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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Three-part Workshop

Oxon Hill Branch
Adults, Mondays, June 1, 15 & 29, 6:30 pm

A remarkable opportunity has come to your library. If you are an artist, a writer, an inventor or an entrepreneur with a new service, product or property, get the information you need to protect your rights in this three-part workshop presented by the USPTO! Bonus benefit! Schedule a one-on-one, half-hour appointment with agency experts in the field prior to each workshop, and have your patent, trademark and copyright questions answered. Reserve a time at Make your idea a reality @ the library! Workshop registration requested; click here.

Grand Review of the Armies Sesquicentennial Concert

Appomattox Court HouseBowie Branch
Saturday, May 30, 2 pm

On April 9, 1865, 150 years ago, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered The Army of Northern Virginia to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia. Then on April 18, 1865, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered The Army of Tennessee to Gen. William T. Sherman, at Bennett Place, North Carolina. With a few exceptions of continuing fighting, mostly west of the Mississippi, the Civil War was over. To commemorate the ending of the war, both The Army of The Potomac and The Army of The Tennessee, paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington City for two days: May 23 and May 24, 1865. Join us as Irish Blessing returns to the library to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ending of the Civil War. Irish Blessing will perform music of the Civil War and exhibit Irish Step Dancing.(Appomattox Courthouse Photo: Wikipedia) 



Friday, May 15 through August 15

Sign up for Summer @ Your Library and get your gameboard. The first 3,500 students to register in person at a branch library will receive a free tee shirt. Sign up at any branch! Complete the activities to earn a prize and enter to win the grand prize drawing. Attend events and performances like Superhero Training Academy, puppet and magic shows, superhero movie nights, and community hero storytimes. Contact your local branch library for more information!



National Bike Month Hoopla Film Event: Rising From Ashes

Rising From Ashes DVD coverGlenarden Branch
Saturday, May 23, 2 pm (NR, 80 minutes)

In this documentary, Forest Whitaker, the executive producer and narrator, follows Jock Boyer (the first American to compete in the Tour de France) as he guides a group of ragtag Rwandan riders. A decade after the Rwandan genocide, the new Rwandan riders slowly but steadily learn what it means to be professional cyclists ΜΆ how to train, how to compete, how to live the life of top-level athletes. As they get better and better, the riders of Team Rwanda give their countrymen a vision of something greater than themselves and their history: hope for a future.