St. Mary's County Library

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January   2011

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What's New?

  • 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


The library's 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.


NOOKcolor 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 today!




Paying for Collegedollar sign

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
Leonardtown Library



LEGOChildren's Programs

Storytimes resume the week of January 10.

Free Family Movie
--Despicable Me
     Monday, January 24, 2 PM, Charlotte Hall

LEGO Fun--Enjoy a storytime while building LEGO creations. 
     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



teens Teens! 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 Email.

Upcoming Classes: 
Introduction to PowerPoint, Jan. 10, 5:30-7 PM, Lexington Park
Introduction to Digital Photo Editing, Jan. 10, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Introduction to Excel, Jan. 20, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Resume Basics in Word 2007, Feb. 8, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Introduction to Word, Feb. 17, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall

Click here for complete class schedule and to register.



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David G. Brown to speak at Friends' Annual Brunch
January 22, St. George's Episcopal Church

Learn more 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 books

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
     Monday, January 10, 6 PM, Lexington Park

Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabet Strout
     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



Save the Date!

Sunday, February 13, 2 PM, Lexington Park

Our Black 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. 



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