LexiCON Fanfiction Writing Contest
First place winners of the Fanfiction writing contest will have their chapter read in front of a live audience at LexiCON!
Veterans Book Group
A reading and discussion series for veterans led at the Lexington Park Library by Vietnam veteran, author, and College of Southern Maryland professor, Wayne Karlin. Service members of all eras, and their spouses, are welcome. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. Free. Lunch and materials provided. Registration required. To register contact Cecelia Thomas at 301-863-8188, press 3 or email email@example.com. This session of the Veterans Book Group program is being sponsored by Sabre Systems, Inc. This program has received major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Standing Together initiative, created to promote understanding of the military experience and to support returning veterans.
Friday, October 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Pokémon Trainers Club
Do you have what it takes to be the very best? Bring your games and/or your cards and prepare to battle against other Pokémon trainers! Participate in Pokémon trivia and button making, and maybe make some friends along the way. Complete the pokedex beforehand (Found in the Teen Zone!) and bring in your completed pokedex to receive Gym badges! All Ages.
Financing Your Small Business
Whether you are starting a small business or expanding an existing small business, obtaining the capital you need can be challenging. Small business owners, as well as individuals interested in starting a business, can discover how to obtain financing for their venture by attending a free U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seminar. Learn about financing options available through SBA and how to qualify for them. You will also learn about SBA Resource Partners and how the services they offer help with your small business plans.
Lexington Park Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register
JobSource Classes at Leonardtown Library
Career Coaching Sessions Tuesday, October 4, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Register for a one-hour career coaching session by calling the library at 301-475-2846 x3
UKEtoberFest: Pleased to Meet Uke
Beginner class for ukulele. No music experience? No problem! Musician Nani Lowery will have you strumming in no time. Ukuleles for the class provided by the library. Free. Registration opens 2 weeks before this event. Ages 18+. See more UKEtoberFest events.
Leonardtown Saturday, October 8, 2 – 4 p.m. Register
Crowdfunding for One-Time Projects
Are you an artist trying to fund an exhibition or film? A community leader trying to purchase new equipment? Learn to navigate the world of crowdfunding by bringing your ideas and creating a crowdfunding pitch to use in your campaign.
Lexington Park Tuesday, October 18, 1 – 3 p.m. Register
UKEtoberFest: Family Jam & Open Mic
Sing and strum along to some of your favorite songs at our all ages celebration of music. Bring an instrument, or play one provided by the library. No registration required. See more UKEtoberFest events.
Charlotte Hall Saturday, October 29, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ready to Serve: World War I Nurses’ Unknown Stories
Ready to Serve: World War I Nurses’ Unknown Stories, written and performed by Ellouise Schoettler, is the true story of elite American professional nurses who served in France during WWI. They left a legacy that makes us proud. Recommended for ages 13+.
Lexington Park Sunday, November 13, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Civilized society has collapsed, and the undead have risen. Will you survive? Join us for zombie fear factor, a survival scavenger hunt, zombie hunting, and more. Costumes welcomed. All ages. No registration required.
Lexington Park Thursday, November 17, 6 – 7 p.m.
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.