Talbot Library Events

On Tuesday, January 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a drop-in program exclusively for teens on the art of the cookie.  Participants will learn how to paint, decorate, or otherwise embellish edible sugar cookies.  Who knows, one of them might win the “People’s Choice Award!”  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Chris Eareckson, telephone: 410-822-1626

 

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Library

On Monday, January 6, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Martin Weiss, a survivor of the Auschwitz and Mauthausen concentration camps, will share his memories of the horrors and heroism of the Holocaust.   Mr. Weiss is a docent at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  The following information about his experiences during World War II is quoted from the museum’s website:

“Martin (Marty) Weiss was born on January 28, 1929 in Polana, Czechoslovakia to Jacob and Golda Weiss.  Jacob was a subsistence farmer and a meat distributor, and Golda managed their orthodox Jewish household and raised their nine children.  Czechoslovakia had become an independent democracy after World War I, and the Weiss family were proud citizens of the newly-formed nation.

“In 1939, Nazi Germany occupied Czechoslovakia and divided the country into sections of Nazi control and Hungarian control.  Marty’s home town was put under Hungarian control, but was still subjected to many of Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws.  Jews lost their equal rights as Czech citizens, and Jewish children were no longer allowed to attend public schools or universities.  Thousands of Jewish men, including Marty’s two brothers, were conscripted into slave labor battalions and sent to the Russian front.  Although most Jewish businesses were confiscated, Jacob Weiss managed to retain his business license and continued to earn money by illegally butchering their animals at night and selling the meat on the black market.

“Between 1940 and 1944, eyewitness accounts of mass killings in Poland and Ukraine made their way to Polana.  In April 1944, hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews, including the Weisses, were arrested and deported to the Munkacs Ghetto.  They were forced to perform slave labor in a brick factory moving bricks by hand from one side of the factory to the other.  Over a two-month period beginning in May 1944, nearly 440,000 Jews were deported from Hungary to Auschwitz-Birkenau, including Marty and his family.  Marty, his brother Moshe, his sister Cilia, their father Jacob, and two uncles were selected for slave labor.  The rest of their family was killed upon arrival.

“After a brief stay at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Marty and his father, Jacob, were transported to Melk, a subcamp of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.  In Melk, the prisoners were forced to carve tunnels into the sides of mountains; Marty’s father died from exhaustion and starvation.  As the Allies advanced into Germany in the spring of 1945, Marty and other inmates went on a forced march to Gunskirchen, another sub-camp of Mauthausen, from where he was liberated by the United States Army on May 5th, 1945.”

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Bill Peak, telephone: 410-822-1626.

 

Author to Discuss JFK Book at Library

John Shaw

John Shaw

On Thursday, January 9, at 6:00 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library,  Congressional reporter and author John T. Shaw will explain how John F. Kennedy used the Senate as a policy and political training ground to help him become only the second person in history to go directly from the Senate to the White House.  Shaw is a congressional reporter with Market News International and a contributing writer for “The Washington Diplomat” magazine.  He lives in Washington, D.C., and on Tilghman Island.   Shaw will sign copies of his new book “JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency” at the conclusion of his presentation.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Sabine Simonson, telephone: 410-822-1626.

 

St. Michaels Library to Offer Color Foundation Program for Artists

On successive Wednesdays, January 8 – February 19, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer “Color Foundation for the Painter: A Video Course on Color with Stephen Quiller.”  Artists are invited to bring their own materials and follow along or just watch the presentation.  All library programs are free and open to the public but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Shauna Beulah, telephone: 410-745-5877

 

 

 

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200+ Year-Old Clock Donated to Library

clockJane and David Christianson of McDaniel have donated an extremely rare and valuable Mahogany Tall Case Clock to the Talbot County Free Library.  Built by William Thompson of Baltimore sometime around 1800, the pendulum clock, commonly called a grandfather clock, features a moon-face dial painting, brass hands, and a sweep second hand.  The clock, which is in good working order, stands over eight feet tall.  The Christiansons inherited the clock from Mrs. Christianson’s mother, Mildred Kemp.  Family history has the clock being brought to the Eastern Shore by a Kemp ancestor in 1813.

Robert T. Horvath, director of the Talbot County Free Library, said of the gift, “This is a significant donation, an important piece of material culture from Talbot County’s earliest days.  We thank the Christiansons for their generous decision to share this historic timepiece with the people of Talbot County.”  The clock, with its extraordinary woodwork (turned fluted columns, contrasting wooden inlays, Chippendale bracket feet, graceful finial) is an excellent example of early American craftsmanship.  Patrons wishing to view the clock, which is now up and running in the Easton library’s Maryland Room, should call that archive’s librarian, Becky Riti, to find out its hours.  Ms. Riti can be reached at 410-822-1626.

Contact: Becky Riti, telephone: 410-822-1626

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Talbot Free Library Events Dec. 9-12

Easton Library to Offer Needlecraft Program

On Monday, December 9, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will once again offer its popular “Stitching Time” program.  Patrons are invited to knit, crochet, or stitch with a group.  Limited instruction will be available for beginners.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Chris Eareckson, telephone: 410-822-1626

Teens to Make Christmas Ornaments at Library

On Tuesday, December 10, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will put on a program especially for teens.  “Make and Take Christmas Ornaments” will give teens the chance to create a variety of handmade ornaments for tree or gift.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Chris Eareckson, telephone: 410-822-1626

St. Michaels Library to Screen “Oz the Great and Powerful”

On Tuesday, December 10, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a free showing on its big screen of the award-winning film “Oz the Great and Powerful.”  The PG-rated film was released in earlier this year and stars James Franco and Rachel Weisz.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Shauna Beulah, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library Memoir Writing Program to Continue

On Thursdays, December 12 – February 6 (always excepting the first Thursday of each month), from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will continue to offer its popular Memoir Writing program.  Patrons are invited to bring their lunch and record and share their memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Shauna Beulah, telephone: 410-745-5877

 

 

 

 

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Library Week November 11-16

St. Michaels Library to Screen “Silver Linings Playbook”

On Tuesday, November 12, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a free screening of the award-winning film “Silver Linings Playbook.”  Released in 2012 and rated R, Jennifer Lawrence won the best actress Oscar for her role in this film; the film’s male lead, Bradley Cooper, was nominated for the best actor Oscar.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons are not required to pre-register for these programs.  For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Bill Peak, telephone: 410-745-5877

 

Easton Library to Offer Parent Café

On Thursday, November 14, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a “Parent Café” featuring conversation, refreshments, and activities for parents and young children.  All library programs are free and open to the public but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Rosemary Morris, telephone: 410-822-1626

 

Tom Horton Photo by Dave Harp

Tom Horton
Photo by Dave Harp

Tom Horton to Discuss “Bay Country” at Library

Noted author, sportsman, and environmentalist Tom Horton will discuss his groundbreaking book of stories and essays “Bay Country” on Thursday night, November 14,  at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library.   The New York Times Book Review said that with the publication of this book “Mr. Horton … ventures into a small, distinguished circle of nature writers.  Fans of Aldo Leopold, John McPhee, and Sigurd Olson won’t be disappointed.”  Horton’s presentation will be the second in a series of four programs on the health, history, and life of the Chesapeake Bay that the Talbot County Free Library, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is hosting in November.  Herb Reed, of the University of Maryland Extension Service, Calvert County, will speak at the third program, on Monday, November 18, on the care and maintenance of septic systems; and on Monday night, November 25, the series will conclude with “Story-Tellers of the Bay,” featuring five of the Chesapeake’s finest yarn-spinners: Captains Fred Pomeroy, William Roe, Scott Todd, and Michael Vlahovich, and native Smith Island crab-picker and song-writer Janice Marshall.  Each of these programs will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Easton library.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons are not required to pre-register for these programs.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Bill Peak, telephone: 410-822-1626

 

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Talbot Free Library Nov. Programs

Library to Offer Program on Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay

On Monday night, November 4, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Bess Trout, Eastern Shore Field Specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will present “The Bay 101,” a program on the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay.  Trout’s presentation will be the introductory program in a series of four programs on the health, history, and life of the Chesapeake Bay that the Talbot County Free Library, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will be hosting during the month of November.  Tom Horton will discuss his book, “Bay Country,” at the second program on Thursday, November 14; Herb Reed, of the University of Maryland Extension Service, Calvert County, will speak at the third program, on Monday, November 18, on the care and maintenance of septic systems; and on Monday night, November 25, the series will conclude with “Story-Tellers of the Bay,” featuring five of the Chesapeake’s finest yarn-spinners: Captains Fred Pomeroy, William Roe, Scott Todd, and Michael Vlahovich, and native Smith Island crab-picker and song-writer Janice Marshall.  Each of these programs will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Easton library.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons are not required to pre-register for these programs.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Bill Peak, telephone: 410-822-1626

 

Children’s Stories and Art at Easton Library

On Wednesdays, November 6 – 20 & December 4 – 11, at 2:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a program of stories and art for children 3and older accompanied by an adult.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org

Contact: Rosemary Morris, telephone: 410-822-1626

 

 

Library to Offer Program on Dealing with Difficult People over the Holidays

On Thursday, November 7, at 6:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a program on dealing with the difficult people during the coming holidays.  How do you endure five weeks of excess: an overtaxed schedule, strained finances, unrealistic expectations, and people with whom you wouldn’t ordinarily enjoy lunch?  Suddenly, it’s the holidays and you’re expected to spend quality time with these folks—and act as though you like it?  Easton therapist and author Loriann Oberlin, LCPC will show you how to survive the holidays.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons are not required to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Sabine Simonson, telephone: 410-822-1626

 

 

St. Michaels to Offer Sewing Program

On Thursday, Nov. 7, at 10:00 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will once again offer its popular needlecraft program, “Stitch and Chat.”  Patrons are invited to bring their own projects and stitch with a group.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons are not required to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Shauna Beulah, telephone: 410-745-5877

 

Easton Library to Offer Family Crafts

On Saturday, November 9, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer free family crafts for children of all ages.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons are not required to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Rosemary Morris, telephone: 410-822-1626

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Talbot County Free Library Events

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Halloween Crafts at Easton Library

On Monday, October 28, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a program of Halloween Crafts for children of all ages.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

 

Contact: Rosemary Morris, telephone: 410-822-1626

 

Then & Now Photographs of “The Bay From Above” at Easton Library

On Monday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Hunter H. Harris of Aerial Aloft Photography will talk about his exhibit on display in the library’s meeting room that contrasts aerial photographs of the Chesapeake Bay taken by H. Robins Hollyday in the 1930s with photographs taken by Harris himself in recent years.  “The Bay From Above” exhibit is on loan from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Hollyday’s photographs were made available for this exhibit through the courtesy of the Historical Society of Talbot County.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Bill Peak, telephone: 410-822-1626

 

St. Michaels Library to Stage “Teeny Tiny Woman” Puppet Show

On Tuesday, October 29, at 4:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will put on a puppet show entitled “Teeny Tiny Woman” for children of all ages.  A production the library’s own Miss Carla, this puppet show is based upon the book by Jane O’Connor.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Shauna Beulah, telephone: 410-745-5877

Architect of Michener’s Scenic Byway to Speak at Easton Library

On Friday, October 4, at 1:00 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Jim Klein of Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects will discuss his plans for the proposed James Michener Chesapeake Country Byway project.  Klein, with more than 32 years experience in the planning, design, and management of scenic byways, heritage touring routes, greenways, trails, and other transportation corridors, has prepared more than two dozen such corridor management programs over the course of his long career.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Talbot County Library Events

Stitch & Chat at the St. Michaels Library

On Thursday, September 5, at 10:00 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer patrons the chance to bring in their needlecraft projects and stitch with a group.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org

Contact: Shauna Beulah, telephone: 410-745-5877

 

Easton Library to Offer Family Crafts

On Saturday morning, September 7, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a program of family crafts for children of all ages.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.