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               March  2011


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What's New?

  • Local artist Faith Gaillot is displaying her pen and ink drawings and watercolors of historic churches and boats at Lexington Park Library's Art Gallery through Mar. 31. Her reception is Mar. 14, 5-8 PM. 
  • Lexington Park's Teen Services Librarian Melissa Racine recently graduated from LATI (Library Associate Training Institute).   Her project, Book Feast which will provide the Southern Maryland librarians the opportunity to discuss books on the summer reading themes, was recognized for its excellence.    
  •  We have hit the 700 mark!  We have 735 Facebook fans.  Are you one?    
  • Need help downloading eBooks?  Stop by any branch and let us demonstrate how on the library's NOOKcolor.    
  • March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day. Take this Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Changing Landscapes in Southern Maryland, a compilation of excerpts from recorded oral histories, is now available as a downloadable  eBook in pdf format.  Click here to download.  


Friends of the Library Book Sale 

Friends of the Library logo
March 18-20
County Fairgrounds

Fri, Mar. 18, 1-8 PM  Members Only!  

Membership available at the door.

Sat, Mar. 19, 10 AM - 5 PM

Sun, Mar. 20, 12 noon - 4:30 PM


Volunteers needed before, during & after  

Contact Amy Harvey, 410-326-2580 


Archaeology in St. Mary's County


     Patrons looking at exhibit 

This special archaeological exhibit installed at Lexington Park features archaeological objects found throughout the county that are stored at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.  It was developed by the Maryland Historical Trust and Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum and funded in part by a Preserve America Grant from the National Park Service.   Several programs are planned around the exhibit. 


Join us for the Opening Reception, March 15, 2-4 PM


Art Gallery Curator Extraordinaire 

Candy Cummings recognition

Candace Cummings (center) was recently recognized for her hard work and commitment to the Lexington Park Library's Art Gallery by Library Board President Alan Dillingham and Director Kathleen Reif.  It was due to Candy's vision and hard work that the Art Gallery exists in the library.  Since it's creation in 2005, more than 50 different art exhibits have been displayed by local artists.   Thank you to Candy Cummings for making a difference to our library and to our community!


Dr. Seuss posterChildren's Programs


Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration--Register.

    March 5, 10 AM, Charlotte Hall
    March 5, 2 PM, Lexington Park
    March 19, 2:30 PM, Leonardtown

Family Movie--How to Train Your Dragon 

Thursday, Mar. 31, 3-5 PM, Lexington Park  


Family Game Fun
     Thursday, Mar. 31, 2:30-4:30 PM, Charlotte Hall
Chapter Chats for ages 8-11.  Discuss Brian Selznick's book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  Please register.
     Tuesday, Mar. 22, 6-6:45 PM, Lexington Park

Read Across America Challenge 

Join the fun!  Read 30 minutes with your child every day during March!

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 April 1 performance in Baltimore. All participants receive 1/2 price voucher.



teens TEEN FUN  

TAG (Teen Advisory Group) Meetings

     Tuesday, Mar. 8, 5:30-7 PM, Lexington Park

           DJ HERO Tournament planned

     Thursday, Mar.. 10, 5-6 PM, Charlotte Hall

           Write 6 word book reviews & make wordles

     Thursday, Mar. 10, 6-7 PM, Leonardtown

           Write 6 word book reviews & make wordles


Video Contest Deadline--March 9!

Grand Prize:  A digital camera

Create a 3 minute or less book trailer or a video featuring "the awesomeness of reading."  Post it to YouTube tagging it "STMALIB TTW Video Contest 2011."  After posting it, submit the entry form


Video Showcase--March 12  

View videos submitted and vote for your favorite to receive Viewer's Choice Award.  Grand Prize winner announced.  

March 12, 2 PM, Lexington Park  




Free Computer Classes
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet and Email.

Upcoming Classes: 
Introduction to Online Genealogy, March 8, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Introduction to PowerPoint, April 11, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Introduction to ValueLine Online, April 19, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park

Click here for complete class schedule and to register.



Join us to discuss these books  
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

     Monday, March 7, 7 PM, Charlotte Hall

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
     Monday, March  14, 6 PM, Lexington Park

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
     Thursday, March 24, 7 PM, Leonardtown


Looking Ahead

  • Poetry Open Mic, Wed, Apr. 6, 6 PM, Leonardtown
  • Digging into St. Mary's City Past, Apr. 13, 7 PM, Leonardtown
  • Spring Break Activities (week of Apr. 18): Splashdown Science, Crafternoon, Family Game Fun



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