Each year I am invigorated by the fall season. I love the cooler weather, the crisp, colorful leaves that begin to fall and warm apple cider. For me, it is my New Year.
This fall is critical for our vision, as we plan for the upcoming three to five years at PGCMLS. We know you too are invested in our future. More than 3,000 surveys available in English and Spanish about what you feel is important in our community have been completed either in print or online.
This data, along with additional data collected by the library and the county, will help steer the creation of strategic focus areas. What really matters is our customers, and we will be guided by a new set of values.
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System Values
We are Open
We are Unique
We are Dynamic
We are Connected
We are Kind
Take some time during this busy season and share a book with a child, discuss a book with a friend or get lost in a book by yourself
Roberta R. Phillips, CEO
The New LibrarianShip Field Guide by R. David Lankes, Published by the MIT Press.
Latino American Experience
During Hispanic Heritage Month, learn more about great cultures through American Mosaic Latino American Experience. This database is focused on Latin American history and cultures from the year 250 to the present. You can search for specific subjects or browse through time periods and locations!
Library Branch Updates
Hyattsville, Glenarden & Beltsville Branches Add Sunday Hours
Thanks to the generosity of the County Executive and County Council and all our library supporters, the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) will offer Sunday hours from 1-5 pm at three additional locations, starting in October 2019. The addition of Sunday hours to the Hyattsville (temporary location), Glenarden and Beltsville branches will bring the total to 10 PGCMLS branches with Sunday hours.
The Greenbelt Branch of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System will be closing for re-carpeting and shelving replacement from November 25, 2019 to January 21, 2020 . Nearby branches include: Hyattsville, New Carrollton and Bowie.
Saturday, October 26, 10:30 am
In partnership with International Rescue Committee (IRC) English Learners, immigrant youth, can receive free homework, language acquisition and college preparation assistance.
Central Area Events
Click branch links below on or after the first to view the current month's calendar.
Spauldings | Fairmount Heights
Cantaré: Latin American Music
Did you enjoy a particular song or learn a new cultural / historical fact about Latin American music at this Spauldings Branch event? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
One Maryland One Book (OMOB) is Maryland’s first-ever statewide community reading project and is the signature program of the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities. The selected book for 2019 is What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha. Readers will be hooked as Dr. Mona fights to reveal how Flint's children were exposed to lead. Related events are being held at these branch libraries: Accokeek, Bowie, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Largo-Kettering, Laurel and Oxon Hill.
PGCMLS is excited about participating again this year in the Maryland STEM Festival. This year’s theme is Space and Flight. The theme commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 (July 19, 1969) and the 60th Anniversary of the Goddard Space Flight Center (March 1, 1959). The festival will run: October 11-November 10. Visit www.pgcmls.info to learn about STEM-tastic events at your library!