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November 2018

 Interim Co-CEOs Message

Co-CEOs photo

Laurel Branch Library Wins

AIA Maryland's Highest Award: Public Building of the Year!


Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s Laurel Branch, designed by Grimm + Parker Architects, wins AIA Maryland’s highest award: Public Building of the Year. The Maryland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) held its 2018 Excellence in Design Awards celebration recently at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium in Annapolis, MD. “We are so proud of Grimm + Parker for winning yet another award for our spectacular library building. It is now the most heavily used branch in our County Library System, and the design has certainly contributed to its popularity,” said Michael B. Gannon, the Library’s Interim

Co-Chief Executive Officer.

Melanie Hennigan

Enjoy this video about the Laurel Branch Library with Melanie Hennigan, President Grimm + Parker Architects and Interim

Co-CEO Michael Gannon.

Designed with you in mind @ your library!


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


CEO Candidate Public Forum


The Board of Library Trustees will host a CEO Candidate Public Forum:


           Place: Bowie Branch (Auditorium)

           Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018

           Time: 7 pm


Use VetNow (Brainfuse) to navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs, prepare for college, and brush up on job skills. Connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources. The resume lab and live job coaching will help you to transition your resume from military to civilian careers, including translating military skills, key words and more.


Thanks to All Our Nation's Veterans!

National Novel Writing Month 

NaNoWriMo _ National Novel Writing Month graphic

Bowie Branch


Readathon: November 3, 11 am 

Read a 5-minute or less excerpt from your budding novel. Sign up at the Information Desk. Ages 13 and up. 


Write-InNovember 19, 7 pm

Enjoy fun and inspiring writing exercises, prompts and word games. Adults.


November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in which hundreds of thousands of participants will begin writing a 50,000-word novel by the November 30 deadline.


Other writing events of interest in your area are: Teen Writers Group, With Pen in Hand and Writers Group. 



   North Area Events


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


Bowie | Beltsville | Greenbelt | Laurel 

Cantare Latin American Music

Cantar=C3=A9 Latin American Music

Share your favorite Latin American tune from this Greenbelt Branch event on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Library News

National Native American

Heritage Month


November is Native American Heritage Month. Come celebrate the contributions of Native Americans to our country at these events:. Archaeological Discoveries: Native Americans, Crafternoon: Native American Heritage, Story Explorers: Native American Storytelling and Native American Sand Art.

The Maryland STEM Festival continues through November 11. Click here for a listing of PGCMLS STEM-tastic events such as STEM for Families: Electric Vehicle Lab, STEM-tastic: Minecraft Architecture, STEM for Families: Amped Up, STEM-tastic: Keva Planks and more.   


Design your own signature gift. With more than 1,000 plus art and craft video classes, bring your ideas to life with Creativebug! Classes include: Art & Design, Sewing, Quilting, Paper Crafts, Knitting, Crochet, Food & Home, Jewelry, Holiday & Party, and Kids. All for free with your library card.


Spark your imagination with Creative Knitting or other craft magazines, using Full Text Finder, available through EBSCO. It allows you to search or browse all publications by discipline. There are over 1,600 titles available. 

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