We want to remind you of our online American history resources. These include primary documents, maps and graphs, biographical summaries, videos and slideshows. All assembled, and vetted, by professionals.
Want some credible information? Get out your library card and visit:
Issues and Controversies in American History Curious as to what the proponents of the transatlantic slave trade were actually saying in defense of it? Look here. Arguments over admission of refugees? Remember the Vietnam "boat people"?
African American History (Plenty of controversies here too - browse the topic column on the right)
World News Digest 1940-present. This replaces our print volumes of Facts on File.
Up-to-date - this week the new seven planets are there, the revocation of federal guidelines for transgender students, the increase in anti-Semitic incidents.
We will be closed both Sunday and Monday. Visit our digital collections.
Long Branch Library 2/8/2017 - 4/12/2017
WE: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SA: 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Silver Spring Library 2/1/2017 - 4/18/2017
TU: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Not that old? The VITA Program is now scheduling appointments for 2016 taxes for residents with household incomes of less than $54,000
Appointment only. Call 240-777-1123
SILVER SPRING: Tuesdays, 3 - 8 PM, 8513 Piney Branch Road
Do you want to store a history of the books you have checked out? Or do you want it erased? Please go into your account and choose. You have three options.
Never - no history is retained
Always - a history of what you have checked out will be retained and you can see it whenever you wish. (We cannot see it - only you, the account holder, can.)
Default - your history is retained until we do routine housecleaning on the database.
We cannot see your history. We cannot change these settings for you. You alone have control over this. If you can't get into your account, call us for help. 301.801.7259 or come in and try it on one of the computers here. We can walk you through the steps.