Upcoming Programming at the Library October 3-7

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St. Michaels Library to Offer Family Crafts

On Tuesday, October 3, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a family crafts program about treasure boxes for children of all ages (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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Arts & Crafts Program

On Thursday, October 5, 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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Family Games

On Thursday, October 5, 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

St. Michaels Library to Screen “Til-Made: Remembering the Tilghman Packing Company”

On Saturday, October 7, at 2:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will screen the new film “Til-Made: Remembering the Tilghman Packing Company.”“Til-Made” is the latest video produced by the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum. It is the first film to explore the Tilghman Packing Company’s history on Tilghman Island and in the Bay Hundred area.

Founded in 1897 by the Harrison brothers in an oyster-shucking house situated on a steamboat wharf, the Tilghman Packing Company grew to include multiple operations and employ the majority of men and women in the area. In its heyday, it employed more than 600 people, the largest employer in Talbot County.  The firm closed in 1975, and today not a vestige remains of this once thriving enterprise.

The video weaves together interviews with people who worked at the packing company with vintage video and photographs from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection. Created by Jennifer Shea and Peter Carroll through a grant from Maryland Humanities, with additional support from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, the film joins previous museum productions about the island — “Growing up on Tilghman,” “Another Dawn — Tilghman in Transition,” and “Tilghman Tales: Building Boats, Lives and Memories on the Chesapeake Bay.”  Some of the people featured in the film will be present for Q&A afterwards. The Tilghman Watermen’s Museum is a nonprofit corporation founded in 2007 with the mission of celebrating the heritage and culture of the Eastern Shore watermen and Tilghman Island.

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to watch this film on the library’s big, professional screen.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

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