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February 14, 2013 


WhatsNewWhat's New?

  • Last call for Teen Art Contest entries.  Drop off by March 1 at any branch. 
  • Librarian Kimberle Fields graduated from Library Associate Training Institute. 
  • Students in K-12 can earn a chance for a Kindle Fire by taking the 30/30 Challenge. 
  • Take the MTP survey and help identify important transportation issues affecting Maryland.  
  • All three libraries will be closed on Monday, February 18, for Presidents' Day.  
  • Got homework?  Need help?  Use HelpNow!



TubmanHarriet Tubman Live! 

Harriet Tubman
Saturday, February 23, 10:30 am
Lexington Park Library


Entertaining...educational...and inspiring for all ages!

Travel back in time and meet Harriet Tubman as portrayed by Joyce Harris. Find out what Tubman endured not only as a slave but as she helped slaves escape. Hear Michael Eley sing historical Negro Spirituals and talk about their hidden messages. 

Ms. Harris and Mr. Eley mesmerized a record crowd of 250 when they performed in 2007.  We are excited to have them back. 

Free family program.  Light refreshments served.

Co-sponsored by St. Mary's County Branch of NAACP, Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions, and the Minority Outreach Coalition.



MCCLooking for a job?  Visit the Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center

Mobile Career Center  


 Lexington Park   Fri, Feb. 15, 1-4 pm 

  Leonardtown     Tues, Feb. 19, 1-4 pm
  Charlotte Hall     Thurs, Feb. 21, 9-11 am 



friendsVolunteers needed for FOL Mega Book Sale   

Sale dates:

Fri, March 15, 1-8 pm  Friends members only!  
      Membership available at door 
Friends of the Library logoMembership application

Sat, March 16, 10 am - 5 pm  Open to the public

Sun, March 17, 12 noon-3 pm   Open to the public

Volunteers needed:   

Fri, March 8-Clean buildings & set up tables at fairgrounds 

Sat, March 9-9 a.m. Transport books from Leonardtown Library to fairgrounds.  Load and unload vehicles
March 10-14   9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sort books and place on tables 
March 15-17  Assist with sale
Sun, March 17, after 3 p.m.-Help with removal of leftover books
Mon, March 18-Clean up buildings and transport materials back to Leonardtown Library

To volunteer contact Jill Zitnick at 301-863-9368 or email




Kimberle FieldsstaffKimberle Fields Library Associate Graduate   


Kimberle Fields, librarian at Lexington Park, recently graduated from Library Associate Training Institute (LATI). 

LATI requires the student to create and work on a project.  Kimberle has selected to reach out to teen parents with Every Child Ready to Read activities for her project. 

Congratulations, Kimberle!

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Kids library card


fivehundredxfiveWho Done It?  STEM program

Kids ages 7-12 will explore forensic science while trying to solve a crime.  Free.  Register. 

     Leonardtown      Fri, Feb. 22     2:30-3:30 p.m.



All ages can enjoy Dr. Seuss related stories, songs and activities as we celebrate his birthday.   

Leonardtown, Sat, March 2, 10:30 a.m.

Charlotte Hall, Sat, March 2, 11:00 a.m.

Lexington Park, Sat, March 2, 11:00 a.m.  


mdreadsKindle Fire prize for 30/30 Reading Challenge 

Maryland students in K-12  can participate in Read Across Maryland during March to earn a chance to win one of four Kindle Fires or one of four $25 gift cards.   


How?   They read at least 30 minutes for 30 days March 1-30 and record their reading on this reading log.  Return the completed log to the library by April 3 to be entered in the state drawing.  Winners announced April 12. 


Complete list of programs  


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childcareFree childcare providers training offered

Childcare providers, earn 2 CEUs and learn activities you can do every day with the children in your care to help them get ready to learn to read.  This Every Child Ready to Read training is free.  Register.

Charlotte Hall    Thurs, February 21, 6-8 pm
Lexington Park  Thurs, February 28, 6-8 pm



computerComputer Classes

Basic classes:

Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email will be offered at Lexington Park in March.


One-on-one instruction:

Available at all three branches.  Contact the library for an appointment.


computer graphicUpcoming Classes other than Basic:   

Using your Kindle to check out eBooks

   February 19, 1:30-2:30 pm, Leonardtown 

Using your iPad to check out eBooks  

    February 25, 3-4 pm, Leonardtown   

Introduction to Word 2010

    March 11, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown

Intermediate Excel 2010

    March 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park 


  Click here for complete class schedule and to register.   


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framedartFramed drawing donated to Charlotte Hall 




Southern Maryland Decorative Painters presented Charlotte Hall Library with a beautiful pen drawing of two horses pulling a plow by member Bernie Perry, shown here with Librarian Catherine DiCristofaro.

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