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September 2018

Interim Co-CEOs Message


September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Check out our newly designed bright, cheerful youth and adult library cards available at all PGCMLS branches.

Whether you are signing up for a new library card or using the one you’ve had for years, as a PGCMLS library cardholder you have access to online and onsite library resources to place you on the cutting edge, at home, in your car, at work or play. Check out the Library’s EBSCO line for your home and car: Home Improvement Reference Center, AutoMate and Small Engine Repair Reference Center. Improve your finances with Washington Consumer’s Checkbook (onsite only) and Value Line Investment

Enhance your career options with Career Transitions, JobNow, and Learning Express Library 3.0. Or, just have fun at your library with Virtual Reality (VR) gaming, 3D printing, chess clubs, Minecraft, manga and anime clubs, yoga, line dancing, tracing your family tree and more! Visit for event listings. Sign up for a Library card today!

Enrich Your Future

Engage Your Past 

Educate Yourself & Rising Generations

              @ your LIBRARY!


Michelle H. Hamiel  |  Michael B. Gannon 
Interim Co-Chief Executive Officers   

Ready 2 Read

Early Literacy @ Your Library


Parents and guardians don’t miss out! Register your children under the age of five now in our Ready 2 Read Books from Birth program. Build your children’s library and vocabulary with a free book every month prior to their 5th Birthday! Visit our Ready 2 Read Centers available at every branch. These early literacy interactive spaces provide young children with hands-on experiences and activities, such as blocks, dramatic play and puzzles. Families are encouraged to talk, sing, read, draw/write, play and learn together every day @ your library! To find out more about what you can do to promote early literacy and school readiness, click here.


Composer Farias Celebrates 

Composer Javier Farias

Hispanic Heritage Month! 


South Bowie Branch

 Saturday, September 22, 2 pm Adults


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with award winning composer Javier Farias. He has written numerous works for orchestra, jazz ensemble, bandoneon, flamenco guitar, charango and other instruments.

 East Area Events


Click on branch links below to view a printable monthly event flyer.


South Bowie | Largo-Kettering
Upper Marlboro

  Teen Karaoke! 

Teen Karaoke - female singer graphic

Upload clips of your "hidden" talents shared at this Largo-Kettering event on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

Library News

One Maryland One Book

(OMOB) 2018

This year’s Maryland statewide community read is Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin. The 2018 OMOB theme is “Justice.” Click here for information on author tours. A Meet the Author event will be held at our Bowie Branch, Wednesday, October 3, 11 am.


After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Kirk Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment (Workman Press). See related September event below:


One Maryland One Book Discussion    Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin

Surratts-Clinton Branch

Saturday, September 29, 2 pm

Copies available at the branch.


Additional PGCMLS OMOB events are scheduled for next month.


National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15


The Library promotes diversity and is celebrating our Latino communities’ heritage, history and culture during Hispanic Heritage Month. Check out Hispanic Heritage related events, biographies / autobiographies, DVDs, CDs and other resources @ your library. Visit today!

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