My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
at a Glance
three libraries are rocking! Lexington Park had 1,333 visitors
one day and 1,426 another this past week. Leonardtown has had
more than 1,000 walk through the doors and Hall had more than
850 daily visitors.
a reminder that our new mobile printing
allows you to print remotely from anywhere using your
smartphone, tablet, or computer and then pick up your printouts
at the library.
three branches will be closed Friday, July
Sign up for Summer Reading
Programs and win prizes
Babies through teens can sign up to participate in our Summer Reading
programs either online or at any branch. It's a
fun way to keep kids reading during the summer. They earn
prizes and if they complete their game sheet, they receive a free
book and are entered in grand prize drawings. They have until Aug. 9
to complete the activities.
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!
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
College of Maryland's is offering 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.
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 their reading blog.
Summer Fun for Kids
Summer Reading programs run through Aug. 9.
Register at any branch or online
Uncle Pete kicks
off Professional Performances June 23
Performances are free and are held every Monday, June 23- July 28, at
the following times/locations. List of performers
am Lexington Park at Lexington Park Library
pm Leonardtown at Leonardtown Elementary, 22850 Duke St.
pm Charlotte Hall at White Marsh Elementary, 29090
Thompson Corner Rd.
More fun programs:
the Kids page for details
- Storytimes & Story
- STEM @ your library: Science of
- 500 By Five Celebration
- Kids Lab-- science experiments
Lenses, & Lighthouses
Here We Come
- Chess Basics and Fundamentals
More to Explore Passports
up your free More to Explore Passport at any branch and have fun
exploring our county. Find the trail markers at each of the 22
sites listed in the Passport and rub the name of the site on the
corresponding page in the Passport. Bring the completed Passport
Prize Page to any branch to claim your prize and to be entered in
additional larger prize drawings at the end of the summer! Program
runs through August 15.
Download Children's Summer Brochure
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 by Aug. 9. Who
knows. You just might win the grand prize--a Kindle!
Rocketed Race Cars: Test your racing skills
by constructing your own dragster propelled using an air
powered launcher and then competing against other participants.
Presented by growingSTEMS. Register.
Leonardtown Sat, June 28, 2:30-4 pm
Hall Sat, July 19, 2-3:30 pm
Fri, Aug. 1, 10-11:30 am
a Fire Services Career: Meet fire fighters and
explore what it takes to become a fire fighter.
Park Wed, July 9, 2 pm
Digital Bling: Create blinged out
accessories of wearable circuits while at the same time learn to make
and fix basic circuits. Supplies provided. Register.
Leonardtown Wed, July 16,
Download the teen summer brochure or
check teen page for details
Test your knowledge at Trivia Quiz Night
Adults and teens, come and have fun answering trivia
questions to win prizes. Register.
Leonardtown Wed, June 25, 5:30
will help you access free websites and the library online resources
as well as answer questions that come up in your genealogy
Park Thurs, June 26, 5:30-7:30 pm
Oscar Movie Series
July 11-Aug. 1 2-4 pm Free. Popcorn
11: Captain Phillips. The true
story of Captain Rich Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali
pirates of the US-flagged MV Maesk Alabama, the first American cargo
ship to be hijacked in 200 years. Rated PG-13. Best picture nominee.
18: Gravity. A medical
engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a
catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in
orbit. Rated PG-13. Oscar winner for Best Director.
25: The Great Gatsby. A
Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle
of his millionaire neighbor. Rated PG13. Oscar winner for Costume
1: American Hustle. A con man along
with his seductive partner is forced to work for a wild FBI
agent who pushes them into a world of Jersey power brokers and mafia.
Rated R. Best picture nominee.
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about a good book
us for any of these book discussions. Books are available at
the hosting library.
Cleopatra: A Life by
The life story of Cleopatra VII, the last Egyptian
pharaoh and one of the most influential women of the age.
Mon, July 7, 7 pm
How It All Began by
When a retired school teacher is accosted by a petty
thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of
friends and strangers alike.
Park Mon, July 14, 6 pm
by Alice McDermott
The story of an ordinary woman from childhood to old age
whose uncomplicated life becomes fascinating.
Leonardtown Thurs, July 17, 7 pm
for Grant Seekers
A free webinar, geared to the novice grantseeker, will
address questions concerning expenses: personel, non-personal,
and overhead expenses, and the relationship between the project
budget and the overall budget of the organization. Register.
Lexington Park Library Tues, July 22, 2-3 pm
How to Approach a Foundation
This free webinar covers strategies for effective
communications with grantmakers from initial contact to what happens
after receiving funding. Learn how to initiate contact with
potential funders, plan calls and meetings, communicate during and
after a grant decision, and how to build lasting partnerships with
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.
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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Help for Job
Southern Maryland 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.
Park Wed, June 25, 9 am-1 pm
Charlotte Hall Thurs, July 3, 9 am - 1
Leonardtown Tues, July 8, 1 - 4
Resume Basics in Word 2010
Learn the basics of writing a resume, different resume
types, and how to use templates in Word. Free. Register.
Park Wed, July 16, 5:30-7:30 pm
Art Gallery features Lonnie
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. He is not averse to using the computer to enhance
and alter his photographs.
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