My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
of the Library will hold their Mini Book
Sale on Sunday, November 4, at Leonardtown Library from
11 AM - 3 PM. Rain date is November 11.
- Vote on November 6! We have created
a Voters Guide to help you with your
voting needs and decisions.
becoming a member of your dynamic Library
Applications are now being accepted for two positions and are
due Nov. 14. More details.
can now pay your library fines online
using any credit card through PayPal. To pay online, go to
"My Account" and click on "Fines" tab.
Minimum payment is $5.
to Amanda Ellington, Carrie Munn and Amy Watson on their recent promotions.
of Lexington Park's 10th Anniversary
were: Toddler-Athena Biscoe; Youth-Jadyn Dean; Teen-Rina
Segesdy; Adult-Allie Fulk. More details.
library is selling metal license plate
that say "Libraries are essential. I love my
library." Stop by any branch and purchase one before
they are gone. Only $15.
three libraries will serve as collection sites for Toys for Tots again this year. Drop
off your donations of new toys at any branch. Food items are
also being accepted at each branch for local food banks.
three libraries will be closed on
Nov. 12 for Veterans' Day and will close at 5 PM on Wed,
November 21, and be closed on Thurs, November 22, for
difficulty accessing My Account? Try these solutions. We are sorry
for the inconvenience but the problem is out of our control. The
vendor for the Southern Maryland region is working to correct
Cummings' artwork will be on display at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery
through January 31. An opening reception will be held
Thurs, November 15, 5-8 PM in the Library's Art Gallery.
Artists interested in displaying artwork at the library gallery
should contact Candy Cummings at
Friends Mini Book Sale
11 am - 3 pm
Lots of gently used books and
items that will make great holiday gifts. Unbelievable prices.
Rain date: Sunday,
Library Board looking for new members
The Board of Library Trustees is looking for dedicated
residents with a deep commitment to St. Mary's County Library to
serve on the Board. Two vacancies will exist as Board members
Everlyn Holland and Dan Burris terms will end on December 31.
Terms are 5 years. If interested, click here for information about the
Board, the requirements, and how to apply.
Applications and resumes are due by
5 pm on Wed, November 14.
Pay your library fines online!
You can now pay your library fines online with any
major credit card using PayPal. Minimum payment is $5. To
pay online, click on "My Account" and then the
Staff members receive promotions
Amanda Ellington was recently promoted to the position of Assistant
Branch Manager at Lexington Park. Amanda was hired as the Youth
Department Manager at Lexington Park in June 2009. Earlier this
year she was named a "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal.
She graduated from Library Associate Training Institute and recently
graduated from the Maryland Library Leadership Institute. She
was responsible for the development of the Active Learning Centers
and the re-design of the chldren's area. She has been a speaker
at numerous conferences around the country.
Carrie Munn began
working for the library as a substitute and was promoted to part time
Circulation Assistant at Lexington Park in June. You might
recognize her, or at least her name, from reading her articles
in The County
Times. Besides working the checkout desk, she works
on Interlibrary Loans, maintains the magazines, and uses her
Amy Watson has worn a lot of hats. She started working as
a Page at Lexington Park in 2010. In June 2011 she transferred
to Charlotte Hall to be the Public Technology Assistant (PTA).
She was promoted to a Circulation Assistant in December 2011 but
continued to be the PTA. In September Amy was promoted to
Library Associate I at Charlotte Hall and works at the Information
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Child care providers! Earn 2
CEUs at free workshop
Learn simple activities you can do
every day with the children in your care to help them get ready to
learn to read. The workshop is free. Register
Leonardtown Sat, Nov. 3, 2:30-4:30 PM
Introduction to Finding
Nonprofits, this webinar will introduce you to the
Foundation Center's comprehensive online database.
how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of
foundations that will match your organization's funding
Power Search which allows you to search across nine Foundation
Center databases--grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news,
jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and PubHub reports.
Wed, November 14, 1-2 PM
Lexington Park Library
Lexington Park Library's Grant Seeker Resource Center is a
Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. It contains
resources for both individual researchers and nonprofit
for all ages
Baby Steps for 2-12 months
Toddler for 1-2 1/2 years
Wiggle-Giggle for listeners with extra energy
Stories & More for all ages
Times/days can be
found on the Kids Page
Evening Storytime &
Charlotte Hall & Leonardtown, 1st Thursday, November 1,
6 PM Storytime
6:30 PM LEGO Fun
Lexington Park, 1st Wednesday, November 7, 6 PM,
Dance Party--dance to favorite storytime tunes
Leonardtown Fri, November 9, 10
Lexington Park Fri, November 16, 2 PM
Children ages 7and older can discover how food moves
through the body, measure the fat and sugar in favorite foods, and
experiment with how to keep mealtime safe from nasty germs.
Park Tues, November 6, 2 PM
Fri, November 23, 2:30 PM
St. Mary's Riding Club
donates equestrian materials
It's not everyday that a horse
visits the Leonardtown Library. Everybody's Buddy accompanied
Kathy Glockner (right) when she dropped off some of the items donated
by the St. Mary's Riding Club to Librarian Lois Coryell. The
St. Mary's Riding Club donated $1200 worth of new equestrian DVDs and
books on topics ranging from horse health to cross county riding.
Learn coupon basics and holiday
Come and learn how to make the most of using coupons plus tips on how
to save on your holiday shopping sprees from coupon veteran, Kimberly
Leonardtown Tues, November 6 6:30
Charlotte Hall Thurs, November
8 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.
Tues, November 13, 1:00 PM
Talk about a good book!
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books
are available at the hosting library.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
The cells of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco
farmer, were taken without her knowledge, yet became one of the most
important tools in medical research.
Mon, November 5, 7 PM
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
This ode to
George Orwell's 1984
relates the stories of an assassin for a secret organization and a
mathematics lecturer and writer.
Thurs, November 15, 7 PM
At Home: a Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
readers on a tour of his house, a rural English parsonage, showing
how each room has figured in the evolution of private life.
Mon, November 19 (3rd Monday), 6 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 November.
Introduction to Email:
December 3, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
One-on-one instruction is available at all three branches. Contact the
library for an appointment.
Upcoming Classes other than Basic:
Introduction to PowerPoint
November 5, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
November 19, 5:30-7:30 PM, Leonardtown
December 7, 2:30-4:40 PM, Charlotte
Mini-classes at Leonardtown:
Managing your online library account & Library
November 8, 1:30-2 PM
own Holiday Greeting Newsletter using Word
November 13, 3-4 PM
an online application
November 20, 2:30-3:30 PM
Try-out (no registration)
November 24, 4-5 PM
Using your iPad to check out eBooks (no registration)
December 4, 10-11 AM
Kindle Fire to check out eBooks (No registration)
December 6, 1-2 PM
Click here for complete class schedule and to
Lexington Park Library
celebrates 10th Anniversary
On October 16, Lexington Park Library celebrated the 10th
anniversary of the opening in the current building. Staff
handed out balloons and candy. Baskets were raffled.
Library users posted "happy birthday" messages. Here
are a few of the many messages received:
a writer and the Library is like my home away from home.
library is a great learning place. Read.
love the library because they are kind to me and their books are
lets everyone have an education and lets people read books that
love to read. I love computers and scavenger hunts. So I
love the library.
love the library because you can meet great people.
have such nice and helpful librarians.
current staff and volunteers who were working when the library opened
in 2002 are Karen Alvey, Janis Cooker, Jim Downs, Darlene McCoy,
Kathy Roy, Rose Sivak, Diann Thompson, Patrice Ryan, Kathy Weigel,
and Terri Wilson.
New Feature added to
Content has been added to the catalog and provides:
- Ratings & reviews
- List of books in series (in order)
- Suggestions of other books you might
like to read by title and author
- Discussion guides
- Related articles
NoveList Content can be found
by clicking on a title and then scrolling through the list of
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Stuffed ham for the holidays?
Looking for a stuffed ham recipe ... or wondering
about its origin? Our cookbook,
300 Years of Black Cooking in St. Mary's County,
contains two recipes plus a brief history of this
Southern Maryland favorite.
Cookbooks are available at each branch for $15. They make great
gifts whether for the holidays ... or for an out-of-town guest.
Earn money for the library
when you shop for groceries
McKay's Community Rewards
Giveaway program has begun. Register your Gold Card online or at any
McKay's Food Store designating St. Mary's County Library as your
non-profit. Each time you shop at McKay's and use your Gold
Card, your purchases will be credited to our account. In May,
McKay's will donate $60,000 to the participating non-profits based on
the percentage of Gold Card purchases credited to them.
The library earned $2855 in last year's program.
Help us top that figure in this year's program.
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Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library