My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
- Win a NOOK Color or a Kindle! The
libraries now have various eReaders for you to try. Stop
by and ask about eBooks or try one to be entered in the drawing
on December 17. Find out more!
a Kindle! You can now download the library's free eBooks! Get started.
library staff not only wore pink and jeans for a week in October
to support breast cancer awareness, but they also donated a record-breaking $1017 to
Susan G. Komen's Passionately Pink for the Cure.
three libraries are collection sites for Toys for Tots again this year. New
toys can be dropped off any time before December 15. Toys
should not be gift wrapped. All donations will be given to
children in St. Mary's County.
branch will be collecting non-perishable food during November
for Southern Maryland Food Bank as
part of Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week.
Library's infamous Book Cart Drill Team and Book Guard will once
again be in the Veterans' Day Parade in
Leonardtown. Be sure to cheer us on!
Park is offering two Grant Webinars on
November 30 for nonprofits. More details
teen art contest drew 49 entries from 31 teen artists. Winners.
by Allen Price is on display in the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery
until December 15. His photography ranges from wildlife to
waterfalls to gardens. Artists interested in displaying
artwork at the library gallery should contact Candy Cummings at
- Library closings in November: Veterans'
Day November 11; Thanksgiving -- closing at 5 PM Wed, November
23, and Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Remember our
Internet branch, www.stmalib.org will be open.
us on Facebook!
We did it! We hit the 1,000 fans mark on October
Mini Book Sale
11 AM - 3
Lots of gently
used books and items that will make great holiday gifts.
Rain date: Sun, November 13
NOOK Color or Kindle
Ask staff about downloadable eBooks, try out one of
our new eReaders, or attend an eBooks Workshop and you will be
entered in a drawing for a NOOK Color or Kindle to be given away on
December 17. Each branch will give away a NOOK Color and one
winner will be drawn from all the entries to receive a Kindle.
These eReaders were donated by Southern Maryland Regional Library
eReaders are here!
Stop by any
branch and try out one of our new eReaders made available through a
grant provided by the Maryland Division of Library Development and
Services. All three branches have the NOOK Color, iPad, and
Kindle. Lexington Park and Charlotte Hall also have the NOOK
Touch and Charlotte Hall has the Kobo Reader and the Pandigital
Novel. Check out an eReader to use inside the library and see
how easy it is to download titles from the library's eBook collection
or let staff demonstrate how to use one.
eBooks at workshops
eReaders! Want to learn more about these? Register for the eBook Workshop and get
an overview of eBooks and eReader technology and how to download the
library's free downloadable books. Staff will demonstrate downloading
to the NOOK and other ePub compatible devices, the Kindle, and use of
the iPad/iPhone and Android apps. Bring your laptop and
eReader if you them.
Mon, November 21, 5:30-7:30 PM, Leonardtown
Fri, December 16, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Storytelling at its Best! Janice Curtis Greene
We invite you to take time out from your hectic
holiday schedule to enjoy holiday and Kwanzaa stories told by
professional storyteller Janice Curtis Greene, known as Janice the
Griot. She was our 2011 Black History Month performer.
Book signing of her recently released book, Thema and the Wonderful
Black Gourd, follows with copies available for purchase.
It would make a perfect holiday gift.
Sat, December 3, 1:30 PM
Grant Webinars offered for nonprofits
Learn to create more effective proposals
November 30, Lexington Park
Two webinars offered back to back. Register for one or both. Welcome to bring lunch.
Proposal Writing Basics: 45 minutes - 12-12:45 PM
Get an overview of the proposal writing process and learn
the basics of what to include.
Proposal Budgeting Basics: 1 hour - 1-2 PM
Learn how to prepare and present a budget for
proposal. Geared for the novice grantseeker. Find out:
kinds of expenses are covered under "personnel"
level of detail is needed to include for non-personnel expenses
types of expenses can be included in "overhead"
the relationship is between budget for the project and your
Fabulous Fall Fun
Storytimes Complete fall schedule
Charlotte Hall adds
Preschool storytimes on Wednesdays are now at 9:45 and at
storytime in both Spanish and English.
Hall, Mon, November 14, 10:00 AM
Drop in and make a
fall craft. Supplies provided. Ages 4-12.
Leonardtown,Wed, November 23, 1-4 PM
Gaming Day Family Fun
Enjoy an afternoon of
playing Wii and board games. Everyone welcome. Snacks
All three branches, Tues, November 1, 2-4 PM
Express Yourself Teen Art Contest
The Teen Art
contest drew 49 entries by 31 teen artists. The winners'
artwork will be on display at their respective branches till November
23. All other artwork will be on display till November 7.
- Charlotte Hall - Kelly McGown
- Leonardtown - Andrea Woodland
- Lexington Park - Adrianna Kamosa
- Viewer's Choice - Jordan
Save money with coupons. Learn how!
Pepper-Hoctor will explain the basics of couponing and how to save
using them. This 30-year coupon veteran has been featured in The Washington Post, The
Enterprise and The County Times.
Mon, November 7, 6:30 PM, Lexington Park
Shop for Groceries--Earn Money for the Library
library by designating the Library as your nonprofit in the McKay's
Community Rewards Program. Register online, at any McKay's
store, or at your library. Last year we received
$2,320. Thank you for your support. Register here.
Talk about a good book!
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books
available at hosting library.
by Sarah Dunant
November 7, 7 PM
by Mika Waltari
Monday, November 14, 6 PM
City of Thieves
by David Benioff
Thurs, November 17, 7 PM
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and
offered at Lexington Park in November.
is available at Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown.
Call the library for an appointment.
Upcoming Classes other than
Introduction to Word
5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Introduction to Excel
November 17, 2-4
PM, Charlotte Hall &
December 8, 5:30-7:30 PM,
5:30-730 PM, Leonardtown &
December 16, 2-4 PM,
Click here for complete class schedule and to
Calling all poets! Poetry Open Mic
Poets and fans of any age,
Bring a poem and
take the stage.
Share a favorite or
one you have written,
Or grab a friend
and have a listen!
Tues, November 29, 6:30
Cemeteries in Maryland:
A Discussion on
Preservation in our Community and the Value of Cemeteries in
Understanding our History
This discussion of the archaeology and preservation of
burials and cemeteries in Maryland, including St. Mary's County, is
sponsored by St. Mary's County Historic Preservation
Commission. Discoveries from an unusual private family cemetery
on Easter Shore will be shared. Interesting stone styles and
restoration efforts by a local specialist will highlight the fragile
aspects to our cemeteries.
Lawrence, a restoration professional and President of Grave
Timothy B. Riordan, Director of Archaeology at Historic St.
Ruth M. Mitchell, a Senior Archaeologist in Research Department
at Historic St. Mary's City.
Dec. 6, 7 PM, Charlotte Hall
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Adult help also available including resume assistance
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Online Information Resources available 24/7
of free online information resources perfect for assignments and
homework: encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, and other
databases. These resources are NOT considered internet
sources. Includes LearnATest--interactive, online practice
exams for SAT, PSAT, AP, ACT, Reading & Math Skills, and
Middle/High School Improvements. Check out these
"Money Smart"--educational sessions by four panels
emphasizing real estate/mortgages, personal banking, taxes/insurance
and financial planning. More information.
Nov. 12, 9 PM, CSM LaPlata Campus
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library