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Love Art? Display and Develop Your Talent!

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5th Annual Young Artist Art Show: New Carrollton Branch

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Ages 4-17, Saturday, August 2, 2 pm
Do you like to draw, paint, or take photos? Young artists are invited to submit original artwork. All artwork must be submitted for judgment by Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Teen Artist Workshop: Oxon Hill Branch

Ages 11-18, Saturday, July 26, 2 pm
A creative mind embraces solutions. -- Gary Coletrane Show your artistic talent while learning new techniques from local artist Gary Coletrane. Create a masterpiece with pastels. All materials provided. Registration required.

FunQuest: African American History Games

Oxon Hill Branch Library FunQuest: African American History Games Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:30 pm

FunQuest: African American History Games: Oxon Hill Branch Library

All Ages. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:30 pm

Join the Sojourner Truth Room staff for FunQuest, a fun and educational evening of African American history games:

The Underground Railroad
You Don't Know Beans About Black History
African American History - Jeopardy style

African American History card decks and mobile app guidance will also be available.

If you're up for the fun of learning and the challenge of the game, join us.

Enjoy Summer @ Your Library!

Fizz, Boom, Read

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.

Free Tax Filing

Did you know that you can file a free federal and state return if your income in 2013 was $58,000 or less?

To e-file your 2013 tax return or other electronic forms, you must verify your identity with your Self-Select PIN or Adjusted Gross Income from your 2012 tax return.Electronic Filing PIN Request

Once you have your electronic filing PIN, click below to file your return with MyFreeTaxes. FILE MyFreeTaxes

Have a QUESTION while you are preparing your return? Certified tax coaches can help

By Phone: 855-698-9435 OR By email:

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