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Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center resume
providing services to job seekers!
Leonardtown Tues, Feb. 12,
Tues, Feb. 19, 1-4 pm
Lexington Park Fri, Feb. 15, 1-4 pm
Charlotte Hall Thurs, Feb. 21, 9-11
Express Yourself Teen Art
Hey, teens in grades 6 -12! Earn some cool art
supplies plus bragging rights in our awesome art contest. Grab
your pencils, pens, charcoal, water colors, oils, camera, computer,
whatever... and get creative.
Entries are due March 1. Drop off at any
branch. Entries must be flat, no larger than 8 1/2 x 11, and
original. You can even enter more than once.
Meet our new
Library Board Members
We are pleased to welcome our new Library Board members,
Janice Walthour and Jim Hanley.
Dr. Walthour is from Lexington Park and is retired from
the St. Mary's County Public Schools. She is a very active
community leader serving on numerous committees and boards.
Over the years she has presented several programs for the library and
has been instrumental in making our Black History Month celebrations
a huge success.
Mr. Hanley is a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander from
Leonardtown and also has a background in education. He is a Human
Resources professional and a fiction writer. He has
served on many boards and committees in the community.
Library Board elects officers for 2013
Vice President: Alan Dillingham
Treasurer: Carole Romary
SMRLA Liaison: Carolyn Guy
Friends of the
Library donate $3,000 to each branch
FOL Vice President Trish Parkinson presented branch
managers Amy Ford (Charlotte Hall), Mary Anne Bowman (Lexington
Park), and Marylee Russell (Leonardtown) with a $3,000 donation
at the Friends Annual Brunch. The Friends have donated almost
$290,000 to the libraries since 1991.
Thank you, Friends, for your continued support!
March 15-17 FOL Mega Book Sale at the County
Fri, March 15, 1-8 pm Friends members only!
Membership available at door
Sat, March 16, 10 am - 5 pm Open to the public
Sun, March 17, 12 noon-3 pm Open to the
Volunteers are needed to help before, during and after
the sale. To volunteer email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Help your child become
a 500 By Five reader ... by reading 500 books by age
5. The 500 total can be easily reached in less than 2 years by
reading one book a day. The benefits are priceless:
- Help your child get ready to learn
- Help your child develop a love for
reading and learning
- Create fond moments and lasting
memories reading together
- Earn a certificate and crown for
your child plus be featured on our Readers' Frame of Fame.
Pick up a 500 By Five
packet at any branch and get started today.
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 PM
Storytimes and LEGO Fun
Leonardtown Feb. 5, 6
pm storytime & 6:30 pm LEGO Fun
Lexington Park Feb. 6, 6 pm storytime
Charlotte Hall Feb. 7, 6 pm
storytime & 6:30 pm LEGO Fun
Kids ages 8-12 can
drop in and enjoy a fun, 30-minute hands-on activity. Jane
Kostenko, University of MD Extension Nutrition Educator, will have
the kids making and tasting food, measuring sugar and fat content,
and learning to make healthy snack choices.
either 3:30-4 or 4-4:30
2nd Tuesday of the
month, February 12
Lexington Park Library Cafe area
Complete list of programs
to What's New
Free 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.
Leonardtown Tues, February 12, 6-8 pm
Charlotte Hall Thurs, February 21, 6-8 pm
Lexington Park Thurs, February 28, 6-8 pm
Talk about a good book!
Join us for any
of these book discussions. Books are available at hosting
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
A young girl
growing up amid pioneers and Puritans slips away to explore the
island and encounters Caleb, a young son of a chieftain, and the two
forge a secret friendship.
Monday, February 4, 7 pm
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness,
Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
true account of President James A. Garfield reveals how he rose from
Monday, February 11, 6 pm
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
love story explores the triangle between Ethan Frome, his wife, and
his wife's vivacious cousin.
Thursday, February 21, 7 pm
Family History: Where do I start?
Learn where to start your genealogy search, to locate and
organize information, and to use charts, library sources and helpful
Charlotte Hall Wed, February 6,
Lexington Park Mon, February 11, 5:30-7:30
I took these pictures, now
what? Part 1.
Explore the basics of using a digital camera--how to get
your digital photos from your camera or memory card onto your
computer or uploaded to Facebook/Craigslist/Shutterfly.
Learn tips for taking good photos, then editing tricks to turn good
photos into great ones. Register.
Charlotte Hall Mon,
February 11, 2-4 pm
Poetry Open Mic
Poets of all ages can share their poetry either original
or favorite...or just come to listen. No registration required.
Leonardtown Wed, February 6,
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
will be offered at Lexington Park in March.
Available at all three branches. Contact the
library for an appointment.
Upcoming 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
Click here for complete class schedule and to
Tree of Warmth will warm many!
Volunteer Timon Lee helped Lexington Park librarian
Melissa Racine sort and box up the 480 items donated to our Tree of
Warmth project. The items were donated locally to Walden Sierra
and Project Warm and to People's Pantry for Hurricane Sandy
Win a basket
Each branch is giving away a basket of romance (novels) on
Valentine's Day. Stop by and enter the free drawing.
to What's New
homework? Need help? Use HelpNow!
live tutors available 2-11 PM daily in both English &
core subjects (grades 3-12 including AP): math, science, social
studies, language arts
also available including resume assistance and Microsoft training.
of free online information resources perfect for assignments and
homework: encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, and other
databases. These resources are NOT considered Internet
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library