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June 5, 2014  

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  •   Summer Reading programs are underway for babies through teens. T-shirts are on sale: child's $5 and adult's $6.   
  • New mobile printing service now available.  Print remotely from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet, or computer and then pick up your printouts at the library.
Mobile printing now available mobile
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We just took our Mobile/WiFi printing to a new level.  You can now print directly to one of our libraries' printers from anywhere in or outside the library. Any document or webpage can be sent from your computer, smartphone, or tablet and then picked up at the print station of the library of your choice.  Our standard printing fees apply.  There is no additional cost for this service.

To send your print job to a library printer, determine how you want to send your print job and use the links listed  on our  Mobile Printing page: 
  • Email document to the unique email address of the library you wish to pick up your print job
  • Upload the document to a customized printing website for your pickup library 
  • Or, use the PrintOn mobile printing app for iOS and Android devices. Search for "SMCL" after installing the app and select your library   

Send your print job and pick it up at the library's print station within 48 hours. Library staff can assist you if need help.  


Search features of new catalog  onlinecatalog 

With the new online catalog, searching is easier and faster.  Here are some of things you now can do:
  • Limit your search for only fiction or nonfiction when using the Quick library search.   
  • Narrow your search using the search filters. Click on More Search Options and  limit your search by library, publication date, material type or even language.
  • Receive notifications automatically of new arrivals by your favorite author, music, subject, etc. using "Saved Search."  Search for an item and then click on Save Search. Enter the information requested (name of search, email address, frequency).  You will receive email notifications of new items based on your criteria.
  • Quickly see where copies are available on a map by using Map It, located at the bottom of the Full Display screen.  
  • Find reader ratings and reviews in Suggestions and more section on the Full Display screen.  Suggestions of titles you might also like can be found there.
  • Text the call number of the item you're interested in by clicking the Text It  icon next to the availability information for the item. 
  • Create title lists from your search results and email, print or save your lists by clicking on "Add to My List.  If you are not logged in, all titles will be saved to a Working Title list available for your current session only.  To view your lists, click on the list name in My List or Saved Title Lists.

If you need help navigating any of these features, please ask staff for assistance.

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Kids and parents signing up 
A total of 210 children and teens signed up for a Summer Reading program on the first day of registration alone. Help your kids maintain their reading skills this summer and discover the joy of reading by signing them up to participate in one of our Summer Reading Programs.  Besides having fun, they also earn prizes and can even earn a book. Register online or at any branch.

Fizz Boom Read-to-Me       Birth to age 5 
Complete a section on the activity sheet to collect a prize for your child.  Choose a book for your little one to keep when the activity sheet is completed.

Fizz Boom Read       K to 5th grade 
Complete fun activities on your gameboard and receive a prize. Complete the entire gameboard and choose a book to keep, plus be entered in a grand prize drawing for Leap Pad, Kindle, table, iPod and noise canceling headphones.

Spark a Reaction       Teens 6th grade and up
 Read or listen to books, attend library programs or submit book reviews and record these on your game card.  Earn weekly prizes and be automatically entered in the grand prize drawing for Kindles, ChromeCast, Kindle Fire and more!  Sign up online or at any branch

Free Tickets for Summer Reading participants:
  • Southern Maryland Blue Crabs:  Every child participating in a Summer Reading program receives a voucher for a  July 11, 12 or 26 game ticket.
  • Baltimore Orioles:  40 participants per branch will receive Orioles tickets for an August game (First come, first served).
  • Maryland Science Center:  One Fizz Boom Read (K-5th grade) participant per branch will receive 4 tickets in a random drawing.
Raiders & Invaders Finish-the-Story Contest winners raiders
Congratulations to the winner, Colleen Lawrence!
Finalists:  David Alloca, Julia Halleck, Zachary Maldonado, Isabella Rainaldi,and Grace Marie Rorke.

Colleen's story ending will be performed by Ming Diaz, the official R
Raiders Invaders logaiders and Invaders storyteller, on Saturday afternoon, June 7, on Leonardtown Square. 

Thank you to everyone who participated. 
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Kids library cardSummer Fun for Kidskids 


Summer Reading programs run through Aug. 9.
Register at any branch or

June programs: Visit the Kids page for more details 

  • Professional Performances begin June 23  
  • Storytimes  
  • STEM @ your library:  Fizzy Fun & Tower Takedown  
  • 500 By Five Celebration 
  • Minecraft Club
  • Kids Lab-- June 24-Aug 7
  • Imagination Station
  • More to Explore passport
  • Chess Basics and Fundamentals
Win Kindles, ChromeCast, Kindle fire and more! teens
by participating in the Teen Summer Reading program.  Sign up online or at any branch any time. Program ends Aug. 9.   

Teen Writing Contest---Win a Kindle
Write an original story or poem that will "spark a reaction."  Submit it to  Grand Prize:  a Kindle

June programs:
Coding Academy:  Learn the fundamentals of programming through python scripting language.  Learn basic I/O, loops, conditional logic, data manipulation and more.  Multiple classes. Register.
      Lexington Park    June 23 & 30, July 7 & 14   3-4:30 pm

Rocketed Race Cars: Test your racing skills by constructing your own dragster propelled using an air powered  launcher and then competing against other participants. Presented by growingSTEMS.  Register.
       Leonardtown      Sat, June 28, 2:30-4 pm

Download the teen summer brochure or check teen page for details 

Adults! A Summer Reading Program for you Adultread


St. Mary's College of Maryland's is conducting a summer reading program for the residents of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties. The program, hosted by the college's Library Reading Circle, will end Aug. 15.   Any book found in our catalog (COSMOS) or the college library catalog is eligible for the program.


To participate, post a review of the book you read to the College's Library Reading Circle Blog. Your first review serves as your registration. The more books you review, the more prizes you win.  A list of prizes and more information about the program are posted on the blog.     



Trivia Quiz night set  
Adults and teens, Come and test your knowledge, have fun, and win prizes.  Register.
Leonardtown       Wed, June 25, 5:30 pm  


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Workshops for Grant Seekersgrant

Introduction to Corporate Giving
Learn to effectively use the Foundation Center's resources.  Discover what motivates corporate giving, how companies support nonprofit organizations, how to match your organization's needs to interests of a corporation and how to locate corporate funders.  Webinar.  Free.  Register. 
          Lexington Park  Tues, June 17, 2-3 pm

Introduction to Grant Seeking & Writing
Learn strategies for applying for grants and gain some hands-on practice in writing a needs statement and an evalutation/sustainability section.  Leave with enough information to begin your grant seeking and writing work.  Presented by staff from the library and from College of Southern Maryland Nonprofit Institute. Free.  Register. 
          Lexington Park     Thurs, June 19, 10 am - 12 pm

Other upcoming classes: 
Proposal Budget Basics              Lexington Park, July 22, 2-3 pm 
How to Approach a Foundation   Lexington Park, Aug 19, 2-3 pm

computer Computer Classes

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Basic computer classes:
Introduction to Computers, Windows, Internet, and Email
will be offered at Lexington Park and Leonardtown in July.

One-on-one instruction:

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


Other classes: 
Introduction to Word 2010  
    Mon, June 9, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Introduction to Publisher 2010
     Mon, June 16, 2-4 pm, Leonardtown
Genealogy Open Lab:
     Thurs, June 26, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park
Resume Basics in Word 2010
     Wed, July 16, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lexington Park


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Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Centermoblecenter

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. 

Lexington Park    Mon, June 9, 9 am-1 pm
Leonardtown       Tues, June 10, 1 - 4 pm
Art Gallery Sign Art Gallery features Lonnie Hartkins' photographs artgallery

Photographs by Lonnie Hartkins  are on display during June at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery.  His photographs consist of landscapes, seascapes, flowers, insects and animals. 

Artist Reception:  Thurs, June 12, 5-8 pm

Master Gardener Logo Master Gardeners conduct plant clinics
If you have a gardening question or need some plant advice, stop by one of these plant clinics conducted by our local Master Gardeners:
Lexington Park  1st & 3rd Tuesday, 11 am - 1 pm
Leonardtown     2nd & 4th Tuesday, 11am - 1 pm
Charlotte Hall    1st & 3rd Saturday, 10 am -12 noon


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