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January 2019

Interim Co-CEOs Message

Interim Co-CEO photo-Michael Gannon and Michelle Hamiel

The Library is ringing in the new this New Year! We’re excited about our new Chief Executive Officer, Roberta Phillips starting on January 15. As she starts her new position, keep in mind that the Library has free resources to help you get the job you’ve always wanted, advance in your career or start your own business.

JobNow (Brainfuse), Career Transitions (Gale),, PGCMLS Academy and Gale Small Business Builder are free library resources to help you create your 2019 success story. These videos show you how.




Ring in the new YOU @ your library!


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

Scholastic GO! is perfect for K-12 school projects. The simple search bar and result filters makes it easier than ever to find the information you're looking for. You'll find more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject.

The content comes from Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

VR: Martin Luther King, Jr.

National Historic Site

Photo: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial - Washington, DC

Oxon Hill Branch

Monday, January 14, 3-6 pm

Explore a guided lesson of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, GA with Google Expedition virtual reality in the Sojourner Truth Room! Registration required. Call 301-839-2400. Ages 5-12.

South Area Events

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Oxon Hill | Surratts-Clinton
Accokeek | Baden

Ugly Sweater Workshop

Ugly Sweater image

Share your ugly sweater designed created at our Accokeek Branch event on Facebook and Pinterest.

Library News

Winter Reading Challenge 2019

Win Big Apple Circus prizes during the 2019 Winter Reading Challenge! For the month of January, the Library will participate in Beanstack’s Second Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Mark Cuban. Photo courtesy of Zoobean.

We challenge each customer to log at least 200 reading minutes on Beanstack. Our Library's goal is to collectively log 100,000 minutes.

Hundreds of libraries and schools across the nation will also encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. If we reach the national goal, Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban will donate $35,000 to top participating libraries to expand access to the resources they offer within their communities.

Sign up to earn a $10 off coupon for the Big Apple Circus at National Harbor from February 14 to March 24, 2019. Five grand prize family ticket packs will be raffled among customers who complete the challenge.

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