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Park now has teleconferencing capabilities in
the meeting rooms. More
a Kindle! At last you can download the library's free
eBooks! Get started.
- Win a NOOK Color or a Kindle!
Beginning October 11, the libraries will have various eReaders
for you to try. Stop by and try one to be entered in the
drawing. Find out
15! That's the last day teens can submit artwork for the Express Yourself Art Contest.
three libraries are collection sites for Toys for Tots again this year. New
toys can be dropped off any time after Oct. 11 and before Dec.
15. Toys should not be gift wrapped. All donations
will be given to children in St. Mary's County.
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by
Sherman Alexie continues to be read for the One Maryland One Book statewide community
read. Our last book discussion is Oct. 3 at
Sierra's "Air It Out: the Clothesline Project," is
on display in the Lexington Park Art Gallery until Oct.
31. The display was created by women who have survived
violence or by those who wish to honor women victimized by
violence. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 5 from
us at the Health Fair on Oct. 21 at Hollywood Fire
libraries will be closed Oct. 10 for
Columbus Day. Don't forget our Internet branch is always
us on Facebook!
Less than 25 fans until we hit 1,000! Will you be
our 1,000th fan?
Friends of the
Library Mini Book Sale
11 AM- 3
Lots of gently
used books and items that will make great holiday gifts.
Rain date: Sun, Nov. 13
Audio & Video
Teleconferencing now at Lexington Park
was awarded a federal grant for $89,000 to upgrade the audio/video
equipment in the meeting rooms. Teleconferencing is available only in
Room A but can be simultaneously displayed in Room B as well.
- Audio Teleconferencing
- Video Teleconferencing: Tandberg
Video Conference System with multiple site capability
- HD Projection System on oversized
- Integrated AV control for easy
self-service with sound and projector
- Microphone options: stationary,
handheld and lavalier
Businesses can rent our meeting
rooms for $25/hour per room. No fees for nonprofits.
The AV system
upgrade was funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and
Library Services (IMLS) with Library Services and Technology Act
(LSTA) funds through the Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Library Development and Services (MSDE/DLDS).
October 11, stop by any branch and try out one of our new eReaders,
made available through a grant provided by the Maryland Division of
Library Development and Services. All three branches will have
the NOOK Color, iPad, and Kindle. Lexington Park and Charlotte
Hall also will have the NOOK Touch and Charlotte Hall will have the
Kobo Reader and the Pandigital Novel. Check out an eReader to
use inside the library and see how easy it is to download titles from
the library's eBook collection or let staff demonstrate how to use
eBooks at workshops
eReaders! Want to learn more about these? Register for the eBook Workshop and
get an overview of eBooks and eReader technology and how to download
the library's free downloadable books. Staff will demonstrate
downloading to the NOOK and other ePub compatible devices, the
Kindle, and use of the iPad/iPhone and Android apps.
Bring your laptop and eReader if you them.
Wed, Oct. 12, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Mon, Nov. 21, 5:30-7:30 PM, Leonardtown
Fri, Dec. 16, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Win a NOOK Color or Kindle
Starting October 11, ask staff about downloadable
eBooks, try out one of our new eReaders, or attend an eBooks Workshop
and you will be entered in a drawing for a NOOK Color or Kindle to be
given away on December 17. Each branch will give away a NOOK
Color and one winner will be drawn from all the entries to receive a
Kindle. The eReaders were donated by Southern Maryland Regional
Library Association (SMRLA).
Fabulous Fall Fun
Storytimes Complete fall schedule
storytime in both Spanish and English.
Park, Wed, Oct. 5, 6:00 PM
Drop in with your
child & enjoy fun activities you can use everyday to help your
little ones get ready to learn to read.
Sat, Oct. 15, 10 AM-12 noon
Hall, Mon, Oct. 17, 10 AM-12 noon
Park, Tues, Oct. 18, 10 AM- 12 noon
not-so-scary stories, creepy crafts, and more. Trick-or-treat
through the library! All ages. Register
Hall, Sat, Oct. 29, 10:00 AM
Park, Mon, Oct. 31, 6:00 PM
Mon, Oct. 31, 6:00 PM
Gaming Day Family Fun
Enjoy an afternoon of
playing Wii and board games. Everyone welcome. Snacks
All three branches, Tues, Nov. 1, 2-4 PM
Express Yourself Teen Art Contest
12-18, pull out your pencils, paints, cameras, whatever... and get to
it! Express yourself and enter the art contest.
Submit entries through Oct. 15 at any branch. Entries must be flat, no larger
than 8 1/2 x 11, and original. They can be pencil, pen,
charcoal, pastel, water color, oil, photography, computer-generated,
collage, or mixed media.
Prize: Art Supplies. One winner per branch.
Express Yourself Gallery Showcase
display and announcement of winners. Register
Monday, Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 PM at Lexington Park.
Tie Dye Extravaganza
own 100% cotton shirt and try your hand at tie dying. Mike and
Virginia Richardson of "Yes Virginia Creations" will teach
the event and provide the other supplies. Limited space so come
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 5-7 PM, Lexington Park
Paying for College
Presented by Dr. Caroline Bright, St. Mary's College
Financial Aid Director and local high school career counselors.
Topics include: Options available to finance college; FAFSA
(Federal Application for Student Aid) and local scholarships
Wednesday, October 12, 7 PM,
Wednesday, October 26, 7 PM,
Entire state reading Sherman Alexie's book,
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is
the 2011 selection for One Maryland One Book, Maryland's statewide
community read. In this semi-autobiographical work of fiction
that details the life of a 14-year-old guy living on an Indian
Reservation in Washington, Sherman Alexie tackles poverty, bullying,
and family struggle.
Multiple copies of the book and audiobook are available.
Join us at this book discussion:
Oct. 3, 7 PM, Charlotte Hall
Talk about a good book!
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books
available at hosting library.
Too Close to the Falls
by Catherine Gildiner
Monday, October 17, 6 PM
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Thurs, October 20, 7 PM
by Sarah Dunant
Mon, November 7, 7 PM
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and
offered at Charlotte Hall in October.
is available at Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown.
Call the library for an appointment.
Upcoming Classes other than
eBooks Workshop, Oct. 12, 5:30-730
PM, Lexington Park
Introduction to PowerPoint, Oct 17, 2-4 PM,
Introduction to Publisher, Oct. 24, 2-4 PM,
Click here for complete class schedule and to
Archaeology Exhibit moves to Leonardtown
Archaeology Exhibit that resided at Lexington Park this summer is now
on display at Leonardtown. The exhibit, a project of the
Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab at Jefferson Patterson and
Museum and the Maryland Historical Trust, contains local artifacts
from three important St. Mary's County archaeological sites. The
exhibit will travel to Charlotte Hall in January.
Lord Baltimore, Rebels, and an Irish Wench: Unearthing
the Past along the Wicomico
of St. Mary's College reports on discoveries made in cornfields
Tues, October 4, 7 PM, Lexington Park
Shop for Groceries--Earn Money for
Support the library by designating the Library as your nonprofit in
the McKay's Community Rewards Program, beginning October 1.
Register online, at any McKay's store, or at your library. Last
year we received $2,320. Thank you for your support. Register here.
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