To see a complete listing of programs and events, check the calendar.


Outfitting Outlander: So much more than kilts, ye ken

For people who do historical archaeology for a living, the eye candy provided by the new Outlander series on Starz goes beyond attractive men in kilts and ladies in gowns. Producers of period dramas almost always take creative license with their sets and costumes that can frustrate and annoy history buffs looking for realistic depictions of the past, but there is a lot of accurate material culture to get excited about in Outlander, and the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum has the artifacts to prove it. This talk will explore how Outlander’s costumes and props compare to 18th-century artifacts recovered by archaeologists in Maryland such as table glass, medicine containers, horse tack, architecture, weaponry, clothing, and more. No registration required.

Lexington Park                            Wednesday, October 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Paying for College

AFSA? MDCAPS? Loans, grants, scholarships, and “expected family contributions?” Paying for college can be complicated, but the Maryland Higher Education commission can help. Learn about sources of financial aid, how to find them, and how and when to apply. No registration required.

Leonardtown                            Saturday, October 24, 10-11:30 a.m.

Handmade At Your Library

A craft program for beginner and experienced do-it-yourselfers. Join us one Saturday a month at the Lexington Park Library to make unique handicrafts. We’ll supply the instructions and materials, and you bring the creativity. This is an adults only program. Registration opens 30 days before each program.

Tile Photo Coasters                      Saturday, November 7, 2-3 p.m.                            Register

Wreaths and Paper Bows            Saturday, December 5, 2-3 p.m.                            Register

Washi Tape Picture Frames       Saturday, January 9, 2-3 p.m.                                Register

Crayola Candles                            Saturday, February 6, 2-3 p.m.                             Register


Please note that library staff may be taking photos of any or all events to use for future library publications. Program participants’ photos may be used without notification or compensation. If you do not feel comfortable having your photo taken, please inform library staff when you arrive to a program.