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Meet new people.

Share ideas for programs.

Suggest books, music, movies and more for the collection.

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Join us for Teen Time!

It is a weekly opportunity for teens to make friends, have fun, play games, participate in discussions, hear guest speakers and more.

Tuesdays at 4 pm @ the Fairmount Heights Branch

Tuesdays at 6 pm @ the Spaulding Branch

Wednesdays at 4 pm @ the Oxon Hill Branch

MAC: Manga and Anime Club

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Bowie Branch
Ages 13-18
Tuesday, June 2, 7 pm

Do you watch anime? Read Manga? Cosplay? Join the new Manga & Anime Club! What could be more fun than spending the evening watching and discussing anime with your friends, snacking on tasty treats or drawing your own series?

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D.R.E.A.M. (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) Lab: Open House and Classes
Fairmount Heights Branch
Ages 14 and up
Registration is required, and space is limited for all classes! Call branch to register at 301-883-2650. Click play and enjoy the DREAM lab video!
DREAM Lab Open House
Saturday, June 13, 1 pm

Come check out this new creative space where you can make music, movies, edit photos, design graphics and more for free.
DREAM Lab Classes
Introduction to InDesign
Saturday, June 6, Noon
Come to the DREAM Lab and learn the basics of InDesign, a desktop publishing program. Learn how to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, and more.

Mondays, June 8 & 22, 5 pm

Come to the DREAM Lab and learn GarageBand. Class topics will include a basic tutorial and working with tracks and regions, jump-starting the recording process, sharing songs and more.

Photoshop 101: The Basics
Tuesday, June 9, 5 pm
Saturday, June 13, 3 pm

Come to the DREAM Lab and learn the basics of Photoshop. This class will explore basic functions including using layers, creating a new image, learning and subtracting selections, choosing colors as well as other tools.

Photoshop 102: Beyond the Basics
Thursday, June 11, 5 pm
Saturday, June 20, 3 pm

This class is designed for persons with a basic familiarity with Adobe Photoshop.

Video Basics
Wednesday, June 24, 2 pm
Saturday, June 27, 3 pm

Come to the DREAM Lab and learn how to create and edit videos.


Research African American History via Your Online Library

Online Reference Books

The African American Almanac Book Cover African American Eras book cover African Americans in the Nineteenth Century book cover African Americans in the West book cover Black Women in America book cover Contemporary Black Biography book cover Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History book cover Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895 Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present book cover Encyclopedia of African American History book cover Notable Black American Men book cover People of the Underground Railroad: A Biographical Dictionary book cover Slavery in America Gale Library of Daily Life book cover Who's Who Among African Americans

Online Research Databases

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The African American Experience

Research resource for African American history and culture, including primary sources, timelines, audio clips, photographs, maps, and other images.

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Biography in Context

Biographies with related full-text articles from reference books, magazines and newspapers. Search for people, both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor.

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History Reference Center

History articles covering all periods of American and World history.