My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
three libraries will be closed October 14 for
Storyelling at its Best!
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
Sunday, October 20
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.
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.
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:
Resource Center: These online resources are only available in the
Lexington Park Library.
to Individuals Online--a research tool that focuses on
foundations providing scholarships,
student loans, fellowships, internships, and
to free webinars on scholarships and loans that
provide expert advice on preparing winning scholarship
applications, managing student debt, and more.
Childcare providers! Earn 2 CEUs at free workshop
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
Hall Thurs, Nov. 14, 6 pm
Confused about new health care insurance options?
Maryland Health Connections is the
state's new health insurance marketplace that will make it easier for
compare, and enroll in a health insurance plan
eligibility for federal tax credits and subsidies to help cover
your insurance costs
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
Read for the Record...on
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
am, 11 am & 2:30 pm
Lexington Park 9:30 am, 3
pm & 6 pm
Kids, ages 8-12,
can drop in to make and sample new fall recipes.
Lexington Park Tues, October 8, 4:30-5
programs for pre-schoolers, 3-5 years old, presented by
growingSTEMS. Register for these & other STEM
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
Fri, October 11, 10-11 am
Charlotte Hall Mon, October 21, 10-11
Leonardtown Fri, October 18, 1-4 pm
Drop in and
let your child complete a fall craft. Ages 4+. Supplies
Charlotte Hall Fri, October 18, 1-4 pm
Charlotte Hall Sat, Oct. 26, 10:30
Leonardtown Tues, Oct. 29, 6 pm
Park Wed, Oct. 30, 6 pm
due: Wed, November 13
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
A Grand Prize and Viewer's Choice will be awarded at the Video
Showcase on November 16.
Basic computer classes:
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
will be offered at Charlotte Hall this month.
available at all
three branches. Contact the library for an appointment.
Classes other than Basic:
to Word 2010
Thurs, Oct. 3, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
to PowerPoint 2010
Thurs, Oct. 10, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Introduction to Excel 2010
Wed, Oct. 9, 10 am- 12 noon,
Thurs, Oct. 17, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
to Publisher 2010
Thurs, Oct. 24, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
I Took These
Pictures, Now What?
Fri, Oct. 18, 2-4 pm, Charlotte
History: Where Do I Start?
Mo, Oct. 28, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
Attendance will be issued to those who attend all
4 classes of the basic computer series or the Microsoft 2010
Click here for complete class schedule and to
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Talk about a Good Book
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books are available
at the hosting library.
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
Thursday, October 17, 7 pm, Leonardtown
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
Help 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,
October 8 & 22,
November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17
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JobSource Mobile Career Center Visit
for a job? Visit the Mobile Career Center and let the JobSource
Coordinator help you get registered with and use the Maryland Workforce
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
Air It Out: The Clothesline
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.
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library