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West: Hyattsville | Bladensburg
Mount Rainier
MARCH 2017
Message from the CEO

Congratulations to the winner of the PGCMLS Valentine's Day Rose Raffle. The winner was Teddie Lowrey, a busy woman who we caught at the Glenarden Branch where she volunteers tutoring. Lowrey also volunteers delivering books to senior citizens who cannot visit the library oTeddie Lowrey and Robin Jacobsen holding rosesn their own. Her usual branch is Fairmount Heights, where she was headed to share the roses with staff! This random drawing went to a terrific person who deserves a dozen roses every week. She loves her library, and we appreciate her! Photo, L-R: Teddie Lowrey (Fairmount Heights Branch customer) receiving rose bouquet from Robin Jacobsen (Director of Community Engagement). 

 

On a similar note, these PGCMLS staffers as a part of the Maryland Library Association's (MLA) Legislative Day visited the state capital in Annapolis on Valentine's Day to honor legislators that love and support our libraries and encourage others to do so. More

 

MLA Legislative Day_2.14.2017

 

PGCMLS Staff Photo, L-R: Robin Jacobsen (Director of Community Engagement) Tiffany Greene (Glenarden Branch), Shaun Seymour (Fairmount Heights Branch); Macolin Khem (Business Intelligence Analyst, Support Services) Michelle Hamiel (Chief Operating Officer for Public Services); Darlene Mickles (Spauldings Branch), Michael Gannon (Chief Operating Officer for Support Services) and Victoria Johnson (Area Manager Central).

 

Kathleen Teaze presents award Legislator visit by Michelle Hamiel

 

Above right MLA Citation Presentation photo, L-R: The Honorable Michael E. Busch (House of Delegates of Maryland Speaker) and Kathleen A. Teaze (MLA President/PGCMLS CEO). 

Above left MLA Legislation Day Visitation photo, L-R: Tony Knotts (Maryland House of Delegates), Michelle Hamiel (Chief Operating Officer for Public Services) and Shaun Seymour (Fairmount Heights Branch).

 

MD House Resolution Presented to MLA

 

Maryland Senate Resolution Photo: Standing Back to Front and L-R: The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (President Maryland State Senate), the Honorable Paul G. Pinsky (Maryland State Senator), Kathleen A. Teaze (MLA President/PGCMLS CEO), Jay Bansbach (School Library Media Branch, Maryland State Department of Education), Catherine Dixon (St. John's College, Congress of Academic Library Directors) and Irene Padilla (Assistant State Superintendent/ Maryland State Department of Education-Division of Library Development and Services). 

 

Thank you to all who support our libraries!
Kathleen A. Teaze, Chief Executive Officer

 

PGCMLS App Infographic

 

 

Happy Birthday Ezra Keats!

Book cover for A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day

Hyattsville Branch
Wednesday, March 29, 7 pm
 
Join us in celebrating Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day during his birthday month. Ages 5 and under

West Area Events

 

Click on branch links below to view a printable monthly event flyer. 

 

Hyattsville | Bladensburg

Mount Rainier

 

Southside with You

 

Southside with You DVD cover

 

Share your rating from 5 to 1 stars for this Hyattsville Branch screening with 5 stars being the best rating and comment as to why on Facebook or Twitter.


Library News

Value Line @ PGCMLS

 

Value LinValue Line postere Library is a new PGCMLS digital resource. Create a dashboard with your watch list and alerts. Access Value Line market analysis, before, during and after market hours. The Stock Market opens at 9:30 am EST, so be prepared to get in on the action whether you have a trader or investor mindset. Check out these videos to learn more about Value Line and the opportunity that awaits you, our valued library customer. 

 

 


PGCMLS Foundation Center Site Moves to the Laurel Branch Library

 

Our Foundation Center Site is relocating from our Hyattsville Branch to our new Laurel Branch Library! As a Funding Information Network partner, the Laurel Branch only will now offer free access to the Foundation Center’s detailed information on grantmakers and applying for grants. Foundation Center’s core collection of resources includes Foundation Directory Online, profiling more than 140,000 U.S. grantmakers, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Foundation Maps, print directories and proposal writing guides.

 

Training sessions will also be held at the branch. Before You Seek a Grant: Checklist for Non-Profits will be held on March 28 and 30. This Foundation Center Grantspace webinar will provide you with a step-by-step checklist approach to help increase your organization's readiness for foundation fundraising.


Hyattsville Branch Closes April 1

 

Hyattsville Branch

 

The Hyattsville Branch Library will close for demolition and replacement after Friday, March 31, 2017. The temporary location for library service will be walking distance away at 6507 America Blvd., Hyattsville, MD 20782. This smaller location will be open for business on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

Hours will remain the same. You will be able to borrow and return books, attend programs, use the free computer workstations and WiFi and get help from the friendly staff. Park free for up to two hours at the University Town Center parking garage on America Blvd.


 

 

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact the branch at least two weeks in advance.