Washington Nationals and PGCMLS Launch Josh Bell’s Book Club This May

April 27, 2021

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Largo, MD. – After the success of last year’s Summer @ Your Library program, the Washington Nationals selected Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) as a preferred library partner for one of their new signature community engagement programs, Josh Bell’s Book Club, which launches on May 23 at 7 pm. This baseball season-long, virtual book club’s tagline is “Books. Betterment. Progress.” Readers and baseball fans are invited to participate in the hour-long webinar discussions with Josh Bell that focus on becoming a better you through reading. The books selected for the club are ones Bell wishes he had read sooner, as they have the potential to inspire personal growth.

Josh Bell and featured guests, such as PGCMLS staff, will guide the discussions and viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions. The book selection for May 23 is the “Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance” by H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl. The book teaches how to master your inner game to take your performance to another level in baseball and in life. Copies of the book are available for borrowing through PGCMLS at pgcmls.info or on the PGCMLS mobile app. DMV residents from outside of Prince George’s County may register for a free virtual card at pgcmls.info to borrow the book through PGCMLS. 

“The Library is thrilled to be selected along with the Fairfax County Public Library System to showcase this first ever Washington Nationals – Josh Bell’s Book Club,” said CEO Roberta Phillips. “PGCMLS’ growing partnership with the Nationals is a testament to the team’s strong contributions to helping our local community thrive by helping us foster a love of reading.”

Registration details for Josh Bell’s Book Club will be announced in early May at nationals.com/bookclub. Stay tuned for an announcement about the 2021 Summer @ Your Library program.

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About the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 915,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve booklovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike.

PGCMLS’ robust online offerings include curated content collections for kids, teens, educators, Spanish speakers, and more. Virtual events and outreach provide access to the Library from the comfort of home or on the go. Special programs include the D.R.E.A.M. Lab, STEM Pals, and 3D printing, which offer teens and lifelong learners with opportunities to learn cutting-edge technology and STEM skills for job readiness or personal enrichment. The Library also provides drive-up WiFi access at all branches and mobile hotspot devices. The Library’s Laurel Branch Library received the 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Award and was designated the best new public building in Maryland.

As a strong community partner, the Library regularly collaborates with local government agencies and non-profit organizations to provide access to essential community services and programs. Partners include the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission, Employ Prince George’s, Prince George’s County Public Schools, and Prince George’s Community College. Learn more at pgcmls.info or by visiting the Largo-Kettering Branch at 9601 Capital Lane, Largo, MD 20721 Phase 2 Limited Six-Branch Reopening updates available here. New Phase 2 Library hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (1-6 pm), Wednesday (1-8 pm) and Saturday (1-5 pm) with the exception of Baden. Baden Branch hours (Wednesday-Thursday 2-6 pm and Friday 11 am-2 pm) remain the same.