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To: Phyllis Krasnokutsky

Subject: paying for college, health insurance options, storytelling



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October 1, 2013 


NewsataglanceNews at a Glance

  • Otis by Loren Long will be read on October 3 at the branches as part of the national Jumpstart  Read for the Record.    
  • Information sessions on the health care insurance options and one-on-one enrollment help are being conducted at the libraries by Walden Sierra, the local navigators. 
  • Kids' programs: STEM preschool programs, LEGO Mania and crafternoons.
  • Wednesday, October 9, is Snapshot Day, a state-wide event to depict a day in Maryland Libraries. We will be taking photos throughout the day at all 3 branches.  Smile!   
  • The last Master Gardener's Clinic this year will be held on Tues, October 8, at Lexington Park.  Thank you, Master Gardeners, for providing these valuable clinics. 
  • Southern MD Food Bank is in dire need of food.  All three libraries have collection boxes for donated food items.  Why not bring a canned item the next time you visit the library. 
  • All three libraries will be closed October 14 for Columbus Day. 



storytellingGreeneStoryelling at its Best!

Janice Curtis GreeneProfessional storyteller Janice Curtis Greene will bring the themes of King Peggy to life with her dynamic and engaging stories about following your dreams, respecting tradition, the strength of women, helping others and more. 

          Sunday, October 20

          2 pm

          Lexington Park

Ms. Greene is an accomplished storyteller performing for more than 20 years throughout the US and as far away as Zambia, S. Africa, and Egypt.  She also is the author of the children's book, Thema and the Wonderful Black Gourd, which is set in Ghana King Peggy's village is in Ghana.
King Peggy
is the selected title for One Maryland One Book, a program of the Maryland Humanities Council.

This program is being co-sponsored by Friends of the Library, NAACP of St. Mary's County, Unified Committee of Afro-American Contributions, and The Minority Outreach Coalition.



collegeCollege Bound?

Paying for College

How will you pay those college expenses?  Come and find out what options are available to you from Nadine Hutton, Director of Financial Aid at St. Mary's College. Filling out the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) form and finding and applying for scholarships will also be discussed. 
            Leonardtown,     Wed, October 16, 6:30 pm
            Lexington Park   Wed, October 23, 6:30 pm
            Charlotte Hall      Mon, October 28, 6:30 pm

Helpful Online Resources:

 Grantseeker's Resource Center: These online resources are only available in the Lexington Park Library.

  • Grants to Individuals Online--a research tool that focuses on foundations providing scholarships, student loans, fellowships, internships, and more.
  • to free webinars on scholarships and loans that provide expert advice on preparing winning scholarship applications, managing student debt, and more.



childcareChildcare providers!  Earn 2 CEUs at free workshop
provider with girl
Learn simple activities to help the children in your care get ready to learn to read at the Every Child Read to Read training.  2 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this free workshop.  Registration required.

Leonardtown     Tues, Oct. 15, 6 pm

Lexington Park   Wed, Nov. 13, 6 pm

Charlotte Hall     Thurs, Nov. 14, 6 pm



insuranceConfused 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:

  • 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, the local navigators.

Lexington Park Library

October 2, 12:30-4:30 pm
October 7, 10 am- 2 pm

October 10, 11 am-3 pm

October 19, 10 am-2 pm

October 25, 11 am-3 pm

October 28, 4-8 pm

October 30, 10 am-2 pm

Leonardtown Library

October 9, 1-5 pm

October 12, 10 am-2 pm

October 22, 12-4 pm

Charlotte Hall Library

October 3, 4-8 pm

October 8, 12:30-4:30 pm

October 16, 12-4 pm





Read for the RecordKids library card...on October 3 

Millions across the country will be reading Otis by Loren Long on October 3 as part of the national Jumpstart Read for the Record.  Last year 2.3 million participated.   Join us at one of these readings of the book to help top last year's record. 

     Charlotte Hall         3 pm & 7 pm

     Leonardtown          10 am, 11 am & 2:30 pm

     Lexington Park        9:30 am, 3 pm & 6 pm 


Kids Can Cook   

Kids, ages 8-12, can drop in to make and sample new fall recipes.   

     Lexington Park     Tues, October 8, 4:30-5 pm 


STEM @your library    

Fun science programs for pre-schoolers, 3-5 years old, presented by growingSTEMS.  Register for these & other STEM programs. 

     Five Senses--Kids will explore and learn about five senses. 

          Lexington Park    Fri, October 18, 2-3 pm  

     Terrific Towers--Kids use spaghetti and marshmallows to build creations.       

          Leonardtown       Fri, October 11, 10-11 am

          Charlotte Hall      Mon, October 21, 10-11 am 


LEGO Mania
           Leonardtown      Fri, October 18, 1-4 pm



 Drop in and let your child complete a fall craft.  Ages 4+.  Supplies provided.
           Charlotte Hall    Fri, October 18, 1-4 pm


Hauntingly Happy Halloween 

          Charlotte Hall   Sat, Oct. 26, 10:30 am
          Leonardtown    Tues, Oct. 29, 6 pm
          Lexington Park  Wed, Oct. 30, 6 pm



Teens teen

Teen Video Contest

Entries due:  Wed, November 13

Make a 3-minute or less book trailer about your favorite book.  You can create it with a friend(s).  Post it on YouTube tagging it "STMA Video Contest 2013".  Fill out the entry form found on the Teen Webpage.

A Grand Prize and Viewer's Choice will be awarded at the Video Showcase on November 16.



computerComputer Classes 


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

will be offered at  Charlotte Hall this month.


One-on-one instruction:

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


computer graphicUpcoming Classes other than Basic:   

Introduction to Word 2010    

    Thurs, Oct. 3, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown

Introduction to PowerPoint 2010

    Thurs, Oct. 10, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown  

Introduction to Excel 2010

    Wed, Oct. 9, 10 am- 12 noon, Lexington Park
     Thurs, Oct. 17, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Introduction to Publisher 2010
     Thurs, Oct. 24, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
I Took These Pictures, Now What?

     Fri, Oct. 18, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
Family History:  Where Do I Start?
Mo, Oct. 28, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall

Certificate of Attendance
will be issued to those who attend all 4 classes of the basic computer series or the Microsoft 2010 series. 

Click here for complete class schedule and to register. 


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bookdiscussionTalk about a Good Book
Join us for any of these book discussions.  Books are available at the hosting library.

King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels & Eleanor Herman
This year's One Maryland One Book selection chronicles the astonishing journey of an American secretary who suddenly finds herself King of a town in Ghana and the challenges she faced to bring changes to the village.
     Monday, October 7, 7 pm,  Charlotte Hall
     Thursday, October 17, 7 pm, Leonardtown

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
When a mysterious benefactor enables a young orphaned boy, Pip, to rise in Victorian society, Pip is educated as a gentleman and snobbishly neglects his childhood friends.
     Monday, October 21, 6 pm, Lexington Park 



SpanishHelp with English Documents for Spanish speakers

Spanish students from St. Mary's College will be available in the meeting room at Lexington Park to help Spanish speakers read English documents.  The students will help translate forms, applications, school flyers, children's homework assignments and more. 
         Tuesdays, 6-8 PM, Lexington Park
         October 8 & 22, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17


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moblecenterSouthern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center Visit

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 240-412-1528 to find out if visit is cancelled.

Lexington Park    Thurs, October 24, 9 am - 1 pm


Art Gallery Sign

artAir It Out: The Clothesline Project 

Walden Sierra's "Air It Out:  The Clothesline Project," is on display through the end of the month in the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery.  The display was created by women who have survived violence or by those who wish to honor women victimized by violence.  October is Domestic Violence Month.

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


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