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The Accokeek branch library will close at 2:00 pm today, 9/2/14, due to air conditioning problems.

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9th Graders! Get a Library Card, Prize and a Chance to Win an XBox One

PGCMLS Teenage TakeoverThe smartest card, get it. use it. @ your library. Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month in September.September is library card sign-up month. Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is excited to participate by having a ninth grade student library card campaign. The campaign begins September 1, 2014 and runs through September 30, 2014. All ninth graders who sign up for a library card will receive a gift (while supplies last), and their names will be entered in a drawing for an Xbox One.

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.


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