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Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day

Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day is a celebration of music, culture, art and sound. The annual event, originally scheduled for its 3rd year on April 18, 2020, had to be postponed due to COVID-19.

We are delighted to reschedule part of the event on July 25, bringing you music and information about vinyl from 12 to 3 pm. All ages welcome. No registration needed.

Please join us for any and/or all of the event programs!


This event is hosted in partnership with -

Montgomery County Public Libraries
Friends of the Library, Montgomery County
Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter
Levine Music
Open Sky Jazz

Make Music Montgomery Contest
12 p.m.

Attend Event

Featuring performances from residents, with judging and commentary by a distinguished panel of experts: local radio host Candy Shannon; collector and musician Mapaderum; and Levine Music Silver Spring Campus Manager, Melissa Graetz. Learn about the contest.

Vinyl Day Panel Discussion
1 p.m.

Attend Event

Conversation with local experts on making, collecting, and playing vinyl records, moderated by local radio host Candy Shannon. Panel members include composer/songwriter Patricia Ju; founder and curator of “Women in Vinyl” Jenn D’Eugenio; and vinyl collector and MCPL Digital Strategies Manager Maddie Hines.

Pricing Vinyl Records
2 p.m.

Attend Event

A workshop on vinyl record pricing hosted by Friends of the Library Montgomery County’s own vinyl record pricer and Director of Business Operations Lance Salins.

Make Music Montgomery

Make Music Montgomery is a musical competition, part of Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day event... All County residents were invited to showcase their talents at the contest by submitting a musical act of their choice. On July 25, a selected group of musical acts will be invited to perform for our community judges. The judges will make selections for the most original performance, most physically challenging performance, best tribute to an artist, overall excellence, and other categories.  Selections will be made based upon musicality, originality, diversity of formats and acts, and practicality (whether the venue can accommodate the performance).  An overall first prize valued at $100, and a second prize valued at $50 will also be awarded.

Featured Library Resources

Remember to check MCPL’s digital collection to celebrate music and the spirit of Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day. Some staff picks for you include: