My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
Luther King, Jr. to be portrayed
You won't want to miss Gregg Riley's portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. at our Black History Month program. Because Riley
looks and sounds like Dr. King, you will feel you are witnessing Dr.
King speak. Riley will discuss the key passages of King's most
heralded speeches and their impact today. The program is
free. Light refreshments.
Co-sponsors: Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions
(UCAC), NAACP of St. Mary's County, and the Minority Outreach
Saturday, Feb. 22
Lexington Park Library
Friends MEGA Book Sale
March 14-16 at County Fairgrounds
Fri, Mar. 14, 1-8 pm Members of
Friends only. Membership available at the door.
Sat, Mar. 15, 10 am-5 pm Open to
Sun, Mar. 16, 12-3 pm Open to the public
needed: Volunteers are needed to help move the books from
the storage room at the Leonardtown Library to the fairgrounds on
Sat, Mar. 8. Volunteers are also needed the week before the
sale, during the sale, and the day after the sale. If you can help,
contact 301-863-9368 or firstname.lastname@example.org
H-appy Kids, Dogs, Racing
Zombies vs Humans
Join us for an evening of
fun. Become a zombie or survivor, participate in Zombie Fear
Factor, get survival tips and maybe...be a part of a flash mob.
Costumes are encouraged.
Charlotte Hall Mon, Feb. 24, 6
Lexington Park Thurs, Mar. 27, 6 pm
Parents/caregivers, come and
have fun learning about educational apps for the iPad and other
tablets and how they can be used with your little ones to promote
early learning. Register.
Lexington Park Mon,
Feb. 24, 6 pm
K-9 Search and Recovery Demonstrations
Watch Millie and Edgar, two
K-9 blood hounds, demonstrate their search and recovery skills. Learn
about Search and Recovery. Presented by Bay K-9 Search and
Lexington Park Sat, Mar. 8, 10
Find out about the basics of
BMX racing: what it is, where to go, and how to get started.
Presented by Mike's Bikes.
Lexington Park Sat, Mar. 15, 10
Providers Training in Math & Science
Childcare providers, learn simple math and science activities to help
the children in your care get ready to learn to read. This is
the first time this class has been offered. 2 CEUs will be
awarded upon completion of the 2-hour course. Free. Register.
Leonardtown Mon, Mar. 10, 6-8 pm
to Grant Seeking & Writing Workshop
Library Thurs, Mar. 6, 9:30-11:30 am
Presented by Lexington Park Library and College of
Southern Maryland Nonprofit Institute staff. Free. Register.
- an overview of researching grant
- the grant writing process
- hands-on demonstration of the
Foundation Center database to find sources for grants
available at Lexington Park Library)
- review of the strategy for applying
News at a Glance
a few of our newer staff members
Variz began working as a page
at Charlotte Hall in July 2013. In August he was hired as a
circulation assistant at Lexington Park and then switched to
Leonardtown in October. Eric, a Chopticon High School graduate,
earned a history degree from St. Mary's College and is currently
working on his Master of Library Science degree from University of
Koldewyn started working at the
Leonardtown branch in December as a part-time circulation assistant
at the check out desk. Cassie moved here from Whidbey Island,
WA in August with her husband who is in the Navy. She has a BS
in Applied Psychology from the City University of Seattle.
Lewis was hired in December
as a part-time circulation assistant at Leonardtown Library.
She graduated from Great Mills High School and is a full time online
student at Central Texas College studying Medical Assisting.
Marissa is also in the Army Reserves.
Farrell, the driver of the WoW! Van, visits childcare providers each
month leaving a supply of books for the providers to use with the
children in their care. During her visit, she provides a
storytime and a craft for the children.
The families of these children are invited to meet Ms Tammy, or the
Library Lady as she is affectionately called by the children, at a
special evening storytime. A fun craft is also planned.
Lexington Park Tues, Mar. 4, 6:30 pm
Leonardtown Wed, Mar. 5,
Charlotte Hall Thurs, Mar. 6,
Kids, ages 9-13, will learn how to control the Finch
robot and solve challenges using SNAP! programming language.
Presented by Great Mills High School and AP Computer Science
Thurs, Feb. 20, 6-7 pm
Birds? Drop in and build towers and catapults, then play
life-sized Angry Birds.
Lexington Park Fri, Feb. 21, 1-4:30 pm for all ages
Kids will enjoy
games, stories, crafts and more as we celebrate the books and
characters of Mo Willems.
Charlotte Hall Sat, Mar. 1, 11 am-12 noon
Lexington Park Sat, Mar. 1, 10 -11 am
Leonardtown Sat, Mar. 22,
Kids Can Cook
Kids ages 8-12
will make and sample new recipes.
Lexington Park Tues, Mar. 11, 4:30-5 pm
Storytime schedule for
babies through preschool
2014 Winter/Spring Program Brochure
STEM: Angry Birds
Like Angry Birds? Drop in and build towers and
catapults, then play life-sized Angry Birds.
Fri, Feb. 21, 1-4:30 pm
Coverflip Teen Art Contest
Have you read a
great book with a horrible cover? Well, now's your chance to
coverflip! Design a new cover for your favorite young adult
book and submit it.
Due March 1. Must be flat, no larger than 81/2x11,
and original. Can be pencil, pen, charcoal, pastel, water
color, oil, photography, computer-generated, collage, or mixed
media. Title and author of the book must be included.
displayed: Lexington Park Library Art
Gallery March 1-March 31
Art Supplies for Library Choice and Viewer's Choice winners
announced: Mon, March 31 at 6 pm, Lexington Park
Basic computer classes:
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
will be offered at Charlotte Hall and Lexington Park in
Available at all
three branches. Contact the library for an appointment.
Introduction to Genealogy
Feb. 26, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Thurs, Mar. 27, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park
to Word 2010
Mon, Mar. 10, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Introduction to Excel 2010
Wed, Mar. 12, 2-4 pm, Charlotte
Mon, Mar. 17, 5:30-7:30 pm, Leonardtown
to PowerPoint 2010
Mon, Mar. 24, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Attendance will be issued to those
who attend the basic computer series or the Microsoft 2010
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Maryland 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. Call 240-925-4806 to find out if the visit is
Park Wed, Feb. 26, 9 am - 1 pm
Charlotte Hall Thurs, Mar. 6, 9 am - 1 pm
Leonardtown Tues, Mar.11, 1 - 4 pm
Candy Cummings' artwork on
Local artist Candy Cummings has her artwork on display through the
end of February at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery.
Her artwork chronicles her very early years through the present and
represents her numerous "collections."
interested in displaying their artwork are asked to contact Candy
Cummings at 301-863-6693.
Tax Help available at libraries
Lifestyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc. will provide free
IRS-certified tax return preparation assistance for households
with incomes of $52,000 or less. Contact 1-866-293-0623 to
schedule an appointment.
Mon, Mar. 31, 9 am - 8 pm
Thurs, Mar. 13, 1 pm -4 pm
Confused about new health care
Maryland Health Connections is the state's health insurance
marketplace that will make it easier for you to:
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)
sessions and one-on-one enrollment help conducted by Walden Sierra:
Thurs, Feb. 20,
Tues, Feb. 25,
Sat, Feb. 22, 10
Wed, Feb. 26, 4-8
Wed, Feb. 19, 4-8
Fri, Feb. 28, 1-5
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Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library