Silver Spring Chapter

Silver Spring Library Courtesy of Bernard Van Leer

Silver Spring Library Courtesy of Bernard Van Leer



900 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Chapter President: Kathlin Smith

The following programs are sponsored or co-sponsored by Friends of the Library, Silver Spring.

Family Life in the Age of Anxiety
Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:00-8:30 pm

For more than a decade, DC writer Judith Warner has chronicled the politics of everyday life in her books, New York Times columns, and research for the Center for American Progress. Now, the author of the 2005 best seller Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety and the 2010 award-winning We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication will join longtime NPR journalist Kitty Eisele to talk about the American culture of motherhood (and fatherhood), kids’ mental health, and the anxieties of family life today. A book signing will follow and coffee will be served courtesy of our friends at Kefa Cafe. Third floor. Read more.

Learn the Art of Spinning Yarn
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:00 am–noon



Local artist and educator Jennifer Lindsay will teach participants to use a spindle and fiber to make beautiful  yarn to take home. Ages 7-16; all children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Workshop is limited to 10 registrants. Register at and include name and age of child (plus name of accompanying adult if child is under 12), phone number, and email address. Read more

FOLSS 2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Read our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan!

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.

Please remember that 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 DONATE 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 Kathlin Smith at

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