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Li­brary closed for Thanks­giv­ing

All three lo­ca­tions of the St. Mary’s County Li­brary will be clos­ing at 5 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 21, and will re­main closed on Thurs­day, Nov. 22, and Fri­day, Nov. 23. All three lo­ca­tions will be open for reg­u­lar busi­ness hours on Satur­day, Nov. 24.

Dis­man­tling Racism book dis­cus­sion planned at Leonard­town branch

The Leonard­town li­brary will hold a spe­cial Dis­man­tling Racism and Choose Ci­vil­ity book dis­cus­sion on “Bar­ra­coon: The Last Black Cargo,” on Thurs­day, Nov. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Karl Pence will lead a dis­cus­sion on the new Zora Neale Hurston book.

Learn to dis­cern news

The Leonard­town li­brary will hold a pre­sen­ta­tion called “Es­cape Fake News” on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join New­seum Ed­u­ca­tion to tackle buzz­words, bots and bad ac­tors on so­cial me­dia. In 90 min­utes, get clear def­i­ni­tions of cur­rent me­dia terms, prac­ti­cal tools to iden­tify fake and flawed news, and prac­tice with real ex­am­ples. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired at

Book Bites to meet at restau­rant

St. Mary’s County Li­brary will host Book Bites at Pax River Ale House in Lex­ing­ton Park on Mon­day, Nov. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join in a re­laxed con­ver- sa­tion about what you’ve been read­ing with fel­low bib­lio­philes. Visit paxriverale­ for di­rec­tions and to see menu op­tions avail­able for pur­chase. Adults only; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Ex­plore the dig­i­tal li­brary

The Leonard­town li­brary will hold “Ex­plore Your Dig­i­tal Li­brary” class on Tues­day, Nov. 20, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Look­ing for a great read, study­ing for the SAT, GMAT or ASVAB, re­search­ing your fam­ily’s an­ces­try, or writ­ing a re­search paper? Would you like to watch movies or lis­ten to books on your phone or de­vice? Drop by the li­brary with your lap­top, tablet or mo­bile de­vice and learn about free li­brary re­sources of­fered.

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