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National Library Week!


Oxon Hill Branch

All ages, Tuesday, April 12, 4 pm

Join us and characters from your favorite books for a life-sized version of the classic board-game, filled with adventure and surprises.


Fun with Children’s Author: Hena Khan

National Library Week Event

Bowie Branch

Friday, April 15, 11 am

Join us for this children’s author program with Muslim characters and stories created by author, Hena Khan.

Golden Domes     Hena Khan

Rainbow Rock Band! [Live music]

National Library Week Event

Beltsville Branch

Ages 7 and under

Saturday, April 16, 11 am

Are you ready to meet the rainbow? Join Rainbow Rock Band members, the Rainbow Lady (Kate Moran), Mister Melody (Michael Mattice), Sgt. Awesome Bamforth (Adam Ashforth) and Captain Toe Tappin (Kevin de Souza) as they entertain your little dudes with tunes, laughs and more! Winners of a Parents' Choice Fun Stuff Award for their debut CD, Meet the Rainbow, this amazing team will have microphones and more for your little ones to join in all the fun with the assistance of none other than PattyCake Patty (Patty Moran)!

Playaway Launchpads!


Be one of the first to play with a new Launchpad tablet, designed just for young children. Each themed Launchpad offers fun apps and games. Learn more about Playaway Launchpads @ your library!

ABCmouse is available free at the Library!Image of ABCMouse

Try this popular early literacy curriculum filled with books, puzzles, games and learning activities designed to engage your young children at any of our branches!

Lego® Creative Clubs @ your library

Ages 5-12 (Children under 8 with adult caregiver)

Enjoy freestyle building. Lego® parts will be provided. Kids, let your imagination run wild!

Glenarden Branch
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm

Accokeek Branch
Wednesdays, 7 pm

Picture of STEM event at the South Bowie Library BranchSTEM Family Night

Ages 5-12 with adult caregiver Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.

Hillcrest Heights Branch               
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm 

South Bowie Branch                     
Tuesdays, 7 pm

Boys Read 

90+3 Boys Read
Glenarden Branch
Ages 8-12, Tuesdays, 4 pm
Join us at the Glenarden Branch for our new 90+3 Boys Read program! Led by a former NCAA Division 1 athlete, this program will give boys the chance to read about sports, and more importantly gain the skills to be successful in the classroom and in life.

Program highlights include reading books about some of the best soccer players and teams in the world, playing outside to build teamwork, eating healthy snacks, and meeting other academically-driven young men.

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