April 13, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nicholas A. Brown
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Largo, Maryland – The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) and National Library of Medicine have partnered to present a bilingual (English/Spanish) national touring exhibition on the history of healthcare reform in the United States at the Greenbelt Branch Library through May 18, 2023. “For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform/Para todo el pueblo: Un siglo de acción ciudadana en la reforma de la atención de la salud” was curated by historian and educator Beatrix Hoffman, PhD, of Northern Illinois University.
The 12-panel traveling exhibit explores the history of citizen-led healthcare reform in the United States and is accompanied by a companion digital gallery (English only). It is on display on the second floor of the Greenbelt Branch Library during regular branch hours: Monday 10 am-6 pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 12-8 pm, Thursday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. PGCMLS exhibits are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Visit pgcmls.info/events for more information.
“The Greenbelt Branch Library is honored to host this important exhibit for PGCMLS,” said Megan Sutherland, Interim Chief Operating Officer for Public Services. “Greenbelt’s local tradition of community-centered civic engagement aligns with the history documented in the exhibit. The Library continues to be at the forefront of promoting health care access in partnership with Prince George’s County Health Connect.”
PGCMLS’ Greenbelt Branch Library and the Orlando Veterans Administration Healthcare System are the first organizations in the United States to host “For all the People/Para todo el pueblo” for its 2023/2024 tour. The exhibit will also visit Salt Lake County Library, A.T. Still University in Missouri and Arizona, Youngstown State University in Ohio, University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute in San Antonio, LaGrange College in Georgia, San José State University in California, and the University of Northern Colorado.
About the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 967,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve book lovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. PGCMLS is the recipient of the 2021 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator Award for Workforce and Economic Development. Learn more at pgcmls.info/about-us.