My Place to Learn, Discover, Relax!
Anne Bowman has been promoted to Branch Manager at Lexington
Park replacing Terri Tresp who relocated to Virginia
to our eReader winners: More details.
Color at Charlotte Hall-June Stanley
Color at Leonardtown-Julie Vass
Color at Lexington Park-Dorothy Lee
response to the holiday demand for eBooks, a set of
always-available Disney eBooks have
been added. TumbleBooks, an
online collection of animated, talking picturebooks for kids,
now has iPad compatible titles.
- The children's spring flyer which
lists the programs scheduled through May is now available online or at any branch.
Kids, ages 8-14, won't want to miss the Kids' Karaoke Fun on
January 12 at Charlotte Hall. Lexington Park's will be
February 2 and Leonardtown's in April.
Hall introduces Books, Coffee and Conversation on
Jan. 26. Adults can share books that they have read and
enjoy coffee and conversation with other adults. The program
will also be offered at the other two branches.
Allen will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Library Annual Brunch on
January 21. More details.
Library staff donated $7,462.60 to United Way, demonstrating an
amazing commitment to our community by our limited number of
response to Toys for Tots and
the Southern Maryland Food Bank was
exceptional. More than 10 collection boxes of toys
and 425 pounds of food were donated.
of new or gently used hats, scarves, and gloves are being
accepted for Lexington Park Library's Tree of Warmth until January 9. These
donations will be given to community organizations for
- Tax forms: The federal and state
governments will not be mailing tax packets and forms this year.
The libraries received federal forms but Maryland no longer
provides libraries with the forms and booklets. The
libraries have created a binder of basic Maryland tax forms and
instructions. Please ask for assistance at the Information
Cummings has her "Collections" on display in the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery
until January 31. Her artwork, with the exception of her
paintings, consist of found objects and/or de-constructed
materials. Artists interested in displaying artwork at the
library gallery should contact Candy Cummings at
- The libraries will be closed January
16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our Internet
branch, www.stmalib.org will be open.
to our NOOK and Kindle Winners!
at Charlotte Hall-June Stanley
at Lexington Park-Dorothy Lee
at Leonardtown-Julie Vass
Demand for eBooks has sky-rocketed
Disney Digital Books addede
were a hot item this past holiday season creating a high demand for
our collection of eBooks. At the end of December 2010,
approximately 300 eBooks were being checked out. At the end of
December 2011, the total climbed to more than 1200. Thank you
for your patience as we add titles to meet the demand.
to the high demand, nearly 700 new and classic Disney books that are
always available have been added to the library's eBook collection.
Explore eBooks at workshops
eReaders! Want to learn more about these? Register for the eBook Workshop to get
an overview of eBooks and eReader technology and to learn 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.
Fri, January 13, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Mon, January 30, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Click here for the current program brochure.
Storytimes resume January 9 at each branch.
Stories and More will start January 27. These storytimes are
conducted by St. Mary's College students on Friday mornings at
Lexington Park only.
8-14, can come and enjoy karaoke fun. No registration
Charlotte Hall, Thurs, January 12, 6:30 PM
Lexington Park, Thurs, February 2, 2:00 PM
Talk about a
Join us for
any of these book discussions. Books are available at hosting
Oryx and Crake
Mon, January 9, 6 PM
Thurs, January 19, 7 PM
A Visit from the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan
Mon, February 6, 7 PM
Click here for List of
2012 Book Discussion Titles
Basic classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and
offered at Lexington Park in January.
is available at Charlotte Hall
and Leonardtown. Call the library for an appointment.
Upcoming Classes other than Basic:
Introduction to Word
January 10, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
Introduction to Digital Photo Editing
January 9, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
January 19, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
January 13, 2-4 PM, Charlotte Hall
January 30, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
February 21, 5:30-730 PM, Lexington Park
Introduction to PowerPoint 2010
January 25, 5:30-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Introduction to Excel 2010
February 6, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Intermediate to Excel 2010
February 27, 2-4 PM, Leonardtown
Introduction to Word--Parent/Child Class
February 23, 6-7:30 PM, Lexington Park
Click here for complete class schedule and to
Paying for College
by Dr. Caroline Bright, Financial Aid Director at St. Mary's College,
and Chopticon High School Career Counselor Chris White.
Options available to finance college; FAFSA (Federal Application for
Student Aid) and local scholarships
January 11, 7 PM, Charlotte Hall
with Coupons. Learn the basics.
Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor, a 30-year coupon user. Free. Register.
Tues, January 24, 6:30 PM,
NEW!! Books, Coffee & Conversation
Share a book you have
read and find out what others are reading while enjoying light
refreshments and conversation.
26, 10:30 a.m. Charlotte Hall
Friends Annual Brunch
January 21, 11 AM
George's Episcopal Parish Hall in Valley Lee
Guest speaker: Local author Christina Allen will
talk about heritage turkeys and her recently published children's
Micro-chip on My Shoulder: A True Story of a Little Poult.
$15 per person. Reservations due by January 16 to Annette
Madel, 301-769-4633. Public welcome.
Mary Anne Bowman promoted to Branch Manager at Lexington
Mary Anne Bowman was promoted to Branch Manager at Lexington Park
Library as of Dec. 19, replacing Terri Tresp who has relocated to
Ms. Bowman joined St. Mary's County Library in 1998 as Reference
Supervisor at Charlotte Hall and became Branch Manager in 2004.
She has a Master of Library Science Degree from Simmons College in
Boston and is a graduate of Maryland Library Leadership Institute.
Mark Your Calendar!
Meet Frederick Douglass
Sat, February 18, 1:30 PM, Lexington Park
in time with us and meet Frederick Douglass, portrayed by
professional storyteller Walter Jones Jr. at this free family
program. More details next month.
HelpNow! Free online homework help
homework? Need help? Use HelpNow!
live tutors available 2-11 PM daily in both English &
core subjects (grades 3-12 including AP): math, science, social
studies, language arts
also available including resume assistance and Microsoft training.
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
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.
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library