Public Invited to the Longest Table

Purchase your ticket today – The conversation starts when you come to the table!

News Release, St. Mary’s County Library

May 31, 2019 – Leonardtown, Md. –  The St. Mary’s County Library invites the public to the second annual Choose Civility: Southern Maryland Longest Table. Share a meal and conversation with someone you don’t know, exchange stories about life in St. Mary’s County, and discover both common ground and new ideas.

Join us on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. for a community conversation over a family-style meal from Mission BBQ. The event will be held at the St. Mary’s County Government Center, on the front lawn near Miedzinski Park (23145 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown). Tickets are $10, to cover expenses. Purchase your ticket online at

During the meal, participants will discuss how to Choose Civility in their everyday interactions. To enhance the experience of getting to know different people, guests will not be seated with their companions.

“St. Mary’s County Library is incredibly excited to bring the Longest Table once again to St. Mary’s County,” said Laura Boonchaisri, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for St. Mary’s County Library. “We hope to continue the community conversation we started at last year’s event about what civility looks like for St. Mary’s County and Southern Maryland. We hope participants will discuss how to Choose Civility in everyday interactions with each other.”  

A special thank you to the Human Relations Commission of St. Mary’s County, Mission BBQ, Bailey’s Party Rentals, Southern Maryland Regional Library, St. Mary’s County Government, Barefoot Graphics, and Community Mediation of St. Mary’s County for support, partnership, and sponsorships.

If your organization is interested in becoming a partner for this or future Choose Civility: Southern Maryland events, please contact Laura Boonchaisri, or 301-475-2846 ext. 1007.

The Southern Maryland libraries (Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s, and the Southern Maryland Regional Library) have come together to support Choose Civility: Southern Maryland. The Choose Civility initiative started with the Howard County Library and then grew throughout Maryland and beyond. For more information about Choose Civility, visit

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