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- Sunday hours are back!
Lexington Park will be open once again on Sundays, 1-5 pm,
starting September 8. Join us for a short ribbon-cutting
ceremony at 12:45 pm.
Peggy will speak at Lexington Park Library on
September 14 at 2 pm. Her book, King Peggy,
is this year's One Maryland One Book title.
can obtain a library card from St. Mary's
College of Maryland or College of Southern Maryland at any
branch September 9-24.
- Kathy Faubion, librarian at
Leonardtown, recently graduated from Library
Associates Training Institute.
- Wireless printing is available for Mac
Sunday hours resume September 8
September 8, the Lexington Park Library will once again be open on
Sundays from 1-5 pm. A special celebration will take place at 12:45
p.m. to mark the return of this library service. Following a few
short remarks, St. Mary's County Board of Library Trustees and St.
Mary's County Board of County Commissioners will officially re-open
the doors at 1:00 p.m.
Lexington Park is the only library in Southern Maryland to offer
Lexington Park Library to host
Co-author of 2013 One Maryland One Book
Saturday, September 14, 2 pm
Peggy will share her inspiring story of how she, an American
secretary, suddenly found herself king to a town of 7,000 in Ghana
and the many challenges she faced to bring change to the fishing
village. King Peggy is Peggielene Bartels, the co-author of
this year's One Maryland One Book (OMOB) title.
Copies of the book, books on CDs, and Playaways are available at the
libraries. The book can also be downloaded as an eBook and an audio
book. Book discussions are scheduled in October at Charlotte Hall and
"Wandering Book" and you could win a Kindle
About 2 dozen copies of King Peggy have been left in
public places around the county. If you find one, pick it up,
read it, and then pass it on or leave it in another public place for
someone else to find. If you register the book (instructions on
the book), you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle donated by
Southern Maryland Regional Library Association as well as a drawing
for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate donated by Maryland
Humanities Council. The drawing will be October 25, 2013.
OMOB is a program of the Maryland Humanities Council and
takes place annually in September and October.
College library cards available
From September 9-24 you can obtain a library card for St. Mary's
College of Maryland (SMCM) and/or College of Southern Maryland (CSM)
at any of the three branches.
The benefit of having these cards:
evening hours Sunday-Wednesday until 1 a.m. at SMCM
including lots of foreign films
books and journals including many online
Maryland Studies Center Research Collection at the CSM La Plata
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Kathy Faubion graduates from LATI
Board of Library Trustees President Joan Springer
(right)congratulates Kathy Faubion.
Congratulations to Kathy Faubion, librarian at Leonardtown who
recently graduated from Library Associates Training Institute (LATI).
LATI requires the students to create and work on a project.
Kathy developed the Certificate of Attendance for the adult computer
class series and will be overseeing it. Adults who attend all
four basic computer classes or the four basic Microsoft classes will
be issued a Certificate of Attendance.
655 pounds of food collected
This summer we asked families attending library programs to bring a
food item for the Southern Maryland Food Bank. A total of 655
pounds of food was donated from June through mid-August. Due to
the need in our community, the libraries will continue to serve as
collection sites and you are encouraged to drop off non-perishable
Thank you for helping those in need!
seeking basics for non-profits
Representatives from non-profits will learn the basics of grant
seeking: what needs to be in place before a grant is sought,
the world of grantmakers, the grantseeking process, and the tools and
resources available to them. Register.
Tues, September 17, 2-4 pm
Lexington Park Library
Lexington Park has a Grant Seekers Resource Center which is a
Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. This
collection contains resources that individual researchers and
nonprofit organizations can use to research funding opportunities
from foundations and corporations. Lexington Park Library also
provides free access to the Foundation's online databases:
Foundation Directory Online; Grants to Individuals Online; and
have begun. Click here for the fall schedule.
Kids Can Cook
Kids, ages 8-12,
can drop in to make and sample new fall recipes.
Lexington Park Tues, September 10, 4:30-5
What can children
build with a cardboard box and duct tape? The possibilities are
endless. They only need to bring their imagination and we
supply the rest.
Charlotte Hall Fri, September 20, 2-3 pm
Lexington Park Fri, September 20, 3-4 pm
STEM @your library.
programs for pre-schoolers, 3-5 years old, presented by
growingSTEMS. Register for these & other STEM
Five Senses--Kids will explore and learn about five senses.
Charlotte Hall Mon, September 23, 10-11 am
Leonardtown Fri, September 20, 10-11 am
Terriic Towers--Kids use spaghetti and marshmallows to build creations.
Lexington Park Mon, September 16, 10-11 am
students and parents, learn how to get the most from your library's
resources and services.
Thurs, September 26, 2 pm
Certificate of Attendance now being issued
Starting in September, a Certificate of Attendance will
be issued to those adults who attend the basic computer series
(Introduction to computers, Windows, Internet and email) or the
Microsoft Office 2010 series (Introduction to Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and Publisher). Job seekers can use this
certificate to show JobSource or potential employers that they have
attended the classes. A Certificate of Attendance will also be issued
for individual computer classes.
Basic computer classes:
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
will be offered at Leonardtown and Lexington Park in
September and at Charlotte Hall in October.
available at all
three branches. Contact the library for an appointment.
Classes other than Basic:
to Word 2010
Mon, Sept. 16, 2-4 pm, Charlotte
Tues, Sept. 24, 2-4 pm,
Thurs, Oct. 3, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
to PowerPoint 2010
Tues, Sept. 24, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
Thurs, Oct. 10, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Introduction to Excel 2010
Mon, Sept. 23, 2-4 pm, Charlotte
Wed, Oct. 9, 10 am- 12 noon, Lexington Park
Thurs, Oct. 17, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
to Publisher 2010
Thurs, Oct. 24, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
I Took These
Pictures, Now What?
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Talk about a Good Book
Join us for any of these book discussions. Books are available
at the hosting library.
Peking by Paul French
Historian and China expert Paul French uncovers the truth behind the
notorious murder of Pamela Werner, and offers a rare glimpse of the
last days of colonial Peking.
Monday, September 9, 7 PM
Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by
The author remembers her African childhood with candor and
sensitivity. She stares down disaster and looks back with rage
and love at the the life of an extraordinary family in an
Monday, September 9, 6 PM
House by Louise Erdrich
When his mother slips into an abyss of depression after being
brutally attacked, fourteen-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his
three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
Thursday, September 19, 7 PM
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
240-412-1528 to find out if visit is cancelled.
Charlotte Hall Thurs, September 5, 9 am - 1
Tues, September 10, 1 - 4 pm
Lexington Park Mon, September 23, 9 am - 1 pm
Allen Price's photography on
Reception: Thursday, September 5, 5-8 pm
Allen Price's artwork is on display through the end of
the month in the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery. His
photography features landscape and wildlife.
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