Free education site available through libraries
The premier online education site, L ynda.com, is now available free for all Southern Maryland library users with a valid Calvert, Charles or St. Mary’s library card.
Lynda.com offers a large variety of video courses in software, creative and business skills, which are taught by industry experts. Library users of Lynda.com will have unlimited access to all Lynda.com courses.
“L ynda.com is just the latest educational tool we are providing to library customers,” Jennifer Falkowski, information services manager for the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, said in a press release. According to the Lynda. com website, a basic membership would cost $25 per month, per person.
All Lynda.com programs can be accessed (with a library card) from any computer or hand-held device.
Access to the free library version of Lynda.com is available at smrla.org/Lynda. The entire collection of COSMOS online resources can be found at cosmos.somd. lib.md.us or by link from any of the three county library system websites: Calvert Library (calvertlibrary.info); Charles County Public Library (ccplonline.org); and St. Mary’s County Library (stmalib.org).
For more information about the collection of online resources or Lynda.com, talk to a librarian at any local library.
Health department offers Naloxone training
The Charles County Department of Health Division of Substance Use is sponsoring free Naloxone overdose response trainings at the Department of Health office, 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains, during the months of May and June on Mondays from 6-8 p.m.
Naloxone is a medicine that quickly and effectively reverses an opioid overdose. It is a prescription medication available to people at risk for overdose or for those who are likely to be in a position to witness and respond to one. A Naloxone kit, including medication will be given to each participant at the end of the class.
Registration is required. To reserve a space or for more information, call 301609-6661.
Commissioner-appointed board, committee, and commission vacancies open
The Charles County Commissioners are seeking county residents to fill vacancies on the following boards, committees, and commissions, including the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board, Alarm Review Board, Board of Social Services, Commission for Women, Disability Review Board — Sheriff’s Pension Gaming Permit Review Board, Heritage Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Homeowner’s Association Dispute Review Board, and Library Board of Trustees.
There is one vacancy on the Library Board of Trustees. The task of the board is to deal with all aspects of the library, including services, staff, rules and regulations and other functions for the proper delivery of library services.
There is one vacancy on the Disability Review Board — Sheriff’s Pension. This board is tasked with accepting and reviewing applications in accordance with the sheriff’s disability pension plan and making a determination as to the extent of disability and benefit payment in accordance with the plan.
One application must be submitted for each vacancy. Positions will remain open until filled. Applications and a detailed list of all current vacancies are available on the Charles County Government website at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov or by contacting Carol DeSoto, commissioner specialist, at 301-645-0691 or DesotoC@ CharlesCountyMD.gov.
Southern Maryland Foodways to host networking event
Interact with others interested in diverse, food-related topics at an evening of discussion hosted by the Southern Maryland Food Council starting 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick, meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. The event will consist of a networking session and then sessions of targeted discussions on specific food-related topics.
Session 1 will be an open networking opportunity to meet with others interested in food-related topics.
Session 2 features discussion and action groups. Sign up for one of the pre-selected topics and learn more about what’s going on locally and how to get involved. Choose from, “Wasted Food: Food Recovery in Southern Maryland,” “School Garden Programs (edible gardens, tastings, curriculums, field trips),” “Buying Local/Eating Local” or an update on the Emerging Southern Maryland Ag & Food Innovation Center. Register at www.somdfoodcouncil. com.
To find out more about Southern Maryland Food Council go to www. somdfoodcouncil.com, email email@example.com, or call SMADC staff at 301-274-1922, ext. 1.