My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sale is
March 16-18 at the county fairgrounds. More details.
a virtual tour of The Reginald F. Lewis Museum
located in Baltimore on March 31 at Lexington Park. More details.
Park Library has undergone a "make-over"
and out. Read more.
celebrate the release of The Hunger
movie with us. More info.
us for Books, Coffee, and Conversation at
Leonardtown on March 12 at 1 PM, at Lexington Park on March 20
at 10:30 AM, and at Charlotte Hall on March 29 at 10:30 AM.
branch will soon have the new Sony eReader with wi-fi for you to
you to Cub Scout Pack 420 Den 8 for
picking up the debris around the Leonardtown
a look at the Archaeology Exhibit, a
project of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab at
Jefferson Patterson and Museum and the Maryland Historical Trust
on display at Charlotte Hall Library.
artist Willy Yowaiski's artwork is on display at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery
through March 15. His paintings which include acrylic on
canvas, collage and spray paint on glass and canvas. Jane
Rowe will display her artwork starting March 15 through April
30. Artists interested in displaying artwork at the
library gallery should contact Candy Cummings at 301-863-6693.
Friends of the Library
Fri, March 16, 1-8 PM Members of Friends only
with memberships available at door.
Take a virtual
journey to Baltimore and tour
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Sat, March 31, 2:00 PM
Lexington Park Library
Tour the largest African American museum on the East
Coast without leaving the county. Delve into the exhibits,
collections, and programs including exhibits from St. Mary's County with museum
staff member Lisa Crawley.
Deanna Mingo, Assistant Principal at George Washington
Carver Elementary, will share the state curriculum on teaching
African American history and its connection to the museum.
Co-sponsored by St. Mary's County Branch of NAACP,
Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions, and the Minority
Lexington Park Library gets a make-over
The bio-retention ponds at Lexington Park Library have
undergone an amazing transformation. The drainage pipes have
been re-worked and the vegetation cleared. The ponds will be
replanted in the near future. Thanks to the hard work of the
staff at the Community Development Corporation and the St. Mary's
County Department of Public Works for this
Inside, shelf units have been moved and rearranged to
make better use of the available space. The Young Adult area
has been expanded. Collections have been relocated: the magazines
were moved next to the Art Gallery and the audiobooks were relocated
to where the magazines were. Additional shelving is coming for the
audiobooks and DVDs.
Click here for the current program brochure
Read Across America
Join us and read at least 30 minutes for 30 days during the month of
March to celebrate Read Across Maryland Month. Download a reading
calendar and get started.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
Enjoy Dr. Seuss
stories, songs and activities. Only a few spaces still
Charlotte Hall, Sat,
March 3, 10:30 AM
Spring Break Fun
8-14, can come and enjoy karaoke fun.
Leonardtown, Tues, April 3, 2:30 PM
Lexington Park, Thurs, April 5
1-2 PM for ages 3-6 and 2-3 PM for ages 6+
Drop in and complete a spring craft. Ages
4-12. Supplies provided.
Charlotte Hall, Tues, April 3, 1-4 PM
Leonardtown, Wed, April 4, 1-4 PM
Lexington Park, Wed, April 4, 1-4 PM
Charlotte Hall, Mon, April 2, 2:00 PM
Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Lexington Park, Tues, April 3, 11:00 AM
Puss in Boots
Leonardtown, Thurs, April 5, 2:00 PM
Fun activity sheet available
The new Spring
Fun Activity Sheet as well as the Fun with your Little One flyers
(fun activities to entertain your child while you are on the go in
the community) are available at the libraries or download here
Enter the Arena,
partake in a Capital
Feast, and compete with other Districts
through multiple challenges to include trivia and Archery.
Come sporting your districts' wear, show your pride and be prepared
to battle to the death. Are you worthy enough to be pinned the "Mocking Jay"
? Come and find out. Register.
Leonardtown, Tues, March 20, 5:30 PM
Lexington Park, Thurs, March 22, 5:30 PM
Charlotte Hall, Fri, March 23, 3:00 PM
Talk about a
Join us for
any of these book discussions. Books are available at hosting
Threading the Needle
by Marie Bostwick
Mon, March 5, 7 PM
Mon, March 12, 6 PM
Thurs, March 22, 7 PM
Click here for List of
2012 Book Discussion Titles
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and
offered at Charlotte Hall and Lexington Park in March.
is available at Charlotte Hall
and Leonardtown. Call the library for an appointment.
Upcoming Classes other than Basic:
Introduction to Online Genealogy
March 19, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Open Computer Lab
March 26, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
I took these pictures...now what?
April 12, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Intermediate to PowerPoint
April 10, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
April 16, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Introduction to Excel 2010
April 19, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
April 26, 4-6 PM, Charlotte Hall
Click here for complete class schedule and to
Poetry Open Mic
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!
7, 6:30 PM, Leonardtown Library
Coffee & Conversation
Calling all adults! Come and enjoy light refreshments and
engaging conversation with other adults as well as share books you
have read or listened to.
Mon, March 12, 1:00 PM, Leonardtown
Tues, March 20, 10:30 AM, Lexington
Thurs, March 29, 10:30 AM,
Coming soon--the new Sony eReader with wi-fi
will soon have the new Sony eReader with wi-fi for you to try. With
this Sony Reader you are able to browse the downloadable titles right
on the screen and check the books out directly to it with no computer
needed. The libraries also have NOOKs, Kindles including the
Kindle Fire, and iPads.
Due to the
huge demand for eBooks and the reduction of titles available from
publishers, you might have to place a hold on some of the the
titles. Your staff is continually working with the statewide
consortium to purchase sufficient copies so there are no more than 3
holds per title. Be sure to log in first before browsing to see
additional titles available only to Southern Maryland users.
What can you do to
help save energy?
Tell us with art....and receive a prize!
SMECO 75th Anniversary Art Event
6-18! Express your view on what you can do to help save energy
through either digital or hand-drawn art on 8.5 x11 paper. Drop
off your artwork and complete an entry form at your library.
Three entries allowed per student.
entries is April 7.
This is not a
contest. All participants will receive a prize from SMECO by
mail and their artwork will be displayed at SMECO locations, events
and online via SMECO website and Facebook.
Mary's County Cemetery Project needs your help!
St. Mary's County Historic Preservation Commission has been compiling
a database of cemeteries in St. Mary's County to document the
sites. Each library has a copy of the cemetery database for the
public can view. The public is asked to contribute
information on cemeteries or burial yards not included and/or to
correct information listed in the database using forms available at
HelpNow! Free online homework help
homework? Need help? Use HelpNow!
live tutors available 2-11 PM daily in both English &
core subjects (grades 3-12 including AP): math, science, social
studies, language arts
also available including resume assistance and Microsoft training.
Online Information Resources available 24/7
of free online information resources perfect for assignments and
homework: encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, and other
databases. These resources are NOT considered internet
sources. Includes LearningExpress Library--interactive, online
practice exams for SAT, PSAT, AP, ACT, Reading & Math
Skills, and Middle/High School Improvements. Check out these
Shop for Groceries--Earn Money for the Library
library by designating the Library as your nonprofit in the McKay's
Community Rewards Program. Register online, at any McKay's
store, or at your library. Last year we received
$2,320. Thank you for your support. Register here.
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library