My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
you for completing our customer survey. The survey results indicate that the
top 3 priorities for our FY 14 budget request are: provide more
materials to check out, resume Sunday hours, and improve
to Jim Handley and Janice Walthour on their appointment to the Board of
Library Trustees and to Carole Romary on her
reappointment to the Board. Carole has been quite active
during her first term, serving as Board treasurer and also as
liaison to the Southern Maryland Regional Library (SMRLA). Thank
you to the Board of County Commissioners on their excellent
new mobile website was launched on December
14. Let us know if you have any suggestions to make it
Coryell, Marylee Russell and Rose Sivak were recognized at Staff
Day for their 40+ years of service to
grab your art supplies, camera or computer and enter our teen art contest. Entries due
days at Leonardtown have been changed to Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Evening storytimes and LEGO Fun will be on the
1st Tuesday. The Winter/Spring Kids flyer contains a
complete listing of all children's activities.
Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center
will be at Lexington Park 9-11 AM on January 8.
three libraries will be closed January 21 for
Martin Luther King, Jr. 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
Cummings' artwork will be on display at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery
through February 28. Artists interested in displaying
artwork at the library gallery should contact Candy Cummings at
Friends of the Library
and Nooks and Tablets...oh, my!
Saturday, January 9, 11 AM
Episcopal Parish Hall in Valley Lee
"Kindles and Nooks and
Tablets, oh, my!" will be presented by Sara Stephenson,
Assistant Branch Manager at Lexington Park. She will share her
insights on the differences of various eReaders and tablets as well
as information and tips on downloading eBooks from the library's
Buffet brunch: $20 per person. Reservations and payment
due by Thursday, January 10, to Phyllis Krasnokutsky,
301-475-2846 x1012. Public welcome.
Job searching? Visit the 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 for job seekers.
Lexington Park, Tuesday, January 8, 9-11 AM
Leonardtown, Monday, February 14, 9-11 AM
Charlotte Hall, Monday, March 11, 9-11 AM
Three staff recognized for
40+ years of service
Lois Coryell, Marylee Russell and Rose Sivak were recognized and
presented plaques by the Board of Library Trustees at Staff Day for
their 40+ years of service to the library. Lois has worked 43
years and both Marylee and Rose have worked 40 years. They have
welcomed in numerous changes and have assisted many, many customers
during those 4 decades. Thank you, ladies, for all your hard
Left to right in the back are Board members Carole
Romary and Alan Dillingham, Leonardtown's Branch Manager Marylee
Russell and Board member Carolyn Guy. Lois Coryell, Reference
Supervisor at Leonardtown and Rose Sivak, Assistant Branch
Manager at Lexington Park, are in front.
Board thanks out-going members
The Board of Library Trustees bid farewell to members Everlyn Holland
and Dan Burris at the December Board meeting, their final meeting,
and presented them with a plaque in appreciation for their
service. Everlyn served two 5-year terms and Dan served one
5-year term. Jim Handley and Janice Walthour, appointed by the
Board of County Commissioners, will begin their terms this month.
Winter/Spring storytime flyer is now
Storytimes for all
Times/days can be
found on the Kids Page
storytimes have changed
Steps: Thursdays, 9:30
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:00
& LEGO Fun: First Tuesdays except this month. It will
be January 8.
Lexington Park, Tues, January 8
1-2 PM for ages 3-6
3-4 PM for ages
Charlotte Hall , Fri, January 18
10-11 AM for ages 3-6
2:30-3:30 PM for ages 6+
Leonardtown, Fri, January 18
2-3 PM for ages 3-6
3:30-4:30 PM for ages 6+
Express Yourself Teen Art
Hey, teens! 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.
All entries will be displayed in the Lexington Park Library Art
Gallery March 1-April 15 with an opening reception planned on Mon,
March 11, 5-8 PM.
Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the Library Choice
(determined by judges) and the Viewer's Choice (voted on by the
public from March 11-April 15)
Mon, April 15, 6 PM
The Library is proud to be a sponsor of
Homeschool Science Fair
Thursday, January 24
(snow date January 29)
up: 5:15 PM
viewing: 6-8 PM
form due January 18. For form and details
Calling all poets! Open Poetry
and fans of any age,
a poem and take the stage.
a favorite or one you have written,
grab a friend and have a listen!
Thursday, January 10, 6:30 PM, Leonardtown Library
Got an eReader? Need
you received or purchased an eReader or tablet and need some help
with it, visit any branch to get assistance from our knowledgeable
Or attend one of these classes:
Using your Kindle Fire to check out eBooks
Sat, January 12, 9-10
Using your iPad to check out eBooks
Sat, January 12, 1-2
Introduction to the Nook
Mon, January 14, 2-4
PM, Charlotte Hall
Introduction to Kindles
Thurs, January 17, 2-4
PM, Charlotte Hall
Talk about a
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books
are available at the hosting library.
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen
This is the story of Martha Carrier, the first woman
accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, told by her daughter
Mon, January 7, 7 PM
The Better Angel: Walt Whitman
in the Civil War
by Roy Morris, Jr.
This book provides an account of Whitman's
transformative Civil War years and an examination of the Union's
treatment of its sick and wounded through the eyes of one of the
Mon, January 14, 6 PM
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary
This historical novel is about Thomas Cromwell the powerful minister
in the court of Henry VIII.
Thurs, January 17, 7 PM
Computer Classes--Registration required for all
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and
email will be offered at Lexington Park in January.
One-on-one instruction is available at all three branches. Contact the
library for an appointment.
Upcoming Classes other than Basic:
Using your Kindle Fire to check
out eBooks (No registration)
January 12, 9-10 AM, Leonardtown
iPad to check out eBooks (No registration)
January 12, 1-2 PM, Leonardtown
February 25, 3-4 PM, Leonardtown
Kindle to check out eBooks (No registration)
February 19, 1:30-2:30 PM, Leonardtown
to the Nook
January 14, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
to the Kindle
January 17, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
to Word 2010
January 10, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
January 16, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
January 28, 2-4 PM, Leonadtown
to Excel 2010
January 7, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
to PowerPoint 2010
January 15, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
February 6, 5:30-7:30 PM, Leonardtown
February 11, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
I took these
pictures, now what? Part 1
February 11, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Click here for complete class schedule and to
eBook site gets new look
OverDrive, our online digital elibrary, has a new look!
Also, recent upgrades have made the site more user-friendly and
simplified the downloading process of the free audio and eBooks.
of " Add to Cart" and "Confirm Checkout"
of OverDrive Reads which allows you to read thousands of EPUB
eBooks on your web browser (no eReader
If you have trouble or need additional assistance,
contact your library.
Have your signed up for
McKay's Community Rewards program to earn money for the library?
Register your Gold Card online or at any
McKay's Food Store and designate 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.
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library