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Mary Anne Bowman promoted to Deputy Director
Mary Anne Bowman has been promoted to Deputy Director,
effective April 7. She is currently the
branch manager of Lexington Park Library.
Bowman has a
Master of Library Science degree from Simmons College in Boston. She
began in 1998 as Reference Supervisor at Charlotte Hall,
later was system Library Coordinator, and was promoted to Branch
Manager at Charlotte Hall in 2004 and at Lexington Park in
2011. She is a graduate of the Maryland Library Leadership
Institute and Leadership Southern Maryland.
Bowman is the
Staff Development Coordinator for the Library system. She was
appointed to serve on the State Library Associate Training Institute
Oversight Committee and is an active member of Maryland Library
Association and American Library Association.
Amy Ford has been promoted to
Lexington Park Branch Manager replacing
Bowman. Ford has a Master of Library and Information Science
degree from the University of Alabama. She was hired in 2003 as
Adult Librarian/Supervisor at Lexington Park and became Charlotte
Hall Branch Manager in 2012. She is a graduate of the Maryland
Library Leadership Institute. Since 2003 she has been reviewing
literary fiction for Library Journal.
Catherine DiCristofaro has been promoted to Charlotte Hall
earned a Master of Library Science degree from the
University of Alabama. She started as a substitute in 2008.
Shortly afterwards, she was hired as the Young Adult Specialist at
Lexington Park. In 2009 she was transferred to Charlotte Hall to
manage the children's department. She has been nominated to attend
Maryland Library Leadership Institute in 2014.
The public library systems in Southern Maryland are transitioning to
a new online catalog which will go live May 15. The transition
will add new features for you and provide much needed improvements to
the staff side of the catalog.
This change-over will affect you May 9-14. During that time
some of the services, especially those related to the catalog, will
be affected. Watch for more information in our mid-April
newsletter or view here.
Want to be in a parade?
Would you like to march with us in the Lexington Park's
Pride in the Park Parade on Saturday, May 3?
You can. All you have to do is sign up by
April 25 at any branch and be in the Lexingtn Park Library
parking lot by 9:30 am that morning. Look for this
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War of 1812 Raiders &
Finish-the-Story Contest for Kids
Storyteller Ming Diaz has started a
War of 1812-themed story set in St. Mary's County. Kids, ages
6-12, can watch him tell the beginning of the
story or they can read it. They then write the ending and
submit it at any branch. Entry
deadline: May 16
* Bruster's Ice Cream coupon for every one who submits a
* War of 1812 "Don't Give Up the Ship" flag for
Grand Prize: Story performed at event and $20 gift certificate
to Fenwick Street Used Books and Music in Leonardtown
Entry Form and Contest Rules are
also available at the branches.
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Why do you come to your
About 2000 library customers walk through our doors each day plus
many of you use our Internet branch. During the month of
April, National Library Month, we are asking you to share why
you came to the Library. A special display has been set up in
each branch to post your responses. Or you can share your
answer by posting on social media.
Are you following us on Facebook?
Kids Can Cook
Kids ages 8-12
will make and sample new recipes.
Lexington Park Tues, Apr. 8, 4:30-5 pm
Spring Break Fun
Drop in and make a craft. Supplies provided.
Charlotte Hall Wed, Apr. 16, 1-4 pm
Leonardtown Tues, Apr. 15, 1-4 pm
Lexington Park Wed, Apr. 16, 1-4 pm
Be a star and sing your favorites. Ages 6-12.
Lexington Park Mon, Apr. 14, 3-4 pm
Charlotte Hall Tues, Apr. 15, 2-4 pm
After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal
winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sister Anna teams up with
a mountaineer and his trusty reindeer to break the icy spell.
The Great Mouse Detective--Leonardtown
Wed, Apr. 16, 2:30-4:30 pm
Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the
kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy,
Park Thurs, Apr. 17, 2-4 pm
tells the comic tale of Fred who takes the Easter Bunny in after he
accidentally injures him only to find out the Easter Bunny is the
world's worst house guest.
Storytime schedule for
babies through preschool. Spring storytimes end April 30.
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about a good book
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books are available
at the hosting library.
is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
This haunting, unforgettable story gives voice to the rejected, the
forgotten, and the mistreated. Yet it gives voice to the quiet,
intensely personal search for beauty.
Hall Mon, Apr. 7, 7 pm
And the Mountains
Echoed by Khalid Hossein.
A story of a multi-generational Afghanistan family that explores the
many ways in which they nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice
for one another; and how often they are surprised by the actions of
those closest to them when it matters.
Park Mon, Apr. 14, 6 pm
Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
After enrolling in a semiotics course, Madeleine Hanna breaks out of
her straight-and-narrow mold and falls in love with a
charismatic loner, which is complicated by the resurfacing of a man
who is obsessed that she is his destiny.
Leonardtown Thurs, Apr. 17, 7 pm
Dates and book titles of monthly discussions
Basic computer classes:
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
will be offered at Lexington Park in May.
Available at all
three branches. Contact the library for an appointment.
Introduction to Word 2010
Wed, Apr. 9, 2-4 pm, Lexington Park
Mon, Apr. 7, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
to PowerPoint 2010
Wed, Apr. 16, 2-4 pm, Lexington Park
Mon, Apr. 28, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
to Publisher 2010
Thurs, Apr. 17, 1-3 pm, Charlotte Hall
Wed, Apr. 30, 2-4 pm, Lexington Park
Intermediate PowerPoint 2010
Mon, Apr. 28, 2-4 pm,
to Excel 2010
Wed, Apr. 23, 2-4 pm, Lexington Park
to Digital Photo Editing
Thurs, Apr. 17, 2-4 pm,
Wed, Apr. 23, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park
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Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center
for a job? Visit the Mobile Career Center and let the JobSource
Coordinator help you get registered with and use the Maryland
Hall Thurs, Apr. 3, 9 am - 1 pm
Tues, Apr. 8, 1 - 4 pm
Park Wed, Apr. 23, 9 am - 1 pm
Learn the basics of writing a resume, the different types
of resumes, and how to use the resume templates in Word 2010.
Must be able to use a mouse. Register.
Wed, Apr. 23, 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery features Yellow Door Kids' artwork
Artwork by the students who take classes at Yellow Door Art Studios
in Leonardtown is on display during April at the Lexington Park
Library Art Gallery. Students range from 6-16 years of age. The
artwork includes examples from private lessons and from Draw+ Paint
Reception for the artists: Thurs, Apr. 24, 5-7 pm
Tax help available at libraries
of Maryland Foundation, Inc. will provide free IRS-certified
tax return preparation assistance for households with incomes of
$52,000 or less. Contact 1-866-293-0623 to schedule an
appointment. An appointment is required.
Fri, Apr. 4, 9 am -5 pm,
Mon, Apr. 7, 4-7 pm, Lexington
Wed, Apr. 9, 1 pm -6
pm, Charlotte Hall
Author to speak at St. Mary's
author of six humorous nonfiction books on American history and
culture and a regular guest on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart," is this year's featured speaker for the Twain
Lecture Series. It's free and open to the public.
Her most recent book, Unfamiliar
Fishes examines the role of American imperialism by
tracing the significance of missionaries in the history of Hawaii.
Fri, Apr. 11,
Athletic and Recreation Center
College of Maryland
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library