Summer reading volunteers needed! Find more information and the application here.
Congratulations to the Teen Poetry Contest Winners!
First place goes to Isaac Zelinski for Interstellar #1: The Universe . Isaac is 14 and a Lexington Park customer.
Second place goes to Aleksia Alward for Dread/Hope . Aleksia is 11 and a Lexington Park customer.
Congratulations to the Teen Art Contest Winners!
The Library’s Choice Winner was Sarah Baldacchino’s painting of a butterfly. Sarah is 13 and a Lexington Park customer.
The Viewer’s Choice Winner was Paige Upright’s pencil drawing of Emma Watson. Paige is 16 and a Charlotte Hall customer.
Thirty-eight people attended a Showcase on April 1 where the winners were announced. Paige Upright was present to receive her award. To see all the entries, including the winners, go to the Library’s Flickr.
Who’s Your Hero Writing Contest
Entries may be submitted starting on June 1, and are due by July 26. Entries must be 500 words or less and family-friendly – make sure to answer the question: Who is Your Hero? Three age categories will be judged: 6 – 11 years old, 12 – 18 years old, and over 18. Prizes will be awarded to 1st through 3rd place winners in each age group. All entries will be included in a printed publication and every entrant will receive a copy. Open to residents of Charles County or St. Mary’s County, MD. Entrant category for submission is determined by the entrant’s age on July 26th, 2015. The contest is not open to Charles County Public Library or St. Mary’s County Library Board of Trustees or staff and their immediate families.
Judging Criteria: All entries will be judged on the following criteria (listed in order of importance).
1. Relevance to theme
3. Style, content & readability
4. Grammar & punctuation
For more information, contact the St. Mary’s County Library.
Comic Book Club
Discuss your favorite comic books and graphic novels with fellow fans. All ages.
Charlotte Hall Mondays, June 22 and July 27 6:30 p.m.
Heroic Team Trivia
Challenge your friends and family to a trivia showdown about HEROES! Snacks for all, prizes for winners. All ages.
Charlotte Hall Thursday, August 6 6:30 p.m.
It’s All Fun and Games Until…
Crafting and table top gaming. Different craft each week and a variety of table top games to choose from, including Munchkin, Tsuro and Ticket to Ride. Challenge friends to see who can make the coolest superhero-themed duct tape craft, create super-villain world domination machines, or play table top games.
Ages 11 and up. No registration.
Use our new button maker machine to create amazing one-of-a-kind buttons to personalize your gear. Use favorite quotes, photos, magazine clippings, drawings, your favorite book’s cover art, tinsel, glitter – almost anything!
Lexington Park Wednesday, June 24 4 – 6 p.m.
Leonardtown Tuesday, June 30 4 – 6 p.m.
Duct Tape Bonanza!
Make a fashionable wallet, bracelet, or pair of flip flops… with duct tape!
Charlotte Hall Thursday , July 2 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Leonardtown Tuesday, July 14 4 – 6 p.m.
Lexington Park Wednesday, July 22 4 – 6 p.m.
Stamped Leather Wristbands
Create unique leather wristbands using metal embossing stamps and paint.
Lexington Park Wednesday, July 8 4 – 6 p.m.
Leonardtown Tuesday, July 28 4 – 6 p.m.
World Domination Machines
Draw up plans and build a world domination machine worthy of the greatest super villain, or create a plan and build a machine to defeat a super villain, using only recycled materials. Supplies provided.
Lexington Park Wednesday, August 5 4 – 6 p.m.
Leonardtown Tuesday, August 11 4 – 6 p.m.
Teen Tech Space
Minecraft, Wii, games, computers, crafts. Hang out. Bring a friend!
Lexington Park Wednesdays 6/10, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29 4-6 p.m.
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.