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North: BowieBeltsvilleGreenbelt | Laurel AUGUST 2017
Message from the Interim CEOs

Michelle H. Hamiel  |  Michael B. Gannon


Students, parents and teachers make this school year the best ever! The Library offers LINK public school student accounts, online tutoring services with Brainfuse's HelpNow, 24/7 access to reference materials using our PGCMLS app or website, lots of computers, laptop connecting stations, free WiFi,  circulating educational SmartSpot devices and homework help programs. 


Self-paced learning and career advancement options include: Rosetta Stone, to master a new language;, to acquire a new skill; and Brainfuse's JobNow, to land that new job. 


Love Learning for Free @ Your Library!

Michelle and Michael



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


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Be your best at school this year with EBSCO’s LearningExpress: School Center for elementary, middle and high school students. Reinforce or supplement what you learned at school with practice sheets, study guides and lessons on various subjects such as math, reading, writing and basic science. Visit EBSCO’s LearningEpress: College Preparation Center for PSAT®, SAT®, ACT®, GED online practice test, related e-books and tutorials.


Advancing your career! Check out EBSCO’s Learning Express: Career Center’s occupational exam preparation for the following and more!


  • Teaching - Praxis I & II exams
  • Social Work – ASWB exam
  • Nursing School entrance exam
  • Dental Assisting exam
  • Pharmacy Technician exam
  • Medical Assistant exam
  • Air Traffic Controller exam
  • Treasury Enforcement Agent exam
  • Cosmetology exam


LearningExpress Library offers about 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests and eBooks to help customers of all ages. It’s all free, available online in English, with GED-test preparation ava also in Spanish with your PGCMLS library card!


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VR Demos

Teens Virtual Reality camp


Bowie Branch
Thursday, August 3, 10 am

Ages 13-18


Come check out our new Virtual Reality (VR) computer! Teens will get a chance to get hands-on experience with our brand new virtual reality system.  

North Area Events


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


 Bowie | BeltsvilleGreenbelt | Laurel

Bowie Branch @ its Best!


 Bowie Branch Reopening Children's event


What do you like best about the newly renovated Bowie Branch? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We love to hear from you. Check out more Bowie Branch Grand Reopening photos on Flickr.

Library News

PGCMLS New Acting CEOs


Michelle H. Hamiel and Michael B. Gannon will serve as Acting Chief Executive Officers for the Prince George's County Memorial Library System during the search for the new CEO. Both individuals served the Library as Chief Operating Officers, Michelle for Public Services and Michael for Support Services, prior to the retirement of Kathleen A. Teaze effective 
August 1, 2017. 


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The PGCMLS Board of Library Trustees has started its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) search. Towards that end, the Library will host three Community Input Forums to learn the community’s expectations of the new CEO. These forums will be held from 10 am to noon on the following Saturdays at these locations:


Oxon Hill Branch
August 26 

Laurel Branch
September 16

Largo-Kettering Branch
September 30


The community is also invited to share the attributes sought in a new CEO through an online survey through August 30.


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The Prince George's County Memorial Library System is the first library on the East Coast to offer an innovative new service to our veterans, from our partners at Brainfuse. With our community of veterans and their families, with Joint Base Andrews and Fort Meade, there are few other places where there is such a high concentration of veterans. One problem we have heard from these customers is the complexity of navigating the VA benefits program. With that in mind, Brainfuse has designed a program where navigators will be assigned to help veterans discover the benefits they are eligible for and have earned. Look for this new product after trials in August 2017. 

New Carrollton Branch Update


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Progress is coming along at the New Carrollton Branch Library which is expected to reopen next summer. Architects have reconfigured the layout with all services on one level. The  enlarged entrance has a curtain wall and glass walls for more natural light. Enhanced accommodations include: a vending café, two meeting rooms, a conference room, a computer lab and seven study rooms. A palette of oranges and blues will warm the interior and highlight Discovery Reef, the new children's destination. Visit our website or engage us on social media for the latest updates.

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact the branch at least two weeks in advance.