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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, May 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

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

Upcoming events

Tue, May 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby
The Three Oaks Center will connect those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to resources in the tri-county that can help them with benefits, mental health, substance abuse, housing and more.

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room B
Whether you have been stitching for years, or you just want to learn, join fellow crafters who love all things fabric and fiber.

Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Longfellow Room
The St. Mary’s County Circuit Court offers a free Family Law Self Help Legal Clinic to provide legal assistance/advice regarding family law.

Thu, May 30, 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, May 31, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Lobby
A representative of the Maryland Dept. of Labor will be in the lobby to connect veterans to employment services.

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Longfellow Room
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 event is full

Mon, Jun 03, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Lobby
SMCDAHS will be providing community members information regarding programs and services available to the county's senior residents, as well as other segments of the population in need.

Wed, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Longfellow Room
The St. Mary’s County Circuit Court offers a free Family Law Self Help Legal Clinic to provide legal assistance/advice regarding family law.

Wed, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Computer Lab
This interactive workshop will introduce the ethical uses of Chat GPT and Perplexity along with the ways they can be utilized in everyday life.

Thu, Jun 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
Learn how to best support your family on a budget!

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby
Community health advocates will be in the lobby to talk about health and wellness services through the hospital.

Thu, Jun 06, 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, Jun 08, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free R.A.D. Self Defense Program for Women & Girls (ages 13-80 yrs. old). Taught by Darlene Gentry. Co-sponsored by Lexington Park Baptist Church.
Register

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab
¿Te gustaría aprender a usar una computadora?

Sun, Jun 09, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free R.A.D. Self Defense Program for Women & Girls (ages 13-80 yrs. old). Taught by Darlene Gentry. Co-sponsored by Lexington Park Baptist Church.
Register

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Longfellow Room
Join us to Practice your English speaking skills in a group. This is a fun, casual atmosphere to practice and improve your English. Speakers of all levels are welcome.

Mon, Jun 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free, nutritious lunches for kids 0-18 and their accompanying adults. Lunches must be eaten on-site; no carry-outs.

Tue, Jun 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free, nutritious lunches for kids 0-18 and their accompanying adults. Lunches must be eaten on-site; no carry-outs.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room B
Whether you have been stitching for years, or you just want to learn, join fellow crafters who love all things fabric and fiber.

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free, nutritious lunches for kids 0-18 and their accompanying adults. Lunches must be eaten on-site; no carry-outs.

Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby
Come say hello to a Master Gardener. Bring your gardening, lawn, plants and insect questions to the for the start of the new growing season.

Wed, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Longfellow Room
The St. Mary’s County Circuit Court offers a free Family Law Self Help Legal Clinic to provide legal assistance/advice regarding family law.

Thu, Jun 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free, nutritious lunches for kids 0-18 and their accompanying adults. Lunches must be eaten on-site; no carry-outs.

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
School's over, summer's here, let's start it off with a bang! Tell us what YOU think about the library, check out cool activities including games, anime, crafts, and of course PIZZA!

Fri, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free, nutritious lunches for kids 0-18 and their accompanying adults. Lunches must be eaten on-site; no carry-outs.

Fri, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Longfellow Room,Study Room A,Study Room B
Lawyer in the Library provides FREE civil legal services on a variety of topics.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Join musician Mr. Jon and his puppet friend George the Monkey for a high-energy family concert, and come ready to DANCE!

Mon, Jun 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free, nutritious lunches for kids 0-18 and their accompanying adults. Lunches must be eaten on-site; no carry-outs.

Mon, Jun 17, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Lobby
SMCDAHS will be providing community members information regarding programs and services available to the county's senior residents, as well as other segments of the population in need.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
It's time to party like it's the Year of the Dragon (because it is!). Celebrate the rich heritage of Asia's many cultures with cultural crafts, activities, and a dragon boat race of our own!
Registration opens Monday, June 3 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room B
Stories, rhymes, bounces, songs, and playtime for children birth-2 years with their adult caregivers.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Lobby
SMCHD will be providing community members with a variety of health department resources for programs.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities planned with ages 1-5 in mind; all ages welcome with their adult caregivers.

Tue, Jun 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free, nutritious lunches for kids 0-18 and their accompanying adults. Lunches must be eaten on-site; no carry-outs.

Tue, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room B
Join us for learning-based crafts, games, and activities as we play our way to developing valuable school readiness skills such as fine motor control, following directions, and group participation.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Merideth Taylor’s book "Making a Way Out of No Way: Lives of Labor, Love, and Resistance" is a richly imagined, illustrated narrative of 150 years of life in slavery on tobacco plantations in SOMD.

Thu, Jun 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room B
Stories, rhymes, bounces, songs, and playtime for children birth-2 years with their adult caregivers.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab
This workshop will cover the basics on what you need to know when attending virtual meetings using Zoom.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities planned with ages 1-5 in mind; all ages welcome with their adult caregivers.

Thu, Jun 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free, nutritious lunches for kids 0-18 and their accompanying adults. Lunches must be eaten on-site; no carry-outs.

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Area
Teens and tweens are invited to come vibe with us for weekly-themed hangouts! Games, art, music and more in store.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B
Do you like anime and manga? Join us for this month’s anime club meeting. We will watch the first episode of two different shows, then have a brief discussion after. Refreshments will be provided.

Fri, Jun 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities planned with ages 1-5 in mind; all ages welcome with their adult caregivers.

Fri, Jun 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free, nutritious lunches for kids 0-18 and their accompanying adults. Lunches must be eaten on-site; no carry-outs.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Rooms A&B
Bring a gently used book (no more than three items please) to the library and leave with a new (to you) book! You'll also learn how to make your very own book log and make one to take home!

Mon, Jun 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Free, nutritious lunches for kids 0-18 and their accompanying adults. Lunches must be eaten on-site; no carry-outs.