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Li­braries to be closed in ob­ser­vance of Thanks­giv­ing

All three branches of the St. Mary’s County Li­brary will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will re­main closed on Thurs­day, Nov. 23, and Fri­day, Nov. 24, in ob­ser­vance of the Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day. All three branches will be open for reg­u­lar busi­ness hours on Satur­day, Nov. 25.

Cel­e­brate novel-writ­ing month

The Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary will hold ‘Come Write In’ on Tues­days, Nov. 21 and 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of Na­tional Novel Writ­ing Month, oth­er­wise known as NaNoWriMo (check out In the NaNo lounge, vis­i­tors will find ded­i­cated space to write and work­shop sto­ries with friends. Try to reach that 50,000 word count by the end of the month. Bring a din­ner, snacks and a note­book or lap­top and join oth­ers for some write-ins. En­joy free Wi-Fi and a col­lab­o­ra­tive at­mos­phere.

Find a com­mon thread at needle­work­ers’ group

The Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary will host Com­mon Thread on Tues­day, Nov. 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join fel­low crafters who love all things fab­ric and fiber. Open to knit­ters, cro­cheters, quil­ters, em­broi­der­ers, cross-stitch­ers, and any other kind of needle­work­ers. Bring a cur­rent project, min­gle with like-minded mak­ers, and swap pat­terns, ideas and tips. Ba­sic sup­plies avail­able, if needed. All skill lev­els wel­come. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Ge­neal­ogy class planned

The Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary will hold In­tro­duc­tion to Ge­neal­ogy on Fri­day, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn about free web­sites to start a ge­neal­ogy search. Also cov­ers the li­brary’s data­bases, U.S. Cen­sus, So­cial Se­cu­rity Death in­dex and more. Knowl­edge of in­ter­net re­quired. Adult com­puter classes are lim­ited to ages 16 and up. Reg­is­ter at

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