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PGCMLS Recommended Book Lists for 2019-2020



Canceled
Mon, Jun 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Bowie
Play Minecraft at the library!

Canceled
Mon, Jun 01, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Beltsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bowie
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome! Presented by Eagle Chess Academy.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 01, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Come and play chess with friends and neighbors. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Beltsville
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bladensburg
Join us for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Materials will be provided or feel free to bring a current project.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel
Join us for an evening of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
South Bowie
Ages 5-12 with an adult. Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beltsville
Come join us for an afternoon of crafting. Families welcome!

Canceled
Wed, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Laurel
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bladensburg
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Greenbelt
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. By appointment only, please call the branch to register.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bladensburg
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Canceled
Thu, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
South Bowie
Learn to play chess or improve your game! All ages are welcome! Presented by Eagle Chess Academy.

Canceled
Fri, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Come join us for a fun filled afternoon of music and dancing! We'll also read "This Day in June" by Gayle E. Pitman.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 06, 11:00am - 2:00pm
New Carrollton
Celebrate Pride month while getting to know local LGBTQ+ organizations, community members and allies. Join us for storytimes, virtual reality, fun crafts and more for all ages!

Canceled
Sat, Jun 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Oxon Hill
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!"

Canceled
Sat, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bowie
Build your child's confidence as they read to specially trained therapy dogs. Bring a book or choose one from the library. Each child will read for 15 minutes. Call the branch to register.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyattsville
Join certified instructor Crystal Mintz for a fun, relaxing kids yoga session. Kids become more body-aware, mentally focused, and gain strategies to ease anxiety. Mats will be provided.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 08, 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Oxon Hill
Come aboard the Overdrive Digital Bookmobile, a community outreach vehicle that is a high tech update to the traditional bookmobile which promotes digital collections across the nation. Explore interactive learning stations where readers of all ages will learn how to borrow ebooks and audiobooks.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Bowie
Play Minecraft at the library!

Canceled
Mon, Jun 08, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Beltsville
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 08, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Come and play chess with friends and neighbors. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month! Learn the story behind the rainbow Pride Flag, and design a flag that celebrates your own unique identity.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 09, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Beltsville
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel
Join us for an evening of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
South Bowie
Ages 5-12 with an adult. Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairmount Heights
Find out about the latest books, share favorites, and practice reading with games and fun activities

Canceled
Wed, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beltsville
Freestyle Building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Canceled
Wed, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mount Rainier
Play board games at the library. Bring your own, or play one of ours.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hyattsville
Link colorful disks together to create a magical beast... or anything else you can imagine!

Canceled
Wed, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Laurel
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Accokeek
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Canceled
Thu, Jun 11, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Greenbelt
Homework help and reading practice for students in grades 1 through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6. By appointment only, please call the branch to register.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bladensburg
Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science experiments using basic scientific principles. Families welcome.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
South Bowie
Learn to play chess or improve your game! All ages are welcome! Presented by Eagle Chess Academy.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Accokeek
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Mon, Jun 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Bowie
Play Minecraft at the library!

Canceled
Mon, Jun 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Painting with a Twist! There’s something for everyone to enjoy while exploring art with brushes, sponges, and more. Create a one of a kind keepsake while painting with a twist. We want you to focus on what’s important: having a blast with your family and friends. All are welcome.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bowie
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome! Presented by Eagle Chess Academy.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New Carrollton
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Canceled
Mon, Jun 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Come and play chess with friends and neighbors. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton
Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on cardboard building activities. Fun for the whole family!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Bowie
Think like a computer while programming with cool games and activities! Perfect for beginner & experienced coders. Space is limited - please bring your own device if possible. Must register.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beltsville
Build your child's confidence as they read to specially trained therapy dogs. Bring a book or choose one from the library. Each child will read for 15 minutes. Call the branch to register.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Come play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 16, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Beltsville
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 16, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel
Join us for an evening of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
South Bowie
Ages 5-12 with an adult. Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
New Carrollton
With a cup of creativity, a spoonful of imagination and a pinch of magic, get ready to create your own pin button to keep or give to a friend! Call branch to register.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beltsville
Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
New Carrollton
Join us in kicking off Summer@Your Library! Spend an evening with our favorite ogre! You bring blankets and we'll bring the popcorn!

Canceled
Wed, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Accokeek
" Join us for a fun hour of crafting and make laminated bookmarks to take home! "

Canceled
Thu, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Spauldings
Join us for a celebration of Juneteenth, where we’ll read stories, learn about the history of Juneteenth, play games and make a craft.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bladensburg
Come play board games at the Bladensburg Branch! Bring one of your own or play one of ours.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
South Bowie
Learn to play chess or improve your game! All ages are welcome! Presented by Eagle Chess Academy.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 20, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Largo-Kettering
The Friends of Largo Kettering Library are kicking off Summer @ Your Library 2020 with an ice cream social and book sale. Come sign up for summer reading, learn about upcoming events, browse and buy your next summer read, support the FOLK, and have some cool and tasty treats! (Book sale hours: 11 am to 3 pm)

Canceled
Sat, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Accokeek
Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beltsville
Build your child's confidence as they read to specially trained therapy dogs. Bring a book or choose one from the library. Each child will read for 15 minutes. Call the branch to register.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Largo-Kettering
You’ve read the book, now see the movie it inspired! Today’s movie: “The Neverending Story."

Canceled
Mon, Jun 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Bowie
Play Minecraft at the library!

Canceled
Mon, Jun 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Upper Marlboro
Join us as we kickoff Summer @ Your Library with games, art, music, crafts, and a special Summer Treat* *While supplies last*

Canceled
Mon, Jun 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bowie
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome! Presented by Eagle Chess Academy.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Come and play chess with friends and neighbors. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hyattsville
Enjoy a family friendly movie.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 23, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Beltsville
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel
Join us for an evening of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
South Bowie
Ages 5-12 with an adult. Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairmount Heights
Find out about the latest books, share favorites, and practice reading with games and fun activities

Canceled
Wed, Jun 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Greenbelt
Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science experiments using basic scientific principles.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mount Rainier
Play board games at the library. Bring your own, or play one of ours.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Accokeek
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Canceled
Thu, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mount Rainier
Conduct hands-on, fun science experiments and learn to create and print 3D images.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bladensburg
An afternoon of creating a colorful mural to celebrate the beauty of individuality and the power of unity.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
South Bowie
Learn to play chess or improve your game! All ages are welcome! Presented by Eagle Chess Academy.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Laurel
Build your child's confidence as they read to specially trained therapy dogs. Bring a book or choose one from the library. Each child will read for 15 minutes. Call the branch to register.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hyattsville
Learn about the multicultural roots of our American folk music and instruments while trying out washboard, jugs, spoons, etc. Presented by Slim Harrison.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 27, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Oxon Hill
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!"

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