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Community Dialogue on
What does "liberty and justice
for all" mean to me?
in this Defying Definitions Community Conversation. Reflect on
how you perceive others, how you are perceived, and what you
understand about yourself. The goal of this community dialogue
is to break down stereotypes, reduce conflict, and model civil and
refreshments served until 6:15pm. Register
Defying Definitions is the 2013 Southern Maryland Public
Dialogue Project produced as a partnership program of the Maryland
Humanities Council and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, in
collaboration with local community partners.
From Instant City to Boomtown
Julia King will discuss the impact of the
1960s and 1970s on the development of Lexington Park and St. Mary's
County. She will especially address the art, culture, and
concerns of Lexington Park as it grew to a boomtown.
King is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at St. Mary's College
and is the Director of the SlackWater project.
Catching Fire set
for Hunger Games fans
Attention Hunger Games fans! Tick, tock, tick, tock. It's
time for the Quarter Quell. Come to Catching Fire and see if
you have the skills and knowledge to survive the arena.
Lexington Park Thurs, Nov. 14, 6-7:30pm
Charlotte Hall Thurs, Nov. 21, 6-7:30pm
Training for Childcare Providers
Learn simple activities to help the children in your care get ready
to learn to read at the Every Child Ready to Read training. Two
CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this free workshop. Registration required.
Lexington Park Wed, Nov.
Hall Thurs, Nov. 14, 6-8pm
STEM @your library: Fishy Magnets
Kids, 3-5 years
old, will go fishing to see what they can catch with an
unusually "attractive hook" at this fun science program
presented by growingSTEMS. Register.
Hall Mon, November 25, 10-11am
Fri, November 8, 10-11am
Park Thurs, Dec. 5, 10-11am
Complete a fall
craft with supplies provided. Ages 4+.
Nov. 27, 11:30am-4pm
Park Wed, Nov.27, 1-4pm
Kids Can Cook
Kids ages 8-12
will make and sample new recipes.
Lexington Park Tues, Nov. 12, 4:30-5pm
Fall program schedule including storytimes
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Teen Video Contest
Entries due: Wed, November 13
Make a 3-minute
or less book trailer about your favorite book. You can create
it with a friend(s). Post it on YouTube tagging it "STMA
Video Contest 2013". Fill out the entry form found on the Teen Webpage.
Prize and Viewer's
Choice will be awarded at the Video Showcase. The videos
submitted will be viewed and those attending will vote for the
Viewer's Choice award.
Sat, November 16, 2-4pm, Lexington Park
Computer classes making a difference for worker
Donna Jinkens reentered the workforce about 10 years ago. When she
first worked on base, not every worker had their own computer.
It was a struggle to catch up with the advances in technology.
She read about the library's introductory Microsoft classes in our
newsletter and quickly signed up. She took leave and attended
all four classes (Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint)
earning a Certificate of Attendance.
Ms Jinkens stated that she "learned something from each class
that I can now use in my day to day tasks....and I feel more
confident that when either a supervisor or customer asks me to
complete something, I have the background knowledge that I can do it.
I'm very appreciative of these classes."
Kathy Faubion, (back left) the librarian who taught the classes,
issued a Certificate of Attendance for the Microsoft Office series to
(left to right) Donna Jinkens, Stephanie Smith, Teresa Wood, and
Basic computer classes:
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
is being offered at Lexington Park in November and
Available at all
three branches. Contact the library for an appointment.
Classes other than Basic:
Introduction to Publisher 2010
Tues, Nov. 12, 5:30-7:30pm,
Try Before You Buy: eReaders &
Fri, Nov. 8, 2-4pm, Charlotte Hall
Wed, Nov. 20, 5:30-7:30pm, Leonardtown
Smartphones and Tablets
Wed, Dec. 18, 5:30-7:30pm, Lexington Park
Click here for complete class schedule and to
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Talk about a good book
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books
are available at the hosting library.
Bring Up the
Bodies by Hilary Mantel
This historical novel which charts the rise and fall of Thomas
Cromwell, the powerful minister in King Henry VIII court, delves into
the downfall of Anne Boleyn and follows her trial.
Mon, Nov. 18, 6pm, Lexington Park
Decembers by Edna O'Brien
This is the story of two siblings, a brother and sister, and a
newcomer who would try to steal everything they have.
Thurs, Nov. 21, 7pm, Leonardtown
by Tana French
Detective Frank Mackey returns to his hometown to investigate the
murder of his childhood sweetheart, 20 years after he last saw her.
Mon, Dec. 2, 7pm, Charlotte Hall
War of 1812 Traveling Exhibit at
Lexington Park is hosting the War of 1812 Bicentennial Traveling
Exhibit during the month of November. The two 10 foot panels with
displays on both sides reflect the people, places and events of the
War in our area. Stop by and take a look at it.
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 (excessive rain or winds over 25 mph). Call
240-925-4806 to find out if visit is cancelled.
Charlotte Hall Fri, November 8, 9am -
Tues, November 12, 1 - 4pm
Lexington Park Wed, November 27, 9am - 1pm
magazines now available
More than 50 popular magazines are available for you to download for
free and view on your computer or your mobile device. A free
app (available from your device's app store) is required for mobile
The digital magazines are recreated page by page and includes full
color pictures, ability to keyword search, and interactive audio and
video components. The magazines can be downloaded for off-line
reading as well. New issues are released simultaneously as the
There are unlimited checkouts which means no waiting lists. You
can check out as many magazines as you like and keep them as long as
you like as there are no late fees or check-in dates.
To access these digital magazines, click on Downloadable eContent in
the Quick Links box on our homepage and then the Zinio link. Directions and a
tutorial video are posted to help you get started. Note that
you will need to create an account for RBdigital Gateway (the
library's Zinio Collection) first. After creating that account,
you will have to sign in twice--once for the RBdigital Gateway
account and once for your Zinio.com account in order to download a
magazine. Our staff will gladly assist you if you need
Confused about new health care insurance
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
Tues, November 5,
Wed, November 6,
Fri, November 15,
November 9, 9am-1pm
Tues, November 12, 1-5pm
Nell Elder, November's Artist
Nell Elder will
display her artwork at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery
during November. She works in oil, pastel, watercolor and mixed
media. Her favorite subjects include flowers of all kinds and
landscapes from the region.
Artists interested in displaying their artwork are asked to contact
Candy Cummings at 301-863-6693.
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library