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Hillcrest Heights Branch Events

Computer Basics Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:30am

screenshot of lady using a computer

Learn the basic components of the computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and work with Windows 7.

*Registration required.  Limit 8 per class.

Starting a Vegetable Garden Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:30am

EaPrince George's County Master Gardnererst healthier and enjoy fresh vegetables from your own sustainable garden. Learn the basics of vegetable gardening. This program is presented by the Prince George's County Master Gardeners.

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Monday, March 9, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Teen Tech Week: Makey Makey kits Monday, March 9, 2015 - 5:00pm

Libraries are for making, collaborating and sharing new ideas. We are debuting our new Makey Makey kits. Using conductive and insulating playdough and certain fruits we will demo a Makey Makey piano and bongo. If time permits, we will figure out how to play the game of Simon.

Friends of the Hillcrest Heights Library Meeting Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Friends of the Hillcrest Heights Library provide generous support for Library programming, service and collections. Come support your library and share your ideas at our monthly meetings.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Legos: Creative Club Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Ages 5-12

 

 

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

STEM for Families Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:30pm

Kids performing an engineering experiment with spaghetti and marshmallows

Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12

Genealogy 101 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

screenshot of lady using a computer

The best things in online genealogical research are free at your library. This workshop takes a look at using two databases the library has to offer: Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online.

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Internet Basics Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9:30am

an image of a lady sitting at the computer

Learn how to use web browsers, search engines, and evaluate information.

Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration required, limit 8.

 

Crocheting and Knitting Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:30pm

picture of crotcheting supplies

Join us for an afternoon of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 2:00pm

picture of a laptopLearn the basic features of creating a dynamic slide show presentation. Make a great impression when giving presentations in the workplace and/or in educational settings. Advanced mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. 

Registration required. Limit 4, due to the limited number of laptops available in the branch.

*Participants can bring their own personal laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

 

Urban Fiction Book Discussion Daaimah S. Poole's Pretty Girls in the VIP Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 3:00pm

book jacket of Daaimah S. Poole's Pretty Girls in the VIPUrban Shades Afternoon Book Discussion

Daaimah S. Poole's Pretty Girls in the VIP

Summary: Three women are determined to ride their rich men's successes to the very top. When her marriage to an NFL phenom ended, so did Adrienne Sheppard's chance at wealth and security. Now she's betting on her exclusive new nightclub--and her new man--to turn her luck around. Sexy vixen Shanice Whitaker is taking her pay-for-play schemes to a whole new level to stack up the mad fortune of her dreams. And Zakiya Lee is sure she knows how to work the sports fame game straight into full-time professional wife-hood with her NBA star. But Zakiya's all-access pass to her man isn't keeping him from straying, or endangering her dreams. Shanice's exploding stardom is putting all her dirty tricks of the trade under the merciless media spotlight--and her future on the line. And Adrienne's insatiable greed for having it all right now is blinding her to business-ending secrets. Soon all three will learn the hard way that truly making it on their own will cost more than they bargained for. --Publisher's description.

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Monday, March 16, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Google Tips: Search like a Wizard Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

search results screen shotSearch the Web like an expert using Google search tips and tricks. Quick, fun, and easy!

*Registration required. Must have basic mouse and keyboarding skills.

Google Tips: Search like a Wizard Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

search results screen shotSearch the Web like an expert using Google search tips and tricks. Quick, fun, and easy!

*Registration required. Must have basic mouse and keyboarding skills.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Legos: Creative Club Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Ages 5-12

 

 

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

STEM for Families Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 4:30pm

Kids performing an engineering experiment with spaghetti and marshmallows

Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Email Basics Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:30am

new message image

Don't have an email account? Create a free account using Google's Gmail, web-based email service. Learn how to compose, send and receive messages, send attachments, create folders and more.

Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration is required, limit 8.

Herbs to Grow and Cook Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:30am

logo Prince George's County Master GardenersEnjoy an easy way to garden that has a side benefit. Herbs are great for wherever you live and are low maintenance. Improve the look, smell, and taste, of your salads, main dishes and desserts with herbs from your garden. This program is presented by the Prince George's County Master Gardeners.

Basic Resume Writing Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

Man and lady interviewing with a resumeDiscuss the different types of resumes. Learn about different tools to help you design one that best fits using Microsoft Word templates, free resources from the Testing & Education Resource Center and the Internet. Bring your information and a flash drive to create and save your own resume.

*Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration required. Limit 8.

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Monday, March 23, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

What's the Advantage? Medicare Advantage Plans and Social Security Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:00pm

What's the Advantage? 

Come hear Mollie C. Gurian of of the Prince Georges County State Health Assistance Program talk about Medicare Advantage Plans and Diana Varel of the Social Security Administration talk about the local Social Security office and how it works to provide clients better access to social security services.

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Legos: Creative Club Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Ages 5-12

 

 

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Making Simple Terrariums and the Water Cycle Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 4:00pm

Prince George's County Master GardenersLearn about the water cycle and make a water bottle terrarium to create the same effect. This program is presented by the Prince George's County Master Gardeners. Ages 6 and up.

 

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:30am

screenshot of MS Word

Just the basics! Learn how to compose, modify, format, save and print documents.

*Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required. Registration is required, limit 8.

Crocheting and Knitting Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:30pm

picture of crotcheting supplies

Join us for an afternoon of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 2:00pm

image of Excel 2010

 

Learn how to move through and select cells, add worksheets, rows, and columns, resize and format cells, sort, use headers and footers,basic formulas, and save/print worksheets.

Advanced mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. Registration required. Limited to 4, due to limited number of laptops available.

*Participants are welcomed to bring their personal laptops with Microsoft Excel 2010.

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Monday, March 30, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Legos: Creative Club Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Ages 5-12

 

 

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

STEM for Families Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:30pm

Kids performing an engineering experiment with spaghetti and marshmallows

Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12

Computer Basics Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 9:30am

screenshot of lady using a computer

Learn the basic components of the computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and work with Windows 7.

*Registration required.  Limit 8 per class.

Career Search Strategies: Interview skills Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:00am

Norma Williams from the Prince George's County One Stop Career Center, will present an interview clinic providing tips to help you prepare and ace those tough interview questions and secure the job you want. This interview clinic is great for all job seekers, including young adults.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

Life Cycle of a Butterfly and Butterfly Pasta workshop Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:00pm

PG County Master Gardeners logoLearn about the life cycle of the butterfly and then make the life cycle using pasta. This program is presented by the Prince George's County Master Gardeners. Ages 6 and up.

 

Internet Basics Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:30am

an image of a lady sitting at the computer

Learn how to use web browsers, search engines, and evaluate information.

Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration required, limit 8.

 

Crocheting and Knitting Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 12:30pm

picture of crotcheting supplies

Join us for an afternoon of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

picture of a laptopLearn the basic features of creating a dynamic slide show presentation. Make a great impression when giving presentations in the workplace and/or in educational settings. Advanced mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. 

Registration required. Limit 4, due to the limited number of laptops available in the branch.

*Participants can bring their own personal laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

 

Adult Book Discussion: A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 3:00pm

book jacket A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey

Urban Shades Afternoon Book Discussion: 
A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey

Summary: "She is a woman of a thousand faces, an assassin who could be anyone, anywhere. The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: to make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad under the watchful eye of a bank security camera, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers. Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados, the next island over, barely two hundred miles away, with the LK's in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own. With the scant protection of a dank safe house, no passport, and no access to funds, an island paradise becomes her prison. While she trawls for low-profile assignments to keep her skills sharp and a few dollars in her pocket, Reaper discovers that family ties run deep, on both sides of the fight. Will the woman everyone wants, who has lived countless lives in the service of others, finally discover who she really is?" -- from publisher's web site.

 

 

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Monday, April 13, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Friends of the Hillcrest Heights Library Meeting Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Friends of the Hillcrest Heights Library provide generous support for Library programming, service and collections. Come support your library and share your ideas at our monthly meetings.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Legos: Creative Club Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Ages 5-12

 

 

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

STEM for Families Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:30pm

Kids performing an engineering experiment with spaghetti and marshmallows

Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Email Basics Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:30am

new message image

Don't have an email account? Create a free account using Google's Gmail, web-based email service. Learn how to compose, send and receive messages, send attachments, create folders and more.

Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration is required, limit 8.

Low Maintenance Gardening Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:30am

PG County Master Gardeners logoTake the hard work out of gardening by working smarter not harder. Short cuts to gardening that will make your gardening work easy. This program is presented by the Prince George's County Master Gardeners.

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Legos: Creative Club Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Ages 5-12

 

 

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Parts of a Flower and Flower Rubbings Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:00pm

PG County Master Gardeners logoLearn about the parts of a flower and have fun making various flower prints from rubbings. This program is presented by the Prince George's County Master Gardeners. Ages 6 and up.

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Duct Tape Art Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 4:30pm

duct tape flower pens

Ages 6-12. Why buy a new wallet when you can make one out of Duct Tape! Come show your creativity and learn how to make a flower pen, a bracelet or a stylish wallet using duct tape. Materials will be provided.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:30am

screenshot of MS Word

Just the basics! Learn how to compose, modify, format, save and print documents.

*Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required. Registration is required, limit 8.

Crocheting and Knitting Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 12:30pm

picture of crotcheting supplies

Join us for an afternoon of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:00pm

image of Excel 2010

 

Learn how to move through and select cells, add worksheets, rows, and columns, resize and format cells, sort, use headers and footers,basic formulas, and save/print worksheets.

Advanced mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. Registration required. Limited to 4, due to limited number of laptops available.

*Participants are welcomed to bring their personal laptops with Microsoft Excel 2010.

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

Legos: Creative Club Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Ages 5-12

 

 

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 


 

STEM for Families Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 4:30pm

Kids performing an engineering experiment with spaghetti and marshmallows

Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12

After-School Homework Help: Grades 1-6 Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.
  • Homework Help is not available on closed school days.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.