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 www.stmalib.org.
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 paxriveralehouse.com 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.