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July 23, 2014 


NewsataGlanceNews at a Glance

  • Minecraft is available in all three branches. Stop by any branch to check out this popular game.
  • Summer t-shirts on sale for $3. 



Catherine DiCristofaro accepted into Maryland Library Leadership Institute catherine

Catherine DiCristofaro and Amy FordCharlotte Hall Branch Manager Catherine DiCristofaro was accepted into the 2014 Maryland Library Leadership Institute being held this week at Bolger Conference Center in Potomac, MD. 

This Institute is designed to help emerging leaders in Maryland libraries develop their leadership skills and prepare them to assume positions of greater responsibility.  Candidates are nominated by their library director and then are selected from numerous candidates across the state.  This Institute is only held every two years and is limited to 24 participants.

Our other graduates include Deputy Director Mary Anne Bowman, Lexington Park Branch Manager Amy Ford, and Leonardtown Assistant Branch Manager Jill Hutchison. 



Kids library cardSummer Fun for Kidskids 


Summer Reading programs run through Aug. 9.
Not too late to register at any branch or online


Last Professional Performance: Monday, July 28  

Tom Crowl Ventriloquist 


10:00 am   Lexington Park at Lexington Park Library  

12:30 pm   Leonardtown at Leonardtown Elementary, 22850 Duke St.

  3:00 pm   Charlotte Hall at White Marsh Elementary, 29090 Thompson Corner Rd.  

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local pantry.


More fun programs: Visit the Kids page for details 

  • Summer storytimes end July 31 
  • Kids Lab (science experiments) ends Aug. 7  
  • Imagination Station--create artwork  
  • Ukulele Jamborees
  • Kindergarten Here We Come
  • Family Movies 
  • Chess Basics and Fundamentals

More to Explore Passports ends August 15Passport

Pick up a More to Explore Passport at any branch and have fun exploring our county.  Find the trail markers at each of the 22 sites listed in the Passport and rub the name of the site on the corresponding page in the Passport. Bring the completed Passport Prize Page to any branch to claim your prize and to be entered in additional larger prize drawings at the end of the summer! Be sure to include your child's name and contact information on the prize page.  Program runs through August 15.

Download Children's Summer Brochure





Still time to sign up for Summer Reading Program teens

by participating in the Teen Summer Reading program.  Sign up online or at any branch any time. Program ends Aug. 9.   


Hunger Games Hunt & Raffle

Tributes, ages 12-18, complete the scavenger hunt and use your final answer to enter the raffle for Hunger Games Trilogy.  The hunt begins at the bowl.
     Leonardtown        Drawing August 15

Teen Writing Contest---Win a Kindle

Time is ticking away.  Submit your original story or poem to by Aug. 9.   Grand prize is a Kindle!

RacecarsRocketed Race Cars: Test your racing skills by constructing your own dragster propelled using an air powered  launcher and then competing against other participants. Presented by growingSTEMS. Register.

       Lexington Park    Fri, Aug. 1, 10-11:30 am

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Oscar Movie SeriesAdultread


Lexington Park          Fridays, July 11-Aug. 1    2-4 pm   Free. Popcorn provided.


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July 25:  The Great Gatsby.  A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor. Rated PG13. Oscar winner for Costume Design.


August 1:  American Hustle.  A con man along with his seductive partner  is forced to work for a wild FBI agent who pushes them into a world of Jersey power brokers and mafia. Rated R. Best picture nominee.

Test your knowledge at Trivia Quiz Night  

Adults and teens, come and have fun answering trivia questions. Win prizes. 
          Lexington Park       Wed, July 23, 5:30 pm 
          Charlotte Hall         Thurs, Aug. 7, 6:30 pm

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Free Webinar for Grant Seekersgrant
How to Approach a Foundation 

This free webinar covers strategies for effective communications with grantmakers from initial contact to what happens after receiving funding.  Learn how to initiate contact with potential funders, plan calls and meetings, communicate during and after a grant decision, and how to build lasting partnerships with grantmakers.  Register.


            Lexington Park, Aug 19, 2-3 pm




My Social Security Account assistance offered Socialsecurity

Learn how to obtain Social Security verifications online and sign up for your my Social Security account from a Social Security representative   Register for one of the following sessions:

my Social Security logo          Lexington Park Library       Wed, Aug. 27
               11 am - 12 noon
               12 noon - 1 pm
                1 pm - 2 pm
                2 pm - 3 pm



computerComputer Classes

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Basic computer classes:

Introduction to the Internet and Email will be offered at Leonardtown in August.


One-on-one instruction:

Available at all three branches.  Contact the library to schedule an hour appointment. 


Other classes: 

Blogging for Beginners
     Mon, Aug. 18, 2 -4 pm, Lexington Park


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moblecenterHelp for Job Seekers

Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center 

Mobile Career Center
Looking for a job?  Visit the Mobile Career Center and let the JobSource Coordinator help you get registered with and use the Maryland Workforce Exchange. 


Charlotte Hall    Thurs, Aug. 7, 9 am - 1 pm
Leonardtown     Tues, Aug. 12, 1 - 4 pm
Lexington Park   Wed, Aug. 27, 9 am - 1 pm  




Art Gallery Sign

Art Gallery features artwork by Color & Light Group


Members of Color & Light Society are displaying their artwork during July at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery.  Their artwork consists of oils, watercolors, sculpture, photography and more multi-media art.



Master Gardener LogoMaster Gardeners conduct plant clinics

If you have a gardening question or need some plant advice, stop by one of these plant clinics conducted by our local Master Gardeners:

Lexington Park  1st & 3rd Tuesday, 11 am - 1 pm
Leonardtown     2nd & 4th Tuesday, 11am - 1 pm
Charlotte Hall    1st & 3rd Saturday, 10 am -12 noon


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Free Homework Help

For questions you can't answer 




Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library
301-475-2846 x1007




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