Forensic psychology presentation planned

The Leonardtown library will hold a forensic psychology presentation with Frank Weber on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The author and forensic psychologist will speak about his work in the fields of forensic and clinical psychology and share his insight into the 2018 One Maryland One Book, “Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence,” by Tim Junkin. This is a Choose Civility Southern Maryland event. Registration is required at

Halloween events planned

All three locations of the St. Mary’s County Library will hold Halloween Spooktacular events on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The Charlotte Hall library will hold the event from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Leonardtown library from 6 to 7 p.m., and the Lexington Park library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy trick-or-treating in the library and participate in a costume parade to show off awesome Halloween costumes. It’s some not-so-spooky fun for the whole family. No registration is required.

Fall book sale coming soon

The Friends of the St. Mary’s County Library will hold its fall book sale on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held outside of the Leonardtown library in good weather, and will be held inside the library if it’s raining. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.

Play Minecraft

The Leonardtown library will hold Minecraft Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Can you think on your feet, team up, use creativity, and complete the challenge? Come play Minecraft with us and find out. Must be able to use a mouse and keyboard commands, and be familiar with how to play (there will not be a tutorial). For ages 8 to 11. Registration opens Oct. 18 for this program.

Storytime planned at the Leonardtown branch

The Leonardtown library will hold Itsy Bitsy Storytime on Friday, Nov. 2, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. A storytime designed for a smaller group, it’ll be a bit more chill, but just as much fun as regular storytime. Recommended for ages 2 to 5 with their caregivers. Registration required; opens Oct. 19.

Hacking contest to be held

The Lexington Park library will host MAGIC’s Capture the Flag: Ethical Hacking Cybersecurity Competition on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is an ethical hacking cybersecurity competition for entry-level participants at the high school and college level. No prior experience is required and the event is free for participants. MAGIC’s CTF will feature teams of 2 to 4 students working their way through a series of cybersecurity puzzles to find hidden flags to earn points. Coaches will be on site to help students if needed. The top three teams will win gift cards, and every participant gets a free T-shirt. A limited number of laptops are available, students who can should bring their own laptops. Register at