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Free showing of Oscar-winning films set

Lexington Park library is showing an Oscar-winning film each Friday this month at 2 p.m. The film being shown this Friday, June 8, won the 2012 Oscar for best performance by an actress in a supporting role. The movie takes place in a small Mississippi town, where a young woman turns the town upside down when she decides to interview the black women who spent their lives taking care of prominent families. The movie is rated PG-13. There is no charge, and snacks will be provided. The titles and descriptions of the other movies to be shown are posted at

On June 21 at 2 p.m., the Leonardtown branch will show the 2012 Oscar-winning movie about an orphan boy named Hugo who lives in the Paris train station and gets caught up in an adventure when he repairs a mechanical man.

Summer reading programs have begun

Babies through teens can complete reading activities and earn prizes in the libraryís summer reading programs. When children register, they receive a ticket to a Blue Crabs game and some will win tickets to a Baltimore Orioles game. Participants can register either at the library or online. Some participants will win tickets to Maryland Science Center or a family pass to National Aquarium, B&O Railroad Museum or Port Discovery in a random drawing. All children who complete their game boards receive a book.

Uncle Pete will kick off the Professional Performance series on June 25. Story times and crafternoons begin the week of June 25 at each branch. A complete listing of activities is available at the library or online at

Stuffed animal sleepover planned at Lexington Park

Children can bring a stuffed animal to story time at the Lexington Park branch on June 20 at 6 p.m. and then leave their animal for a sleepover at the library. When they pick up their stuffed animals the next day, the children can watch a slideshow of the animalís overnight adventures. The program will be repeated at both the Leonardtown and Charlotte Hall branches later in the summer.

Teens invited to showcase their talent

Teens will have the opportunity to show off their talent, whether it be singing, dancing, performing magic or something else, at the teen talent show at the Lexington Park branch on June 21 at 5 p.m. Those who plan to perform are asked to register their performance. Teens coming to watch the performances do not need to register.

Adults invited to discuss books

Leonardtown library will offer Books, Coffee and Conversation for adults on June 11 at 1 p.m. and the Lexington Park branch will offer the group on June 19 at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required.