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Li­brary closed for hol­i­day

All three lo­ca­tions of the St. Mary’s County Li­brary will be closed on Mon­day, Nov. 12, in ob­ser­vance of Vet­er­ans Day. All three lo­ca­tions will be open for reg­u­lar hours on Nov. 13.

Day of ex­punge­ment plan­need

The Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary will hold “Ex­punge­ment Day: Sec­ond Chances” on Fri­day, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wil­liams, McCler­nan & Stack LLC will be of­fer­ing free le­gal help to those seek­ing ex­punge­ment of crim­i­nal records. Call the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary at 301-863-8188, ext. 3, to regis­ter for a time slot. Walk-ins are wel­come if time is avail­able. This is part of the Dis­man- tling Racism se­ries, and is a Choose Ci­vil­ity South­ern Mary­land event.

Book dis­cus­sion planned

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 join to dis­cuss the new Zora Neale Hurston book.

Learn about tax form changes

The Char­lotte Hall li­brary will have a pre­sen­ta­tion on tax re­form changes for 2018 on Tues­day, Nov. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made sweep­ing changes for both in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses. Lo­cal ex­perts will walk you through these changes and dis­cuss ways to save money in 2018 and be­yond. Reg­is­tra­tion is rec­om­mended at www.stmalib. org.

Learn to avoid ‘fake 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 staff as the li­brary tack­les 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

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