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is National Library Month. To celebrate, nationally known children's musician Jim Gill will present a family
concert on April 17 at 6:30 pm at Lexington Park.
- The Instant City, presented by Dr. Julia King at Leonardtown on April 10,
at 6:30 pm, will reveal the impact of NAS PAX River on our
community and the lives of those affected.
and new parents are invited to a Baby Shower
at Lexington Park library on April 20 at 2 pm.
Business Administration will provide starting a business basics
at Charlotte Hall on April 12, Leonardtown on April 19 and
Lexington Park on April 26.
will hold a Poetry Open Mic
April 3 at 6:30 pm.
libraries will be closed on
the following Fridays until 1 pm for staff training:
Lexington Park on April 12, Leonardtown on April 19, and
Charlotte Hall on May 3.
Jim Gill Family
Nationally known and award-winning children's musician
and author Jim Gill will present a high energy concert geared for
pre-school and early elementary children and families.
Fun! Interactive! Educational! Free! Come early to
get a seat.
April17, 6:30 pm
Friends of the Library MEGA
The total sales
and membership topped last year's amount. Thank you to the FOL
Board, the volunteers who helped, and all of you who shopped and
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"The Instant City": the Impact of NAS PAX
In November 1941, the US
Government purchased 6412 acres known as Cedar Point. April 4,
1942 they broke ground for NAS PAX River. Today, a thriving
military installation! Discover the impact NAS PAX has had on the
county from the point of view of those affected, especially during
those early years.
Presented by: Dr. Julia King, Associate Professor of Anthropology at St. Mary's
College and SlackWater Project Director. The SlackWater Project
now has a new website that
houses essays and unreleased oral histories.
Celebrating NAS PAX River 70th Anniversary
Express Yourself Teen
your vote for Viewer's Choice Award before April 15.
Teens, plan to pick up your artwork after the Awards Ceremony.
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Find out more about the basics of BMX biking, what it is, where to
go, and how to get started from Mike Schwartz of Mike's Bikes and his
BMX Racing Team.
for new and expecting parents
If you are a new parent or are expecting a child, join us
for some fun and games at our baby shower while learning helpful tips
to raise happy and healthy babies and about library programs and
resources for you and your baby. Meet community groups that
support mothers and babies as well as other new moms.
Sat, April 20, 2-4 pm
Presented by Small Business Administration
Learn about a variety of services available to meet your start-up
needs including: finding a business counselor, applying for credit,
financing, developing a business plan, and tools available to get
started. No registration necessary. Free.
Charlotte Hall, Friday, April 12, 9:30-11:30
Leonardtown, Monday, April 15, 9:30-11:30 am
Lexington Park, Friday, April 26, 9:30-11:30
JobSource Mobile Career Center
The JobSource Coordinator will provide assistance with job searching
using the Maryland Workforce Exchange and help job seekers get registered.
Tuesday, April 16, 12-3 pm, Lexington Park
Tuesday, April 23, 1-4 pm, Leonardtown
Thursday, April 25, 9 am-1 pm, Charlotte Hall
Leonardtown April 2, 6 pm storytime &
6:30 pm LEGO Fun
Lexington Park April
3, 6 pm storytime
April 4, 6 pm storytime & 6:30 pm LEGO Fun
Kids ages 8-12 can drop in and enjoy a hands-on activity
to help them learn to make healthy food choices.
Catherine DiCristofaro sets
storytime bar HIGH
This was a recent Facebook message left for Catherine
DiCristofaro, Children's Librarian at Charlotte Hall.
Dear Mrs. Catherine, I wanted to let you know that you
set the bar INCREDIBLY HIGH as far as storytime goes. While we are
enjoying our storytime out here in San Diego, it doesn't come close
to your storytime! And I also wanted you to know that Kaelynn, one
day before turning 20-months, sat down and red "Blue Hat, Green
Hat" to me from beginning to end! Thank you for helping her
develop her love of books!"
Sincerely, Crystal and Kaelynn
Catherine's response: "It means so much that our libraries
can provide a positive experience for families."
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Talk about a good book!
Join us for any
of these book discussions. Books available at the hosting
The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
study of World War I describes the effects of the war on the
Monday, April 8, 6 PM
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
African-American women in her early 40s tells her life story, which
has three major periods corresponding to her 3 marriages.
Thurs, April 18, 7 PM
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
A young secretary embarks on a journey from a Wall Street
secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in
search of a brighter future.
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email will be
offered at Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown in April and Lexington Park
Available at all three branches. Call the library
for an appointment.
Upcoming Classes other than Basic:
Introduction to Excel 2010
Thurs, April 11, 5:30-730 pm, Charlotte Hall
Introduction to PowerPoint
Mon, April 22, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
Job Seeker Workshop
Mon, May 6, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Tues, May 14, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park
Click here for complete class schedule and to
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Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library