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October 22, 2013  

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NewsataglanceNews at a Glance
  • Learn how to pay for college at Lexington Park on October 23 or at Charlotte Hall on October 28.  Both start at 6:30 pm.
zinioDownloadable magazines now available
 
More than 50 popular magazines are available for you to download for free and view on your computer or your mobile device.   A free app (available from your device's app store) is required for mobile devices.

The digital magazines are recreated page by page and includes full color pictures, ability to keyword search, and interactive audio and video components.  The magazines can be downloaded for off-line reading as well.  New issues are released simultaneously as the print editions. 

There are unlimited checkouts which means no waiting lists.  You can check out as many magazines as you like and keep them as long as you like as there are no late fees or check-in dates. 

To access these digital magazines, click on Downloadable eContent in the Quick Links box on our homepage and then the Zinio link.  Directions and a tutorial video are posted to help you get started.  Note that you will need to create an account for RBdigital Gateway (the library's Zinio Collection) first.  After creating that account, you will have to sign in twice--once for the RBdigital Gateway account and once for your Zinio.com account in order to download a magazine.  Our staff will gladly assist you if you need additional help.

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defyingCommunity Dialogue on Practicing Democracy:   
What does "liberty and justice for all" mean to me? 
Defying Definitions logo

Wednesday, November 13
5:30 - 8 pm
Leonardtown Library

Join in this Defying Definitions Community Conversation.  Reflect on how you perceive others, how you are perceived, and what you understand about yourself.  The goal of this community dialogue is to break down stereotypes, reduce conflict, and model civil and meaningful discussion.

Light refreshments served until 6:15 pm.  Registration due by Nov. 8. 

Defying Definitions is the 2013 Southern Maryland Public Dialogue Project produced as a partnership program of the Maryland Humanities Council and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, in collaboration with local community partners.

folFriends Mini Book Sale 

 

       Sunday, November 3 Friends of the Library logo

     12 noon - 3 pm

      Leonardtown Library

 

Lots of gently used books and items that will make great holiday gifts.  Unbelievable prices.

 

Rain date:  Sunday, November 10

collegeCollege Bound? Wondering how to pay those college expenses?

 

Discover the options available to you from Nadine Hutton, Director of Financial Aid at St. Mary's College. Filling out the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) form and finding and applying for scholarships will also be discussed. 
            Lexington Park   Wed, October 23, 6:30 pm
            Charlotte Hall      Mon, October 28, 6:30 pm     

 

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kidsSTEM @your library: Fishy Magnets 

Kids, 3-5 years old,  will go fishing to see what they can catch with an unusually "attractive hook" at this fun science program presented by growingSTEMS.  Register.   

Leonardtown       Fri, November 8, 10-11 am

 

Hauntingly Happy Halloween

Enjoy not-so-scarey stories, awesome activities, and more, including trick-or-treating through the library.  All ages. 
          Charlotte Hall   Sat, Oct. 26, 10:30 am
          Leonardtown    Tues, Oct. 29, 6 pm
          Lexington Park  Wed, Oct. 30, 6 pm

 

Evening Storytime (6 pm) and  LEGO Fun (6:30 pm) 

           Leonardtown      Tues, Nov. 5 

  

Fall program schedule including storytimes
 

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Teens

teenTeen Video Contest

 
Entries due:  Wed, November 13
  

Make a 3-minute or less book trailer about your favorite book.  You can create it with a friend(s).  Post it on YouTube tagging it "STMA Video Contest 2013".  Fill out the entry form found on the Teen Webpage.


A Grand Prize and
Viewer's Choice will be awarded at the Video Showcase on November 16 at Lexington Park. 



computerComputer Classes 

 

Basic computer classes: Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
is being offered at Lexington Park in November.

One-on-one instruction:   

Available at all three branches.  Contact the library for an appointment. 

 

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Upcoming Classes other than Basic:   

Introduction to Publisher 2010
     Thurs, Oct. 24, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
     Tues, Nov. 12, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park
Family History:  Where Do I Start?
    
Mon, Oct. 28, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall
Introduction to Publisher 2010:  Holiday Edition
     Mon, Nov. 4, 3-5 pm, Charlotte Hall
Holiday News and Photos--Intro to Publisher
     Mon, Nov. 4, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Try Before You Buy: eReaders & Tablets
    
Fri, Nov. 8, 2-4 pm, Charlotte Hall


Click here for complete class schedule and to register  

 

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moblecenterSouthern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center Visits

Mobile Career Center
Looking for a job?  Visit the Mobile Career Center and let the JobSource Coordinator help you get registered with and use the Maryland Workforce Exchange.

Note:  The Mobile Career Center visit will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather (excessive rain or winds over 25 mph). Call 240-412-1528 to find out if visit is cancelled.


Lexington Park   Thurs, October 24,  9 am - 1 pm
Charlotte Hall      Fri, November 8, 9 am - 1 pm
Leonardtown      Tues, November 12, 1 - 4 pm

health Confused about new health care insurance options?


Maryland Health Connections is the state's new health insurance marketplace that will make it easier for you to:
  • Shop, compare, and enroll in a health insurance plan
  • Check eligibility for federal tax credits and subsidies to help cover your insurance costs
  • Check your eligibility for public health programs, such as Medicaid and Maryland Children's Health program (MCHP)  

Free information sessions and one-on-one enrollment help conducted by Walden Sierra:

Leonardtown Library

October 22, 12-4 pm

Lexington Park Library

October 25, 11 am-3 pm

October 28, 4-8 pm

October 30, 10 am-2 pm

 

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artAir It Out: The Clothesline Project 

 

Walden Sierra's "Air It Out:  The Clothesline Project," is on display through the end of the October in the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery.  The display was created by women who have survived violence or by those who wish to honor women victimized by violence


Artists interested in displaying their artwork are asked to contact Candy Cummings at 301-863-6693.

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Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library
301-475-2846 x1007