville Memorial Library’s first floor meeting room. All ages are welcome. This free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter, is open to the public.

 

 

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Rockville Memorial Library, First Floor Meeting Room

The first of three author talks in our Fall Series: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

“I wrote this story to share the experience of Afghan women in a fictional work that is made up of a thousand truths.” A book sale and signing will follow the author talk. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter, is free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m, Echoes of Nature:

“Animal Homes: To Build or Not to Build”

Free STEM program, no registration required.

Meet some live animals and find out about their homes. What kind of homes do animals build? Do some move into ready-made homes? Do some even use a ‘home’? This fun event for the whole family is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter. Rockville Memorial Library, First Floor Meeting Room.

 

Children'sBookSaleTuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Book Sale for Children (Tots to Teens), Parents, Caregivers, Educators

First Floor Meeting Room, Rockville Memorial Library

All types of books: Board books, picture books, chapter books, young adult books including classics and reading list books, study guides and more. Educational toys, puzzles, games! Most items are $1 or less.

 

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Magician at Work!

First Floor Meeting Room, Rockville Memorial Library – no registration required

Magician Mike Rose presents his new show about construction, building and architecture for the 2017 “Build a Better World” summer reading program. Don’t miss the impossible magic tricks, off-the-wall comedy, and lots of audience participation, too. This free, fun event for the whole family is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter.

 

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Sciencetellers Present:

Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales

First Floor Meeting Room, Rockville Memorial Library – no registration required

Free STEM program for kindergarteners through fifth graders sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter. Set sail on a thrilling, action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. They must find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost… at sea! Explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, explosions and more.

 

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Annual Spring Book Sale 

The Rockville Friends of the Library (FOL) will hold an indoor book sale at the Rockville Memorial Library on Saturday, April, 22, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a large selection of gently used – even some brand new – books, DVDs, and CDs. The selection includes books for all ages from babies through adults, books in English and other languages, and collectible books. You won’t find a better bargain – most books are $1 or less – author signed and specialty books are priced slightly higher.

 

year-of-the-roosterSaturday, February 4, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 noon; The Madison Chinese Dance Academy and the Rockville Memorial Library are celebrating the Year of the Rooster.  Enjoy the free program in the library’s first floor meeting room. This fun event for the whole family is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter.

 

 

 

stack of books for posterFor Library Lovers Month, the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter, is holding book sales in the library atrium on the following days:

Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 12 – 4 p.m. Books and media in Russian and Asian languages; a big selection of audio books, CDs, and DVDs; and books for children through young adults.

Thurs., Feb. 9, 2017, 4 – 8 p.m. Biographies, memoirs, politics, history, science, and books for children through young adults.

Tues., Feb. 21, 2017, 4 – 8 p.m. How-to, travel, psychology, self-help, religion, philosophy, and books for children through young adults.

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 2 – 5 p.m. A huge selection of fiction for all ages (babies through seniors), including paperbacks and hardcover books, classics, and vintage books that may be ‘trash or treasures.’

 

washington-choirSunday, December 4, 2016, 3:00 p.m.; Children’s Chorus of Washington will sing for us in the Rockville Memorial Library’s first floor meeting room. There will be 30-40 girls and boys between the ages of 13 and 17 performing holiday songs with a few sing-a-longs included. All ages are welcome. This free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter, is open to the public.

 

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Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Holiday gift, mini book sale, in the atrium of the Rockville Memorial Library. We have selected our best books, CDs, DVDs, and games as great bargains for holiday and/or charitable gift-giving. Get in the holiday spirit! It’s a win-win situation: Buy for family, friends, or your favorite shelter, day care center, or other organization that serves the needy and, at the same time, you will be supporting the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter. All proceeds go to the Rockville Memorial Library. Items are priced at $1 but you may consider they are worth more and will purchase them for the price you think is appropriate.

 

WebSaturday, October 8, 2016, 2:00 p.m.: Book reading, interactive session appropriate for parents and children age 4 and up, and book signing by Debbie Sahlin, author of You Have a Beautiful Smile.

First Floor Meeting Room, Rockville Memorial Library

YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE, a fiction book for parents and children, offers a discussion that helps children understand when they see a person living with a disability. The natural tendency is to hush our children in an effort to be respectful and polite, but this story teaches a better, more inclusive way to address children’s questions. You Have a Beautiful Smile is used in elementary schools to educate about disability. Copies will be available for purchase. This free program, sponsored by The Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter, is open to the public.

 

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Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fall Book Sale 

The Rockville Friends of the Library (FOL) will hold an indoor book sale at the Rockville Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a large selection of gently used – even some brand new – books, videos, DVDs, and CDs. The selection includes books for all ages from babies through adults, books in English and other languages, and collectible books. You won’t find a better bargain – most books are $1 or less – author signed and specialty books are priced slightly higher.

 


Children'sBookSaleTuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Book Sale for Children (Tots to Teens), Parents, Caregivers, Educators

First Floor Meeting Room, Rockville Memorial Library

All types of books: Board books, picture books, chapter books, young adult books including classics and reading list books, study guides and more. Educational toys, puzzles, games!

Most items are $1 or less.

 

 

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Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.: Author talk and book signing by Barbara Saffir, author of “Walking Washington, D.C.”

First Floor Meeting Room, Rockville Memorial Library

This book details 30 treks to the newly revitalized capital’s cultural icons, natural spectacles, urban treasures, and hidden gems.  Get to know the communities of D.C.  Each walk tells the story of a neighborhood; a snapshot of some of its history and how it has transformed over the years.   Readers will be pointed to distinctive architecture, landmark buildings, popular eateries, ethnic enclaves, art and performance spaces, and natural scenery   Whether you are looking for an afternoon stroll or a daylong outing,  grab this book and start walking. The evening program, sponsored by The Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter, is free and open to the public.

 

 

forget perfect for FOLMCTuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m.: Author talk and book signing by Abigail Wurf, author of “Forget Perfect: How to Succeed in Your Profession and Personal Life Even if You Have ADHD”

Second Floor Meeting Room, Rockville Memorial Library

Are you frustrated by missing deadlines and appointments? Does just the idea of goal-setting overwhelm you? Do you want to take control of your life? ADHD Coach Abigail Wurf, M. Ed., PCC, shares her wonderful methods for living a successful life if you have ADHD or just feel like you do.  Come to this free author talk sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter.

 

 

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Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Spring Book Sale 

The Rockville Friends of the Library (FOL) will hold an indoor book sale at the Rockville Memorial Library on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a large selection of gently used – even some brand new – books, videos, DVDs, and CDs. The selection includes books for all ages from babies through adults, books in English and other languages, and collectible books. You won’t find a better bargain – most books are $1 or less – author signed and specialty books are priced slightly higher.

 

Irish Dance Performance: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Duffy School of Irish Dance will present traditional Irish dances performed by students ages 5 – 14 in the first floor meeting room of the Rockville Memorial Library on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 2 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Concert by Barbara Martin, singer, guitar player, song writer: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 2 p.m. 

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Barbara Martin has performed at the Kennedy Center and festivals featuring blues and jazz music. Join her at the Rockville Memorial Library, first floor meeting room, for a lively afternoon concert. This program is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

David O. Stewart, local author and historian, talks about Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7 p.m.

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Stewart restores James Madison, sometimes overshadowed by his fellow Founders, to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation. Madison worked with Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, and Monroe to help create a self-governing republic. The author talk will be presented in the first floor meeting room of the Rockville Memorial Library. The event is free and open to the public. Stewart’s books will be on sale this evening.

 

 

 

Four book sales in the atrium of the Rockville Memorial Library in celebration of Library Lover’s Month:

Mon., Feb. 1, 3 – 5 p.m.: Biographies, memoirs, books on politics and history, and children’s books

Wed., Feb. 10, 3 – 5 p.m. and 6 – 7:30 p.m.: Art, architecture, photography, music, travel, ‘coffee table’ books, and children’s books

Sat., Feb. 13, 10 a.m. – noon and  2 – 4 p.m.: Books and media in Chinese, a big selection of audio books, CDs and DVDs, how-to books, and children’s books

Thurs., Feb. 25, 3 – 5 p.m. and 6 – 7:30 p.m.: Fiction, audio books, CDs and DVDs (if any are left), and children’s books

 

Donna Washington, Storyteller, Sat., Feb. 6, 2016, 2 p.m. in the Rockville Memorial Library

Washington storytellerThe Rockville Chapter Friends of the Library brings you a wonderful program for children of all ages. Adults will love her performance also! Donna Washington is a dynamic, multicultural, storyteller and captivating folklorist with music that will delight everyone.

 

 

 

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Li Ming Chinese School Dragon Dance, Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, 2 p.m., in the Rockville Memorial Library

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Rockville Memorial Library as we welcome these lively dragon dancers! Sponsored by the Rockville Chapter Friends of the Library. 

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Chinese Dance Performance in Honor of the Year of the Monkey, Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 10:30 a.m., in the Rockville Memorial Library

The Madison Chinese Dance Academy, a local dance school that integrates Eastern and Western cultures, presents a Chinese dance and ballet performance in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The Rockville Chapter Friends of the Library is pleased to bring this group, which is also scheduled to perform at the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Asian Art of the Smithsonian Institute, to the Rockville Memorial Library.

 

The Rockville Chapter Friends of the Library presents an afternoon of music with the Glorystar Children’s Chorus, Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 2 – 3 p.m.

The Glorystar Children’s Chorus is a multicultural children’s chorus founded in 1996 by artistic director Cherie Jeng. With a rich repertoire of East Asian and Western music, GCC increases appreciation and builds bridges within our diverse community. Join us in the Rockville Memorial Library’s first floor meeting room for an afternoon of choral selections ranging from classical Baroque music, traditional African, to American gospel, as well as holiday favorites that the audience will be invited to sing along.

 

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Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Biggest Book Sale of the Year!

The Rockville Friends of the Library (FOL) will hold an indoor book sale at the Rockville Memorial Library on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity to look for holiday gifts as well as stock up on winter reading and listening! There is a large selection of gently used – even some brand new – books, videos, DVDs, and CDs. The selection includes books for all ages from babies through adults, books in English and other languages, large print books, and antiquarian, rare, and collectible books. You won’t find a better bargain – most books are $1 or less – specialty books are priced slightly higher.

 

 

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Author Talk at the Rockville Library.

 

Marcie Lovett, The Clutter Book

Please join fellow book lovers on Thursday, August 13th at 7:00 pm to hear author, Marcie Lovett, a Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant.  Marcie will discuss: The Clutter Book: When You Can’t Let Go  and tell us how to reduce clutter.  So please help spread the word, all are welcome!

When You Can’t Let Go: Clutter can have a negative effect on your life. Learn to let go of what you don’t need and find room for what you value.  The author will walk us through the process of letting go of clutter whether your clutter is caused by things, commitments or thoughts.  Through real-life stories, the author enables you to learn from the experience of others and overcome obstacles to success.  You will understand why you keep clutter, save time and money by avoiding unnecessary purchases, discover the habits that hold you back, find ways to fight procrastination and create systems that allow you to retrieve and return items.

This program is free to the public and suitable for those over 6 years old.

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