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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

St. Mary’s Financial Classes

Presented by the University of Maryland Extension. Registration required.

Spending Plans
Families who have a spending plan say it is a crucial tool to help them get a grip on their money. A spending plan is a different take on the traditional budget and can help you spend your hard earned dollars more effectively thus reducing debt and increasing savings. Free. Registration required.
Lexington Park                               Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. – 12 noon                         Register

Small Steps to Health and Wealth
Small Steps to Health and Wealth is a program designed to motivate participants to make positive behavior changes to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances. Free. Registration required.
Leonardtown                                  Thursday, November 2, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.                        Register

Understanding Credit Reports
Your credit report offers a snapshot of your financial life and may be accessed by lenders and potential employers. The information contained in your credit report will determine your credit score. By understanding how to read your credit report, and how to monitor it, you’ll be better equipped to handle your finances. Free. Registration required.
Leonardtown                                  Monday, November 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.                          Register

Share the Warmth

All three branches of the St. Mary’s County Library will be accepting donations of new and gently used hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for distribution to local organizations that serve individuals in need.

Monday, October 2 – Thursday, November 30

Introduction to Genealogy 101

Learn the best methods of gathering, researching, organizing and evaluating information on your ancestors using websites, censuses and databases. Basic computer skills & email account required. Ages 16+. Registration required.

Charlotte Hall                             Thursday, October 19, 2 p.m.                                          Register
Lexington Park                           Friday, November 17, 10 a.m.                                         Register

Introduction to Genealogy 102

Explore additional places to locate genealogical information using books, libraries, websites, censuses, government sources and more. Basic computer skills & email account required. Ages 16+. Registration required.

Charlotte Hall                            Thursday, November 2, 2 p.m.                                       Register

Ready Set Go! Starting Your Own Business

Presented by the Small Business Development Center. This FREE workshop is for those who are interested in  starting their first business. SBDC staff will share what to anticipate when starting a new business including resources to help you navigate information about legal and licensing requirements, the business plan, different financing options, preparing a marketing strategy and the perks and drawbacks of life as an entrepreneur. Registration Recommended.

Lexington Park                         Monday, October 23, 6 – 8 p.m.                                    Register


November is National Novel Writers’ Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo (Check out This is a global challenge for writers to write 50,000 words in the month of November. That’s 1,667 words per day, so let’s get started! Join us for a kick-off event on October 28, then visit Lexington Park on Tuesdays in November for Come Write Ins! See more information about NaNoWriMo.

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

A community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it. Presented by Greg Reuss of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Leonardtown                            Wednesday, December 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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.