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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

Teen Tech Week 2015

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STEM-tastic! Teen Tech Week: March 8-14
Bowie Branch
Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13, 3 pm

In celebration of Teen Tech Week, March 9-13, teens will have the opportunity to engage and explore technology and enjoy pop-up maker space activities. Drop-in stations will be set up during the week and include a circuit bar, a Take-Apart Tech Breaker Space, a Lego® table, and a Makey-Makey (crafting) area.

Teen Digital Scavenger Hunt
Greenbelt Branch
Ages 12-19

Monday, March 9 - Saturday, March 14, during branch hours
Join us in celebrating Teen Tech Week (March 8-14) with a digital photo scavenger hunt. Sign up teams of two to four persons at the Information Desk and pick up scavenger hunt rules starting March 9.

Tech Time for Teens and Senior Citizens
Oxon Hill Branch
Saturday, March 14, 10 am-Noon

Teen Tech Week is a time for teens to share their technology skills. Senior citizens can come learn basic computer skills taught by our Teens. Registration is required for all senior citizens.

Teen "Breakerspace"
Glenarden Branch
Thursday, March 12, 4 pm

It's Teen Tech Week! Join us for a fun program where teens will get to break apart objects to see what is inside. You'll be able to see how it works, rebuild it, or make something new! Bring your passion for learning how things work, and let's get ready to crumble!

College Goal Maryland

College graduates

Hyattsville Branch

Saturday, February 28, 2 pm

This program for teen and adult college-bound students is presented in partnership with the Educational Opportunity Center at the University of Maryland. Attendees will receive free, on-site assistance filling out the 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms. They will have an opportunity to talk to financial aid professionals about how to apply for financial aid resources. Information regarding state-wide student services, admission requirements and more will be presented. Get help understanding the aid awarded before making your college choice. Please bring your financial documents, including your 2014 W2's and/or 2014 tax returns for on-site FAFSA form review and completion.

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.