My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
Alert: Reminder notices of items coming due are not yet being
sent in our new system but should start shortly.
The catalog has many new features and we'll start off exploring My
New Features of My Account:
Messages: Staff may post special messages for
you. For example, if you leave your library card at the desk,
they can place a message here to let you know it was found.
Change Logon: You can create a username for logging in rather
than using your library card number. This is also where you can
change your password or PIN.
Contact Information and Preferences: (When making changes, be
sure to click on "Submit Change Request" after making any
changes.) You can
your contact information.
or change your preference for receiving library notices.
You can now sign up to be notified by text but be aware that you
will receive a text for each individual item.
up to receive e-receipts by email or text.
the "Maintain reading list" box to keep an ongoing
list of items you have checked out. This list which
appears as Reading History can be stopped and restarted at
any time. Once the list is cleared or stopped, that information
is permanently deleted. You can click on the title in the
list to go to the full record in the catalog. Titles may
not appear on your list till the next day.
Fees: An estimate of fines is now provided. Online
payment continues to be offered.
Also from My
Account you can create and save title lists which you name and
manage. You can access "saved searches" as
well. These will be covered in more detail next
A few glitches:
transition went smoothly, a few glitches or issues have and are
occurring. Southern Maryland Regional Library (SMRLA) is
working to correct them
- Reminder notices of items coming due are
not yet being sent. In the meantime, consider signing up for
Library Elf which
sends out reminder notices.
- You can place Marina holds but SMRLA is
unable to receive them. Thus, there may be an extra wait for
- If you have a Marina item on the hold
shelf, you can't log in to Marina. Only you check out the
held item, you can resume placing Marina holds.
Staff are happy
to help you with any aspect of the new catalog. Just
ask. You can also refer to the Help section of the
Friends of the Library Donate $16,000
at Annual Dinner
FOL donated $5,000 to each branch and $1,000 to the WoW
Van Service at the Annual Dinner. Accepting the donation from
outgoing President Mary Kukla (far right) were (left to right) WoW
Van staff member Tammy Farrell, Leonardtown's Branch Manager Marylee
Russell, Lexington Park's Branch Manager Amy Ford, and Charlotte Hall
's Branch Manager Catherine DiCristofaro. This brings the total
FOL donation since 1991 to almost $341,000.
2014-2015 Officers elected
Co-Presidents: Sue Gibbs and Trish Parkinson
Vice President: Rebecca Vanecko
Secretary: Lynn Williamson
Treasurer: Phyllis Krasnokutsky
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War of 1812 Raiders &
Finish-the-Story Contest winning ending to be performed
Storyteller Ming Diaz started a War of 1812-themed story
set in St. Mary's County and the story needed an ending. Kids
wrote an ending and entered it in the Finish-the-Story Contest.
The stories were judged and a winner selected. Ming Diaz will
perform that ending at the event on Sat, June 7. Winners will
be announced at the event.
Check out what else is planned at Raiders & Invaders
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Summer Reading June 2 - Aug
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. They also earn prizes and
can even earn a book. Register online or at any branch starting
Fizz Boom Read-to-Me Birth to age
Complete 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
Complete 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 canceling headphones.
Free Tickets for
Summer Reading participants:
- Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: Every
child participating in a Summer Reading program receives a
voucher for a July 11, 12 or 26 game ticket.
- Baltimore Orioles: 40 participants
per branch will receive Orioles tickets for an August game
(First come, first served).
- Maryland Science Center: One Fizz
Boom Read (K-5th grade) participant per branch will receive 4
tickets in a random drawing.
- Professional Performances on Mondays, June
- Storytimes begin June 3
- STEM @ your library: Fizzy Fun,
Tower Takedown & Science of Flight
- Minecraft Club
- Kids Lab June 24-Aug 7
- Lights, Lenses and Lighthouses
- Ukulele Jamborees
- Kindergarten Here We Come
- On Your Own Typing
- More to Explore passport
- Chess Basics and Fundamentals
Win Kindles, ChromeCast, Kindle fire and more! It's
easy and fun. Just read or listen to books, attend library
programs or submit book reviews and record these on the game
card. Earn weekly prizes and be automatically entered in the
grand prize drawing. Sign up online or at any branch.
Receive a voucher good for a ticket to the Southern Maryland Blue
Crabs July 11, 12 or 26 game for participating.
@ your library--Coding Academy, Digital Bling , Rocketed Race
Cars, & Life-sized Angry Birds
a Fire Service Career
Download the teen summer brochure or
check teen page for details
The Dinner: Sustainable
Christine and Frank Allen of Allen Heirloom Homestead will discuss
various aspects of sustainable farming including gardening,
composting, raising and butchering free range chickens, making soap,
spinning, weaving, and more. View The Dinner, a documentary featuring
Park Thurs, May 29, 6:30 pm
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
Proposal Budget Basics Lexington Park, July 22, 2-3
How to Approach a Foundation Lexington Park, Aug 19, 2-3
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about a good book
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books are available
at the hosting library.
Circus by Erin Morganstern
A fierce competition is underway between two young magicians in which
only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, they
fall in love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences
and leaving the lives of everyone hanging.
Hall Mon, June 2, 7 pm
A Distanct Mirror:
The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman
The 14th century's two contradictory images, the great crusades,
castles and cathedrals and the grain and texture of domestic life,
Park Mon, June 9, 6 pm
by Joseph Conrad
This story of revolution, deception, and self-betrayal centers on a
handsome Italian sailor who is being consumed by secret guilt and
Leonardtown Thurs, June 19, 7 pm
Dates and book titles of monthly discussions
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 PowerPoint 2010
Wed, May 28, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
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 Wed, May 28, 9 am - 1
Charlotte Hall Thurs, June
5, 9 am - 1 pm
Leonardtown Tues, June 10,
1 - 4 pm
Gallery features Yellow Door Kids' artwork
Artwork by the students who take classes at Yellow Door Art Studios
in Leonardtown is on display during May at the Lexington Park Library
Art Gallery. Students range from 6-16 years of age. The artwork
includes examples from private lessons and from Draw+ Paint Studio.
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