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 December 2018

Message from the

Library Board of Trustees 

Appointed New CEO's photo: Roberta Phillips.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System Board of Library Trustees names Roberta Phillips as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Library. "The Board is extremely impressed with Roberta’s experience, knowledge and commitment," said Board President Samuel Epps IV. “Her leadership style, record of innovation, fiscal management, team building and community involvement makes her the leader that the Board was seeking to head the Library System.”


Roberta Phillips currently serves as the Director of Planning and Projects for the award-winning Richland Library in Columbia, SC. Richland Library was a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2017 for its work in enhancing the quality of life for the entire community. Phillips was named a "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal in 2013 for her work with a broad range of library customers both in school and public libraries. More


I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the new CEO for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. Libraries have the responsibility to advance our communities and affect lives in meaningful ways. Together, we will explore imaginative ways through engagement, enrichment and education, to create our preferred future for all residents of Prince George’s County!


                Roberta Phillips


PGCMLS welcomes you!

Holiday Happenings

@ Your Library

Dance Showcase: The Ballet Academy / Performing Arts Repertory Company

Greenbelt Branch | Ages 5-12,

December 1, 3 pm | Enjoy variations from NutcrackerSwan Lake, Raymonda  Sleeping BeautyLa Bayadere and more! 

Photo courtesy of The Ballet Academy / Performing Arts Repertory Company.


STEM for Families: 3D Printed Cookie Cutters | Bowie Branch | Ages 8-12 |

December 8, 1:30 pm; spaces limited. Call branch at 301-262-7000.


Crafternoon: Gingerbread House Building Baden Branch | Ages 5-12, December 5, 

4 pm


Story Explorers: The Gingerbread Man Largo-Kettering BranchAges 5-12, Saturday, December 15, 11 am


Crafternoon: Snow GlobesLaurel Branch | Ages 5-12, December 13, 3 pm; limit 25.


Crafternoon: Winter Wonderland Ornaments | Hyattsville Branch | Ages 5-12, December 18, 4 pm


Your library is the place to be this holiday season. Always something new. Always something for everyone. Always something free @ your library! Visit for more holiday happenings. 

The Great Courses offers more than 150 of the most popular courses ranging from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and everything in between. The Great Courses Library Collection features hundreds of videos taught by the world’s top professors.


Qello is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. Choose from more than 1,500 of the most amazing live moments in music, spanning over 30 genres, from classical to rock, reggae to country. Enjoy music from the 1920s to today’s hottest artists, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, and Aerosmith.

Santa's Workshop

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre  

 Largo-Kettering Branch

Thursday, December 13, 11 am


It's that time of the year! Blue Sky Puppet Theatre presents our annual winter puppet show: Santa's Workshop. Thank you to the Friends of Largo-Kettering Library for sponsoring this event. Photos: Courtesy of Michael Cotter (pictured below), Director, Blue Sky Puppets. 

 East Area Events


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


South Bowie | Largo-Kettering
Upper Marlboro

STEM-tastic: Drone Basics

Drone graphic

Share an interesting fact you learned about drones at this South Bowie Branch event on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

Library News

Hyattsville Groundbreaking Ceremony

Hyattsville Branch

Groundbreaking Ceremony


The Library recently held its groundbreaking ceremony for the new 40,000-square-foot Hyattsville Branch Library. The children’s area, Discovery Village, will be based on a theme of classic children’s literature with a castle and drawbridge, the houses in the Three Little Pigs, a yellow brick road, a friendly dragon and a troll bridge reading nook. This new branch will have many sustainable features such as roof-mounted solar panels, a vegetative roof to filter stormwater and electric car charging stations. More


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