September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Check out our newly designed bright, cheerful youth and adult library cards available at all PGCMLS branches.
Enhance your career options with Career Transitions, JobNow, Lynda.com and Learning Express Library 3.0. Or, just have fun at your library with Virtual Reality (VR) gaming, 3D printing, chess clubs, Minecraft, manga and anime clubs, yoga, line dancing, tracing your family tree and more! Visit www.pgcmls.info for event listings. Sign up for a library card today!
Enrich Your Future
Engage Your Past
Educate Yourself & Rising Generations
@ your LIBRARY!
Michelle H. Hamiel | Michael B. Gannon
Interim Co-Chief Executive Officers
Ready 2 Read
Early Literacy @ Your Library
Parents and guardians don’t miss out! Register your children under the age of five now in our Ready 2 Read Books from Birth program. Build your children’s library and vocabulary with a free book every month prior to their 5th Birthday! Visit our Ready 2 Read Centers available at every branch. These early literacy interactive spaces provide young children with hands-on experiences and activities, such as blocks, dramatic play and puzzles. Families are encouraged to talk, sing, read, draw/write, play and learn together every day @ your library! To find out more about what you can do to promote early literacy and school readiness, click here.
Cover Design Workshop
Saturday, September 8, 11 am
Ages 13 and up
Creatively express your freedom to read by designing an original book cover inspired by a banned book(s). Design template, guidelines and basic drawing materials provided. Registration required.
Are you on your way to learning a new language thanks to this Beltsville Branch event? If so, tweet your reasons for wanting to learn a new language on Twitter.
One Maryland One Book
This year’s Maryland statewide community read is Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin. The 2018 OMOB theme is “Justice.” Click here for information on author tours. A Meet the Author event will be held at our Bowie Branch, Wednesday, October 3, 11 am.
After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Kirk Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment (Workman Press). See related September event below:
One Maryland One Book Discussion Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin
Saturday, September 29, 2 pm
Copies available at the branch.
Additional PGCMLS OMOB events are scheduled for next month.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15-October 15
The Library promotes diversity and is celebrating our Latino communities’ heritage, history and culture during Hispanic Heritage Month. Check out Hispanic Heritage related events, biographies / autobiographies, DVDs, CDs and other resources @ your library. Visit www.pgcmls.info today!