My Place to
Learn, Discover, Relax!
- Summer Reading Programs continue through August
can now renew your library card online using
this form. Be sure to check the
renewal box on the application.
Park has a new Active Learning Center. All three libraries
have Learning Spots. (See below.)
purchasing your child's back to school supplies, don't forget the most important school supply--a library card....and
this school supply is free!
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by
Sherman Alexie is the featured title of this year's statewide
community read, One Maryland One
Watch for displays mid-August.
us at Leonardtown's Beach Party or St. Clement's Island
Children's Day, both on Aug. 6.
- Local artist Dhyana Mackenzie has
her artwork on display at Lexington Park Library Art Gallery
through Aug. 15. From Aug. 16 through Sept. 30, Ursula
Sherree Wolfman will have her photography on exhibit. Her
opening reception will be Aug. 25, 5-8 PM.
out Flickr to see photos taken at our
has new Active Learning Center
Look for Learning Spots at your branch
Our summer Intern, Lindsay Alvey, created a new Active
Learning Center for Lexington Park's Children's area. Children
will be able to "set the table" using placemats that have
colored pictures of a place setting and matching plates, silverware
and cups. All three branches provide active learning centers
for children and adults to explore together and to help children
develop early reading skills.
Look for the new Learning Spots located around the
branches. They can be identified by the picture of a lighthouse with
the words, Learning Spot. These fun activities will provide
another opportunity for you to interact with your child and share a learning
experience together. Have fun searching for the activities at
the three branches.
Summer Fun Continues!
Summer Reading Programs end Aug.
Babies through teens can still register and earn
prizes by completing fun reading activities. All participants
who complete their game boards earn a book. More details. One participant will receive a family packet of 4
tickets to Maryland Science Center in a random drawing.
Click on program title for more details.
- Free Family
Movie Matinee for Grown-ups at Lexington Park
5, 1 PM, True
Talk about a good
Join us for any of these
book discussions. Books available at hosting library.
Fatal Journey: The Final
Expedition of Henry Hudson
by Peter C. Mancall
Monday, August 8, 6 PM
Invisible by Paul Auster
Thursday, August 18, 7 PM
The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Atwood
Monday, September 12, 7 PM
Entire state reading Sherman Alexie's book,
The Absolutely True Diary
of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a
Part-Time Indian is
the 2011 selection for One Maryland One
Book, Maryland's statewide community read scheduled for September
True Diary is a semi-autobiographical work of fiction
that details the life of Arnold Spirit (a.k.a. Junior), a 14-year-old
budding cartoonist living on the Spokane Indian Reservation in
Washington State. With humor and grace, Alexie's book - a 2007
National Book Award winner - tackles poverty, bullying, and family
Multiple copies of the book and audiobook are available.
Pick up a copy ...then join us at one of these book discussions:
Sept. 15, 7 PM, Leonardtown
Sept. 21, 7 PM, Lexington Park
Oct. 3, 7 PM, Charlotte Hall
Free Computer Classes
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet and
be offered at Lexington Park during September. Introduction to
Email at Leonardtown. One-on-one instruction available at
Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown. Call the library for an
Upcoming Classes other than
Introduction to Digital Photo
Editing, Aug 11, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Introduction to Word, Sept 7,
2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Introduction to PowerPoint,
Sept 15, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Back to School Research Basics
(Adult), Sept 22, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Introduction to Excel, Sept.
26, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Click here for complete class schedule and to
Art Gallery showcases artwork
of local artists
Are you an artist and wish you had a place to display
your artwork with others? The Lexington Park Library Art Gallery
might be that place. Since it opened in 2005, many amateur,
student and even professional artists have displayed their artwork.
artist Candice Cummings at 301-863-6693 if interested in displaying
your work. She recruits the artists to display their work and
to curate the shows. The exhibits change every 4-6 weeks and a
reception is held to recognize each artist.
The Art Gallery
has been funded by a generous donation from local businessman Tom
Daugherty and the Friends of St. Mary's County Library.
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library