My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
at a Glance
Robin Bates will be the featured speaker at the Friends
Annual Dinner on May 13 at Cafe des Artistes.
Reservations due by May 7.
to the Maker Mondays at Lexington Park
and learn a new skill or share your talent with others.
Gardeners have resumed their plant clinics
at each branch.
- Kids' programs this month include
Read.Learn.Grow., Parachute Play, and Now You're Cooking.
can share their poems at Poetry Open Mic at
Leonardtown on May 8 at 6:30 pm.
Hall Library will be closed
until 1 pm for staff training on Friday, May 3.
new skill or share your talent at Maker Mondays
The following Maker Mondays will be offered in the cafe
area at Lexington Park Library. All skill levels and ages are
2-4 pm Making a Quilt: Watch demonstrations of the basic steps of
creating a quilt.
5-7 pm Making Recycled Crafts: Make recycled crafts. Learn how to make
something new out of recycled materials.
10 am - 12 noon Making Jewelry: Basic bead stringing, kumihimo, and micro-macrame
will be demonstrated. Make a pair of simple beaded earrings
from supplies provided.
4-6 pm Making a Move--Chess: Meet others and practice Blitz or Speed
Chess. Chess boards and clocks provided. Conducted by
Southern Maryland Chess Association.
10 am-12 noon Making a Stitch: Join others to knit and crochet. Materials
provided. Conducted by Twisted Stitchers.
4-6 pm Making Music: Bring your instrument and join this jam session or just
come to listen.
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New faces around
Micah Calloway, a new PTA
(Public Technology Assistant) at Lexington Park, is a graduate of
Leonardtown High School and the College of Southern Maryland
(CSM). He holds several certifications, including Microsoft
Certified Systems Administrator and Microsoft Certified Desktop
Zechariah Weaver, also a new
PTA at Lexington Park, is a Leonardtown High School graduate and is
currently attending CSM. He completed the Cisco Networking
Academy program at the Forrest Technology Center, interned with the
school system's IT department, and has experience in customer
Lida Emory started as a
substitute at all three branches in April, 2012. In February
she was hired as a part time circulation assistant at Leonardtown
Library. Lida is from Virginia and has a BS in
Psychology/History from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Robin Bates featured speaker at
Friends of the Library Annual Dinner
Cafe des Artistes in Leonardtown
Dr. Robin Bates, English professor at St. Mary's College
and author of How
Beowulf Can Save America: An Epic Hero's Guide to Defeating the
Politics of Rage, will be the featured speaker presenting
"How Great Literature Can Change Your Life."
The cost of the dinner is $36 and reservations are due by May 7.
If you are looking for a job and need assistance with your resume,
online job searching, or online applications, stop by one of these
Job Seekers Workshops. Library staff will be on hand to help
you and answer your questions.
Monday, May 6, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Tuesday, May 14, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington
Summer Reading Volunteers needed
Applications for Summer Reading volunteers are being
accepted online this year. Students entering the 6th grade in
the fall or older can apply. Applications are due by May
11. More details and the application are located on the Teen Page.
conduct plant clinics
If you have a gardening question or need some plant advice, stop by
one of these plant clinics conducted by the Master Gardeners.
Lexington Park 1st & 3rd Tuesday,
11 am - 1 pm
& 4th Tuesday, 11am - 1 pm
Charlotte Hall 1st
& 3rd Saturday, 10 am -12 noon
Talk about a good book!
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books are available
at the hosting library.
The Portrait of
a Lady by Henry James
This is the classic story about Isabel Archer, who is brought to
Europe by her wealthy aunt, but has plans of her own.
Monday, May 13, 6 pm
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
As Harold delivers a letter to an old love in order to save her, he
meets various characters and reminisces about the events of the past
and people he has known.
Thursday, May 16, 7 pm
of the Stars by Belva Plain
The son of an Irish immigrant and a Jewish peddler heads West and
lays the foundations of what will become one of the country's
greatest retail companies, but love and war intervene, testing the
ties that bind him to his brothers and to his trusting wife.
Monday, June 3, 7 pm
Spring storytimes for babies,
toddler and preschool have ended. Summer storytimes will begin
June 3 at all three branches.
Parents and children, join us for some hands-on fun:
learn a new story, complete a craft, and enjoy activities that
encourage fun with books.
Lexington Park, Mon, May 6, 10:30 am
Leonardtown, Tues, May 14, 5:00 pm
Charlotte Hall, Thurs, May 16, 10:30 am
Parachute Play for ages 3-6.
Lexington Park, Mon, May 14,
Now You're Cooking!
Kids ages 8-12 can drop in and
enjoy a hands-on activity to help them learn to make healthy food
Tuesday, May 14
3-4:15 pm or 4:15-5 pm
Lexington Park Library Cafe area
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email will be
offered at Lexington Park in May.
Available at all three branches. Call the library
for an appointment.
Upcoming Classes other than Basic:
Job Seeker Workshop
Mon, May 6, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Tues, May 14, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park
to Digital Photo Editing
Tues, May 7, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park
I Took These
Pictures, Now What? Park 2
Mon, May 20, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
Wed, May 15, 5:30-7:30 pm, Charlotte Hall
Thurs, May 30, 5:30-7:30 pm, Leonardtown
Click here for complete class schedule and to
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Artists' exhibit is tribute to mothers
The multi-medium exhibit on display at Lexington Park
Library Art Gallery was developed by three generations of women as a
tribute to mothers during this month when we celebrate and recognize
mothers. It is by, for, and about mothers. The three artists include
Lee Anne Shontere, a digital and craft artist, her daughter Cristal
Toribio, a painter, and her granddaughter Zoe Toribio, a third
generation up-and-coming artist. All three artists bring their
personal perspective on motherhood and creative talents to this
An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 16, 5-8 pm.
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Help for Consumers
Confused about rate increases or billing notices?
Policy cancelled or non-renewed and you don't understand why?
Concerned about the handling of a claim?
The Maryland Insurance Administration is a state agency
that can help you with these concerns and more. A
representative will be at each library to answer your questions.
Mon, May 13, 11 am- 4 pm, Lexington Park
Tues, May 14, 11 am-4 pm, Leonardtown
Wed, May 15, 10 am-3 pm, Charlotte Hall
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library