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Veterans Book Group

2023-02-04 14:00:00 2023-02-04 16:45:00 America/New_York Veterans Book Group A book discussion series for veterans led by Vietnam veteran Wayne Karlin. Registration required; space is limited. For more information contact Kimberlé Fields at 301-863-8188 or kfields@stmalib.org. Lexington Park Library - Meeting Room B

Saturday, February 04
2:00pm - 4:45pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-04 14:00:00 2023-02-04 16:45:00 America/New_York Veterans Book Group A book discussion series for veterans led by Vietnam veteran Wayne Karlin. Registration required; space is limited. For more information contact Kimberlé Fields at 301-863-8188 or kfields@stmalib.org. Lexington Park Library - Meeting Room B

Lexington Park Library

Meeting Room B

A book discussion series for veterans led by Vietnam veteran Wayne Karlin. Registration required; space is limited. For more information contact Kimberlé Fields at 301-863-8188 or kfields@stmalib.org.

This book discussion series is tailored for veterans and their families. Service members of all eras, their spouses, and adult children are welcome. We will read and discuss four books written in a very different style but connected by themes of war, courage, honor, and trauma. Meetings will be held the first Saturday of the month 2-4 p.m. at Lexington Park library and online via ZOOM. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. Materials provided. Book descriptions are from Amazon unless otherwise noted.

The Veterans Book Group is coordinated statewide by Maryland Humanities and is presented locally in partnership with St. Mary’s County Library. It is supported in part by Lockheed Martin, David Bruce Smith, and the Wawa Foundation.

If you need special accommodations for any Library event or program, please submit our Accommodations Request form as soon as possible.

Reading List

February 04: The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan by Elliott Ackerman Wayne’s Note: Ackerman, a former Marine, spent five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The reading group has previously discussed Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning by Ackerman.

March 04: Her Privates We by Frederic Manning

April 01: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

May 06: Dust Child by Nguyen Phan Que Mai Wayne’s Note: The author’s new novel (the group read The Mountains Sing by her last year) centers on what the Vietnamese call the “dust of life,” the children (now adults) of American servicemen and Vietnamese women, a group shunned and persecuted in Vietnam. The book’s release date is March 14th, 2023.  I will be hosting the author, live and on zoom at the College of Southern Maryland on March 29, and she will be at St. Mary’s College on March 30th. The Veterans’ Book Group is invited to both appearances. 

June 03: Memorial Days: Vietnam Stories, 1973-2022 by Wayne Karlin (in Longfellow room)

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lifelong Learning | Books & Reading |

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Lexington Park Library

Phone: 301-863-8188

Hours
Mon, Dec 05 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 10 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 11 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Thu, Dec 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Rooms A&B
Stories, rhymes, bounces, songs, and playtime for children birth-2 years with their adult caregivers.

Thu, Dec 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lobby
Staff from the Promise Resource Center will be available to provide families assistance in finding quality childcare.

Thu, Dec 08, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Rooms A&B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children ages 1-3 with their adult caregivers.

Thu, Dec 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Rooms A&B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children ages 3-5, with their adult caregivers.

Thu, Dec 08, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B
Teens and tweens are invited to come vibe with us for weekly-themed hangouts! Games, art, music and more in store.

Fri, Dec 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room B
Calling all creative children 2-4 years old who love crafts, cookies and a story!
Registration is now closed

Mon, Dec 12, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lobby
Three Oaks Center staff will be in the lobby to answer questions about homelessness resources and intake for services.

Mon, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities planned with ages 1-5 in mind; all ages welcome with their adult caregivers. Feel free to wear your pajamas!

Tue, Dec 13, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lobby
Health Department staff will be in the library lobby providing parents & other community members with a variety of health department resources for COVID-19 vaccine promotion and other initiatives.

Tue, Dec 13, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Rooms A&B
A storytime where sitting is optional, and activities are designed for kids with extra energy. Planned with ages 1-5 in mind; all ages welcome with their adult caregivers.

Tue, Dec 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Rooms A&B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children ages 1-3 with their adult caregivers.

Tue, Dec 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Rooms A&B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children ages 3-5, with their adult caregivers.

Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B
Join fellow crafters who love all things fiber!

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Enjoy the magic of magnet science? Make magnets happen with magnetic activities for ages 6-11!

Thu, Dec 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Rooms A&B
Stories, rhymes, bounces, songs, and playtime for children birth-2 years with their adult caregivers.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lobby
Staff from the Promise Resource Center will be available to provide families assistance in finding quality childcare.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Rooms A&B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children ages 1-3 with their adult caregivers.

Thu, Dec 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Rooms A&B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children ages 3-5, with their adult caregivers.

Thu, Dec 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B
Teens and tweens are invited to come vibe with us for weekly-themed hangouts! Games, art, music and more in store.

Sat, Dec 17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Teens, get your gift on! Create DIY handmade holiday gifts for someone you care about!

Mon, Dec 19, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lobby
Three Oaks Center staff will be in the lobby to answer questions about homelessness resources and intake for services.

Mon, Dec 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B
Come brighten your day with a little "art therapy," and use creativity as your outlet for stress! Experiment with art supplies, and make a project to take home. Materials provided.

Tue, Dec 20, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lobby
Health Department staff will be in the library lobby providing parents & other community members with a variety of health department resources for COVID-19 vaccine promotion and other initiatives.

Wed, Dec 21, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Job seekers can stop by to get job counseling and resume help, search for jobs, and get registered with the Maryland Workforce Exchange.

Thu, Dec 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lobby
Staff from the Promise Resource Center will be available to provide families assistance in finding quality childcare.

Thu, Dec 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B
Teens and tweens are invited to come vibe with us for weekly-themed hangouts! Games, art, music and more in store.

Sun, Dec 25, All day
The Library is closed in observance of Christmas Day.

Tue, Dec 27, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lobby
Health Department staff will be in the library lobby providing parents & other community members with a variety of health department resources for COVID-19 vaccine promotion and other initiatives.

Tue, Dec 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B
Join fellow crafters who love all things fiber!

Wed, Dec 28, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lobby
Seedco Navigators will be on site to educate and assist those who are uninsured as well as those currently insured through Maryland Health Connection.

Thu, Dec 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lobby
Staff from the Promise Resource Center will be available to provide families assistance in finding quality childcare.

Thu, Dec 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B
Teens and tweens are invited to come vibe with us for weekly-themed hangouts! Games, art, music and more in store.

Fri, Dec 30, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
All the fun of a New Year's Eve party for our young friends with early bedtimes! Countdown to a Happy NOON Year with silly songs, creative crafts, and awesome activities.

Sun, Jan 01, All day
The Library is closed in observance of New Year's Day.

Thu, Jan 05, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B
Teens and tweens are invited to come vibe with us for weekly-themed hangouts! Games, art, music and more in store.