Local Government Schedule Changes for President's Day Holiday - Southern Maryland Headline News

Local Government Schedule Changes for President's Day Holiday

CALLAWAY, Md.—Local governmental organizations have announced the following closings and schedule changes in observance of Presidents Day on Monday, February 16.

Calvert County Government

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 16, in recognition of President’s Day. In addition:

-- The three county senior centers will close and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered.

-- There will be no county bus service Feb. 16.

-- Calvert Library locations will be closed Feb. 16.

-- Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will be closed Feb. 16.

-- Mt. Hope and Southern community centers will be closed Feb. 16.

Remaining open:

-- The Appeal Landfill and county convenience centers will be open with regular hours.

-- Flag Ponds Nature Park and Kings Landing Park will be open with normal hours.

-- Northeast Community Center will be open with normal hours.

-- Chesapeake Hills Golf Course will be open with normal hours.

-- The Calvert Marine Museum will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

-- Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center will be open with normal Monday hours.

Charles County Government

The Charles County Commissioners wish to remind residents of the following office and facility schedule changes for the President’s Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 16.

The following offices will be closed as follows:

-- Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville

-- Senior Centers and Community Centers

-- The Nanjemoy Community Center

-- Charles County Public Library (All branches)

The following offices will be open normal hours:

-- The Crain Memorial Welcome Center located at 12480 Crain Highway in Newburg

-- The Charles County Landfill and Recycling Center off Billingsley Road in Waldorf, and the Pisgah Recycling Center on Route 425 in Pisgah

-- Curbside recycling collection will operate under a regular collection schedule

-- Charles County Parks

-- Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center and Port Tobacco Recreation Center

-- Lackey and North Point High indoor pools will be open 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

-- VanGO will operate a regular weekday service schedule.

St. Mary’s County Government

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices and three St. Mary’s County Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents Day. Administrative offices and libraries will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, February 17.

The St. Andrews Landfill and six Convenience Centers will be open for normal business hours on Monday, February 16. Additionally, the St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will operate its normal Public Transportation routes and hours of operation. However, the Statewide Specialized Transportation Assistance Program (SSTAP) will not provide services for the Senior Nutrition Centers and SSTAP appointments.

All three Senior Activity Centers will also be closed and there will be no Meals on Wheels deliveries.

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)

All Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) offices will be close on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents Day. All Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will also be closed.

Online registration renewals, driver’s license renewals, and many other time saving eMVA options are available, as always, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by logging on to www.mva.maryland.gov.

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will operate the following schedule on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 16.

LOCAL BUS: Regular Weekday Schedule

METRO SUBWAY: Regular Weekday Schedule

LIGHT RAIL: Regular Weekday Schedule

MARC TRAIN: Sunday Schedule on the Penn Line Only.

No Service on the Camden or Brunswick Lines.

COMMUTER BUS: No Service - Commuter Bus Route 201 will operate on a Weekend/Holiday Schedule

MOBILITY SERVICE: Regular Schedule

Subscription trips will be honored. However, to cancel a subscription trip for Monday, February 16, call the Mobility Call Center at 410-764-8181.

MOBILITY CALL CENTER: Open 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. for Next Day and Future Rides


TRANSIT INFORMATION CONTACT CENTER: Office Hours are 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


CERTIFICATION OFFICE: Closed (6 St. Paul Street)


For the latest information on MTA service, passengers are urged to check the MTA website at www.mta.maryland.gov. Customers can also call the MTA Transit Information Contact Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (except where otherwise indicated above) at 410-539-5000. TTY 410-539-3497. To sign-up for email about service modifications and delays, go to www.mta.maryland.gov/enotifications.

LoC Main Reading Room Open House on Presidents Day

Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special open house to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The first open house of 2015 will take place on the Presidents Day holiday, Monday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

Reference librarians will be on hand to demonstrate services, instruct on how to obtain a reader registration card and answer questions. No other reference services will be available and all other Library of Congress reading rooms and buildings will be closed. Visitors can join the conversation that day on Twitter using the tag #LCSpring15. Photography is allowed; however visitors may not use mono-, bi- or tripods.

The Jefferson Building, which will be open to the public between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., also features the incomparable Great Hall and the Library of Congress exhibitions.

When the reading room doors open at 10 a.m., poet Patricia Smith, recipient of the Library's 2014 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, will read portions of her collection "Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah" from the Main Reading Room center desk. The prize's namesake and her husband, O.P. Bobbitt, met when they both worked as catalogers at the Library in the 1930s. Smith, the author of six poetry collections and winner of multiple literary awards, will officially receive the prize February 17.

The Library’s Young Readers Center will celebrate past and future presidents from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children are invited to bring their own historic props – top hats, mustaches, spectacles – and read a famous speech (or their own) at the presidential podium. Visitors can learn about the presidents as children, have fun with presidential trivia, engage in craft exercises and much more. Young people, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times, are encouraged to explore the center’s library of current and classic books, which can be read onsite.

Guided tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building begin on the Ground Floor at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. These unreserved guided tours are designed to accommodate individuals and families in groups of 10 or fewer on a first-come, first-served basis. Larger groups may not join the unreserved tours, but may obtain brochures and information about visiting the Jefferson Building on their own. More information about the Library, the exhibitions and tours is available at the orientation desks, at www.loc.gov/visit or by calling (202) 707-8000. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at 202-707-6362 or ada [at] loc.gov.

The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov.

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