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Independent Film Series: Chasing Ice (2013)

Chasing Ice DVD coverHyattsville Branch 
Monday, October 20, 7 pm (75 min.)
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for the National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. Chasing Ice is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey.


Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage by Kathleen Brockway

Kathleen Brockway photo, author of Baltimore's Deaf Heritage, courtesy Arcadia PublishingBaltimore's Deaf Heritage by Kathleen Brockway book cover

Bowie Branch
Saturday, October 18, 2 pm

Please join us as Kathleen "Kate" Brockway discusses her newly published book: Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage. Brockway will discuss how Baltimore’s deaf community and leaders lived and evolved through photographs and illustrations. Check out this extraordinary WYPR Maryland Morning interview and whet your appetites for more to come! (Brockway photo and book cover: Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing / Video: Courtesy of WYPR Maryland Morning)

One Maryland One Book 2014 -- The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande author of The Distance Between UsThe Distance Between Us book cover
In its seventh year, One Maryland One Book is designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state of Maryland through the shared experience of reading the same book. The 2014 theme is The American Dream. Heartbreaking and lyrical, this year’s One Maryland One Book selection, The Distance Between Us, is a poignant memoir of life before and after entering the U.S. from Mexico as an undocumented immigrant. Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this "compelling....unvarnished, resonant" story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. Grande reminds us that the joys and sorrows we experienced in childhood are imprinted on the heart forever. They call out to us of those places we first called home. Reyna Grande is the recipient of a American Book Award, the EL Primeo Aztián Literary Award, the Latino Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Awards. (Grande Photo: Imran Chaudhry) Source: Maryland Humanities Council 
Join us for this dynamic community read discussion at one of our following branches:La Distancia Entre Nosotros
Bowie Branch                               Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7:15 pm
Greenbelt Branch                         Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 pm
Hillcrest Heights Branch               Saturday, Oct. 18, 3 pm
Hyattsville Branch                        Saturday, Oct. 4, 3 pm
Largo-Kettering Branch               Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 am
Laurel Branch                               Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 pm
Oxon Hill Branch                          Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2 pm
New Carrollton Branch                Saturday, Oct. 11, 3 pm (in Spanish / en Español)
Surratts-Clinton Branch              Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2:30 pm
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ the Library

English/Spanish Storytime/Lectura de Cuentos en Español e Inglés

Hyattsville Branch
Saturdays, 11 am/Sábados 11 am
Stories, songs and other activities in English and Spanish. For children aged 3 to 5. / Cuentos, canciones y otras actividades en inglés y en español. Para niños de edad 3 a 5.

Musician Cantasu sitting on the floor surrounded by different instruments and a map of Latin America


Hyattsville Branch - Saturday, October 18, 12 pm/Sábado 18 de octubre 12 pm

Join us in honoring the traditions and heritages of our Hispanic/Latino neighbors with the music of Cantaré. You will be introduced to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance. Share the fun of breaking a piñata after Cantaré’s performance.
Acompáñenos a celebrar la herencia cultural de nuestra comunidad Latina a través de su música. El grupo musical Cantaré nos llevará por un recorrido de la rica expresión musical Latinoamericana en una presentación para toda la familia. Acompáñenos a romper una piñata luego de la presentación de Cantaré.


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