My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
Pete kicks off the Professional
Performance series on June 25.
and other programs begin the week of June 25.
all teens! Showcase your talent at the Teen Talent
Show at Lexington Park on June 21.
bring a nonperishable food item for the local food
pantry when attending a program this summer.
about buying an eReader?
Stop by any branch and test-drive the various ones. We
have Kindles, Nooks, iPads and other popular ones that you can
check out and use in the library.
you to Friends of the Library for their donation of
$45,000 to the libraries at their annual dinner.
from thousands of chat sessions by other Maryland librarians,
Lexington Park's Reference Librarian Sara Stephenson was named
an AskUsNow! Rockstar with
her exceptional and thorough online chat session.
by the Master Gardener's Plant Clinics to
get your gardening questions answered from 11 AM-1 PM on 1st
& 3rd Tuesdays at Lexington Park; 10 am -12 noon on 1st
& 3rd Saturdays at Charlotte Hall and 11 AM-1 PM on 2nd
& 4th Tuesdays at Leonardtown.
artwork of local artists Tammy Vitale and Mary Ida Rolape will
be on display at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery
through June 15. Suzanne Sheldon will display her artwork
starting June 16 through July 31. Artists interested in
displaying artwork at the library gallery should contact Candy
Cummings at 301-863-6693.
$45,000 to libraries
Friends President Louise Snell (left) presented branch
managers (left to right) Marylee Russell, Mary Anne Bowman, and Neil
Derksen each with a certificate worth $15,000 from the Friends at the
Annual Dinner. These funds are used to purchase materials and
furniture at the branches.
Thank you, Friends, for your generous donation!
President: Louise Snell
Vice President: Trish Parkinson
Treasurer: Phyllis Krasnokutsky
Stephenson is a Rockstar!
to Sara Stephenson, a reference librarian at Lexington Park, who was
named a Rockstar Librarian for her terrific work answering questions
online for the statewide AskUsNow! reference service.
Sara's answer was one of only a handful of answers
from all over the state to be nominated for the Rockstar Award out of
many thousands of answers provided by Maryland librarians. The
AskUsNow! coordinators nominate those librarians who really connect
with the customer, have creative solutions to problems, go above and
beyond for the answer, and educate the customer. That's
Get an answer from a real librarian
24/7 with AskUsNow!
Download summer brochure
Reading Programs begin June 4
Help your kids maintain their reading
skills and discover the fun of reading by having them participate in
one of our Summer Reading Programs...plus they earn prizes and even a
book. Register online or at any branch.
Read-to-Me: Birth to age 2
Complete a row of
activities on your game board with your little one and choose a prize
for your child. Choose a book when your sheet is completed.
Dream Big, READ!: Preschoolers
to 5th grade
Complete the fun
activities on your gameboard to the prize square and receive a
prize. Complete the entire gameboard and choose a book.
Own the Night!: Grade 6 and
More details below.
Free tickets for reading participants
- Southern Maryland Blue Crabs:
Every child receives a stadium ticket to a game on either July
7, 20, or 21.
- Baltimore Orioles:
120 participants will receive tickets for the August 6th game.
- National Aquarium, B&O Railroad
Museum or Port Discovery: One Dream
Big, READ! participant will receive a family pass to one of
Science Center: One Dream Big, READ! pariticipant per
branch will receive a family packet of 4 tickets in a random
Performances on Mondays, June 25-July 30. Free.
White Marsh Elementary School (Charlotte Hall's)
PM Leonard Hall Recreation Center (Leonardtown's)
except on July 9 which will be at Leonardtown Elementary
PM Lexington Park Library
Click here for a complete list of performers.
June 25 --Uncle Pete
kicks off the performance with his lively concert. Funds
provided by St. Mary's County Arts Council and Friends of St. Mary's
Storytimes June 25-August 4.
Crafternoons June 26-August 2
4-12 can drop in and make a weekly craft. Supplies
Storytime & Stuffed Animal Sleepover
bring their stuffed animal for storytime, leave them for a sleepover
and then pick them up the next day and watch a slide show of their
Lexington Park Wed, June 20, 6 PM
Hall Wed, June 27
AM ages 3-6 2-3:30 PM ages 6+
Family Movie Hugo
Thurs, June 21, 2 PM
School Spirit Days
Elementary- Mon, June 4, 5-7 PM, Leonardtown
Point Elementary- Tues, June 5, 3-5 PM, Leonardtown
Elementary- Wed, June 6, 2-6 PM, Leonardtown
Andrew White- Tues, June 19, 5-7 PM, Leonardtown
Holly Elementary- Tues, June 19, 5-7 PM, Leonardtown
Now Available: Summer Learning Fun activity
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Night! Summer Reading Program
Begins June 4th, ends August 11.Register.
Fill in the stars on your game card by reading or listening to books,
attending a library program, or submitting a book review. Fill
in a row of stars and receive a "row prize" and be entered
in the grand prize drawing.
Row Prizes: locker gear, restaurant & ice cream coupons,
Grand Prizes: sack packs, t-shirts, Ledo's gift certificates,
digital cameras, video cameras, karaoke machines, entertainment
projectors, noise headphones
Got talent? Song, dance, magic, poetry,
whatever? Bring it! Show it! Register if you plan to perform.
No registration is required if you plan to come and watch.
Lexington Park Thursday, June
21 5-7 PM
Own the Night! Virtual Scavenger
Beginning June 25th, daily clues will be posted to our
tumblr site. Can you solve them? Email your answers to win
prizes. Access the clues and get started.
Minute to Win It! Charlotte Hall, July 16, 2-4 PM
Editing Leonardtown, July 20, 2:30-4:30
Bella Music School students will present free family
Park Library Sat, June 2 2-4 PM
Poets and fans of any age,
Bring a poem and take the stage.
Share a favorite or one you have written,
Or grab a friend and have a listen!
Wed, June 6, 6:30 PM,
Books, Coffee &
Calling all adults! Come and enjoy coffee and
engaging conversation with other adults as well as share books you
have read or listened to.
Mon, June 11, 1:00 PM, Leonardtown
Tues, June 19, 10:30 AM, Lexington
Oscar Film Fest
Join us on Friday afternoon at 2 PM at Lexington Park
of 2012 Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography. The
orphaned boy named Hugo who secretly lives in the walls of a Paris
train station gets caught up in a mystery adventure when he attempts
to repair a mechanical man. Rated PG. 127 minutes.
June 8 The Help
The winner of 2012 Oscar for Best Performance by an
Actress in a Supporting Role. When a southern society girl
decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives
taking care of prominent southern families, she turns the small
Mississippi town upside down. Rated PG-13. 146 minutes.
of 2012 Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting
Role. When Oliver meets Anna, he is flooded with memories of
his late father who, following 44 years of marriage, came out of the
closet at age 75. Rated R. 105 minutes.
June 22 War Horse
Won nominee for 2012 Oscar for Best Picture.
This Steven Spielberg film follows the journey of a horse as he moves
through WWI, changing the lives and inspiring all those he
meets. Rated PG-13. 146 minutes.
June 29 The Artist
Winner of 5 of the 2012 Oscars including Best Motion
Picture of the Year. This film tells the story of the
interlinked destinies of silent movie superstar George Valentin and
the young dancer Peppy Miller who lights up the talkies like no one
else. Rated PG-13. 100 minutes.
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Talk about a good book!
Join us for
any of these book discussions. Books are available at hosting
Please Look After Mom
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love,
Character, and Achievement
Mon, June 11, 6 PM
Thurs, June 21, 7 PM
Click here for List of
2012 Book Discussion Titles
Computer Classes--Registration required for all
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and
email will be offered at Lexington Park in July.
One-on-one instruction is available at all three branches. Call the library
for an appointment.
Upcoming Classes other than Basic:
Intermediate Publisher 2010
June 4, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Get More From Google
June 5, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
July 30, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Click here for complete class schedule and to
thanks librarians and shares bookmarks
Recently Kaylee Howe, a student at Piney Point
Elementary, dropped off the following note at the Leonardtown
Library along with bookmarks she had created which are pictured
Thanks for all you do in
our community! Thanks for letting me check out books to read
over the summer. This is my favorite library. I love how
people are very helpful when I try to find a book. I love the Summer
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library