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December 2017

 Interim Co-CEOs Message



Ring out the old and ring in the new! That's  exactly what the Library is doing this holiday season. The New Carrollton Branch is on track to open next summer with much improved public spaces and a wondrous children’s Discovery Reef! Planning for the renovation of the Surratts-Clinton Branch is almost complete. Bidding is underway for the construction of the Hyattsville Branch. The planning phase for the Bladensburg Branch is beginning. All these beautiful libraries will welcome you in coming years. 


Happy Holidays!  


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



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Ugly Holiday Sweater Workshop

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Surratts-Clinton Branch

Saturday, December 2, 2 pm 

Adults | Limit 15


Make your very own ugly holiday sweater! You provide the sweater/sweatshirt, we provide the "ugly." Register at the Information Desk or call 301-868-9200. 



 South Area Events


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


Oxon Hill | Surratts-Clinton
Accokeek | Baden



Give Thanks! Toy Drive


Thanks Oxon Hill Branch teens! Your toy donations will be a delightful surprise to area children. Let's rejoice with them and post a selfie with our favorite childhood toy on FacebookTwitter or Instagram! 



Library News 

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It’s Showtime for the Holidays!


Bring your children and their friends to see Let It Snow @ Santa’s Workshop at our Largo-Kettering Branch and /or A Charlie Brown Christmas at our Spauldings Branch.


Let It Snow @ Santa’s Workshop is being presented by Kaydee Puppets thanks to the generous support from the Friends of the Upper Marlboro Library on Thursday, December 14 @ 11 am.


On Wednesday, December 20 @ 6:30 pm and again on Thursday, December 28 @ 11:30 am, A Charlie Brown Christmas is being presented by the children of the City of District Heights Theater. Enjoy the show!


Friends of the Library @ PGCMLS 


The active County-wide Friends group met recently, and three Board members attended to get insight from this group of stakeholders and advocates.

The Friends group shared successes and current projects. They have supported performances for children, volunteered to help with after-school tutoring, advocated in the community and organized great book sales. Our Friends of the Library groups welcome your memberships and donations this holiday season.  


Coming Soon in 2018

Blu-ray Movies

We're excited to announce the addition of Blu-ray movies to the Library's collection in the New Year.