Here are details about the Prince George's public libraries summer program for readers ages 12 to 18, with summaries provided by

"Count of Monte Cristo"

The classic tale of swashbuckling adventure by Dumas stars James Caviezel as Edmund Dantes, an honest sailor who plans to marry his beautiful lover, Mercedes. His best friend secretly desires Mercedes for himself and schemes with a fallen aristocrat to frame Edmund for a crime he didn't commit. Sentenced to life on the remote island prison of D'If, Edmund becomes consumed by plans for revenge.

Fairmount Heights Branch, 4:30 p.m., July 1.

Hillcrest Heights Branch, 3:30 p.m., July 13.

Hyattsville Branch, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., July 20.

Surratts-Clinton Branch, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 2.


A boy being punished for a crime he didn't commit learns that there is more going on at a juvenile correctional facility than meets the eye in this comedy-drama. Stanley's (Shia LaBeouf) bad luck hits a new low when a pair of sneakers literally falls out of the sky on him -- and turns out to be stolen. A judge sentences Stanley to a stay at Camp Green Lake. Holes was based on the award-winning book for young people by Louis Sachar.

Beltsville Branch, 7 p.m., June 30.

Surratts-Clinton Branch, 7 p.m., July 19.

Bowie Branch, 7 p.m., July 21.

Hillcrest Heights Branch, 3:30 p.m., July 27.

"Princess Diaries"

This teen comedy is based on a popular novel by Meg Cabot. Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is a teenage klutz who's openly mocked by the popular Lana Thomas (pop singer Mandy Moore). Mia's life takes a dramatic turn, however, when her mom announces that her late biological father was the crown prince of a small European nation, Genovia. Now Mia is the sole heir to the throne.

New Carrollton Branch, 7 p.m., June 30.

Surratts-Clinton Branch, 7 p.m., July 12.

Largo-Kettering Branch 7 p.m., July 21.

Hyattsville Branch, 7 p.m., July 27.


This triumphant story of comebacks -- for a horse, for the characters and for a country -- should appeal to anyone. The acting is top-notch. As star-crossed jockey Red Pollard, Tobey Maguire proves once again that he is arguably the best actor of his generation. Seabiscuit is old-fashioned Hollywood entertainment, in the best sense of the phrase. Based on the best-seller "Seabiscuit," by Laura Hillenbrand.

Beltsville Branch, 6:30 p.m., July 7.

New Carrollton Branch, 6:30 p.m., July 14.

Bowie Branch, 6:30 p.m., July 28.

Largo-Kettering Branch, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 4.

"Whale Rider"

Based on the novel by Maori writer Witi Ihimaera, "Whale Rider" is a unique family drama. The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males. This tradition is challenged when a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister manages to survive and Koro, the chief of their tribe, is disappointed because Pai's twin brother was supposed to be the next leader.

Largo-Kettering Branch, 7 p.m., July 7.

Beltsville Branch, 7 p.m., July 14 .

Hillcrest Heights Branch, 3:30 p.m., July 20.

New Carrollton Branch, 7 p.m., July 28.