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Women's History Month Hoopla Film Event: Girl Rising

Girl Rising DVD coverGlenarden Branch
Saturday, March 7, 2 pm
(Rated PG-13, 101 minutes)

This movie examines the lives of nine girls from developing countries who begin to change their lives through education, despite the hardships they endure in their native lands including arranged marriages and child slavery. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country to tell their story. Film includes narration by Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys and Meryl Streep among others.

Folklife and Faraway Places Film Series: Silkwood

Silkwood DVD coverNew Carrollton Branch
Thursday, March 5, 1 pm (*R, 128 minutes)

Directed by Mike Nichols, Silkwood was inspired by the life of labor activist Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep). When her fellow employees at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant are exposed to radiation, Silkwood begins to investigate the company. On the night that she died in a suspicious car accident in 1974, Silkwood was on her way to meet with a New York Times reporter to share evidence she had uncovered. An *R Rating indicates that viewers under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Sponsored by the Friends of the New Carrollton Library.

Celebrating the Contributions of Black American Inventors

Black Inventors book jacketBowie Branch
Saturday, February 28, 2 pm

Join us in celebrating and honoring Black American Inventors' contributions to the world. Bring your family for activities such as creating your own Black American Inventors books, playing miniature golf, using the almanac to answer geographic questions, using the ice cream scoop to make ice cream cones and more! Space is limited and pre-registration is required, so sign up today! Snacks will be provided. For information or to register, contact the branch at (301) 262-7000. 

Prince George's County Zinio for Libraries Overview

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Zinio, the world’s largest digital newsstand, is now available for free with your library card! Page through popular magazines on your computer or mobile device. Download the free Zinio app for optimized viewing on mobile devices. List of magazine titles available.