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January 2018

Interim Co-CEOs Message


Kudos to our Laurel Branch Hackathon MAGIC’s Fourth Capture the Flag, Cybersecurity Competition third place winners: Leonid Burlachuk, Paul Chilcote, Jared Perdue and Andrew Valliere of UMUC Team-1. They discovered the clues, solved all the puzzles even with technical difficulties that slowed them down and beat the clock! More


Our Laurel Branch is also known for its  “green" features: solar energy, storm water management, charging stations for electric vehicles, living plant wall, recycling, green cleaning supplies, filtered water and energy efficient lighting. Check out our Hard Hat Librarian- Episode 5 video below.   



Go "Green" this Year!


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



PGCMLS has tools that will help you build a"greener" home. 
Save energy, lower your bills, 
be more comfortable.

Check out our FLIR smartphone (iOS and Android) thermal camera to audit your home for energy leaks. Button it up to save money on heating and cooling.


The Home Improvement Reference Center has easy instructions on insulating and repair. offers environmental skills training.

Check your appliances for energy efficiency by borrowing a Kill A Watt P4400 electricity usage monitor. 

Read books on eco-friendly homes and green building.

Attend water conservation and energy efficiency library events

Make & Take Origami Craft 

Orgami birds


St. Christophers Pop-up 

@ 8001 Annapolis Rd

New Carrollton, MD 


Wednesday, January 3, 3:30 pm
Ages 5-12


Kids create their own Origami of animals, flowers, and other interesting objects to take home.

West Area Events


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


Hyattsville | Bladensburg

Mount Rainier | Pop-Up Locations 


College Navigators

keyboard with Online College Application Key

Teens! Share some tips for navigating the college application process from this Hyattsville Branch event on Facebook or Instagram

Library News 


Winter Reading Challenge 2018 


The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System in collaboration with almost 100 libraries in the United States and South Korea have taken on Mark Cuban’s challenge of reading at least one million minutes and 50,000 books in January 2018.


If the goal is met during Beanstack’s

Winter Reading Challenge, Cuban will donate $25,000 to First Book and $10,000

to top performing libraries and their communities. (Photo: Courtesy of Zoobean) More