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Graphic Novel MiniCon & SPX Gift

X-Men Misfits book coverReturn of Zita the Spacegirl book coverAndre the Giant book coverJoin the Graphic Novel MiniCon & Celebrate SPX's Graphic Novel Gift to PGCMLS

Spauldings Branch
Saturday, September 6, 2 pm

Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2 pm Executive Director Warren Bernard and Library Gift Coordinator Christine Fraas of the Small Press Expo (SPX) will be presenting a $6,000 Graphic Novel Gift Award to Library Director Kathleen A. Teaze of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS). SPX hosts the largest annual festival in the United States for the promotion of artists and publishers of independent comics. In celebration of this gift to the library there will be an opening ceremony, then five MiniCon stations to enjoy:

  • Costume & Cosplay: Wear your best superhero gear or costumes. Get your photo taken.
  • Comic-Book Jeopardy: Join Jeopardy game and answer trivia questions about your favorite graphic novels, manga and comic books.
  • Writing Workshop: Exercise your writing muscles with fellow writers. Share your work at the participant reading.
  • Fan Art / Contest / Art Show: Draw your favorite superhero / manga character and have your work displayed at the library.
  • How to Make Comics Q & A Panel: Ask questions about the craft of making comics from writing to publishing with up and coming comic creators.

A display table sampling our latest graphic novel additions will be available for you to enjoy. You won't want to miss this MiniCon, the first of its kind at PGCMLS! Brand new graphic novels will be awarded as prizes.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ the Library

Frida Kahlo sitting between two other peopleNational Hispanic Heritage Month Movie: The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

Glenarden Branch
Thursday, September 4, 4 pm 
Frida Kahlo was more than a great painter: her life and art reflected the maelstrom of the revolution and culture that defined the first half of the twentieth century. This film combines Kahlo's artwork with photos, archival films and interviews. Length: 90 minutes; Editor: Amy Stechler. 

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.

Uno, dos, tres con Andres performance - Andres is whispering to children helping him perform on stageUno, Dos, Tres con Andrés

Bladensburg Branch
Saturday, October 11, 4 pm
Bienvenidos! Join this celebration of Latin culture for kids and families in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage!/Celebremos la Herencia Hispana

Hyattsville Branch
Monday, October 13, 7 pm/Lunes 13 de octubre 7 pm
Special storytime celebration. Hear great songs and stories, make a craft, and enjoy refreshments. Ages 5-12.
Le invitamos a nuestra celebración especial. Escuche historias y canciones y participe en la elaboración de manualidades. Se ofrecerán refrescos. 5-12 años.

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.


Turn in your Summer @ Your Library game board by August 31st!

Fizz, Boom, Read

Complete the program to be included in a Grand Prize Drawing.

Potential drawing prizes include iPad Minis, Leappads, and Amazon Gift Cards.

You can still sign up for Summer @ Your Library!

Preschool | Elementary School | Middle School/High School | Adults

Earn rewards for reading and other activities this summer. Follow the links in the Summer @ Your Library Portal to register, print game boards and read the instructions for your age group's program. The program runs June 1st - August 31st. All ages can participate.

Discover FUN Summer @ Your Library Events!

The Library would like to thank the following Summer @ Your Library Sponsors: the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the Baltimore Orioles, the Bowie Baysox, GlaxoSmithKline, the Imagination Stage, the Maryland Science Center, Maryland 529 College Savings Plan, Montpelier Mansion and Friends of the Library groups at each branch.

New Self-Publishing Service: FastPencil

FastPencil logo and hands typing on a keyboardHave you ever wanted to write a novel, compose a memoir, record your family history, or create a children's storybook? You can with the library's newest Online Library resource, FastPencil

FastPencil for Libraries is a self-publishing platform for ebooks.

  • Write, organize and edit your ebook using the online interface.
  • Choose from a variety of templates and designs.
  • Add photos and multimedia.
  • Get feedback from friends, family and the FastPencil for Libraries community.
  • Publish your project as a free eBook for libraries on the OneClickDigital platform.

To use FastPencil for Libraries, create a RBdigital Gateway login with your library card and an email address. If you already have a RBdigital Gateway login from using Zinio, IndieFlix or OneClickDigital, simply use the same login for FastPencil. Take a tour.

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