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Foundation Center: Introduction to Finding Grants

Dollar sign and its shadow in green

Hyattsville Branch
Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 pm

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach. Register online at or by calling (202) 331-1400.


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!