My Place to
Learn, Discover, Relax!
special programs are being offered this
month: Fins & Claws, Robot Invasion, Book Character
Bonanza and eBooks Workshop. Details below.
- "Faces of Shanghai" by Gary Howard will be on display in Lexington Park Library Art
Gallery May 16 through June 30. His opening reception
will be held Wednesday, May 18, from 5-8 PM.
- Plant clinics conducted by the Master Gardeners have resumed at
Lexington Park on 1st/3rd Tuesdays, 11 AM-1 PM;
at Leonardtown on 2nd/4th Tuesdays, 11 AM-1 PM; and at
Charlotte Hall on 1st/3rd Saturdays, 10 AM-noon. Stop by and
get your gardening questions answered.
- Join us on Facebook. We have 834 fans.
- All three libraries will be
closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial
Day. Charlotte Hall only will be closed Friday morning,
May 20, from 9-1, for staff training.
Fins & Claws
about our local fish 'n crabs from Captain Jack Russell at this
entertaining program complete with "live show and
Mon, May 23, 7 PM Lexington Park
Watch demonstrations of amazing robots by local
robotic teams plus a scrimmage match! See "Crusader,"
the world-champion robot, shoot wiffleballs. Try driving a
Sat, May 28, 1-4 PM
Are you e-ready? Want to know more
about eBooks, what the library offers, how to
download our free downloadable books? Register for
this free workshop. Bring your laptop and/or reading device if
you have them.
Mon, May 16, 5:30-7:30 PM
Friends of the
Library donate thousands of hours this past year
volunteers have given a total of 2,488 hours (April
1, 2010 - March 31, 2011. That is
equivalent to 62+ forty-hour work weeks. Based on 2009 Independent
Sector's monetary value for an hour of volunteer work in
Maryland ($20.85/hr), these volunteer hours would equal $50,387. The
Friends raised $26,000 in March at their annual Book Sale.
WOW! Thanks, Friends!!
Friends of the Library Board members shown above
include (back row left to right) Trish Parkinson, Lillie
Himmelheber, Connie Stoker, President Louise Snell and Annette
Madel. Seated from left to right are Sara Fisher, Vice
President Joe Mattingly and Joan Marsh. Not
pictured: Secretary Sue Gibbs, Treasurer Phyllis Krasnokutsky
and John Madel.
Friends Annual Dinner
May 9, 6 PM, Cafe des Artistes in
Guest speaker David Roberts
will discuss the history of Friends. Dinner is $35 per
person. Reservations are due by May 4. Call 301-769-4633.
Horse visits Leonardtown
It's not everyday a horse comes
to the library. Michalea, a Nowegian Fjord horse, and members
of St. Mary's Riding Club Kathy Glockner (left) and Jackie White
(right) presented Lois Coryell, Reference Librarian at Leonardtown,
with a collection of horse related books donated by the Riding
SUMMER FUN begins June 6
Summer brochures available at
the libraries and online.
Join us for summer fun....
& One World, Many Stories Reading Programs begin June 6
for babies and toddlers
Performances begin June 27
for ages 4 - 12
Story of St.
Summer t-shirts go on sale May 16. $5 for
children's and $6 for adults. Get one while supplies last.
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) Meetings
Tuesday, May 10, 5:30-7 PM,
12, 5-6 PM, Charlotte Hall
May12, 6-7 PM, Leonardtown
Summer Volunteers Needed
Entering 6th grade this fall? Be a summer reading
volunteer. Help with registration, craft programs, and more. Applications due by
May 22. You must attend a training session.
Hall: May 31, 5-6 PM or June 1, 5-6 PM
May 19,6-7 PM or May 26, 6-7 PM
Park: May 24, 5:30-7 PM or June 1, 5:30-7 PM
Summer Fun starts June 6 ...
are Here Reading Program starts on June 6
Keeper's Daughter" Alternate Reality Games & Party
to Win It!
Free Computer Classes
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet and
to Excel, May 9, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
to Publisher, May 12, 2-4 PM, Lexington Park
Workshop, May 16, 5:30-7:30 PM, Leonardtown
Intermediate Excel Part 1, June
6, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Introduction to Excel 2007,
June 21, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Click here for
complete class schedule and to register.
Join us for these book
March by Geraldine Brooks
May 9, 6 PM, Lexington Park
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel barbery
Thursday, May 12, 7 PM, Leonardtown
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Vergehese
Monday, June 6, 7 PM, Charlotte Hall
Jim Downs wins Medals
Jim Downs who shelves books at Leonardtown and
Lexington Park stopped by the library wearing his medals he earned at
Special Olympics games.
Gold in 100-meter
Silver in Running
He heads to Towson University for state
competition. Good luck and congratulations, Jim!
Centennial Program presented by Commander David Kindley, June
15, 7 PM, Leonardtown
Our Skin: Lyme Disease, June 2 at Hall; June 7 at Leonardtown;
June 13 at Lexington Park. All start at 6:30 PM.
Native Ways, June 16, 2-4 PM, Lexington Park