My Place ... to Learn, Discover,
- 2010 was our busiest
year to date! We are now #4 in the state in the number of items
checked out per resident. To view more 2010 highlights and
our annual report, click here.
- Lexington Park TAG
(Teen Advisory Group) members collected more than 50 hats, scarves
and mittens and donated them to Walden Sierra.
- Each branch has a
"Picket Fence" on display as part of the Facing Fences
exhibit at Boyden Gallery at St. Mary's College. The pickets
were decorated by area school children.
- The libraries will be
closed February 21 for Presidents' Day. Our internet
branch will be open.
- Want to learn a new
language? Mango Languages, one of our free online resources,
recently added more languages for a total of 70 different ones
plus 15 ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. Click here to access.
- Stop by any branch and
try out a NOOKcolor eReader if you haven't done so yet. See
how easy it is to download titles from the library's eBook
- Teen video contest is
underway. See details below.
Storytelling at its best!
Folktales, Original Stories, Rap
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 and life lessons woven in.
Ms Greene is
an accomplished storyteller performing for more than 20 years
throughout the US and as far away as Zambia, S. Africa.
refreshments will be served. Co-sponsors: UCAC (Unified Committee for Afro-American
Contributions) and NAACP.
Grant Proposal Writing & Budgeting Basics Workshop
Wed, Feb. 23, 1-3 PM
Lexington Park Library
Presented by: Caroline Herbert,
Manager of Multimedia and On-Demand Training, Foundation Center,
Topics covered: Gathering information to prepare proposal; tips for
writing & structure; communicating with funder after the
decision; and review of the essentials for budget preparation and
presentation (personnel section; incorporating overhead costs &
BAE Systems donate
$1,000 & more
monetary donations, BAE Systems has provided the library with laptops
and Wi-Fi in the past and continues to donate graphic design
Thank you, Friends of the Library, for the $4,500
doantion. Each branch received $1,500.
Annual Book Sale
March 18-20 at County Fairgrounds.
Become a member and shop from 1-8 on Friday.
Join Friends today!
Click here for membership form.
Thursday, February 24, 7:00 PM
Presented by: Dr. Caroline Bright, St. Mary's College
Financial Aid Director and Robin Willis, Great Mills High School Career Counselor
Topics include: Options available to finance college; FAFSA (Federal
Application for Student Aid); and local scholarships.
Thursday, Feb. 24, 4-6 PM, Leonardtown Library
LEGO Fun--Enjoy a storytime while building LEGO
Thursday, Feb. 24, Lexington Park
3-4:30 PM, recommended for ages 3-6
Chapter Chats for ages 8-11. Discuss Tom Angleberger's book,
"The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda". Please register.
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 6-6:45 PM, Lexington Park
Christina Allen will read from her book,
on My Shoulder," during evening storytime.
March 2, 6 PM, Lexington Park
March 5, 10 AM, Charlotte Hall
March 5, 2 PM, Lexington Park
March 19, 2:30 PM, Leonardtown
Win circus tickets
Kids pick up a reading log, read 3 books and turn in their reading
logs before March 18 to earn a chance to win 4 tickets to Ringling
Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus on April 1 in Baltimore. All
participants receive 1/2 price voucher.
No camera? No problem. Learn to make camera-less videos!
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) Meetings
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 5:30-7 PM, Lexington Park
Thursday, Feb. 10, 5-6 PM, Charlotte Hall
Thursday, Feb. 10, 6-7 PM, Leonardtown
Video Contest Underway!
Grand Prize: A digital camera
Create a 3 minute or less book
trailer or video featuring "the awesomeness of reading." Post it to YouTube tagging it "STMALIB TTW
Video Contest 2011." After posting it, submit the entry form
Entry Deadline is March 9
Winners announced at Video Showcase, March 12, 2 PM,
Free Computer Classes
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet and
Basics in Word 2007, Feb. 8, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
to Word, Feb. 17, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
to Online Genealogy, March 8, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Click here for complete class schedule and to
Join us to discuss these
The Color of
Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James
Monday, February 7, 7 PM, Charlotte Hall
American Gothic: The Story of America's
Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth by
Monday, February 14, 6 PM, Lexington Park
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Thursday, February 17, 7 PM, Leonardtown