My Place ... to Learn,
- Staff can now scan your
library card from your smart phone and other hand held devices
that have the library app loaded. Need an app? Find it
by searching iCOSMOS at the app store. Android users can use
the Cardstar app. Ask staff for help.
- iPhone and Android apps
have been upgraded so you can download eBooks or MP3 audiobooks
directly to your devices--no computer needed.
- Tax forms are available
at each branch.
- Flashlight Press picked
up the book review written by children's librarian Catherine
DiCriftofaro for our Kids' Book Blog and posted it on their blog. Her review
- The library staff
donated $7,350 to United Way of St. Mary's County, a 44% increase.
- The libraries will be
closed January 17 for Martin Luther King Jr, Day. Our
internet branch will be open.
- We've gone green!
Our Annual Report will be arriving in your inbox in a few weeks.
Downloadables at a record high
free digital downloads for your eReader, tablet, phone, MP3 player
and computers have soared in popularity and are at a record
high. Downloading is easy but does require free software be
downloaded and installed to manage your downloads.
available at branches
Stop by any
branch and try out one of the NOOKcolor eReaders if you haven't
done so yet. See how easy it is to download titles from the
library's eBook collection. Need help downloading? Staff
can demonstrate using the NOOK.
Before you buy
an eReader, check which types of eReaders are compatible with the
library's downloadable eBooks. If you prefer audio books, look
at these audio devices.
Browse our downloadable media selections
Paying for College
Presented by Dr. Caroline Bright, St. Mary's College
Financial Aid Director and Karen Rose, Leonardtown High School Career Counselor
Topics include: Options available to finance college; FAFSA
(Federal Application for Student Aid); and local scholarships.
Wednesday, January 26, 7:00 PM
Storytimes resume the week of January 10.
Monday, January 24, 2 PM, Charlotte Hall
LEGO Fun--Enjoy a storytime while building LEGO
Monday, January 24, Leonardtown
12-2 PM recommended for ages 3-6
2-4 PM recommended for ages 6+
Chapter Chats for ages 8-11. Discuss Cressida Cowell's book,
"How to Train Your Dragon". Please register.
Tuesday, January 25, 6-6:45 PM, Lexington Park
Learn to create and edit videos!
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) Meetings
Tuesday, January 11, 5:30-7 PM, Lexington Park
Thursday, January 13, 5-6 PM, Charlotte Hall
Thursday, January 13, 6-7 PM, Leonardtown
Video Contest coming in March!
Details next month
Free Computer Classes
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet and
to PowerPoint, Jan. 10, 5:30-7 PM, Lexington Park
to Digital Photo Editing, Jan. 10, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
to Excel, Jan. 20, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Basics in Word 2007, Feb. 8, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
to Word, Feb. 17, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Click here for complete class schedule and to
David G. Brown to speak at
Friends' Annual Brunch
January 22, St. George's Episcopal Church
about Sotterley from David Brown, author of "Sotterley: Her
People and Their Worlds". Cost is $16 per person.
Reservations due by January 15. Non-members welcome. For
more information contact John Madel or 301-481-7113.
Join Friends today! Click here for membership form.
Join us to discuss these
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
Monday, January 10, 6 PM, Lexington Park
Kitteridge by Elizabet
Thursday, January 20, 7 PM, Leonardtown
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White
Mother by James McBride
Monday, February 7, 7 PM, Charlotte Hall
Sunday, February 13, 2 PM, Lexington Park
History Month Celebration features Professional Storyteller Janice Curtis Greene. She will mesmerize you with her lively
performance of folktales, original stories and rap with historical
facts woven in.