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September 2018

 Interim Co-CEOs Message

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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, Lynda.com 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 www.pgcmls.info for event listings. Sign up for a library card today!

Enrich Your Future

Engage Your Past 

Educate Yourself & Rising Generations

              @ your LIBRARY!

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

Ready 2 Read

Early Literacy @ Your Library

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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.

 

Latin Dancing by DanceInTime

 Surratts-Clinton Branch

 Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 pm 

All Ages

 

Watch Latin dance performances, try a few moves and learn about Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha-cha — their history and cultural relevance.
 

  South Area Events

 

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

 

Oxon Hill | Surratts-Clinton
Accokeek | Baden  

STEM for Families: Brain Food!

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What foods are best for your brain? Post what you learned from this Oxon Hill Branch 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 www.pgcmls.info today!

Current Connections

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