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Interim Co-CEOs Message



This year the Maryland STEM Festival runs from October 31 to November 12, 2017. The festival celebrates its third year with 450 events at 230 venues in 23 counties and Baltimore City.

The Library is participating by offering exciting STEM events: Submarine Science, Slime Time, Teen Hack-a-thon, Explore VR (Virtual Reality), Construction for Kids, Building a Galaxy with Code, Creepy Science and more! Click links for details and for more STEM-tastic adventures.

Moreover, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in which hundreds of thousands of participants will begin writing a 50,000-word novel by the November 30 deadline. Join one of the Library’s writers groups: Teen Writers Group (Laurel Branch), Writers Group (Laurel Branch), Writers Group (Accokeek Branch), With Pen in Hand (Bowie Branch) and celebrate National Novel Writing Month 2017 with us. 

Enrich, Engage, Educate @ your library,


Michelle H. Hamiel  |  Michael B. Gannon 
Interim Co-Chief Executive Officers 




Accokeek Branch Library's Writers Group As Featured on Prince George's Community Television (PGCTV) 

Accokeek Branch Writers Group CTV coverage video

PGCTV's Aspiring Writers: Used with Permission.









Entrepreneurs, access Gale Small Business Builder now available with your PGCMLS library card. With this step-by-step online planning tool, you will be guided through the process of starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.


As a Gale Small Business Builder user, you will complete the following:


  • Entrepreneur Profile
  • Business Ideation
  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Business Plans
  • Financial Projections 

Your business plan will empower you to focus on long-term success.


Pay Yourself First / Saving Smart for Retirement


Upper Marlboro Branch

Saturday, November 18, 10:30 am 


At this PGCMLS / SunTrust financial workshop, you will learn: 

  • Why its important to save and effective ways of doing so.
  • Identify savings and investment options that will help you achieve your financial goals. 
  • List ways you could save for retirement and large expenses such as college tuition, cars and houses.  

East Area Events


Click on branch links below to view a printable monthly event flyer.


South Bowie | Largo-Kettering
Upper Marlboro



Chess Anyone?

Did you celebrate National Chess Day on October 14? Tweet us your best chess moves ever! On Thursdays (except November 23), enjoy Chess for Kids @ 3 pm and Chess for all ages @ 7 pm at our South Bowie Branch.  


Library News 



PGCMLS is excited about being a participating library again this year in the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival to be held from Tuesday, October 31 to Sunday, November 12. Learn about submarines, slime, magnets, virtual reality, coding and more at our Maryland STEM Festival events held at various PGCMLS branch libraries.



The Prince George's County Memorial Library System is named in honor of our country’s veterans. This Veterans Day, the Library salutes you! We are the first library on the East Coast to offer an innovative new service to our veterans, from our partners at Brainfuse. We encourage our community of veterans and their families to take advantage of Brainfuse’s VetNow, a library online resource that will help you navigate the VA benefits program. Veterans, discover the benefits for which you are eligible and have earned with VetNow!

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