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Meet new people.

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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 Clubs -- Ages 13-18

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Tuesday, February 3, 7 pm



Monday, February 9, 7 pm


Watch your favorite anime, talk about and preview new manga, create art, comics and costumes, enjoy snacks. Join fellow anime and manga fans at the new Manga and Anime Club.

Girls Who Code Club

Girls Who Code Club
Bowie Branch
Thursdays, beginning January 22, 3:30-5:30 PM

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Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from the City of Bowie and instruction from Bowie State University’s Women in Computing organization, the Girls Who Code Club will educate, inspire, and equip girls in grades 6-12 with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.

Girls in the club commit to a year-long cohort that will meet for 2 hours weekly on Thursdays, beginning January 22nd. The program will also include 4 field trips and/or speakers from technology and engineering fields, as well as an opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the seven-week Summer Immersion program sponsored by the national Girls Who Code organization, available for the first time in the Maryland/Washington DC/ Virginia region, Summer 2015.

Registration is required, and preference will be given to City of Bowie residents, per grant funding requirements. Residency will be verified. Call 301-262-7000 to register. NOTE: The group limit has been met. Call to sign up for the wait list.

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.