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November 21, 2013 


NewsataglanceNews at a Glance

  • All three libraries will be closed Friday, December 6, for Staff Development and Volunteer Appreciation Day.  
  • The libraries will also be closing at 5 pm on November 27 and be closed on November 28 for Thanksgiving.   They will resume normal hours of operation on Friday, November 29. 
  • All 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. 



MusicaSt. Maries Musica Minstrels to present free concert

St. Maries Musica Minstrels
Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of wonderful music.  Dressed in Renaissance costumes, the Minstrels, St. Maries Musica ambassor choir, will sing sacred and secular seasonal and holiday selections. 

        Monday, December 9

        7 PM

        Lexington Park



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Complete a fun craft.  Supplies provided.  Ages 4+.
          Leonardtown    Wed, Nov. 27, 11:30 am-4 pm
          Lexington Park  Wed, Nov.27, 1-4  pm  


STEM @your Library: Fishy Magnets

 Kids, 3-5 years old,  will go fishing to see what they can catch with an unusually "attractive hook" at this fun science program presented by growingSTEMS.  Register.  

          Charlotte Hall      Mon, Nov. 25, 10-11 am 

          Lexington Park    Thurs, Dec. 5, 10-11 am 


Read! Learn! Grow!

Drop in with your little ones and enjoy fun activities you can repeat at home to help them get ready to learn to read.

          Charlotte Hall      Wed, Dec. 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

          Leonardtown       Thurs, Dec. 5, 9:30-11:30 am  

          Lexington Park    Tues, Dec. 3, 10 am-12 noon   


Storytime Dance Party

Dance to your favorite high-energy dances.

           Leonardtown       Wed, Dec. 4, 10:30 am   


Un-Birthday Party--A very merry un-birthday to you!  Yes, You! 

Join us for a celebration of everyone's un-birthday.
          Charlotte Hall    Tues, Dec. 3 , 10:30 am
          Lexington Park  Tues, Dec. 10,  10 am  


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Teens teenTeen Video Contest Winners 

Jade Burch won the Grand Prize with her book trailer of DivergentShaelyn Fratz captured the Viewer's Choice with her book trailer of What's Left of Me. 

View the winning videos and other entries.



Cookbook coverhamStuffed ham for the holidays?

Looking for a stuffed ham recipe... or wondering how stuffed ham came about?  Our cookbook, 300 Years of Black Cooking in St. Mary's County, contains two recipes plus a brief history of this Southern Maryland favorite. 


Cookbooks are available at each branch for $15.  They make great gifts whether for the holidays ... or for an out-of-town guest.



computerComputer Classes 


Basic computer classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email

will be offered at Lexington Park in January.


One-on-one instruction:

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


computer graphicUpcoming Classes other than Basic:   

eBooks for Smartphones and Tablets

    Wed, Dec. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park 

Using your Kindle (Fire) to check out books    

    Mon, Jan. 6, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown

Using the Overdrive App to check out eBooks

     Mon, Jan. 13, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown 

Intermediate Excel

     Tues, Jan. 14, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown 

Certificate of Attendance
will be issued to those who attend the basic computer series or the Microsoft 2010 series. 

Click here for complete class schedule and to register. 


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moblecenterSouthern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center Visits

Mobile Career Center Looking for a job?  Visit the Mobile Career Center and let the JobSource Coordinator help you get registered with and use the Maryland Workforce Exchange.

Note:  The Mobile Career Center visit will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather (excessive rain or winds over 25 mph). Call 240-925-4806 to find out if the visit is cancelled.

Lexington Park    Wed, Nov. 27 & Dec. 13, 9 am - 1 pm
Charlotte Hall     Thurs, Dec. 5, 9 am - 1 pm

Leonardtown      Tues, Dec. 10, 1 - 4 pm

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Confused about new health care insurance options?health

Maryland Health Connections is the state's new health insurance marketplace that will make it easier for you to:

  • Shop, compare, and enroll in a health insurance plan
  • Check eligibility for federal tax credits and subsidies to help cover your insurance costs
  • Check your eligibility for public health programs, such as Medicaid and Maryland Children's Health program (MCHP)  

Free information sessions and one-on-one enrollment help conducted by Walden Sierra:

Charlotte Hall Library

Tues, November 26, 1-5 pm  

Wed, December 4, 4-8 pm  

Leonardtown Library

Tues, December 3, 3-7 pm 

Lexington Park Library

Fri, November 29, 1-5 pm
Sat, December 7, 1-5 pm


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Art Gallery Sign

artNell Elder's artwork on display 

Local artist Nell Elder will display her artwork at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery

She works in oil, pastel, watercolor and mixed media.  Her favorite subjects include flowers of all kinds and landscapes from the region.

Artists interested in displaying their artwork are asked to contact Candy Cummings at 301-863-6693.


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