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Reading activities and parachute games planned for children
Parents and caregivers can participate interactive reading activities with their children at “Read-Learn-Grow” on May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Leonardtown branch. No registration is required. In addition, children ages 3 to 6 can join in a variety of games using a parachute at Parachute Play at the Lexington Park branch on May 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Spring story times have ended. Summer story times will resume June 25.
Applications for summer volunteers due May 12
Teen summer reading volunteer applications are due this Saturday, May 12. The summer volunteers are needed to help with the summer reading program at each branch from June 4 to Aug. 11. Students entering the sixth grade this fall and older may apply. Applications are available online or at any branch. Training will be provided for those selected.
Adults can discuss books
Books, Coffee and Conversation will be held at the Leonardtown branch on May 14 at 1 p.m. and at the Lexington Park branch on May 15 at 10:30 a.m. Adults can come for coffee and share books they have read or listened to.
In addition, each branch offers a monthly book discussion. At the Charlotte Hall branch the discussion is held on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. That group will discuss Kyung-Sook Shin’s book, “Please Look after Mom,” on June 4. The discussion group that meets at the Lexington Park branch meets on the second Monday at 6 p.m. and will discuss Jerome K. Jerome’s book, “Three Men in a Boat,” on May 14. The Leonardtown branch holds its book discussion on the third Thursday at 7 p.m. and will discuss Tea Obreht’s book, “The Tiger’s Wife,” on May 24.
Photo editing class offered
Adults can learn how to transfer digital photos onto their computer or upload to the web at a class at the Charlotte Hall library on May 17 at 2 p.m. Basic photo editing techniques will be discussed. The class is free, but registration is required.
Introduction to Publisher 2010 will be offered at the Lexington Park branch on May 23 at 5:30 p.m. Adults will learn the basics of Microsoft’s desktop publishing program used to create flyers, cards, certificates and more. Registration is required.
Each branch offers one-on-one basic computer instruction. Those individuals interested should contact the library to set up an appointment.