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 December 2018

 Message from the

Board of Library Trustees

Appointed New CEO's photo: Roberta Phillips.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System Board of Library Trustees names Roberta Phillips as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Library. "The Board is extremely impressed with Roberta’s experience, knowledge and commitment," said Board President Samuel Epps IV. “Her leadership style, record of innovation, fiscal management, team building and community involvement makes her the leader that the Board was seeking to head the Library System.” 


Roberta Phillips currently serves as the Director of Planning and Projects for the award-winning Richland Library in Columbia, SC. Richland Library was a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2017 for its work in enhancing the quality of life for the entire community. Phillips was named a "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal in 2013 for her work with a broad range of library customers both in school and public libraries. More


I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the new CEO for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. Libraries have the responsibility to advance our communities and affect lives in meaningful ways. Together, we will explore imaginative ways through engagement, enrichment and education, to create our preferred future for all residents of Prince George’s County!


Roberta Phillips

PGCMLS welcomes you!

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre Presents Santa's WorkshopLargo-Kettering Branch | All ages, December 13, 11 am | Courtesy of the Friends of Largo-Kettering Library. Photos: Courtesy of Michael Cotter, Director, Blue Sky Puppets (pictured above).


Crafternoon: Handmade Gifts | Beltsville BranchAges 5-12, December 4, 4 pm 



STEM for Families: 3D Printed Cookie Cutters | Bowie Branch | Ages 8-12, December 8, 1:30 pm; spaces limited. Call branch at 301-262-7000. 


Crafternoon: Gingerbread House Building

Baden Branch | Ages 5-12, December 5,

4 pm


Crafternoon: Snow GlobesLaurel Branch 

Ages 5-12, December 13, 3 pm; limit 25.


Crafternoon: Winter Wonderland Ornaments | Hyattsville Branch | Ages 5-12, December 18, 4 pm


Your library is the place to be this holiday season. Always something new. Always something for everyone. Always something free @ your library! Visit for more holiday happenings. 

The Great Courses offers more than 150 of the most popular courses ranging from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and everything in between. The Great Courses Library Collection features hundreds of videos taught by the world’s top professors.


Qello is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. Choose from more than 1,500 of the most amazing live moments in music, spanning over 30 genres, from classical to rock, reggae to country. Enjoy music from the 1920s to today’s hottest artists, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, and Aerosmith.

Dance Showcase 

Greenbelt Branch

Saturday, December 1, 3 pm 


The Ballet Academy/Performing Arts Repertory Company presents ballet variations from Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Raymonda, Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadere, plus jazz, character and contemporary dances. Ages 5-12. Photo courtesy of The Ballet Academy/Performing Arts Repertory Company.   



   North Area Events


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Bowie | Beltsville | Greenbelt | Laurel 

National Novel Writing Month 

Cantar=C3=A9 Latin American Music

Did you finish your novel in 30 days? Share excerpts from your novel read at our Bowie Branch Readathon on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Library News


Hyattsville Branch

Groundbreaking Ceremony


The Library recently held its groundbreaking ceremony for the new 40,000-square-foot Hyattsville Branch Library. The children’s area, Discovery Village, will be based on a theme of classic children’s literature with a castle and drawbridge, the houses in the Three Little Pigs, a yellow brick road, a friendly dragon and a troll bridge reading nook. This new branch will have many sustainable features such as roof-mounted solar panels, a vegetative roof to filter stormwater and electric car charging stations. More


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