Upcoming Programming at the Talbot County Free Library in February

Wala-Neh Labala

Easton Children’s Programs

Drop In STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics
Thursday, February 1, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Minecraft, Virtual Reality, Build with LEGOS, and more! For ages 6 and up.

Story Time
Tuesdays, February 6 – March 27, 10:00 a.m.; program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Afternoon Chess Club
Tuesdays, February 6 – March 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. For ages 6 – 16. Snacks served. To guarantee your spot, please register by calling (410-822-1626) or emailing (lpowell@tcfl.org) Laura Powell.

We Are Makers
Wednesdays, February 7, 21, & 28, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Design and create gadgets and gizmos with guided instruction and a fun box full of supplies. For ages 6 and up. Limited space. Pre-registration required.

Young Gardeners Club, sponsored by the Talbot County Garden Club
Friday, February 16, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Details to be announced.
For grades 1-4. Pre-registration required.

Read with Latte, a Certified Therapy Dog
Tuesday, February 20, 4:00 p.m. Bring a book or choose a library book and read with Janet Dickey and her dog Latte.

St. Michaels Children’s Programs

Maker Space
Wednesday, February 7, 3:30 p.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) building with Legos, Zoobs, and more! For children 6 and older.

Family Unplugged Games
Thursday, February 8, 3:30 p.m. Bring the whole family to the library for an afternoon of board games and fun educational children’s games. For all ages (children 5 and under need to be accompanied by an adult).

Story Time
Wednesdays, February 14 & 28, 10:30 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Bill Peak

Minecraft
Wednesdays, February 14 & 28, 3:30 p.m. Explore Minecraft on the library’s computers. For ages 5 and older.

Family Crafts
Thursday February 15, 3:30 p.m. Book Arts: Fold & Cut Book from a Maryland Map

Easton Teen & Adult Programs

Afternoon Chess Club
Tuesdays, February 6 – March 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. For ages 6 – 16. Snacks served. To guarantee your spot, please register by calling (410-822-1626) or emailing (lpowell@tcfl.org) Laura Powell. Program organized and run by Mr. Wala-Neh Labala, a program coordinator for school-based mental health with Eastern Shore Psychological Services, which contracts with Talbot County Public Schools.

Stitching Time
Monday, February 12, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Patrons are invited to work on their favorite project with a group. Limited instruction will be available for beginners. Newcomers welcome.

Lunch & Learn: Frederick Douglass’s 200th Birthday
Thursday, February 15, 1:00 p.m. Come learn about Talbot County’s most famous native son and the activities planned throughout the state to celebrate his bicentennial. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Bring your lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided.

The Women in Frederick Douglass’s Life
Thursday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. Panel discussion of the women who supported Frederick Douglass throughout his long life and helped him to achieve all that he did.

Teen Game Board Night
Thursday, February 22, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Join us as we play real, live, face-to-face board games! Bring your own or use the library’s: Catan, Ticket to Ride, Chess, and more! For grades 6-12. Light refreshments.

An Afternoon of Films about People Who Inspired Change
Monday, February 26, noon – 7:00 p.m. Films will include Alice’s Ordinary People, a documentary look at an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement.

Easton Book Group Discussion: Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Monday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.

St. Michaels Teen & Adult Programs

Arts & Crafts
Thursday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free instruction for knitting, beading, needlework and tatting. Bring your coloring books, Zentangle pens or anything else that fuels your passion for being creative. You may also bring a lunch.

Book Discussion: The God of Small Things
Thursday, February 1, 2:30 p.m. Bill Peak hosts a discussion of Arundhati Roy’s Man Booker Prize Winner, The God of Small Things.

Dr. Alisha Knight

Brown Bag: “500 Years of African-American History”
Monday, February 5, noon. Using the magic carpet of original newspapers dating from the 17th through the 21st centuries, Dr. Stephen Goldman transports you through 500 Years of African-American history. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Bring your lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided.

Coloring for Teens & Adults
Monday, February 5, 3:30 p.m. Explore the relaxing process of coloring!

Memoir Writers
Thursdays, February 8 & 22, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Record and share your memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people. Participants are invited to bring their lunch.

Bay Hundred Chess
Wednesdays, February 14 & 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Learn and play the strategic game of chess. Beginners welcome. For all ages.

Putting Them on the Map:
Tracing African American Book History through GIS Technology
Saturday, February 17, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alisha Knight, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Washington College, will speak about her work exploring the connection between African American book publishing and geographic technologies.

Note: All library programs are free and open to the public.  Unless otherwise noted below, patrons do not need to pre-register to attend a library program.

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

Upcoming Programming at the Library January 22 to 27

St. Michaels Library to Offer Coloring for Teens & Adults

On Monday, January 22, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come in and explore the relaxing process of coloring.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Game-Playing at Last Year’s Gala

Easton Library Book Group to Discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow”

On Monday, January 22, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, the Easton Library book group will discuss Amor Towles’ novel, “A Gentleman in Moscow.”  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this discussion.  For more information, please call the library or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Story Time

On Wednesdays, January 24, and February 14 & 28, at 10:30 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a story time program for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library to Offer Family Crafts

On Thursday, January 25, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a craft program in which children will learn how to make marbleized paper.  Children are asked to wear old clothes for this program.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

Easton Library to Hold Board Game Night for Teens

On Thursday, January 25, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a board game night for teens.  Teens are invited to bring their own tabletop card and board games or use the library’s Catan, Ticket to Ride, Chess, and more!  This program is for grades 6 – 12.  Light refreshments will be served.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre

Easton Library to Host Annual “Among Friends” Gala

On Friday, January 26, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., The Friends of the Talbot County Free Library invite you to join them in the library’s Easton branch for “Charades with a Twist: Acting Out at the Library,” a fun-filled evening of wonderful food, delectable drink, lively entertainment, and scintillating conversation.  Supporters of the library are asked to come prepared to solve dramatically presented clues that will challenge their knowledge of book titles and authors.

The gala will be catered this year by the Chesapeake Culinary Center.  Local supporting businesses include: Accounting Strategies Group, A. M. Gravely Gallery, Avon-Dixon Agency, Captain’s Ketch, Crackerjacks, Doc’s Downtown Grill, Graul’s Market, The Green Phoenix, The Hill Group at Morgan Stanley, Hill’s Café and Juice Bar, Kiln Born Creations, Limoncello Restaurant, Londonderry on the Tred Avon, News Center of Easton, Parker Counts, Rise-Up-Coffee, St. Michaels Winery, Salisbury Gift & Garden Center, Scossa Restaurant, Shore Projects, Shore United Bank, Silver Linings, and St. Michaels Winery.

Tickets for the evening are $50 per person.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  All proceeds from the evening will benefit both the Easton and St. Michaels branches of the Talbot County Free Library.  For more information, or to become an event sponsor, please call 410-763-9291 or 443-385-0475.  Payments may be sent to FOL, P.O. Box 2045, Easton, MD 21601.

Contact: Andrea Wood, telephone: 410-763-9291

Easton Library to Stage Professional Puppet Show: Pig Tales

On Saturday, January 27, at 11:00 a.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Blue Sky Theatre will present “Pig Tales,” a professional puppet theatre experience that’s fun for the whole family!  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this puppet show.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626

Upcoming Programming at the Library January 8 to 11

Easton Library to Offer Needlework Program

On Monday, January 8, 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 work on their favorite project with a group.  Limited instruction will be available for beginners.  Newcomers welcome.  All library programming is free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Library to Host STEM Story Time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

On Wednesday, January 10, at 10:30 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) story time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.  Children 5 and under accompanied by an adult are invited to come learn about animals in the winter.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required for free admission to the museum.  Please call the St Michaels Library at 410-745-5877 to pre-register for this event.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library to Host Bay Hundred Chess

On Wednesdays, January 10 & 24, and February 14 & 28, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come in to learn and play the time-honored strategic game of chess.  Beginners welcome.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Minecraft

On Wednesdays, January 10 & 24, and February 14 & 28, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 5 and older to explore the world of Minecraft on the library’s computers.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library to Host Memoir Writers

On Thursdays, January 11 & 25, and February 8 & 22, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to record and share their memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people.  Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Family Games

On Thursday, January 11, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to bring the whole family to the library for an afternoon of board games and fun educational children’s games.  This program is for all ages, but children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

Easton Library to Host Young Gardeners Club Program

On Thursday, January 11, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, the Talbot County Garden Club will sponsor another of its popular gardening programs for children in grades 1-4.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626

Upcoming Programming at the Library January 3 to 6

St. Michaels Library to Offer Maker Space
On Wednesday, January 3, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 6 and older to enjoy S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)—building with Legos, Zoobs, and more! All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program. For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library to Offer Arts & Crafts Program
On Thursday, January 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer an arts & crafts program featuring free instruction for knitting, beading, needlework, and tatting. Patrons are invited to bring their coloring books, Zentangle pens, or anything else that fuels their passion for being creative. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program. For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Easton Library to Hold Drop-In S.T.E.A.M. Program
On Thursday, January 4, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will hold a Drop-In S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) program—featuring Minecraft, Virtual Reality, Build with LEGOS, and more—for ages 6 and up. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program. For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626

Learn How to Grow & Create with Sprouts and Microgreens at the Library
On Saturday, January 6, at 11:00 a.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Gregory Rohman will show patrons how to grow microgreens and sprouts for sandwiches and salads. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t grow fresh, healthy food. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program. For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Scotti Oliver, telephone: 410-822-1626

Upcoming Programming at the Talbot County Free Library in January

Children’s Programs

Easton

Drop In STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics
Thursday, January 4, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Minecraft, Virtual Reality, Build with LEGOS, and more! For ages 6 and up.

Young Gardeners Club, sponsored by the Talbot County Garden Club
Thursday, January 11, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Details to be announced.
For grades 1-4. Pre-registration required.

Story Time
Tuesdays, January 16 – March 27, 10:00 a.m.; program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre

Read with Latte, a Certified Therapy Dog
Tuesday, January 16, 4:00 p.m. Bring a book or choose a library book and read with Janet Dickey and her dog Latte.

Puppet Show: Pig Tales
Saturday, January 27, 11:00 a.m. Blue Sky Theatre presents a professional theatre experience that’s fun for the whole family!

We Are Makers
Wednesday, January 31, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Design and create gadgets and gizmos with guided instruction and a fun box full of supplies. For ages 6 and up. Limited space. Pre-registration required.

St. Michaels

Maker Space
Wednesday, January 3, 3:30 p.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) building with Legos, Zoobs, and more! For children 6 and older.

STEM Story Time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Wednesday, January 10, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) story time, and learn about animals in winter at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Pre-registration is required for free admission to the museum. Please call the St Michaels Library at 410-745-5877 to pre-register for this event. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Minecraft
Wednesdays, January 10 & 24, 3:30 p.m. Explore Minecraft on the library’s computers. For ages 5 and older.

Family Unplugged Games
Thursday, January 11, 3:30 p.m. Bring the whole family to the library for an afternoon of board games and fun educational children’s games. For all ages (children 5 and under need to be accompanied by an adult).

Story Time
Wednesday, January 24, 10:30 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Family Crafts
Thursday, January 25, 3:30 p.m. Make marbleized paper (please wear old clothes).

Teen & Adult Programs

Easton

Grow & Eat Sprouts and Microgreens
Saturday, January 6, 11:00 a.m. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t grow fresh, healthy food. Gregory Rohman describes how to grow microgreens and sprouts for sandwiches and salads. These tasty, crunchy seedlings are packed with vitamins and can be grown indoors!

Stitching Time
Monday, January 8, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Patrons are invited to work on their favorite project with a group. Limited instruction will be available for beginners. Newcomers welcome.

3 Movie Marathon, Titles TBA
Saturday, January 14, 10:00 a.m. – noon, noon – 2:00, & 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Library Café
Wednesdays, January 17 – 31, 10 a.m. – noon. The weather outside is frightful, so warm yourself up with some coffee or tea (on the library), browse a magazine, read a book, color, or sit and chat.

Lunch & Learn: HOOPLA
Thursday, January 18, noon. Join Jo Powers, Information Services Librarian, for a tour of one of the library’s most popular electronic resources: HOOPLA. With over 500,000 items available 24/7, HOOPLA offers you movies, television shows, ebooks, audiobooks, and music … all absolutely free from your library! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Bring your lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided.

Easton Book Group Discussion: Title TBD
Monday, January 22, 6:30 p.m.

Teen Game Board Night
Thursday, January 25, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Join us as we play real, live, face-to-face board games! Bring your own or use the library’s: Catan, Ticket to Ride, Chess, and more! For grades 6-12. Light refreshments.

Bill Peak

Charades with a Twist: Acting Out at the Library
Friday, January 26, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. The Friends of the Talbot County Free Library invite you to join them for a fun filled evening of wonderful food, delectable drink, lively entertainment, and scintillating conversation. Come prepared to solve dramatically presented clues that will challenge your literary knowledge of book titles and authors. All proceeds benefit both the Easton and St. Michaels branches of the Talbot County Free Library. Tickets are $50 per person, and sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, or to become an event sponsor, call 410-763-9291 or 443-385-0475. Payments may be sent to FOL, P.O. Box 2045, Easton, MD 21601.

Book Discussion: The God of Small Things
Monday, January 29, 6:30 p.m. Bill Peak hosts a discussion of Arundhati Roy’s Man Booker Prize Winner, The God of Small Things.

St. Michaels

Arts & Crafts
Thursday, January 4, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free instruction for knitting, beading, needlework and tatting. Bring your coloring books, Zentangle pens or anything else that fuels your passion for being creative. You may also bring a lunch.

Bay Hundred Chess
Wednesdays, January 10 & 24, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Learn and play the strategic game of chess. Beginners welcome. For all ages.

Memoir Writers
Thursdays, January 11 & 25, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Record and share your memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people. Participants are invited to bring their lunch.

Coloring for Teens & Adults
Monday, January 22, 3:30 p.m. Explore the relaxing process of coloring!

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

(Note: All library programs are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted below, patrons do not need to pre-register to attend a library program.)

Upcoming Programming at the Library December 27 & 28

St. Michaels Library to Host Bay Hundred Chess

On Wednesdays, December 27, January 10 & 24, and February 14 & 28, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come in to learn and play the time-honored strategic game of chess.  Beginners welcome.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Host Memoir Writers

On Thursdays, December 28, January 11 & 25, and February 8 & 22, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to record and share their memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people.  Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Two Boomer Babes Program at Library Canceled Due to Illness

The Talbot County Free Library announced today that the program Radio’s Two Boomer Babes, Kathy Bernard and Barbara Kline, were scheduled to give on Thursday, December 14, in the library’s Easton branch has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.  Bernard and Kline regret having to make this change and hope to reschedule their program about their new novel, “Perfectly Seasoned,” soon.

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

Upcoming Programming at the Library December 18 to 21

Easton Library Book Group Asks for Help Selecting Titles for 2018

On Monday, December 18, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, the Easton library book group invites patrons to join them for some holiday treats and to help them choose titles to be discussed in 2018.  This event (and this group), like all library programs, is free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Lunch & Learn: Online at Your Library!

On Thursday, December 21, at noon, the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer an informational program for patrons on the library’s database services, including online classes, free tutoring, genealogy resources, language learning with Rosetta Stone, magazines, and more.  These service are offered free of charge, 24/7, to all Talbot County Free Library cardholders.  Patrons are invited to bring their lunch.  Coffee and dessert will be provided.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Scotti Oliver, telephone: 410-822-1626

St. Michaels Library to Offer Family Crafts

On Thursday, December 21, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a craft program in which children will make a yarn scarf.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

Easton Library to Hold Board Game Nights for Teens

On Thursday, December 21, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a board game night for teens.  Teens are invited to bring their own tabletop card and board games or use the library’s Catan, Ticket to Ride, Chess, and more!  This program is for grades 6 – 12.  Light refreshments will be served.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626

Upcoming Programming at the Library December 11 to 16

Easton Library to Offer Needlework Program

On Monday, December 11, 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 work on their favorite project with a group.  Limited instruction will be available for beginners.  Newcomers welcome.  All library programming is free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Children to Read with a Certified Therapy Dog at Easton Library

On Tuesday, December 12, at 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 5 and older to bring in their favorite book or choose one from the library’s shelves to read with Janet Dickey and her dog Latte.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626

Story Time

On Wednesdays, December 13, January 24, and February 14 & 28, at 10:30 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a story time program for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library to Host Bay Hundred Chess

On Wednesdays, December 13 & 27, January 10 & 24, and February 14 & 28, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come in to learn and play the time-honored strategic game of chess.  Beginners welcome.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Minecraft

On Wednesdays, December 13, January 10 & 24, and February 14 & 28, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 5 and older to explore the world of Minecraft on the library’s computers.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library to Host Memoir Writers

On Thursdays, December 14 & 28, January 11 & 25, and February 8 & 22, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to record and share their memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people.  Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Family Games

On Thursday, December 14, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to bring the whole family to the library for an afternoon of board games and fun educational children’s games.  This program is for all ages, but children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

L-R Barbara Kline & Kathy Bernard

Children to Decorate Cookies at Easton Library

On Thursday, December 14, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children of all ages to stop in and decorate cookies.  First come, first served!  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626

Two Boomer Babes to Discuss Their Debut Novel: “Perfectly Seasoned”

On Thursday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Radio’s Two Boomer Babes, Kathy Bernard and Barbara Kline, will talk about the genesis of their debut novel, “Perfectly Seasoned,” storyline and character development, the writing process, finding a publisher, and the joys of becoming first-time authors a bit later in life.

Having spent the last decade hosting and producing their nationally syndicated, award-winning program, “2BoomerBabes Radio Hour,” Bernard and Kline have combined all that they have learned from their own life experiences and the thousands of interviews they’ve performed to write a novel, under the pen name Sarah-Jane Berklin.

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

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

Easton Library to Feature Steel Drums Program

On Saturday, December 16, at 1:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a steel drum program for children of all ages.  Patrons will have the opportunity to listen to steel drum music, hear the history of the instrument, and learn to play a complete song during this interactive program sponsored by Young Audiences of Maryland and Rockcreek Steel Drums.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626

Musician Judy Amdur at St. Michaels Library December 4

Local musician Judy Amdur returns to the St. Michaels Library for the Brown Bag Lunch on Monday, December 4, 2017 at noon. Ms. Amdur will continue her celebration of our “American Songbook”. She will continue with more composers and lyricists from the thirties through the sixties, including Cole Porter and Lerner and Loewe.These artists were storytellers, poets and masters of rhythm, melody and language, and Judy will reflect on their timeless appeal. These songs enrich us in so many ways and remain fresh in this new century.

Music has always played a major role in Judy’s professional life and in her later life on the shore. As a Speech Language Therapist for the Head Start Program in Fairfax County, she used music and drama to expand children’s language. Now she continues to sing with young children around the county informally, and for Mental Health Associations’ “Kid on the Block” character building program. She has appeared with local theater groups in several musicals and brings her keyboard to hospice. She loves to listen to all kinds of music, and loves to sing the enduring songs of the “American Songbook.” The Friends of the Library are sponsors of the speaker series and everyone is invited to bring their lunch or a snack and enjoy coffee and dessert provided by the library. All library programs are free and open to the public.  For more information you can check the library website at www.tcfl.org  or call (410) 745-5877.