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Greenbelt Branch Events

Preschool Storytime Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk before the program. Limit 20. 

 

Baby Laptime Storytime Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:15am

Enjoy stories, songs, and other activities. Please pick up free ticket at Information Desk.

Ages birth to 12 months. Limit 20.

Baby Storytime Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:15pm

Enjoy stories, songs, and other activities. Please pick up free ticket at Information Desk. 

Ages 12 -24 months. Limit 20.

Master Gardener Program: Trees for the Home Gardener Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00am

Learn what type of tree to plant in your yard, what to expect and how to get a county rebate on the purchase of your tree. This class will qualify you for the County rebate program.

Toddler Storytime Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 2:00pm

Please pick up free ticket at Children’s Desk. Limit 20.

2014 African History & Culture Lecture Series Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

2014 African History & Culture Lecture Series

Tuesdays at 7 PM

September 16, 2014
"The N-Word: Its Origins and Evil Uses." - CR Gibbs

September 23, 2014
"Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement." - Asa Gordon

September 30, 2014
"Afro-American Fashion Designers, 1800-Today." - Rosemary Reed-Miller

October 7, 2014
"Knight Templar." - Sam El-Amin

October 14, 2014
"Pan-Africanism: Origins & Issues." - CR Gibbs

October 21, 2014
"American Slavery As It Really Was: Voices of the Ancestors." - CR Gibbs 

October 28, 2014
"Tangled Web: Race, Urban Renewal & Gentrification in the Nation's Capital." - CR Gibbs

November 18, 2014
"Ancient Nubia: Black Lords of the Nile." - CR Gibbs

 

Infants and Toddlers Program - Books at Bedtime Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

Come start your bedtime routine with us! Sing-a-longs, stories, and quiet play activities will be presented to encourage engagement between caregivers and children. Focus on age appropriate social/emotional, communication, and literacy skills.

Presented by the Prince George's County Infants and Toddlers Program. Tuesday evenings 7-8 PM. 

Limit 20.  Please pick up your ticket at the Information Desk before the program.

 

Preschool Storytime Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk before the program. Limit 20. 

 

Baby Laptime Storytime Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:15am

Enjoy stories, songs, and other activities. Please pick up free ticket at Information Desk.

Ages birth to 12 months. Limit 20.

Baby Storytime Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:15pm

Enjoy stories, songs, and other activities. Please pick up free ticket at Information Desk. 

Ages 12 -24 months. Limit 20.

Master Gardener Program: Plants for Year-round Color Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:00am

Explore various evergreens that are not green and other foundation plants for a colorful yard year-round.

Chinese/English Preschool Storytime-中文/英文雙語學前兒童故事時間 Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

中文/英文兒童故事, 歌唱, 兒歌, 及其他活動.  年齡: 三-五歲

Children’s stories, songs, rhymes and other activities in Chinese and English.  Ages 3-5. Please pick up ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 20.

2014 African History & Culture Lecture Series Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

2014 African History & Culture Lecture Series

Tuesdays at 7 PM

September 16, 2014
"The N-Word: Its Origins and Evil Uses." - CR Gibbs

September 23, 2014
"Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement." - Asa Gordon

September 30, 2014
"Afro-American Fashion Designers, 1800-Today." - Rosemary Reed-Miller

October 7, 2014
"Knight Templar." - Sam El-Amin

October 14, 2014
"Pan-Africanism: Origins & Issues." - CR Gibbs

October 21, 2014
"American Slavery As It Really Was: Voices of the Ancestors." - CR Gibbs 

October 28, 2014
"Tangled Web: Race, Urban Renewal & Gentrification in the Nation's Capital." - CR Gibbs

November 18, 2014
"Ancient Nubia: Black Lords of the Nile." - CR Gibbs

 

Preschool Storytime Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk before the program. Limit 20. 

 

Baby Laptime Storytime Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:15am

Enjoy stories, songs, and other activities. Please pick up free ticket at Information Desk.

Ages birth to 12 months. Limit 20.

Baby Storytime Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:15pm

Enjoy stories, songs, and other activities. Please pick up free ticket at Information Desk. 

Ages 12 -24 months. Limit 20.

Read to Rover Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:00pm

Children build their reading confidence by reading aloud to specially-trained therapy dogs that are glad to listen. Each child will read for 15 minutes.

Registration is required; call the branch for details. Ages 6-11.

Toddler Storytime Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2:00pm

Please pick up free ticket at Children’s Desk. Limit 20.

2014 African History & Culture Lecture Series Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

2014 African History & Culture Lecture Series

Tuesdays at 7 PM

September 16, 2014
"The N-Word: Its Origins and Evil Uses." - CR Gibbs

September 23, 2014
"Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement." - Asa Gordon

September 30, 2014
"Afro-American Fashion Designers, 1800-Today." - Rosemary Reed-Miller

October 7, 2014
"Knight Templar." - Sam El-Amin

October 14, 2014
"Pan-Africanism: Origins & Issues." - CR Gibbs

October 21, 2014
"American Slavery As It Really Was: Voices of the Ancestors." - CR Gibbs 

October 28, 2014
"Tangled Web: Race, Urban Renewal & Gentrification in the Nation's Capital." - CR Gibbs

November 18, 2014
"Ancient Nubia: Black Lords of the Nile." - CR Gibbs

 

One Maryland, One Book Discussion -- Reyna Grande's "The Distance Between Us: A Memoir" Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Image of the cover of Reyna Grande's "The Distance Between Us: A Memoir"One Maryland One Book
 
2014 Theme is "the American Dream"
 
In its seventh year, One Maryland One Book is designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. Readers are then invited to participate in book-centered discussions and other associated programs at public libraries, high schools, colleges and universities, museums, bookstores, and community and senior centers. 
 
A POIGNANT MEMOIR OF LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER ENTERING THE U.S. FROM MEXICO AS AN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT IS THE 2014 ONE MARYLAND ONE BOOK 
 
Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this "compelling...unvarnished, resonant" (Book Page) story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries.  As her parents make the dangerous trek across the Mexican border to "El Otro Lado" (The Other Side) in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother. When their mother at last returns, Reyna prepares for her own journey to "El Otro Lado" to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father.  
 
Heartbreaking and lyrical, The Distance Between Us poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood, reminding us that the joys and sorrows we experienced are imprinted on the heart forever, calling out to us of those places we first called home.
 
   
   
Preschool Storytime Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk before the program. Limit 20. 

 

Baby Laptime Storytime Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:15am

Enjoy stories, songs, and other activities. Please pick up free ticket at Information Desk.

Ages birth to 12 months. Limit 20.

Baby Storytime Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:15pm

Enjoy stories, songs, and other activities. Please pick up free ticket at Information Desk. 

Ages 12 -24 months. Limit 20.

2014 African History & Culture Lecture Series Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

2014 African History & Culture Lecture Series

Tuesdays at 7 PM

September 16, 2014
"The N-Word: Its Origins and Evil Uses." - CR Gibbs

September 23, 2014
"Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement." - Asa Gordon

September 30, 2014
"Afro-American Fashion Designers, 1800-Today." - Rosemary Reed-Miller

October 7, 2014
"Knight Templar." - Sam El-Amin

October 14, 2014
"Pan-Africanism: Origins & Issues." - CR Gibbs

October 21, 2014
"American Slavery As It Really Was: Voices of the Ancestors." - CR Gibbs 

October 28, 2014
"Tangled Web: Race, Urban Renewal & Gentrification in the Nation's Capital." - CR Gibbs

November 18, 2014
"Ancient Nubia: Black Lords of the Nile." - CR Gibbs

 

Preschool Storytime Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk before the program. Limit 20. 

 

Baby Laptime Storytime Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:15am

Enjoy stories, songs, and other activities. Please pick up free ticket at Information Desk.

Ages birth to 12 months. Limit 20.

Baby Storytime Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:15pm

Enjoy stories, songs, and other activities. Please pick up free ticket at Information Desk. 

Ages 12 -24 months. Limit 20.

Toddler Storytime Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:00pm

Please pick up free ticket at Children’s Desk. Limit 20.

Kids' Euro Fest 2014 Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:30am

Clip art image of the Swedish flag
Join us for a special Euro Fest program: discover Sweden as we explore stories, crafts and enjoy special treats!  There will be one session at 10:30 AM in our auditorium.

Chinese/English Preschool Storytime-中文/英文雙語學前兒童故事時間 Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00pm

中文/英文兒童故事, 歌唱, 兒歌, 及其他活動.  年齡: 三-五歲

Children’s stories, songs, rhymes and other activities in Chinese and English.  Ages 3-5. Please pick up ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 20.

2014 African History & Culture Lecture Series Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

2014 African History & Culture Lecture Series

Tuesdays at 7 PM

September 16, 2014
"The N-Word: Its Origins and Evil Uses." - CR Gibbs

September 23, 2014
"Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement." - Asa Gordon

September 30, 2014
"Afro-American Fashion Designers, 1800-Today." - Rosemary Reed-Miller

October 7, 2014
"Knight Templar." - Sam El-Amin

October 14, 2014
"Pan-Africanism: Origins & Issues." - CR Gibbs

October 21, 2014
"American Slavery As It Really Was: Voices of the Ancestors." - CR Gibbs 

October 28, 2014
"Tangled Web: Race, Urban Renewal & Gentrification in the Nation's Capital." - CR Gibbs

November 18, 2014
"Ancient Nubia: Black Lords of the Nile." - CR Gibbs

 

Adult Book Discussion -- James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird" Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

Image of the book cover for James McBride's "Good Lord Bird"

Book Discussion: 

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town--with Brown, who believes he's a girl.

Over the ensuing months, Henry -- whom Brown nicknames Little Onion -- conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859--one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.

 

 


 

Infants and Toddlers Program - Books at Bedtime Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

Come start your bedtime routine with us! Sing-a-longs, stories, and quiet play activities will be presented to encourage engagement between caregivers and children. Focus on age appropriate social/emotional, communication, and literacy skills.

Presented by the Prince George's County Infants and Toddlers Program. Tuesday evenings 7-8 PM. 

Limit 20.  Please pick up your ticket at the Information Desk before the program.

 

Chinese/English Preschool Storytime-中文/英文雙語學前兒童故事時間 Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

中文/英文兒童故事, 歌唱, 兒歌, 及其他活動.  年齡: 三-五歲

Children’s stories, songs, rhymes and other activities in Chinese and English.  Ages 3-5. Please pick up ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 20.

Infants and Toddlers Program - Books at Bedtime Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:00pm

Come start your bedtime routine with us! Sing-a-longs, stories, and quiet play activities will be presented to encourage engagement between caregivers and children. Focus on age appropriate social/emotional, communication, and literacy skills.

Presented by the Prince George's County Infants and Toddlers Program. Tuesday evenings 7-8 PM. 

Limit 20.  Please pick up your ticket at the Information Desk before the program.