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Mobile printing now available
We just took our Mobile/WiFi printing to a new level. You can
now print directly to one of our libraries' printers from anywhere in
or outside the library. Any document or webpage can be sent from your
computer, smartphone, or tablet and then picked up at the print
station of the library of your choice. Our standard printing
fees apply. There is no additional cost for this service.
To send your print job to a library printer, determine how you want
to send your print job and use the links listed on our Mobile Printing page:
document to the unique email address of the library you wish to
pick up your print job
the document to a customized printing website for your pickup
use the PrintOn mobile printing app for iOS and Android devices.
Search for "SMCL" after installing the app and select
Send your print
job and pick it up at the library's print station within 48 hours.
Library staff can assist you if need help.
of new catalog
With the new online catalog, searching is easier and faster.
Here are some of things you now can do:
your search for only fiction or nonfiction when using the Quick
your search using the search filters. Click on More Search
Options and limit your search by library, publication
date, material type or even language.
notifications automatically of new arrivals by your favorite
author, music, subject, etc. using "Saved
Search." Search for an item and then click on Save
Search. Enter the information requested (name of search, email
address, frequency). You will receive email notifications
of new items based on your criteria.
see where copies are available on a map by using Map It, located
at the bottom of the Full Display screen.
reader ratings and reviews in Suggestions and more section on
the Full Display screen. Suggestions of titles you might
also like can be found there.
the call number of the item you're interested in by clicking the
Text It icon next to the availability information for the
title lists from your search results and email, print or save
your lists by clicking on "Add to My List. If you are
not logged in, all titles will be saved to a Working Title list
available for your current session only. To view your
lists, click on the list name in My List or Saved Title Lists.
If you need help
navigating any of these features, please ask staff for assistance.
Summer Reading underway
A total of 210 children and teens signed up for a Summer Reading
program on the first day of registration alone. Help your kids
maintain their reading skills this summer and discover the joy of
reading by signing them up to participate in one of our Summer
Reading Programs. Besides having fun, they also earn prizes and
can even earn a book. Register online or at any branch.
Fizz Boom Read-to-Me Birth to age
a section on the activity sheet to collect a prize for your
child. Choose a book for your little one to keep when the
activity sheet is completed.
Fizz Boom Read K to 5th grade
fun activities on your gameboard and receive a prize. Complete the
entire gameboard and choose a book to keep, plus be entered in a
grand prize drawing for Leap Pad, Kindle, table, iPod and noise
Spark a Reaction Teens 6th grade and
Read or listen to books, attend library programs or
submit book reviews and record these on your game card. Earn
weekly prizes and be automatically entered in the grand prize drawing
for Kindles, ChromeCast, Kindle Fire and more! Sign up online
or at any branch.
for Summer Reading participants:
Maryland Blue Crabs: Every child participating in a Summer
Reading program receives a voucher for a July 11, 12 or 26
Orioles: 40 participants per branch will receive Orioles
tickets for an August game (First come, first served).
Science Center: One Fizz Boom Read (K-5th grade)
participant per branch will receive 4 tickets in a random
Raiders & Invaders
Finish-the-Story Contest winners
Congratulations to the winner, Colleen Lawrence!
Finalists: David Alloca, Julia Halleck, Zachary Maldonado,
Isabella Rainaldi,and Grace Marie Rorke.
Colleen's story ending will be performed by Ming Diaz, the official Raiders and Invaders storyteller, on
Saturday afternoon, June 7, on Leonardtown Square.
Thank you to everyone who participated.
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Summer Fun for Kids
Summer Reading programs run through Aug. 9.
Register at any branch or online
June programs: Visit the Kids page for more details
- Professional Performances begin June 23
- STEM @ your library: Fizzy Fun &
- 500 By Five Celebration
- Minecraft Club
- Kids Lab-- June 24-Aug 7
- More to Explore passport
- Chess Basics and Fundamentals
Win Kindles, ChromeCast, Kindle
fire and more!
by participating in the Teen Summer Reading
program. Sign up online or at any branch any
time. Program ends Aug. 9.
Teen Writing Contest---Win a Kindle
an original story or poem that will "spark a
reaction." Submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Grand Prize: a
Academy: Learn the fundamentals of
programming through python scripting language. Learn basic I/O,
loops, conditional logic, data manipulation and more. Multiple
Lexington Park June 23 & 30,
July 7 & 14 3-4:30 pm
Cars: Test your racing skills by constructing your
own dragster propelled using an air powered launcher and then
competing against other participants. Presented by
Leonardtown Sat, June 28, 2:30-4 pm
Download the teen summer brochure or
check teen page for details
Adults! A Summer Reading
Program for you
St. Mary's College of Maryland's is conducting a summer reading program for the residents
of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties. The program, hosted by
the college's Library Reading Circle, will end Aug. 15. Any
book found in our catalog (COSMOS) or the college library catalog is
eligible for the program.
To participate, post
a review of the book you read to the College's Library Reading Circle Blog.
Your first review serves as your registration. The more books you review,
the more prizes you win. A list of prizes and more information
about the program are posted on the blog.
Adults and teens, Come and test your knowledge, have fun,
and win prizes. Register.
Leonardtown Wed, June
25, 5:30 pm
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Workshops for Grant Seekers
Introduction to Corporate Giving
to effectively use the Foundation Center's resources. Discover
what motivates corporate giving, how companies support nonprofit
organizations, how to match your organization's needs to interests of
a corporation and how to locate corporate funders.
Webinar. Free. Register.
Lexington Park Tues, June 17, 2-3 pm
Introduction to Grant Seeking & Writing
Learn strategies for applying for grants and gain some
hands-on practice in writing a needs statement and an
evalutation/sustainability section. Leave with enough
information to begin your grant seeking and writing work.
Presented by staff from the library and from College of Southern
Maryland Nonprofit Institute. Free. Register.
Lexington Park Thurs, June 19, 10 am - 12 pm
Lexington Park, July 22, 2-3 pm
to Approach a Foundation Lexington Park, Aug 19, 2-3 pm
Basic computer classes:
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
will be offered at Lexington Park and Leonardtown in
Available at all
three branches. Contact the library for an appointment.
Introduction to Word 2010
Mon, June 9, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
to Publisher 2010
Mon, June 16, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Genealogy Open Lab:
Thurs, June 26, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park
in Word 2010
Wed, July 16, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park
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JobSource 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.
Lexington Park Mon, June 9, 9 am-1 pm
Leonardtown Tues, June 10, 1 - 4
Gallery features Lonnie Hartkins' photographs
Photographs by Lonnie Hartkins are on display during June at
the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery. His photographs consist
of landscapes, seascapes, flowers, insects and animals.
Artist Reception: Thurs, June 12, 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
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