My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
to Joan Bauk, Kathy Faubion, and Amy Kirchofer on their recent promotions.
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.
for the Teen Video Contest are due October
10. Winners will be announced at the Showcase, October 13.
have created a Voter's Guide on our website to
help you with your voting needs and decisions.
your calendar! The Friends of the Library will hold their Mini Book Sale at the Leonardtown Library
on Sunday, November 4, 11 AM - 3 PM. Raindate is Sunday,
three libraries will serve as collection sites for Toys for Tots again this year. You
can drop off your donations starting October 22. Toys must
Galloway, the author of The
Cellist of Sarajevo, One Maryland One Book,
will speak at Huntingtown High School in Calvert County on
three libraries will be closed on
Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day.
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
Sierra's "Air It Out: The Clothesline Project," is on
display at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery
through October 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
Wed, October 10, 5-8 PM at the Library. Artists interested in
displaying artwork at the library gallery should contact Candy
Cummings at 301-863-6693.
- The Master Gardener's Plant Clinics will
end this month with the last one being Tues, October 2, 11 AM-1
PM at Lexington Park; Sat, October 6, 10 am -12 noon at
Charlotte Hall; and Tues, October 9, 11 AM-1 PM at
Lexington Park Library turns 10
on October 16
The current Lexington Park Library opened its doors on
October 16, 2002. During the week of October 15, we will
celebrate its tenth anniversary!
Stop by the library and take a photographic journey
down memory lane.
Park is the busiest library in Southern Maryland. These
ten-year totals will give you a glimpse of the volume of its
Items checked out: 5,022,000
Smiles and Aha's: Billions &
Staff members receive promotions
Joan Bauk started as a substitute in 2010, then became a
Circulation Assistant at Leonardtown in August 2011. This past
July, she was promoted to Library Associate working at the
Information Desk at Leonardtown. Joan also serves on the
Program & Outreach Team.
Kathy Faubion began working for the library as a substitute at all
three branches in 2011. In April she accepted a part-time
Library Associate position at Leonardtown working at the Information
Desk. Kathy coordinates Leonardtown's monthly book discussion
group and computer classes, many of which she teaches.
Amy Kirchofer started working as a substitute in 2008 and was hired
as a Circulation Assistant at Lexington Park that same year. In
July 2010 she was hired as a part-time Library Associate at Charlotte
Hall. This August she moved to Leonardtown to work at the
Information Desk and to be the Young Adult librarian. She soon
will be taking AskUsNow! training. She served on the Optimistic
Realism 12 Strategic Planning Team.
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The Cellist of Sarajevo author to speak
Join us for An
Evening with the Author and meet Steven Galloway,
author of this year's One Maryland One Book, The Cellist of
Sarajevo. Also performing will be a cellist and the
Eye of the Storm Productions who will perform an excerpt of the
Readers' Theater of the novel. Free.
Tues, October 2
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Huntingtown High School (Calvert County)
Eye of the Storm Productions will perform The Cellist of Sarajevo. Free.
Huntingtown High School Auditorium
" Wandering Book" and you could win an
Copies of The Cellist of Sarajevo
have been left in public places around the county to be picked up,
read, and then given to someone else to read or left at ano ther
public place. Finders of these books will be entered in the
drawing for an iPod Touch donated by Southern Maryland Regional
Library or a Barnes& Noble gift certificate donated by Maryland
Humanities Council. Instructions to enter can be found on the
One Maryland One Book is a program of the Maryland
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Child care providers! Earn
2 CEUs at free workshops
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.
Charlotte Hall Thurs,
Oct.18, 6-8 PM
Sat, Nov. 3, 2:30-4:30 PM
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
& LEGO Fun
Lexington Park, 1st Wednesday, October 3, 6 PM, storytime only
Charlotte Hall & Leonardtown, 1st Thursday, October 4,
6 PM Storytime
6:30 PM LEGO Fun
Party--dance to favorite storytime tunes
Charlotte Hall Mon, October 15, 10 AM
Leonardtown Fri, November 9, 10
Lexington Park Fri, November 16, 2 PM
Read. Learn. Grow.
with your child & enjoy fun activities you can use everyday to
help your little ones get ready to read.
Leonardtown Fri, October 19, 10-12
Charlotte Hall Mon, October
Lexington Park Tues, Dec. 11,
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.
Hall Fri, October 19, 10 AM
Park Tues, November 6, 2 PM
Fri, November 23, 2:30 PM
Children 5 years and
younger will enjoy not-so-scary stories, awesome activities,
trick-or-treating through the library. Free.
Charlotte Hall Sat, October 27, 10 AM
Leonardtown Wed, October 31, 5:30 PM
Lexington Park Wed, October 31, 6:00
Teen Video Contest
Grand Prize: Digital Camera
Entry deadline: Wed, October 10
a 3-minute book trailer or a music video featuring some sort of
gadget (anything "techie"--computer, phone, app, game,
the video to YouTube tagging it "STMALIB Video Contest
your entry form.
Videos will be judged on
October 11-12. Winners will be announced at the Video Showcase.
View the videos. Vote for
your favorite. Find out which video won!
Saturday, October 13
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Paying for College
How will you pay those college expenses? Come and
find out what options are available to you from Dr. Caroline Bright,
Director of Financial Aid at St. Mary's College. She will also
discuss FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid). The career
counselors from the local high schools will be present scholarship
October 15, 6:30 PM
Wed, October 24, 6:30 PM
Hall Mon, October 29, 6:30
Learn how to save with coupons
Coupon veteran, Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor, will explain how to save
money using coupons and provide strategies to make the most of
coupons. Come and learn how to make them work for you. Register.
Charlotte Hall Wed, October 17
Leonardtown Tues, November 6 6:30
The following will focus on how to save on your holiday shopping
Lexington Park Tues, October
23 6:45 PM
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, October 9, 1:00 PM
Talk about a good book!
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books
are available at hosting library.
The State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
A pharmaceutical company's researcher
journeys into the Amazon delta to check on a field team--a dangerous
assignment that forces her to confront ghosts of her past.
Mon, October 15 (3rd Monday), 6 PM
Tinkers by Paul Harding
deathbed, George Washington Crosby's thoughts drift back to his
childhood and the father who abandoned him when he was twelve.
Thurs, October 18, 7 PM
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
cells of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, were taken
without her knowledge, yet became one of the most important tools in
Mon, November 5, 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 Charlotte Hall in October and at Lexington
Park in November.
One-on-one instruction is available at all three branches. Contact the
library for an appointment.
Upcoming Classes other than Basic:
Open Lab with staff available for assistance
October 23, 12-2 PM, Charlotte Hall
to Excel 2010
October 15, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
October 23, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
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 Hall
Mini-classes at Leonardtown: No registration unless noted.
online library account & Library Elf
November 8, 1:30-2 PM
own Holiday Greeting Newsletter using Word
November 15, 3-4 PM
an online application
November 20, 2:30-3:30 PM
November 24, 4-5 PM
Click here for complete class schedule and to
Job Searching? Visit Mobile Career Center
The Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center, a
self-contained vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, will
be at each branch to provide an array of services to job seekers and
others who have workforce related needs.
Leonardtown Tues, October 16
10 AM-2 PM
Charlotte Hall Thurs, October
18 10 AM-2 PM
Do you have a mobile device?
Test our new Mobile
Website & give us feedback
We recognize that those of you
who use mobile devices have different needs than those who access
websites from desktops. We also realize that usage of these
devices are on the rise. To meet that need, we are in the
process of developing a new mobile Website to provide you with good
mobile user experience.
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