Upcoming Programming at Talbot County Free Library in September

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David Hunt

Easton

Story Time
Tuesdays, September 12 – December 5, 10:00 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Intelligence in Flux: From the Cold War to the Present
David P. Hunt, Senior Intelligence Officer, CIA (Retired)
Thursday, September 7, 6:30 p.m. David Hunt will draw on 32 years of experience in CIA’s Clandestine Service (including field tours in Vietnam and Somalia) to illustrate the type of cases that routinely occurred during the Cold War. He will also talk about the current world situation and how, despite the opportunities and vulnerabilities presented by new technologies, human source intelligence remains critical. Hunt is a recipient of the Donavan Award for Excellence and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal—the CIA’s highest award.

Teen Game Board Night
Mondays, September 11 & November 13, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays, September 28, October 26, & November 30, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Bring your own tabletop card and board games or use the library’s. For grades 6-12. Light refreshments.

Jayne Fitzgerald

One Maryland One Book Discussion: Purple Hibiscus
Monday, September 11, 6:30 p.m. “Library guy” Bill Peak hosts a discussion of this year’s One Maryland One Book, Purple Hibiscus. One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities in which people all across the state read the same book at the same time.

Futuremakers: Drawbots
Thursday, September 14, 4:00 p.m. (for grades 2 & 3) & 5:30 p.m. (for all ages). Pre-Registration required. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Adolescence & Substance Abuse: The Times They Are A-Changing
Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. Jayne Fitzgerald, director of the Talbot Partnership, talks about the fascinating world of adolescence, one of the most extraordinarily positive times in any person’s life, and also one of the most risky. Once we better understand why teenagers do what they do, we will be better prepared to help them happily, safely and productively navigate those difficult, marvelous years.

Futuremakers: Hypnotizers
Monday, September 18, 4:00 p.m. (for grades 2 & 3), & 5:30 p.m. (for all ages). Pre-Registration required. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Stitching Time
Mondays, September 18, October 16, November 13, 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.

Amazing Grace: Slave Ships, Their Captains, Crew, and the People Who Survived Them
Monday, September 18, 6:00 p.m. Dr. John H. Miller explores the history and heroic stories of slave ships and the valiant people who, despite being taken aboard as “cargo,” rose above their circumstances to display amazing courage and grace. An exciting and engaging speaker, Dr. Miller has taught at Carnegie Mellon, Washington College, and American University.

Dr. John Miller

Book Discussion: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Monday, September 18, 6:30 p.m. This discussion of the 2017 One Maryland One Book, a program of Maryland Humanities, will be facilitated by “the library guy,” Bill Peak.

Read with Latte, a Certified Therapy Dog.
Thursdays, September 19, October 17 and November 21, 4:00 p.m. Bring a book or choose a library book and read with Janet Dickey and her dog Latte.

S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Program
Thursday, September 21, 3:00 – 4:45 p.m. Take a Virtual Reality field trip with Google Expeditions, enjoy Make and Take, Build with LEGOS, Minecraft, and more. For all ages.

Frederick Douglass Day
Saturday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Speakers, a parade, food vendors, great music, and much, much more … all in celebration of Talbot County’s most famous native son!

Ask a Master Gardener!
Thursday, September 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. A certified master gardener will be in the lobby of the Easton branch to answer your questions about fall gardening and seed saving. Don’t forget to bring pictures or samples of problems from your yard for examination!

Thinking about your Stuff – Estate Planning for Genealogists
Thursday, September 28, 6:30 p.m. You’ve spent years wondering what happened to all the things you know your ancestors must have recorded, the things that would have helped you so with your research. Now it’s time to consider how to best preserve your accumulated facts, figures, and artifacts for future generations. Librarian and historian Mary Mannix gives you the inside scoop on how to make all that you have done live on.

Mary Mannix

St. Michaels

Arts & Crafts
Thursdays, September 7, October 5, and November 2, 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.

Bay Hundred Chess
Wednesdays, September 13 & 27, October 11 & 25, and November 8 & 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Learn and play the strategic game of chess. Beginners welcome.

Memoir Writers
Thursdays, September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26, and November 9, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Record and share your memories of life and family. Participants are invited to bring their lunch.

One Maryland One Book Discussion: Purple Hibiscus
Thursday, September 14, 2:30 p.m. “Library guy” Bill Peak hosts a discussion of this year’s One Maryland One Book, Purple Hibiscus. One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities in which people all across the state read the same book at the same time.

Tuesday Movie @ Noon
September 26 & October 31. Please call the library at 410-745-5877 for the names of the films to be shown on the library’s big, professional screen (due to licensing agreements, we cannot name the films here).

Contact Person: Bill Peak, telephone: 410-822-1626, e-mail: mcpeak@tcfl.org

Note: All library programming is free and open to the public.

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