Programs

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading for all ages runs June 1 – August 26. See more information, register, and get started!

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

Caring Through Crafting

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.

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.

Lexington Park        Thursday, August 24      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                            Register

Using Newspapers to Research Your Ancestors

Attendees will be introduced to the types of information they will find in newspapers that can help them flesh out the story of their ancestors. Online, database, and microfilm newspaper collections will be discussed. Presented by Caprice, DiLiello, Manager of the Maryland Department, and Meg Gers, Manager of the Periodicals Department, Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. Limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

Lexington Park                               Thursday, June 29, 10 a.m. – 12 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

Introduction to Genealogy

Learn about free websites to start your genealogy search. Also covers the library’s databases, US Census, Social Security Death Index, and more. Knowledge of internet required. Limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

Leonardtown                                     Monday, August 14, 2 – 4 p.m.                       Register

Coming Soon: LexiCon!

The second annual LexiCon will be held at Lexington Park Library on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Check back here this fall for details! If you’re interested in presenting or otherwise being a part of LexiCon, please contact Eric Variz at evariz@stmalib.org.

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.