New Carrollton Branch
The state-of-the-art, newly renovated New Carrollton Branch Library is open. Designed by GWWO, Inc. / Architects, using elements such as light, color and geometry, the two dimensional static form of the former library transitions to an elevated three-dimensional dynamic form that is energetic and welcoming. It has an enlarged entrance with glass walls for more natural light. The central atrium showcases a colorful resin and aluminum mobile: Convergence of Knowledge by Alan Binstock, through the Art in Public Places program.
With a collection of 50,000 plus items and the capacity for 30,000 more, the New Carrollton Branch boasts of 66 public computers, a conference room, two meeting rooms, seven study rooms (two specifically for children and one for teens), a Whisper (quiet study) Room, a vending café, a Friends bookstore, and a water bottle filling station, all on the main level for the convenience of our customers. Have an electric car? There is a dual-head charging station in the parking lot just for you.
The Discovery Reef children’s area features a 270-gallon salt water aquarium, colorful overhead lighting that simulates the underwater experience, a reef wall seating area complete with life-like exotic fish, a storytime room that replicates a deep sea habitat and a glowing tube of moving bubbles. Its Ready 2 Read Center encourages interactive early literacy activities, such as blocks, dramatic play and puzzles.
Check out the proclamation, fact sheet and photos from the recent New Carrollton Branch Library Grand Reopening. Be sure to visit our New Carrollton Branch soon to see for yourself all it has to offer!
Designed with you in mind @ your library!
Michelle H. Hamiel | Michael B. Gannon
Interim Co-Chief Executive Officers
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Monday, October 1, 6 pm
Learn a new technical skill at the library.
This week, learn how to use Canva, a free graphic design tool. Beginners welcome!
Composer Farias Celebrates
Hispanic Heritage Month!
Which Farias composition, enjoyed at this South Bowie Branch event, is your favorite?Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15 and ends October 15, in honor of the independence celebrations of five Latino countries on September 15: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Other countries celebrating their independence during Hispanic Heritage Month are Mexico (September 16), Chile (September 18) and Belize (September 21). Join the Library in continuing its celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month! Click here for a listing of events.
The Maryland STEM Festival starts this month, and the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System is excited to be participating again this year. The festival runs from October 26 to November 11, 2018.
Library STEM events to be held in October follow. Click the links for details.
Additional PGCMLS Maryland STEM Festival events will be held in November 2018.