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Veteran's Book Group

2021-05-01 10:00:00 2021-05-01 11:30:00 America/New_York Veteran's Book Group Online

Saturday, May 01
10:00am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2021-05-01 10:00:00 2021-05-01 11:30:00 America/New_York Veteran's Book Group A book discussion series for veterans led by Vietnam veteran & author Wayne Karlin. For more information contact Kimberlé Fields at 301-863-8188 or kfields@stmalib.org. Online

Online

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A book discussion series for veterans led by Vietnam veteran & author Wayne Karlin. For more information contact Kimberlé Fields at 301-863-8188 or kfields@stmalib.org.

A reading and book discussion series for military veterans that is led by Vietnam veteran, author, and College of Southern Maryland professor Wayne Karlin. Service members of all eras, their spouses, and adult children are welcome.

Participants should plan to attend all sessions. Books and other materials provided.

The Veterans' Book Group is coordinated statewide by Maryland Humanities and presented locally in partnership with St. Mary's County Library. The program was created by the Maine Humanities Council to promote understanding of the military experience and to support returning veterans.


June: A Wolf by the Ears by Wayne Karlin

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We have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. --Thomas Jefferson

During the War of 1812, thousands of enslaved people from plantations across the Tidewater rallied to the British side, turning against an American republic that had barred them from the promises of freedom and democracy. Set against the backdrop of rebellion and war, Wayne Karlin's A Wolf by the Ears follows the interconnected stories of Towerhill and Sarai, two African slaves, and their master, Jacob Hallam. Educated side-by-side and inseparable as children, the three come of age as they are forced to grapple with--and break free of--the fraught linkage of black and white Americans and how differently each defines what it means to fight for freedom. Sarai and Jacob are caught in the tension between the dream of equality, the reality of slavery, and their own hearts, while Towerhill sits at the head of a company of black marines that is part of the force that takes Washington and watches the White House burn.

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virtualservices@stmalib.org
Phone: 301-475-2846

About the library

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Hours
Mon, May 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, May 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sun, May 16 Closed

Upcoming events

Mon, May 17, All day
Stop and pick up a craft kit with everything you need to make a juicy watermelon bookmark! Slip it onto the corner of your page and never lose your place in a book again.

Mon, May 17, 9:00am - 9:20am
Join us with Master Gardener Bob Stewart and Mariah Dean as we learn about the local flora along the Three Notch Trail!

Mon, May 17, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Register with an email address to receive the link to a trivia game and test your knowledge! The game is multiple choice questions and speed matters!

Mon, May 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Room 1
Join Friends of St. Clements Bay to share ideas for a "Green Front Yard" at the library. Work with us to create a welcoming space for birds, butterflies and most importantly people!

Tue, May 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.Register

Wed, May 19, 9:00am - 11:00am
St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles Counties are collaborating on a joint partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor. Join us for monthly virtual classes relating to employment and training.Register

Wed, May 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles Counties are collaborating on a joint partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor. Join us for monthly virtual classes relating to employment and training.Register

Wed, May 19, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Room 1
Each month we will discuss a different romance novel. All books will be available in both eBook and audiobook format on Hoopla. May's Title is Hate To Want You by Alisha Rai

Thu, May 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Zoom Room 1
Join Friends of St. Clements Bay to share ideas for a "Green Front Yard" at the library. Work with us to create a welcoming space for birds, butterflies and most importantly people!

Thu, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Room 1
There’s an Imposter Among Us! Don’t be sus. Can you and the other Crewmates complete tasks before you’re thwarted by the Impostor? Join us in the 4 - 10 co-op online game of Among Us!

Fri, May 21, 9:00am - 9:15am
Come get fun, new sensory play ideas for babies and toddlers! Demonstrated activities may be messy but will include easily accessible supplies.

Sat, May 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Zoom Room 2
Have questions about growing vegetables, soil conditions, mystery insects, invasive weeds, or heirloom plants? Ask a Master Gardener!

Sun, May 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us to discuss "Building Trust in Our Health Care Systems." Exploring systemic unconscious bias and the importance of understanding its effects on society, healthcare models, and patients.Register

Mon, May 24, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Register with an email address to receive the link to a trivia game and test your knowledge! The game is multiple choice questions and speed matters!

Mon, May 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 1
Believe it or not, Colonial Maryland was considered a world center for flour milling. Join us to learn what part grist mills played in this historical narrative.

Tue, May 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Room 1
Join fellow crafters who love all things fiber - virtually! Registration is required (with an email address). You'll receive an email with a link to join the Zoom meeting before the program.

Wed, May 26, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Dr. Erika Lee discusses her acclaimed book "The Making of Asian-America" with Dr. Richard Bell in this event from Howard County Library System.Register

Thu, May 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Room 1
There’s an Imposter Among Us! Don’t be sus. Can you and the other Crewmates complete tasks before you’re thwarted by the Impostor? Join us in the 4 - 10 co-op online game of Among Us!

Fri, May 28, All day
It's easy being green! Use a recycled jar to create your own tiny home for a succulent.
This event is full

Fri, May 28, 9:00am - 9:15am
Join Ms. Sue and other librarian friends as we read a story, sing silly songs and share fun activities!

Fri, May 28, 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Zoom Room 1
Adventurers needed in the town of Sandpoint! A violent criminal known as Hogger has been attacking travelers. He must be stopped!

Tue, Jun 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 1
Join us in welcoming international bestselling author, Nalini Singh!

Wed, Jun 02, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom Room 3
There’s an Imposter Among Us! Don’t be sus. Can you and the other Crewmates complete tasks before you’re thwarted by the Impostor? Join us in the 4 - 10 co-op online game of Among Us!
Registration opens Tuesday, June 1 2021 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 1
A conversation with New York Times bestselling writing duo, Christina Lauren

Fri, Jun 04, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Trying to find your next awesome read? Listen to the first chapter of some great books recommended for teens and tweens by library staff. We hope you get hooked and want to read the rest!

Sat, Jun 05, 10:00am - 11:30am
Zoom Room 1
A book discussion series for veterans led by Vietnam veteran & author Wayne Karlin. For more information contact Kimberlé Fields at 301-863-8188 or kfields@stmalib.org.

Tue, Jun 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Zoom Room 1
Tuesday is Tails Day! Bring your favorite picture book about the "tail of the week" and share your favorite parts at Preschool Book Club! New book themes biweekly! See description for topics!
Registration opens Tuesday, May 25 2021 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 08, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Learn about potential and kinetic energy as you engineer a propeller-powered flying machine!

Tue, Jun 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Room 1
Join fellow crafters who love all things fiber - virtually! Registration is required (with an email address). You'll receive an email with a link to join the Zoom meeting before the program.

Wed, Jun 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom Room 3
There’s an Imposter Among Us! Don’t be sus. Can you and the other Crewmates complete tasks before you’re thwarted by the Impostor? Join us in the 4 - 10 co-op online game of Among Us!
Registration opens Tuesday, June 1 2021 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 09, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Zoom Room 2
Have questions about growing vegetables, soil conditions, mystery insects, invasive weeds, or heirloom plants? Ask a Master Gardener!

Fri, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 1
Join us each month as we discuss a different mystery novel. The book for June will be The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths.

Sat, Jun 12, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Zoom Room 2
You're invited! Get ready to join Elephant, Piggie, and Pigeon with your SMC Librarians on Zoom for an hour of great stories, fun activities and games starring your favorite Mo Willems characters!

Sat, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Zoom Room 1
Planning for funeral arrangements can be a daunting task. The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maryland and Environ (FCAME) will help you learn how to make funerals dignified, meaningful, and affordable.

Sun, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for Session III to discuss: "Building Trust in Our Health Care Systems: How We Can Reimagine Future Healthcare for Southern Maryland."Register

Mon, Jun 14, All day
Make the bees pollinators! Plant bee friendly seeds in biodegradable pots.

Tue, Jun 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Room 1
Best selling Romance Author, Beverly Jenkins will discuss her works and answer questions about writing and publishing. Register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting the day before the event.