My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
Library Board and library staff send their warmest wishes for a happy
and safe holiday season filled with good books, movies, and music
from your Library!
at a Glance
three libraries will be closed Friday,
December 6, for Staff Development and Volunteer
Appreciation Day. The libraries will also be closed on
December 24 and 25 for Christmas and will be closing at 5 pm on
December 31 and remain closed on January 1.
WoW! Van which is used to provide
services to childcare providers has a new look.
than 1000 items have been checked out in one day on
several Sundays at Lexington Park. Thank you to the Board
of County Commissioners for providing the funds to resume Sunday
of new or gently used scarves, mittens, and hats are being
accepted at each branch for our Tree of
project. These items are donated to local charities to
three libraries are 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 for local food banks.
- Registration forms for the
Homeschool Science Fair scheduled at Leonardtown on January 22
are due by January 15.
a holiday concert by St. Maries Musica Minstrels
Take an evening out of your hectic holiday schedule and spend it with
us, relaxing and enjoying the wonderful music by the Minstrels, St.
Maries Musica's ambassador choir. They will sing sacred
and secular seasonal and holiday selections.
WoW Van gets a new look
Have you seen the new wrap on the WoW Van as it travels around the
county? The design of the wrap created by Hilltop Graphics was based
on our library card.
Farrell, the WoW (Words on Wheels) Van driver, delivers books and
items monthly to nearly 50 childcare providers, 16 childcare centers
and 6 infant and toddler programs around the county, servicing almost
800 children. The children look forward to Ms Tammy's visit
each month and the delightful storytime she provides.
STEM: Silly Shapes
Kids, 3-5 years
old, will use shapes to create an art project that also teaches basic
geometry. Presented by growingSTEMS. Register.
Mon, Dec. 16, 10-11 am
Fri, Dec. 13, 10-11 am
Park Thurs, Dec. 12, 10-11am
Kids ages 8-12
will make and sample new recipes.
Lexington Park Tues, Dec. 10, 4:30-5 pm
Un-Birthday Party--A very merry un-birthday to you!
Join us for a celebration of everyone's un-birthday.
Tues, Dec. 10, 10 am
Celebrate this festive time of year with books, songs and
crafts. All ages.
Hall Tues, Dec. 10, 6 pm
Leonardtown Tues, Dec. 17, 6 pm
Park Thurs, Dec. 19, 6 pm
Movies: Friday, Dec. 27, 2 pm at each
In this sequel to the 2010 animated picture, Gru is
recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new
In this PG movie
a crop dusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing
in a famous around-the-world aerial race.
Two kids find and
play a magical board game, releasing a man trapped for decades in it
and a host of dangers.
for babies through preschool will resume January 2. Storytime schedule.
2014 Winter/Spring Program Brochure
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Basic computer classes:
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
will be offered at Lexington Park in January. Register
instruction: Available at all three
branches. Contact the library for an appointment.
Classes other than Basic:
for Smartphones and Tablets
Wed, Dec. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park
your Kindle (Fire) to check out eBooks
Mon, Jan. 6, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
the Overdrive App to check out eBooks
Mon, Jan. 13, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Mon, Jan. 13, 6-7 pm, Charlotte Hall
Thurs, Jan. 16, 6-7 pm, Lexington Park
Tues, Jan. 14, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Attendance will be issued to those
who attend the basic computer series or the Microsoft 2010
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Talk about a Good Book
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books are available
at the hosting library.
Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by
This book makes the case for introverts--those who prefer listening
to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion and
who prefer to work on their own than on a team.
Monday, Dec.9, 6 pm, Lexington Park
Web by E.B. White
The story of Wilbur the pig and how, through his friendship with
Charlotte the spider, he became famous and learned about life and
Thursday, Dec. 19, 7 pm, Leonardtown
by Luanne Rice & Joseph Monninger
The heartfelt, intimate, and often unflinchingly candid
correspondence between two parents in the aftermath of the death of
Monday, Jan. 6, 7 pm, Charlotte Hall
about new health care insurance options?
Maryland Health Connections is the state's new health insurance
marketplace that will make it easier for you to:
compare, and enroll in a health insurance plan
eligibility for federal tax credits and subsidies to help cover
your insurance costs
your eligibility for public health programs, such as Medicaid
and Maryland Children's Health program (MCHP)
sessions and one-on-one enrollment help conducted by Walden Sierra:
Mon, December 9,
Fri, December 20,
Sat, January 4,
Sat, December 14,
Wed, December 18,
Fri, January 3,
Sat, December 7,
Wed, December 11, 1-5pm
Mon, December 16,
Thurs, January 2,
Sun, January 5,
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JobSource Mobile Career Center Visits
for a job? Visit the Mobile Career Center and let the JobSource
Coordinator help you get registered with and use the Maryland
Mobile Career Center visit will be cancelled in the event of
inclement weather. Call 240-925-4806 to find out if the visit is
Charlotte Hall Thurs, Dec. 5, & January
2, 9 am - 1 pm
Tues, Dec. 10, 1 - 4 pm
Lexington Park Fri, Dec. 13, 9 am - 1 pm
Nell Elder's artwork on
Local artist Nell Elder's artwork is on display at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery through
December 15. She works in oil, pastel, watercolor and mixed
media. Her favorite subjects include flowers of all kinds and
landscapes from the region.
Candy Cummings will display her artwork from Dec. 15 through
the end of January. Her artwork chronicles her very early years
through the present and represents her numerous
Artists interested in displaying their artwork are asked to contact
Candy Cummings at 301-863-6693.
Great gift ideas from your
no further than your library. Book bags, backpacks for kids, 300 Years of Black Cooking in
St. Mary's County cookbook, and license plate holders can
be purchased at any branch.
Books make great gifts, no matter what age. Need help
determining what book to buy. Ask staff for suggestions or
check out the December issue of BookPage. It contains book
suggestions in every genre and for all ages.
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library