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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!

African American Art Contest

Black History Month Event

Bowie Branch

Ages 5-12

Enter a drawing of a famous African-American as indicated below to be judged for a prize.


Week of Feb. 8: Famous African-American scientists or inventors

Week of Feb. 15: Famous African-American actors or actresses

Week of Feb. 22: Famous African-American athletes


Visit branch for entry forms.

A Bright Star Theatre Presentation

Hyattsville Branch

All ages, Saturday, February 13, 3 pm

Struggle for Freedom is a 45-minute production that seeks to honor the American Civil Rights Movement. The life and work of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. provides the backdrop to scenes that recreate the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, the Woolworth Sit-ins and much more. With excerpts of famous speeches, Civil Rights era songs and a variety of characters this moving production has been hailed as one of “the finest touring shows available for young audiences.”

The Uncle Devin Show

Greenbelt Branch

All ages, February 16, 4:30 pm

The Uncle Devin Show is an interactive musical experience for children, which uses percussion instruments to cultivate their minds - a dynamic cross between Schoolhouse Rock and The Muppet Show. It takes children on a magical journey through the Land of Percussion allowing them to hear, see and play different percussion instruments. Children will gain an understanding of the history of percussion and why it is the easiest, oldest and most diverse form of musical creativity.

Weathering Racism: The Benjamin Banneker Almanacs

Beltsville Branch

Ages 9-12, Saturday, February 20, noon

Kids will learn about abolitionist and scientist Benjamin Banneker, 18th century meteorology, and atmospheric phenomena by examining primary sources, creating their own weather instruments, and recording data. This program is being presented by the Montpelier Mansion. 

Family Fun Night: Harriet Tubman – The Chosen One

Beltsville Branch

All ages, Monday, February 22, 6:30 pm

Harriet Tubman - The Chosen One is a dynamic one-woman show that takes its audience on one of the many journeys Ms. Tubman took on the Underground Railroad. The show celebrates the life of this great American who made her way to freedom, and then risked her freedom to free others.

Jeopardy: African American History

Fairmount Heights Branch

All ages, Tuesday, February 23, 5 pm

Test your knowledge of African American history by competing in a jeopardy trivia game.

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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