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St. Mary's County Library's 2016 Annual Report is now available! 

2016 was an excellent year for St. Mary's County Library! Over 625,000 visitors came to St. Mary's county Library in 2016. More than 75,000 eContent items (such as eBooks, digital audiobooks, etc.) were checked out and over 1.5 Million items were circulated. St. Mary's County Library worked with new partners and added new services such as Rosetta Stone and Take a peek at our Annual report to learn more. 

To read the annual report,  Click Here
Library Closed for President's Day  presDay

All three branches of the St. Mary's County Library will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of President's Day. All three branches will be open for regular business hours on Tuesday, February 21. 
New ADA Workstations  ada
All three branches of the St. Mary's County Library now have Americans with Disabilities Act complia nt workstations for the public to use. The table can elevate to almost six feet from the ground with the touch of a button. In addition to the magnifier and speech device, the new computer is outfitted with a large screen monitor. For more informatio n, visit a branch near you. 
Mango Languages Ending March 1  Mango
Mango Languages will no longer be available to St. Mary's County Library customers starting March 1. If you are using Mango Languages, please make sure to finish your course by February 28, 2017. Do you still want to continue learning a new language? Check out Rosetta Stone through your library! 
Author Fair    authorfair
Join us for St. Mary's County Library's Author Fair!
Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Lexington Park Library

Come together and learn with local and aspiring authors. There will be presentations from local authors, a writing workshop, and an information session on self-publishing. Spend the day discovering new authors and learning how to get started in the writing industry.

Click Here for more information. 
Kids Programs
January 1 - April 30
Check for times

Preschool Astronomy Explorers
Let's learn about outer space! We'll explore orbiting planets and twinkling stars with fun books and hands-on activities. For ages 3-5, register. 
Lexington Park        Wednesday, March 1        2:30 p.m.       Register

Secret Pizza Party! 
Celebrate Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri, the creative geniuses behind the children's book Secret Pizza Party, by attending a real secret pizza party at the library. Expect games, crafts, and of course...some secret pizza. Activities planned with ages 2-6 in mind; all ages welcome with their adult caregivers. Please register. 
Charlotte Hall         Saturday, March 4          2 p.m.              Register

Storytime at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
Join us at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home for stories, songs, activities, and crafts, for ages 1-5.The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is located at 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. For the health and safety of the residents, please stay home if you or your child is ill.
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home       Monday, March 6       10:30 - 11 a.m.

Preschool Music Explorers 
Join us as we explore music and interpretive dance by playing simple instruments, moving our bodies, and creating art inspired by classical pieces! For ages 3-5.
Leonardtown         Friday, March 10           10:30 a.m.     Register

Minecraft Challenges!
Can you think on your feet, team up, use creativity, and complete the challenge? Come play Minecraft with us and find out! We'll be taking on a new challenge for each session. Must be able to use a mouse and keyboard commands, and be familiar with how to play Minecraft (we will not use the tutorial). Ages 7-11.       
Lexington Park       Wednesday, March 22          3:30 - 4:30 p.m.               Register

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! You can also make some Pokémon buttons to take home, take turns playing a retro Pokémon game, and maybe make some friends (or rivals....) along the way. All ages.
Leonardtown        Tuesday, March 14              5- 6 p.m.

Teen Programs Teens

Straight-Talk Sex Ed for Teens (12-17) with Sex Educator, Bianca Palmisano
Sex educator Bianca Palmisano makes a living teaching healthcare professionals how to talk about sex. Everyone has questions about sexual health, whether it's birth control, lubricant, STI testing, LGBTQ relationships, or something else completely. This will be an informal workshop where you can ask ANY sexual health question you want and get an honest answer. Free safer sex kits, information about local clinics, and other resources will be available.
Lexington Park              Saturday, March 4     12:30 - 2:30 p.m.     

Teen Tech Space
Open computer lab use for Teens and Tweens ages 11 - 18. Play Minecraft, Wii, games, computers, and make crafts. Hang out and bring your friends!
Lexington Park           1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays     4 - 6 p.m.

Conflict Resolution for Teens
These 2 hour workshops will explore different conflict styles, understanding and managing anger, listening and speaking skills, and how to create "win-win" situations. Recommended for youth in 6th through 12th grade. Refreshments provided. Registration required.
Lexington Park            2nd and 4th Tuesdays        4 - 6 p.m.
February 28               Register

Southern Maryland Math Circle
The Southern Maryland Math Circle provides fun, fascinating math activities to middle- and high-school students (and their families!) Run by the faculty at St. Mary's College of Maryland, this monthly gathering is sure to inspire a love of mathematical exploration to everyone who comes. Snacks will be provided.ed some light on any of your questions surrounding higher education. No registration required.
Lexington Park            2nd Saturdays      10 a.m. - 12 noon

Adult Programs adult
Mobile Career Center
Leonardtown        Tuesday, January 10               1 - 4 p.m.
Lexington Park     Wednesday, January 25         9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Charlotte Hall       Thursday, February 2             9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Grown-Up Sex Ed with Bianca Palmisano (ages 18+)
Adults have questions about sex too! Sex educator Bianca Palmisano makes a living teaching healthcare professionals how to talk about sex. Bring your curiosity and your questions, because nothing is off limits.
Lexington Park        Saturday, March 4           2:30 - 4:30 p.m.       

DLLR Workshop
Writing Resumes and Cover Letters 
Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of writing a professional resume. This workshop teaches resume development by using tools and helpful links to create a resume that best reflects the participants' skills and experience. Participants will review formats, content, grammar, and more to aid in the development of both resumes and cover letters. Registration recommended.
Lexington Park      Tuesday, February 21            2 - 4 p.m.            Register

Interview Skills and Professionalism
Participants will learn skills and techniques that will help them ace their next interview and develop a professional appearance. Registration recommended.
Lexington Park     Tuesday, March 14                 2 - 4 p.m.             Register

One-on-One Help available -call your branch to make an appointment.

Facebook Q&A
Take in a short presentation on the basics of Facebook, then stay for a Q&A style discussion. Concerned about privacy? Need to know how to do one specific thing? Bring all the questions, because we've got the answers. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.
Lexington Park                  Wednesday, February 22             10 a.m.      Register

Computer Basics 4: Introduction to Email
Learn about email accounts and servers, then explore key features of email including composing, sending, and changing account settings. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required. 
Leonardtown                       Thursday, February 23                 2 p.m.     Register

Genealogy 101
Beginning genealogy research in learning how to search, enter data, organize and evaluate information as well as exploring books, census records, websites and databases. Registration required. Ages 16 and up.
Charlotte Hall                      Thursday, February 23                 2 p.m.       Register

Microsoft Office: Introduction to Word
Learn how to open, create, format, print, and save documents using Microsoft Word 2013. Prerequisite: Basic skills in using the mouse & keyboard. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.
Leonardtown                         Monday, March 6                      2 p.m.        Register

Cloud Computing 101
Have you heard of the Cloud, but you're not quite sure what that means or where to go to access it? Take a look at some common cloud applications and learn how easy and convenient cloud computing can be. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.
Lexington Park                   Thursday, March 9                        2 p.m.       Register

Lexington Park Library Art Gallery art
January 15 - March 1: Adrienne Dixon

Adrienne works in a range of different media such as watercolor, acrylic, and hyper-realistic oil paintings. The artist is also working on a number of conceptual mixed-media works, which are comprised of materials such as glitter, wood, acrylic paint and Resin. These works are playful, colorful, and shiny reflecting on the materialistic culture of western society.

Adrienne Dixon's work has been displayed in numerous art galleries on the East Coast, as well as being in many private collections across the nation.
If you are interested in exhibiting your work at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery,  please contact Nell Elder at   or 240-309-0686. 

Book Discussions Book
Join a book discussion at your branch to talk about a good book!   

All book discussions are open to the public. Copies of selected titles are available at the hosting library.  
1984    by George Orwell

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions-a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

Charlotte Hall         Monday, March 6         6:45 p.m.

Death Comes for the Archbishop  by Willa Cather
Death Comes for the Archbishop is a 1927 novel by American author Willa Cather. It concerns the attempts of a Catholic bishop and a priest to establish a diocese in New Mexico Territory. 

Lexington Park           Monday, March 13           6 p.m. 

Our Souls at Night  by Kent Haruf
Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades.  Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with.

Leonardtown            Thursday, March 23 (4th Thursday)            7 p.m.

Laura Boonchaisri | St. Mary's County Library | 301-475-2846 ext. 1007 |