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can obtain a library card from St. Mary's
College of Maryland or College of Southern Maryland at any
branch through September 24.
- Homeschooled students and parents, find
out how to best use your library resources at Leonardtown at 2
p.m. on September 26.
Mary's College Spanish students are conducting help sessions
for Spanish speakers at the Lexington Park branch to
assist them with reading English documents. The next
session will be September 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Park's landscaping and parking lot got "spruced" up,
thanks to employees of Community Bank of
Tri-County who were participating in the United Way
Day of Caring.
Peggy packed the meeting room at Lexington Park where
she shared her story and signed copies of her book, King Peggy,
this year's One Maryland One Book title.
Padgett won five young adult books by answering a trivia
question on Facebook. Do you follow
Lexington Park now open on Sundays, 1-5 pm
Board of Library Trustees, County
Commissioners and Library Director Kathleen Reif cut the ribbon on
September 8 to re-open the doors of the Lexington Park library
once again on Sundays. Shown cutting the ribbon are (left to
right) Library Board Vice President Alan Dillingham, County
Commissioner President Jack Russell, Library Board member Jim
Handley, Library Board President Joan Springer, Kathleen Reif,
Library Board Treasurer Carole Romary, County Commissioner Cindy
Jones, and Library Board members Carolyn Guy and Lynn Newkirk.
had 373 visitors walk through the door checking out 899 items on
September 8. Lexington Park is the only library in Southern
Maryland open on Sundays.
King Peggy packed the
King Peggy, author and subject of this year's
selection for the One Maryland One Book state-wide read, packed the
meeting room at Lexington Park where she shared her story and signed
copies of her book.
A special thanks
goes to Pastor Mitch Watney and the Good Samaritan Lutheran Church
for allowing us to borrow additional chairs for the program.
Monday, October 7, 7 pm, Charlotte
Thursday, October 17, 7 pm, Leonardtown
at its Best! Professional storyteller Janice Curtis
Greene will bring the themes of King Peggy to life with her dynamic
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 pm, Lexington Park
of the book, books on CDs, and Playaways are available at the
libraries. The book can also be downloaded as an eBook and an audio
book. Copies have also be left in public places around the
county. If found, read it, then pass it on or leave it for
someone else to find. Follow the instructions on the front
cover to be entered in a drawing for a Kindle.
OMOB is a program of the Maryland Humanities Council and
takes place annually in September and October.
Lexington Park gets spruced up
Thanks to these employees of the Community Bank of Tri-County,
Lexington Park has a fresh look. These volunteers spread new
mulch in the beds and picked up litter in the parking lot and around
the building as part of the United Way Day of Caring.
The volunteers were (left to right) Erin King and Laura Hewitt
kneeling; Kirsten Barnaby, Jodie Crabill, Renee Gardiner and Katie
College library cards available
You can obtain a library card for St. Mary's College of Maryland
(SMCM) and/or College of Southern Maryland (CSM) at any of the three
branches until September 24 as part of the Library Card Exchange
program between the colleges and libraries.
The benefit of having these cards:
evening hours Sunday-Wednesday until 1 a.m. at SMCM
including lots of foreign films
books and journals including many online
Maryland Studies Center Research Collection at the CSM La Plata
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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
The libraries are
participating in Read for the Record on October 3. The
children's book, Otis
by Loren Long, will be read by children and adults all across the
country on October 3 to support the day when every child in America
enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Last year 2.3 million
people participated in the Read for the Record campaign.
What can children
build with a cardboard box and duct tape? The possibilities are
endless. They only need to bring their imagination and we
supply the rest.
Charlotte Hall Fri, September 20, 2-3 pm
Lexington Park Fri, September 20, 3-4 pm
STEM @your library for
programs for 3-5 years old, presented by growingSTEMS. Register
Five Senses--Kids will explore and learn about five senses.
Charlotte Hall Mon, September 23, 10-11 am
Leonardtown Fri, September 20, 10-11 am
Future STEM programs: Terrific Towers, Fishy
Magnets, Silly Shapes
library is one of the most important resources for homeschooled
students and their parents. This workshop they will learn how
to get the most from their library's resources and services, meet
library staff and tour the library.
Leonardtown Thurs, September 26, 2 pm
Certificate of Attendance now being issued
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those
adults who attend the basic computer series (Introduction to
computers, Windows, Internet and email) or the Microsoft Office 2010
series (Introduction to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
Publisher). Job seekers can use this certificate to show
JobSource or potential employers that they have attended the classes.
A Certificate of Attendance will also be issued for individual
Basic computer classes:
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
classes are being offered at Leonardtown and Lexington
Park this month and at Charlotte Hall in October.
available at all
three branches. Contact the library for an appointment.
Classes other than Basic:
to Word 2010
Tues, Sept. 24, 2-4 pm,
Thurs, Oct. 3, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
to PowerPoint 2010
Tues, Sept. 24, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
Thurs, Oct. 10, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Introduction to Excel 2010
Mon, Sept. 23, 2-4 pm, Charlotte
Wed, Oct. 9, 10 am- 12 noon, Lexington Park
Thurs, Oct. 17, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
to Publisher 2010
Thurs, Oct. 24, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
I Took These
Pictures, Now What?
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JobSource Mobile Career Center Visits
for a job? Visit the Mobile Career Center and let the JobSource
Coordinator help you get registered with and use the Maryland
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 Mon, September 23, 9 am - 1 pm
Charlotte Hall Thurs, October 3, 9 am - 1 pm
Leonardtown Tues, October 8, 1 - 4 pm
Allen Price's photography on
Allen Price's artwork is on display through the end of the month in
the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery. His photography
features landscape and wildlife. Here is a sampling of his work.
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