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HomeSchoolers' Bulletin

September 2012

With a new school year starting, we want you to know we are here to help you.  In addition to our great staff, we also have many online resources at your fingertips--homework help, virtual reference service, online information resources (databases)--all available to you in your classroom--your home.


Homeschoolers' Workshop

Learn about the resources and services the library offers and how best to use them. Meet other families who homeschool. No registration required. 


Leonardtown      Fri, Sept. 28, 2:30 PM

Can't attend Homeschoolers' Workshop?  Attend  Back-to-School Night instead.  The information will basically be the same but these programs are geared for students/families who are not homeschooled.


   Lexington Park   Thurs, Sept 13, 6 PM

    Charlotte Hall     Thurs, Sept 20, 6 PM 



HelpNow!--Free Online Homework Help!

Got Homework? Need Help?  Use HelpNow!

Free, online homework help available  2 PM-11 PM daily in English and Spanish.

  • Real, expert tutors
  • All core subjects (grades 3-12 including AP)--math, science, social studies, language arts
  • Foreign language labs 
  • Writing Labs
  • Skill-building
  • No session limits
  • Library card required

HelpNow button


Children's Programs 

Hunger for Science? 

Ages 7+ will discover how food moves through the body, measure the fat and sugar in favorite foods, and experiment with how to keep mealtime safe from nasty germs.  Free. 


    Charlotte Hall, Fri, Oct. 19, 10 AM

    Lexington Park, Tues, Nov. 6, 2 PM

    Leonardtown, Fri, Nov. 23, 2:30 PM


Read. Learn. Grow.

Drop in with your child & enjoy fun activities you can use everyday to help your little ones get ready to learn to read.

    Leonardtown, Fri, Oct. 19, 10 AM-noon
    Charlotte Hall, Mon, Oct. 22, 10 AM--noon 
    Lexington Park, Tues, Dec. 11, 10:30-12:30



Teen Activities

Teen Video Contest  
Create a 3-minute book trailer or music video featuring some sort of "techie gadget."  Post the video to YouTube tagging it "STMALIB Video Contest 2012.  Submit your entry form.  Full details listed on our Teen page.

Grand Prize:  Digital Camera
Viewer's Choice:  Trophy

Entry deadline:  Wed, Oct. 10
Judged:  Oct. 11-12

Winners announced at Video Showcase

Video Showcase 

View the videos. Vote for your favorite. Find out which video won!   

       Lexington Park, Sat, Oct. 13, 2-4 PM




Paying for College

Dr. Caroline Bright, Director of Financial Aid at St. Mary's College, along with the local high school career counselors will discuss option to pay for college, filling out the FAFSA, and finding scholarships.  No registration required.  

   Leonardtown,  Mon, Oct. 15, 6:30 PM

   Lexington Park, Wed, Oct. 24, 6:30 PM 

   Charlotte Hall, Mon, Oct. 29, 6:30 PM

Southern Maryland College Fair


     Tues, Sept. 18, 5-7:30 PM  

     Hollywood Firehouse 


2013 Homeschool Science Fair 

Thurs, January 24 

Leonardtown Library 


Information & application will be posted soon on our Homeschooling page.  Contact  Cari Morrison for more information. 

Helpful Online Information Resources 

These are collections of reliable sources of information, many previously in print.  They are not considered Internet sources.  They are free and available 24/7.

They include encyclopedias, magazines, and databases of information covering topics such as

  • literature
  • history
  • biographies
  • science 
  • language
  • practice exams
  • and more. 


AskUsNow! logo

This is a 24/7 live, online interactive service. 

Trained librarians provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigating the Internet. 

Chances are you will probably not "chat" with a local librarian as the service is provided by librarians from across the state.

Ask us now! 


Statewide Community Read

Join in the statewide community read, One Maryland One Book, by reading  Steven Galloway's book,

The Cellist of Sarajevo. 

Books, audio books, and reader's/teacher's guides are available at the library.


Book Discussions:


Sept. 20, 7 PM  

Leonardtown Library


Sept. 28, 2 PM  

Lexington Park Library


Oct. 1, 7 PM  

Charlotte Hall Library


Meet the Author

Enjoy author Steven Galloway, a live cello performance & an excerpt of the Readers' Theater by Eye of the Storm.  Free.

Tues, Oct. 2

7 PM

Huntingtown High School (Calvert County)


Readers' Theater

A Cellist of Sarajevo performed by Eye of the Storm Productions.  Free. 

Tues, Oct. 16

7 PM

Huntingtown High School 



Friends Fall Book Sale

Sun, Nov. 4
11 am - 3 pm
Leonardtown Library

Rain date:  Sun, Nov. 11


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Contact Information

Marilyn Lash

St. Mary's County Library

301-475-2846 x1007




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