June 14, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Largo, Md. – The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) commemorates the Juneteenth holiday with a series of events for all ages. Curated by the Library’s Black History and Culture Team, Prince Georgians can explore their creativity, local community, and the legacy of Juneteenth.
Featured programs include:
Prince Georgians can access recommended reads and viewing at pgcmls.info/Juneteenth. The Library also offers a wide range of online resources for cultural and genealogical research. Visit pgcmls.info/black-heritage.
The Library’s “Black and Proud+” exhibit, which features work by Black and LGBTQ+ artists who live in the DMV, is on display at the Bowie Branch Library through the end of June, as part of both Juneteenth and LGBTQ Pride Month festivities. Featured artists include: Ny’Lah Green (Student, Suitland High School), Live’N’Tune (Artist, Upper Marlboro), MotherPat (Artist, Cheverly), Shaymar Higgs (Artist, Upper Marlboro), Leigh Marget (Artist and Former PGCPS Educator, Laurel), Jasmine Lee (Student, Suitland High School), and Rae Akino (Artist, Prince George’s County Native).
“In Freedom’s Name,” a featured exhibit about the history of Black Marylanders’ military service is on display during branch hours at the Spauldings Branch Library through June 28. It is on view at the Oxon Hill Branch Library between June 30 and July 26. The exhibit features 38 panels that include 63 major stories and 245 photographs and images. It explores the stories of Marylanders and Prince Georgians whose courage and service are an inspiration for young people and adults alike.
Upcoming Library Closures
All PGCMLS branch libraries and offices will be closed in commemoration of Juneteenth Sunday, June 19-Monday, June 20, 2022. The Library will also be closed for Independence Day Sunday, July 3-Monday, July 4, 2022.
About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 967,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve booklovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. PGCMLS is the recipient of the 2021 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator Award for Workforce and Economic
Development. Learn more at pgcmls.info/about-us.