February -- Library Lovers Month. Stop by your local public library branch to pick up a bookmark or pencil and a postcard to let everyone know why you love libraries. Stop by any of the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County’s three bookstores to pick up a customizable amount gift card as the perfect book-lover’s present. Let the book worm in your life find new titles to devour and support Montgomery County Public Libraries at the same time. For more information, visit

February-April – Job Hunting Workshops featuring High Impact Resumes, Interviewing for Success, How to Apply for a Federal Job and Effective Strategies for the Internet Job Search. Various branches of Montgomery County Public Libraries. Workshops are free but registration is required. Visit (Spotlight section).

February 20 -- County's Black History Month Celebration. "Conversations Across the Middle Passage: Dialogue and Music of the African Diaspora." BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 4-7 p.m. Dialogue among local African American, African and Caribbean leaders. Music of the diaspora by The Washington Revels Jubilee Voicesand lyric soprano Abiodun Koya. Black History Month proclamation presentation by County Executive Ike Leggett. Diaspora-inspired hors d'oeuvres served. Presented by the County Executive's African American, African Affairs and Caribbean American Advisory Groups. Contact Rev. Tim Warner or Daniel Koroma at 240-777-2570 or visit

February 26 -- Community Clean Water Summit. Presented by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection for watershed groups, the general public and anyone interested in the health of Montgomery County’s streams.Silver Spring Civic Building at Veteran’s Plaza, One Veteran’s Place, Great Hall, Room 1. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about challenges to stream water quality, what environmental groups are doing to prevent pollutant impacts and how to get involved in the Clean Streams Movement. To register, visit: For more information, contact Ryan Zerbe at or 240-777-7744.

POSTED AT: Thursday, February 10, 2011 | 1:00:00 AM |
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