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 nanowrimo.org). 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 www.stmalib.org.