This spring, Peerless Rockville celebrates the fight for educational equality in Rockville with a multi-part series. Join us as we highlight the efforts of the local African-American community to secure quality educational opportunities for their children after emancipation, through the challenges of separate and unequal segregated schools, and the experiences of desegregation following Brown...

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Kick-off of a multi-part community education series, "Emancipation to Integration: 150 Years of Advancement in Educational Equality" presented by Peerless Rockville. Talk by Professor David Taft Terry, PhD, professor at Morgan State University, who will explain the changes, challenges and opportunities emancipation brought to daily life in Maryland. Presented in conjunction...

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County and school officials report an increase in substance use and abuse among Montgomery County youth. Why? What is being done to address this? To learn more about the scope of the problem and the response from our school system and the County's department of Health and human services,  join us Monday, February 17, 2017 for a panel discussion at the White Oak Library,...

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Enlisted medical Airmen have proven to be the backbone to the Air Force Medical Service's motto, "Trusted Care, Anywhere." Wherever the U.S. Air Force goes, enlisted medical Airmen are in close reach supporting Global Vigilance, Global Reach, and Global Power for America. CMSgt David J. Little, Headquarters Air Force, Chief, Medical Operations and Research, will highlight the...

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"The British television series Doctor Who focuses on a time-travelling wanderer and his stereotypical companion who's young, female, attractive, and not very smart. Heather McHale, PhD in literature from University of Maryland, addresses this stereotype in this We Are Takoma talk, and finds that it has almost never been accurate, and that the show has, with a few notable exceptions, depticted...

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Illustrated presentation covering the early years of segregated schools in Rockville, and Montgomery County generally, with a focus on inherent inequalities in supposedly “separate but equal” schools for blacks. This talk chronicles the struggle for educational opportunities beginning with a petition pledging support for an African American school signed by 20 Rockville...

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Illustrated presentation covering the early years of segregated schools in Rockville, and Montgomery County generally, with a focus on inherent inequalities in supposedly “separate but equal” schools for blacks. This talk chronicles the struggle for educational opportunities beginning with a petition pledging support for an African American school signed by 20 Rockville...

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FOLMC will host a book launch with local author Tom Glenn at Asbury Methodist Village. Mr. Glenn will discuss his newest novel Last of the Annamese, followed by Q&A and a book signing. A Senior Outreach Librarian from Montgomery County Public Libraries will provide information on senior services. Mr. Glenn spent 13 years working on covert intelligence assignments shuttling between the...

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Arts & The Brain

Mar 23, 2017 - Jun 1, 2017

"The therapeutic power of art--to comfort, to heal, to elevate quality of life--has inspired human creativity for centuries. Strathmore's Arts and the Brain lecture series engages teachers, scholars, and artists working at the intersection of arts and health to present innovative, practical strategies for harnessing the arts to alleviate suffering and strengthen vitality. All lectures take...

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