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Silver Spring Library
900 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
12 to 4 PM

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Celebrate the music, culture, art and sound of vinyl records


All are welcome

  • Turntable experience
  • Makerspace
  • Make Music Montgomery contest
  • Panel discussion on vinyl recording and collecting
  • Preview of Feast Your Ears documentary on WHFS
  • Signing of Cerphe's book Cerphe's Up
  • Record sale by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County
  • Dress up as your favorite recording artist

Event Overview

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) second annual Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day is a celebration of music, culture, art and sound. All ages are welcome to attend this event. There will be music, demonstrations, workshops, makerspace activities, and more! Come and enjoy a viewing of the documentary Feast Your Ears, a panel discussion on creating and collecting vinyl records, a turntable experience, and a book signing with local author and former WHFS deejay Cerphe Colwell.

Schedule of Events (PDF)


Music Competition

For the first time, MCPL will host a music competition called Make Music Montgomery, where a select group of musical acts will be invited to perform in front of celebrity community judges during the Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day event on April 27, 2019.

  • Most original performance,
  • Most physically challenging performance,
  • Best tribute to an artist and
  • Overall excellence

Contestants and attendees are welcome and encouraged to dress up as their favorite recording artist. MCPL's standard library dress policy will be in effect. No masks or weapons, including replica and costume pieces, are allowed. Attendees must adhere to all MCPL Guidelines Governing the Use of Public Libraries and Guidelines for Behavior.


More Information

The Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. will be selling books and records. No advanced registration is needed. Some programs may be space limited and time sensitive.

This event is hosted in partnership with MCPL, Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter, Levine Music, Open Sky Jazz, and KEFA Cafe.



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