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March 5, 2014 


NewsataGlanceNews at a Glance

  • Friends MEGA Book Sale is March 14-16 at the County Fairgrounds. Shop early for the best selection.  Volunteers are needed. 
  • Teen art contest entries are on display in the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery this month.  Stop by and vote for your favorite for the Viewer's Choice award.   
  • Searching for children's downloadable books just got easier.  Check out  OverDrive for Kids eReading Room. This provides a way to search ONLY children's books.  Kids' titles will also continue to appear on the main site.  



booksaleFriends MEGA Book Sale
March 14-16 at County Fairgrounds 
Friends of the Library logo

     Fri, Mar. 14, 1-8 pm  Members of Friends only.
            Membership available at the door.
     Sat, Mar. 15, 10 am-5 pm     Open to the public
     Sun, Mar. 16, 12-3 pm   Open to the public

Volunteers needed: 
Fri, Mar. 7, 9:30 -?     Clean buildings & set up tables at fairgrounds
Sat, Mar. 8, 9:00-?   Move books from Leonardtown Library to fairgrounds
Mar. 9-13, 9:30-?  Unpacking and organizing books
Mar. 14, 12-8  Help with the sale
Mar. 15, 10-5  Help with the sale
Mar. 16, 12-5 Help with sale and cleaning up after sale closes
Mar. 17, 9:30-?  Clean up buildings

If you can help, contact 301-863-9368 or



K-9 Dogs, BMX Racing, Zombies, Genealogy allageprograms 

K-9 Search and Recovery DemonstrationsBloodhound searching

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 Recovery Team. 
Charlotte Hall    Sat, Mar. 8, 10 am

BMX Racing 

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 am-12 noon


Zombies vs Humans 

Join us for an evening of fun.  Become a zombie or survivor, participate in Zombie Fear Factor, get survival tips and a part of a flash mob.  Costumes are encouraged.
         Lexington Park     Thurs, Mar. 27, 6 pm   

Introduction to Genealogy 

Adults, explore free websites to start your search, the library's online resources, U.S. Census, Social Security Death index, and more.  Knowledge of Internet required.   Register. 

         Lexington Park     Thurs, Mar. 27, 5:30-7:30 pm 




socialsecurityTwo Retirement Seminars  

Presented by Social Security Administration.  Registration required.  To register contact Diana Varela at 877-512-3848 or


Ready to Retire? Seminar for individuals will cover:

  • Eligibility requirements for Social Security retirement, spouses and other family benefits
  • Medicare benefits including enrollment
  • Information and tools to help you make informed decisions

Leonardtown Library, Tuesday, April 1, 4-5 pm


 Social Security and Medicare Benefits Seminar for service providers covers:

  • Eligibility requirements for Social Security and supplemental security income benefits to inform and assist clients in the application process
  • Medicare benefits including enrollment periods, prescription drug and low-income assistance programs and supplemental insurance
  • Information and tools to help clients expedite the disability determination process 

Leonardtown Library, Tuesday, April 1, 11 am-1 pm


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Workshop scheduled for Grant Seekers   grantworkshop


Introduction to Grant Writing 

This free workshop, presented by Lexington Park Library and College of Southern Maryland Nonprofit Institute staff, will provide an overview of researching grant opportunities and grant writing process.  It focuses on the strategy for applying for grants and provides hands-on practice in writing a needs statement and an evaluation/sustainability section.  Register

          Lexington Park Library      Sat, Mar.29, 10 am-12 noon 

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Kids library card

 KidsMore Mo

Kids will enjoy games, stories, crafts and more as we celebrate the books and characters of Mo Willems.   

         Leonardtown      Sat, Mar. 22, 10:30-11:30 am    


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 





teenCoverflip Teen Art Contest


Entries are on display  at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery until March 31.  Stop by and vote for your favorite for the Viewer's Choice award. 


Winners will be announced  

          Mon, Mar. 31, 6 pm, Lexington Park Library   




bookDiiscTalk about a good book

Join us for any of these book discussions.  Books are available at the hosting library.

Citizens of London:  The Americans Who Stood with Britain in its Darkest Hour by Lynne Olson.
The engrossing behind-the-scenes story of how the United States and Britain forged their crucial wartime alliance, as seen from the viewpoint of three key American players in London. 
     Lexington Park   Mon, Mar. 10, 6 pm

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The novel follows the love affair and marriage of Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Mowrer in 1920 in Chicago through the Jazz Age in Paris.
     Leonardtown       Thurs, Mar. 27, 7 pm

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
This haunting, unforgettable story gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated.  Yet it gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.
     Charlotte Hall        Mon, Apr. 7, 7 pm



computerComputer Classes

computer graphic 

Basic computer classes:

Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email

will be offered at Charlotte Hall and Lexington Park in March.


One-on-one instruction:

Available at all three branches.  Contact the library for an appointment. 


Other classes: 

Introduction to Word 2010  
     Mon, Mar. 10, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown

Introduction to Excel 2010

     Wed, Mar. 12, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
     Mon, Mar. 17, 5:30-7:30 pm, Leonardtown
Introduction to PowerPoint 2010
      Mon, Mar. 24, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Introduction to Publisher 2010
      Mon, March 31, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown

 Introduction to Genealogy
Thurs, Mar. 27, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park

Certificate of Attendance
will be issued to those who attend the basic computer series or the Microsoft 2010 series. 


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Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center  moblecenter

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.

Note:  The Mobile Career Center visit will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Call 240-925-4806 to find out if the visit is cancelled. 

Charlotte Hall     Thurs, Mar. 6, 9 am - 1 pm

Leonardtown      Tues, Mar.11, 1 - 4 pm

Lexington Park   Wed, Mar. 26, 9 am - 1 pm




taxTax 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.

Charlotte Hall Library

Mon, Mar. 17, 9 am- 6 pm

Mon, Mar. 31, 9 am - 8 pm

Wed, Apr. 9, 1 pm -6 pm

Leonardtown Library

Thurs, Mar. 13, 1 pm -4 pm

 Wed, Mar. 19, 2 pm-6 pm

 Fri, Apr. 4, 9 am -5 pm

Lexington Park Library

         Mon, Apr. 7, 4 pm- 7 pm


healthConfused about the health care insurance options?

Maryland Health Connections is the state's health insurance marketplace that will make it easier for you to:

  • Shop, compare, and enroll in a health insurance plan
  • Check eligibility for federal tax credits and subsidies to help cover your insurance costs
  • Check your eligibility for public health programs, such as Medicaid and Maryland Children's Health program (MCHP)  

Free information sessions and one-on-one enrollment help conducted by Walden Sierra:

Charlotte Hall Library

       Fri, Mar. 7, 1-5 pm
       Mon, Mar. 10, 10 am-2 pm
       Thurs, Mar. 20, 9 am-1 pm
       Wed, Mar. 26, 1-5 pm


Leonardtown Library

      Sat, Mar. 8, 1-5 pm
      Tues, Mar. 11, 1-5 pm
      Mon, Mar. 17, 10 am-2 pm
      Fri, Mar. 28, 1-5 pm


Lexington Park Library

      Mon, Mar. 3, 10 am-2 pm
      Wed, Mar. 12, 1-5 pm
      Sat, Mar. 22, 1-5 pm
      Mon, Mar. 24, 4-8 pm
      Mon, Mar. 31, 10 am-2 pm


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