February 2, 2022

‘Library Lovers Month’ Free Kickoff Event to be Held Virtually on Saturday, Feb. 5

“Library Lovers Month 2022” will kick off with a free virtual event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, featuring an ocean-themed STEM program for elementary school aged youth presented by the “Hip Hop M.D.” Maynard Okereke

The Celebrate Library Lovers Month event will be sponsored by Friends of the Libraries—Montgomery County (FOLMC) and the Montgomery County Library Board.

The event is free, but advance registration is required. Participants will receive the Zoom link via email upon registration. Registration is available at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pd-2tqjMoGdQ9MLCr4JXtY6nyXLKpplrC.

To get fully involved in the hands-on part of the program, participants will need the following common household supplies gathered and prepared in advance:
  • Plastic cylinder or large container
  • Two plastic cups
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Food coloring (red and blue)
  • Pipette or straw
Participants can pick up an activity kit containing most of the items before the program at the following libraries: Aspen Hill, Connie Morella, Gaithersburg, Kensington and Wheaton.

Activity kits are limited. Call ahead to a specific library to confirm availability of the kits.