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A green bee hive with the front completely covered in bees

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Is Beekeeping for you? A Mini Guide to Becoming a Beekeeper

Citizen Science

2024-04-20 09:30:00 2024-04-20 10:30:00 America/New_York Is Beekeeping for you? A Mini Guide to Becoming a Beekeeper Beekeeping can be enjoyed by almost anyone, whether you live on a farm or have nothing more than a backyard. The best way to learn the craft is with an experienced beekeeper. Lexington Park Library - Meeting Room B

Saturday, April 20
9:30am - 10:30am

Add to Calendar 2024-04-20 09:30:00 2024-04-20 10:30:00 America/New_York Is Beekeeping for you? A Mini Guide to Becoming a Beekeeper Beekeeping can be enjoyed by almost anyone, whether you live on a farm or have nothing more than a backyard. The best way to learn the craft is with an experienced beekeeper. Lexington Park Library - Meeting Room B

Lexington Park Library

Meeting Room B

Beekeeping can be enjoyed by almost anyone, whether you live on a farm or have nothing more than a backyard. The best way to learn the craft is with an experienced beekeeper.

Susan Polsky, of The Association of Southern Maryland Beekeepers (ASMB) and a beekeeper for 10 years, will share with us what we should consider before deciding whether to pursue beekeeping.

Keeping a hive is something many wish to do for the environment (and the honey!) but you may find yourself feeling a tad overwhelmed with the information available to you. Join us for this presentation so you can be well-informed before starting your journey to becoming a beekeeper.

Hive photo by Susan Polsky

For more information about Citizen Science, please go to the library’s Citizen Science event page.

"Small acts, such as sharing a picture of a bee, can help a scientist across the country better understand population changes of pollinators (which are responsible for one-third of the food we eat). Nobody knows everything, but everybody knows something, and together, we can help solve local, regional, national, and global challenges." - SciStarter.org
Discover more Citizen Science projects about bees and pollinators on SciStarter.

AGE GROUP: | Upper Elementary | Tween | Teen | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | STEAM | Lifelong Learning |

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Lexington Park Library

Phone: 301-863-8188

Hours
Mon, May 13 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 14 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 15 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 16 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 17 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 18 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 19 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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Upcoming events

Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Community members are invited to bring in broken household items and learn how to repair them themselves! 
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Sun, May 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Rooms A&B
Come dressed in your Renaissance-inspired garb and step back in time to celebrate the past!

Tue, May 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room B
Stories, rhymes, bounces, songs, and playtime for children birth-2 years with their adult caregivers.

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Lobby
SMCHD will be providing community members with a variety of health department resources for programs.

Tue, May 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children ages 1-3 with their adult caregivers.

Tue, May 21, 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.

Wed, May 22, 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.

Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 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.

Wed, May 22, 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, May 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Computer Lab
Learn to create polished posters and flyers like a pro!

Thu, May 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room B
Stories, rhymes, bounces, songs, and playtime for children birth-2 years with their adult caregivers.

Thu, May 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room B
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children ages 1-3 with their adult caregivers.

Thu, May 23, 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.

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B
Do you like anime and manga?

Fri, May 24, 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.

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.
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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.
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Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab
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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.
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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.

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, 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, 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, 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, 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