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Crochet Clique at Leonardtown Library

Crochet with others and learn from community crocheters.Bring your yarn and hook or borrow one of ours. This is the program for you if you’re new to crochet, looking to pick up some new tips, or hoping to socialize with other people interested in crochet. All skill levels welcome. Ages 18-100. Registration required.

Tuesday, May 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                     Register

Common Thread

Whether you have been stitching for years, or you just want to learn, join fellow crafters who love all things fabric and fiber. Open to knitters, crocheters, quilters, embroiderers, cross-stitchers, and any other kind of needleworkers. Bring your current project, mingle with like-minded makers, and swap patterns, ideas, and tips. Basic supplies available, if needed. All skill levels welcome. No registration required.

Lexington Park         2nd & 4th Tuesdays           6:00-7:30pm

Financial Education Workshops

Increasing Cash Flow and Debt Management
Finding the additional $100, $200, or $300 a month you didn’t know you had. Through basic understanding of how money works, turn active spenders into educated savers. Large or small, debt has to have a plan behind it to remove it. Learn concepts such as debt roll up to limit the time line of repayment and helping people save money on interest.

Lexington Park               Saturday, May 6            2 – 4 p.m.                                  Register

Building a Strong Financial Foundation
Just like building a house, your financial house must have a strong foundation. You will learn how to properly structure your portfolio to be able to weather any financial storm that comes at you. Learn the basis of any strong financial plan. Security in knowing that your future is protected and the advantages of modern policies with living benefits where you do not need to pass to take full advantage of them. Also learn about all aspects of insurance to provide you with a better understanding of what is right for you and your family.

Lexington Park             Saturday, May 20        2 – 4 p.m.                                    Register

Smart Medicine- Current Opioid Trends

Presented by Jessica Hartman, Overdose Response Program Administrator, St. Mary’s County Health Department. Join in for a Smart Medicine- Opioid Trends talk and open discussion focusing on the impact that opioids have on society today.  A brief history of opioids, how they impact our bodies, and the dangers of medication misuse and abuse will be discussed.  The talk will feature some of the current opioid use trends as they have impacted Maryland and specifically St. Mary’s County.  Additionally, the talk will focus on what people can do to get involved in prevention efforts and help those struggling with misuse and abuse issues. For Teens and Adults.

Leonardtown                  Monday, May 8              6:30 p.m.

Introduction to DNA for Genealogy

Learn how genetic genealogy can benefit research. A review of several testing companies can help you determine which test to purchase. There will be no genetic testing or interpretation of results in this class. Ages 16+. Please register.

Charlotte Hall                Thursday, May 11            2 – 4 p.m.                                 Register

Master Gardeners Workshops

Plants That Attract Pollinators

Charlotte Hall              Thursday, May 11            6:30 p.m.

Gardening Tips for Summer

Lexington Park           Friday, June 9                  11 a.m.

Caring Through Crafting

Calling all crafters! Use your time and talents to make a difference in your community.

Join us in making Independence Day cards to be given to our friends at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. All supplies provided. All ages welcome. No registration required.
Lexington Park             Saturday, June 3             10 – 11 a.m.

Help us make easy cat and dog toys to donate to our furry friends at the Southern Maryland Animal Welfare League. Both new and experienced crafters are welcome. All supplies provided. Adults only. Registration recommended.
Lexington Park            Saturday, July 1              10 – 11 a.m.                                  Register

Join us in making knitted or crocheted newborn hats to donate to Little Hats, Big Hearts, a nonprofit that spreads awareness of congenital heart defects. Knowledge of basic knit or crochet stitches required. Please bring a size H or I hook or size 8 needles. Yarn and pattern provided. Adults only. Registration recommended.
Lexington Park          Saturday, August 5         10 – 11 a.m.                                   Register

Staying Safe Online

Learn how to stay safe online by protecting your personal information and avoiding common Internet scams. Registration recommended.

Leonardtown             Friday, June 9                  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                           Register
Lexington Park         Thursday, August 17       5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                            Register

Protecting Your Privacy Online

Learn about tools you can use to limit what’s shared about you online. Find out how browser plug-ins, the Tor browser, and VPNs can help keep your information private. Attendees should be proficient computer users. Registration recommended.

Leonardtown           Friday, June 16                10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                            Register
Lexington Park        Thursday, August 24      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                            Register

Introduction to Finding Grants

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, then wrap up with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research. Please note: This orientation is not intended for individuals seeking grants for their own use.

Lexington Park                                     Monday, June 12, 2 – 4 p.m.                           Register

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Presented by Janice Rosenberg from the Washington, DC Foundation Center. Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. Learn the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, then wrap up with an optional 30-minute exercise after the in-person class. Prior attendance at Introduction to Finding Grants is strongly recommended.

Lexington Park                                 Wednesday, July 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.                Register

Other Programs

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

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.