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


February is Library Lovers Month!

Join us for this great lineup of programs in February.  Stop by our information table to meet FOLSS volunteers, learn about upcoming programs, and find out why it’s important to let our elected officials know why you love your library!

Piccolo’s Trunk
Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:30-11:15 am




World renowned performer Mark Jaster will perform a program of classic mime and pantomime, demonstrating non-verbal storytelling techniques through use of laughter, fantasy, and spectacle; for an audience of all ages. Silver Spring Library third floor meeting room.




Author Series: Pretend I’m Not Here
Thursday, March 15, 7:00-8:30 pm


Former ghostwriter and book researcher Barbara Feinman Todd, who worked with Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, and Hillary Clinton, tells her story in Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked With Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp. Feinman Todd will be in discussion with NPR Morning Edition editor Kitty Eisele. Jointly sponsored with Silver Spring Library Advisory Committee and MCPL.


FOLSS 2018-2020 Strategic Plan

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FOLSS Board and Key Volunteer Position Descriptions

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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 JOIN 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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