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More downloadable magazine titles
additional magazine titles will be available to download starting
September 1, bringing the total magazine subscriptions available to
The downloadable magazines contain the full articles, color photos,
and interactive elements such as hot links to other articles, audio
and video. Stories can be found quickly and easily using a keyword
The magazines, including current issues, can be downloaded free to
your computer or on your mobile device. Apps are available for
iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Android, Blackberry Playbook. Please
bring your device to any library and staff will help you get it set
Hutchison earns Master of Library Science degree
Hutchison, Assistant Branch Manager at Leonardtown, was recognized at
a recent Board of Library Trustees' meeting for completion of her
Master of Library Science degree from Southern Connecticut State
University. Not only did she graduate summa cum laude but also
was awarded the distinguished Nolan Lushington Award for Excellence
in the Public Library Track. Congratulations, Jill!
One Maryland One Book
The Distance Between Us: A
Memoir by Reyna Grande
year's selection for the One Maryland One Book (OMOB), the state-wide
community read sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, is The Distance Between Us: a
Memoir by Reyna Grande.
Distance Between Us is the author's
compelling story of her childhood before and after entering the U.S.
as an undocumented immigrant. At age nine the author left Mexico and
the overburdened household of her stern grandmother and entered the
U.S. to live with her father. She quickly realized that life in
America and with her father was far from perfect.
Copies of the book are available at the branches and also can be
downloaded as an audio or eBook from the library's website. A
few copies have been left in public places around the tri-county to
be picked up, read, and passed on.
A book discussion is scheduled at both Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown
in October. The author will be appearing at Waldorf West
library in Charles County on Oct. 1.
What's your story? Tell it... get published... win $100
The libraries in Charles,Calvert, and St. Mary's counties
along with Southern Maryland Regional Library and College of Southern
Maryland Diversity Institute are hosting a story writing contest
for teens and adults as part of the OMOB. All acceptable
entries will be published in a book.
The teen and adult winners will each receive a $100 gift card and a
signed copy of the The
Distance Between Us. The first runner-up in each
category will receive a $25 gift card and also a signed copy of the
OMOB. All winners will receive a copy of the published book of
If you have a story to tell, we want to hear it. Submit your
story (fiction or nonfiction) related to one of the themes of The Distance Between Us by
midnight October 17. The rules and guidelines will be posted on
Sept. 2 when the contest begins.
how your library can help!
Students and parents, start your school year off right by attending
our Homeschoolers' Workshop. You will learn about the library's
resources and services and how to get the most from them. You
will be able to meet other homeschoolers and your friendly library
Tues, Sept. 16 2-3:30 pm
Fall Fun for kids
now available online and in branches.
Kids of all ages can bring their imaginations and build
something amazing with the recycled materials provided.
Lexington Park Fri,
Sept. 19, 10-11 am
Fall story times begin Sept. 2
NEW! Charlotte Hall will offer Saturday morning storytime at 10:30
am each week.
Fall story time schedule.
Kids Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners:
Pad: Cole Bowser, Allison Hart
Kindle: Tiara Mann
iPod Nano: Abigail Boyd
Noise Canceling Headphones: Ryan Kelly
Teen Summer Reading
Grand Prize Winners:
Kindles: Tyrell Douglas, Jenna Modrzejewski
Kindle Fire: Dana Cameron
ChromeCast: Andrew Fan
Noise Canceling Headphones: Faith Warren
to the number and the length of the entries, the judging has not been
completed. The winner will be posted in our next issue.
Hunger Games Raffle Winner
to Brady Correll.
Free Workshops for Grant Seekers
Proposal Writing Basics
This free webinar covers how the proposal fits into the
grant seeking process, what to include in a standard proposal and
more. It is especially geared for those new to proposal writing.
Lexington Park, Sept 18, 2-3 pm
Introduction to Grant Seeking and Writing
Use the Foundation Center databases to find sources for
grants and review the strategy for applying for grants. Leave
with enough information to begin your grant seeking and writing
work. Presented by staff from the Library and from the
Nonprofit Institute of the College of Southern Maryland. Free.
Lexington Park, Sept. 25, 10 am-12 noon
Get help from Social Security
Eventually Social Security benefit verifications will no longer be
sent, but will have to be obtained online. A Social Security
representative will demonstrate and help teach you how to obtain
these needed verifications online and sign up for your "my
Social Security account." Register for one of the following
Library Wed, Aug. 27
11 am-12 noon
12 noon-1 pm
1 pm-2 pm
2 pm-3 pm
Basic computer classes:
Lexington Park will offer all 4 basic classes in
Available at all
three branches. Contact the library to schedule an hour
to Word 2010
Mon, Sept. 8, 2 -4 pm, Leonardtown
Wed, Sept. 17, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
to Excel 2010
Mon, Sept. 15, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
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Help for Job
Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center
Looking for a job? Visit the Mobile Career Center to get job
counseling and resume help, search for jobs, and get registered with
the Maryland Workforce Exchange.
Lexington Park Wed, Aug. 27, 9 am - 1 pm
Charlotte Hall Thurs, Sept. 4, 9 am -
Leonardtown Tues, Sept. 9, 1 - 4
Art Gallery features artwork by
Ruth Collins is displaying her artwork during August at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery.
She work mainly consists of drawings, paintings, portraits and
landscapes in acrylics.
Artist Reception Thurs, Aug. 21, 5-8 PM
Master Gardeners conduct plant
If you have a gardening question or need some plant
advice, stop by one of these plant clinics conducted by our local Master
Lexington Park 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 11 am - 1 pm
Leonardtown 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 11am - 1
Charlotte Hall 1st & 3rd Saturday, 10 am -12
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library