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have a dream...Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be portrayed
Actor and promotional speaker Gregg Riley with his uncanny
resemblance to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will bring King to life
before your very eyes and discuss the key passages of King's most
heralded speeches and their impact today.
Co-sponsors: Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions
(UCAC), NAACP of St. Mary's County, and the Minority Outreach
Saturday, Feb. 22
Lexington Park Library
Friends donate $1,500 to each branch
Friends of St. Mary's County Library (FOL) donated $1,500 to each
branch at the FOL Annual Brunch. Receiving the donation from
FOL President Mary Kukla (right) are branch managers (left to right)
Mary Anne Bowman from Lexington Park, Amy Ford from Charlotte Hall
and Marylee Russell from Leonardtown.
FOL has donated almost $325,000 to the libraries since 1991.
Thank you, Friends!
Friends MEGA Book Sale
will be March 14-16
almost time for the Mega Book Sale at the County Fairgrounds.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Fri, Mar. 14, 1-8 pm Members of
Friends only. Membership available at the door.
Sat, Mar. 15, 10 am-5 pm Open to
Sun, Mar. 16, 12-3 pm Open to the public
needed: Volunteers are needed to help move the books from
the storage room at the Leonardtown Library to the fairgrounds on
Sat, Mar. 8. Volunteers are also needed the week before the
sale, during the sale and the day after the sale. If you can help,
contact 301-863-9368 or firstname.lastname@example.org
added a Tots & Tech page to
provide tips on how to make technology educational for tots.
new Local Info tab contains a page of local
links and a Local History page. The Local History page contains Family File Index, an alphabetical list of all
family files in the St. Mary's County Historical Research
Center, and the St. Mary's County Historical Preservation
Commission's Cemetery Database.
added a Resources for Seniors page which
contains local and state resources as well as a list of other
useful links for Seniors.
new version of LearningExpress Library, our online
test preparation, offers easier navigation, new interactive
tutorials, and recommendations for additional study. If
you had an account in LearningExpress Library 2.0, you will need
to create a new personal account in version 3.0. Old
log-ins will not work in the new version.
- Video tours of the branches are
available on our website.
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to Grant Seeking & Writing Workshop
Lexington Park Library Thurs, Feb. 13, 5-7 pm
Library Thurs, Mar. 6, 9:30-11:30 am
Lexington Park Library and College of Southern Maryland Nonprofit
Institute staff will present:
- an overview of researching grant
- the grant writing process
- hands-on demonstration of the
Foundation Center database to find sources for grants
(only available at Lexington
- review of the strategy for applying
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Learn How to Train a
ages 9-13, learn how to control the Finch robot and solve challenges
using SNAP! programming language. Presented by Great Mills High
School and AP Computer Science students. Register
Leonardtown Thurs, Feb. 6, 6-7 pm
Charlotte Hall Thurs, Feb. 13, 6-7 pm
Park Thurs, Feb. 20, 6-7 pm
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Parents/caregivers, come and have fun learning about educational
apps for the iPad and other tablets and how they can be used
with your little one to promote early learning. Register.
Park Mon, Feb. 24, 6 pm
New WoW Bags focus on social and emotional learning
WoW bags are
backpacks filled with several books, hands-on materials and usually a
music CD based on a theme that can be checked out for families to use
at home. Recently we added SEFEL (Social and Emotional
Foundation of Early Learning) WoW bags that cover themes such as
getting angry, being scared, going away, and other
feelings. SEFEL provides many resources for
families and caregivers.
Birds? Drop in and build towers and catapults, then play
life-sized Angry Birds. Learn physic concepts in the process.
Lexington Park Fri, Feb. 21, 1-4:30 pm for all ages
Kids Can Cook
Kids ages 8-12
will make and sample new recipes.
Lexington Park Tues, Feb.11, 4:30-5 pm
Ready to Read, Ready to Rock!
join us for some hands-on fun with your little ones. Learn a
new story, make a craft, and enjoy activities that will help your
child get ready to learn to read.
Leonardtown Sat, Feb. 8, 10-11 am
Storytime schedule for
babies through preschool
2014 Winter/Spring Program Brochure
STEM: Angry Birds
Like Angry Birds? Drop in and build towers and
catapults, then play life-sized Angry Birds. Learn physic
concepts in the process.
Fri, Feb. 21, 1-4:30 pm
Coverflip Teen Art Contest
you read a great book with a horrible cover? Well, now's your
chance to coverflip! Design a new cover for your favorite young
adult book and submit it.
Due March 1. Must be flat, no larger than 81/2x11,
and original. Can be pencil, pen, charcoal, pastel, water
color, oil, photography, computer-generated, collage, or mixed
media. Title and author of the book must be included.
displayed: Lexington Park Library Art
Gallery March 1-March 31
Art Supplies for Library Choice and Viewer's Choice winners
announced: Mon, March 31 at 6 pm, Lexington Park
Basic computer classes:
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
will be offered at Leonardtown in February and at
Charlotte Hall and Lexington Park in March.
Available at all
three branches. Contact the library for an appointment.
Wed, Feb. 12, 10 am-12 noon, Lexington Park
History: Where Do I Start?
Wed, Feb 12, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
Wed, Feb. 26, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
to Word 2010
Mon, Mar. 10, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Introduction to Excel 2010
Wed, Mar. 12, 2-4 pm, Charlotte
Mon, Mar. 17, 5:30-7:30 pm, Leonardtown
Attendance will be issued to those
who attend the basic computer series or the Microsoft 2010
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Talk about a Good Book
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books are available
at the hosting library.
Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street
by Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis describes his experiences as a bond salesman on Wall
Street during the late 1980s in this semi-autobiographical
Monday, Feb. 10, 6 pm, Lexington Park
Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
An unusual fire in a forested valley causes a stir in the scientific
and local communities and leads the farm wife who discovers it to
question everything she thought she believed in.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 pm. Leonardtown
The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
This modern storytelling classic is a tale of what happens when the
most beautiful girl marries the handsomest prince but he turns out to
be less than the man of her dreams.
Monday, Mar. 3, 7 pm, Charlotte Hall
Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center Visits
for a job? Visit the Mobile Career Center and let the JobSource
Coordinator help you get registered with and use the Maryland
Mobile Career Center visit will be cancelled in the event of
inclement weather. Call 240-925-4806 to find out if the visit is
Hall Thurs, February 6, 9 am - 1 pm
Leonardtown Tues, February 11, 1 - 4 pm
Lexington Park Wed, February 26, 9 am - 1 pm
the basics of writing a successful resume, the different types of
resumes, and how to use Word 2010 template for your resume.
Ability to use the mouse needed. Free. Register.
Lexington Park Wed, Feb. 12, 10-12 noon
Candy Cummings' artwork on
Local artist Candy Cummings has her artwork on display through the
end of February at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery.
Her artwork chronicles her very early years through the present and
represents her numerous "collections."
interested in displaying their artwork are asked to contact Candy
Cummings at 301-863-6693.
Tax Help available at libraries
Lifestyles 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.
Thurs, Feb. 13, 2 pm-5 pm
Mon, Mar. 31, 9 am - 8 pm
Thurs, Mar. 13, 1 pm -4 pm
Confused about new health care
Maryland Health Connections is the state's new health insurance
marketplace that will make it easier for you to:
compare, and enroll in a health insurance plan
eligibility for federal tax credits and subsidies to help cover
your insurance costs
your eligibility for public health programs, such as Medicaid
and Maryland Children's Health program (MCHP)
sessions and one-on-one enrollment help conducted by Walden Sierra:
Thurs, Feb. 6, 10
am- 2 pm
Sat, Feb. 15, 1-5
Thurs, Feb. 20,
Tues, Feb. 25,
Fri, Feb. 7, 10
am- 2 pm
Tues, Feb. 11,
Sat, Feb. 22, 10
Wed, Feb. 26, 4-8
Wed, Feb. 19, 4-8
Fri, Feb. 28, 1-5
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Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library