Upcoming Programming at the Library July 30 to August 3

St. Michaels Library to Screen Animated Film

On Monday, July 30, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an animated film, rated G, on its big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this film.  For more information  (including the title of this movie which, due to licensing restrictions, we cannot publicize here), 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 Maker Space

On Wednesday, August 1, at 3:30 p.m., in the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library, children 6 and older will have the chance to enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)—building with Legos and Zoobs!  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

On Thursday, August 2, from 10:00 a.m. – noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will hold an arts and crafts program.  Instruction will be available 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 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

Easton Library to Host American Folk Tales and Songs … on Stage!

On Thursday, August 2, at 10:30 a.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, the Hampstead Stage Company will put on a live show about America’s great legends.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this production.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Easton Library To Screen a Puppet Movie

On Friday, August 3, at 2:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an award-winning puppet movie, rated G, on its big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this film.  For more information (including the title of this movie which, due to licensing restrictions, we cannot publicize here), 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 July 23 to 27

Dr. Wayne Bell

Dr. Wayne Bell to Discuss “The Evolution of Beauty” at Easton Library

On Monday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Dr. Wayne Bell of Washington College will talk about “The Evolution of Beauty,” the book by Yale’s Richard Prum that has thrown into question science’s traditional understanding of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.

In its review of “The Evolution of Beauty,” The New York Times said, “Prum, drawing on decades of study, hundreds of papers, and a lively, literate, and mischievous mind, means to prove an enriched version of Darwin’s sexual selection theory and rescue evolutionary biology from its ‘tedious and limiting adaptationist insistence on the ubiquitous power of natural selection.’ He feels this insistence has given humankind an impoverished, even corrupted view of evolution in general, and in particular of how evolution has shaped sexual relations and human culture.”  The New York Times Book Review named “The Evolution of Beauty” to its list of “The Ten Best Books of 2017.”

Richard Prum is the William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology at Yale and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at Yale’s Peabody Museum.  Wayne Bell is a Senior Associate at Washington College’s Center for the Environment and Society; he received his Ph.D. from Harvard.

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

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

St. Michaels Library to Screen Animated Film

On Monday, July 23, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an award-winning animated film, rated PG, on it big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, including the name of the film (which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publicize here), 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 Story Time

On Wednesdays, July 25 and August 8 & 22, 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 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

We Are Builders

On Wednesday, July 25, at 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for children 6 and older.  LEGOS, Zoobs, and more!  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.

Mike Rose

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

The Magic of Mike Rose at the Easton Library

On Thursday, July 26, at 10:30 a.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, professional magician Mike Rose will once again entertain children of all ages with his action-packed and utterly hilarious magic show.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend Mike Rose’s show.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Easton Library to Screen Animated Film

On Friday, July 27, at 2:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an award-winning animated film, rated PG, on it big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, including the name of the film (which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publicize here), 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 July 16 to 20

Dr. Diane K. Stoecker

Children to Read with a Certified Therapy Dog at Easton Library

On Monday, July 16, at 11:00 a.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

Easton Library Group to Discuss “Hillbilly Elegy” by J. D. Vance

On Monday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, the Easton book group will discuss the best-selling “Hillbilly Elegy” by J. D. Vance.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this discussion.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Easton Library to Host Presentation on Mixotrophs by Horn Point Scientist

On Monday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Horn Point Lab’s Dr. Diane K. Stoecker will give a PowerPoint presentation with dramatic photographs of “mixotrophs”—plankton that play both sides of the Animal-Plant divide, living off sunlight and using elaborate methods to hunt and subdue their prey.  Mixotrophs are a mixed blessing, improving the Bay’s productivity while also, occasionally, causing toxic blooms.

Uncle Devin

Stoecker received her Ph.D. from the Program in Ecology & Evolution at State University of New York at Stony Brook.  She was a Post-Doctoral Scholar and then Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  Since 1991 she has been at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, where she is currently Professor emerita.  She has conducted research on plankton in environments ranging from the Equatorial Pacific to polar waters and from estuaries to the open ocean.  Her research has focused on the biology, physiology and ecology of single-celled organisms (protists) at the base of planktonic food webs.

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

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

St. Michaels Library to Screen Free Film

On Monday, July 16, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show a free film on the library’s big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this film.  For more information (including the name of the movie, which we cannot publicize here due to distribution requirements), please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Shauna Beulah, telephone: 410-822-1626

Easton Library to Host Uncle Devin’s World of Percussion

On Wednesday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children of all ages to come in to hear, see, and play different percussion instruments, while exploring their musical creativity.  This program is sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council.  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

Tim Young

Learn How to Draw Monsters, Aliens, & Weird Creatures at the Easton Library

On Thursday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, author and illustrator Tim Young will present “Creatures Rock! A Drawing Program” for ages 6 – 16.  Young will teach participants different techniques for creating their own special characters.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do 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

Easton Library to Screen Free Film

On Friday, July 20, at 2:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show a free film on the library’s big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this film.  For more information (including the name of the movie, which we cannot publicize here due to distribution requirements), please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Upcoming Programming at St. Michaels Library July 9 to 13

Monday Movie Matinee @ the St. Michaels Library

On Monday, July 9, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an animated film rated PG on its big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this film.  For more information (including the name of the movie, which, due to licensing requirements, cannot be published here), 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 Bay Hundred Chess

On Wednesdays, July 11 & 25 and August 8 & 22, 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 strategic game of chess.  Beginners are welcome, as are all ages.  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: Shauna Beulah, telephone: 410-745=5877

St. Michaels Library to Offer Memoir Writing Program

On Thursdays, July 12 & 26 and August 9 & 23, 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 may bring their lunch.  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 Story Time

On Wednesdays, June 13 & 27, July 25, and August 8 & 22, 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, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Upcoming Programming at Easton Library July 9 to 13

Easton Library to Offer Stitching Time

On Monday, July 9, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come in and work on their favorite needlecraft project with a group.  Limited instruction will be available for beginners.  Newcomers are welcome.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do 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: Chris Eareckson, telephone: 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Learn Microsoft Excel from a Pro at the Easton Library

On Monday, July 9, and Thursday, July 12, at 6:00 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, computer training specialist Rita Hill will teach a two-class introductory course in Microsoft Excel.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do need to pre-register to participate in this class.  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 Offer Story Time

On Tuesdays, July 10 – 31, at 10:00 a.m., and repeating at 11:00 a.m., the Easton 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 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Easton Library to Host Turtle Dance Music

On Wednesday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host “Turtle Dance Music,” an interactive, inclusive musical performance with stuffed animals, instruments, and music technology.  This program is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Regional 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: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626

Easton Library to Offer Makers Program

On Wednesdays, July 11 & August 8, at 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a program of drawing, painting, and collage for children 6 – 12.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do 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, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Easton Library to Offer Bilingual Book Club

On Thursdays, July 12, August 9, and August 23, from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a bilingual book club for children entering grades 1 and 2 who wish to practice Spanish and English.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do 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.

Club de Lectura Bilingüe.  Jueves, 12 de Julio, 9 de agost, 23 de agosto, de 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Disfrute de un buen cuento!  Practicand su español y ingles.  Para niños de lero y 2do grado escolar.  Espacio limitado, inscribase ya!

Contact: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Easton Library to Screen Free Film

On Friday, July 13, at 2:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an award-winning film on its big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this film.  For more information (including the name of the movie, which, due to licensing requirements, cannot be published here), 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 July 2 to 6

St. Michaels Library to Offer Family Crafts

On Monday, July 2, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a program of patriotic crafts for children of all ages.  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

St. Michaels to Offer Adult Arts & Crafts Program

On Thursdays, July 5 and August 2, from 10:00 a.m. – noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come in for an adult arts and crafts program.  Free instruction will be available for knitting, beading, needlework, and tatting.  Patrons may 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 to attend 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 Screen Free Film

On Friday, July 6, at 2:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show a feature film on its big, professional screen.  Please call the library for the title (which licensing requirements won’t permit us to publicize here).  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this film.  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 Talbot County Free Library in July

Uncle Devin

Children’s Programs

Easton

Friday Flix!
Fridays, July 1 – July 27, 2:30 p.m. Enjoy fun, music-themed movies. For a list of titles, please visit the library’s calendar of events at www.tcfl.org, or call 410-822-1626.

Afternoon Chess Academy
Tuesdays, July 3 & 17, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. For ages 6-16. Snacks served. Limited space, please pre-register.

Story Time
Tuesdays, July 10 – 31, 10:00 a.m.; program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Turtle Dance Music
Wednesday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. Interactive, inclusive musical performance with stuffed animals, instruments, and music technology. Sponsored by Eastern Shore Regional Library.

We Are Makers
Wednesday, July 11, 4:00 p.m. Enjoy art and creativity. Drawing, painting and collage. For ages 6 – 12. Limited space, please pre-register.

Read with Latte, a Certified Therapy Dog
Monday, July 16, 11:00 a.m. Bring a book or choose one from the library’s shelves and read with Janet Dickey and her dog, Latte. For children 5 and older.

Uncle Devin’s World of Percussion
Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. Hear, see, and play different percussion instruments and explore musical creativity. Sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council.

Mike Rose

Creatures Rock! A Drawing Program
Thursday, July 19, 2:30 p.m. Author and illustrator Tim Young shows you how to draw amazing monsters, aliens, and other weird creatures. He will teach you different techniques for creating your own characters. For ages 6 – 16. Please pre-register.

We Are Builders
Wednesdays, July 25, 4:00 p.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Build with LEGOS and Zoobs! For ages 6 and up.

The Magic of Mike Rose
Thursday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. Action-packed and hilarious magic show.

St. Michaels

Family Crafts
Monday, July 2, 3:30 p.m. Patriotic Crafts

Story Time
Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 a.m. For children age 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Family Unplugged Games
Wednesday, July 25, 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 must be accompanied by an adult).

Dr. Diane Stoecker

British Culture Party
Tuesday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. Create a fascinator or crown, greet members of the royal family, and enjoy a royal tea party! Pre-registration required. For ages 5-12, with children 7 and under accompanied by an adult.

Teen & Adult Programs

Libraries Rock! Adult Summer Reading Program begins July 1. Win a $50 gift card courtesy of Target! Why should kids have all the fun?

Easton

Afternoon Chess Academy
Tuesdays, July 3 & 17, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. For ages 6-16. Snacks served. Limited space, please pre-register.

Stitching Time
Monday, July 9, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Work on your favorite project with a group. Limited instruction provided for beginners. Newcomers welcome.

Learn Microsoft Excel from a Pro
Monday, July 9, and Thursday, July 12, 6:00 p.m. Computer Training Specialist Rita Hill teaches a two-class introductory course in Microsoft Excel. Pre-registration required.

Book Discussion: Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
Monday, July 16, 6:30 p.m.

Lecture: The Plankton Dilemma: Plant, Animal, or Both?
Monday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. Horn Point Lab’s Dr. Diane Stoecker gives a PowerPoint presentation with dramatic photographs of “mixotrophs”—plankton that, playing both sides of the Animal-Plant divide, can live off sunlight and use elaborate methods to hunt and subdue their prey. Mixotrophs are a mixed blessing, improving the oceans’ productivity while also, occasionally, causing toxic blooms.

Book Discussion: Guns, Germs, & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
Monday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. “Library guy” Bill Peak hosts a discussion of the book that won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction.

St. Michaels

Arts & Crafts
Thursday, July 5, 10:00 a.m. – noon. Free instruction for knitting, beading, needlework, and tatting. Bring your coloring books, Zentangle pens or anything else that fuels your passion for being creative.

Bill Peak

Monday Movie Matinee @ Noon
July 9: Despicable Me 3
July 16: Leap
July 23: Nut Job 2
July 30: Cars 3

Bay Hundred Chess
Wednesdays, July 11 & 25, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Learn and play the strategic game of chess. Beginners welcome. For all ages.

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

Book Discussion: Guns, Germs, & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Thursday, July 26, 3:00 p.m. “Library guy” Bill Peak hosts a discussion of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Jared Diamond.

Events Taking Place This July in Celebration of Frederick Douglass’s Bicentennial

Bus Trip to the National Museum of African American History & Culture
Wednesday, July 11, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Academy Art Museum. Fees: Member: $25, Student: $20, Non-Member: $30.

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

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

Author John Reisinger to Speak at St. Michaels Library June 30

Local author John Reisinger will present excerpts from his latest work of fiction, The Secrets Behind the Structures, on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Michaels Library. He will share the bizarre facts about popular travel destinations. The world’s great landmarks and travel destinations have stories to tell and secrets to reveal. Even the most inviting tourist spots have been shaped by geniuses, dictators, politics, upheavals, con men, and just plain weirdness. Your next vacation spot just might have more to it than you realize.

John Reisinger lives in Easton, and is a former Coast Guard officer and a retired engineer. He is the author of a dozen books on historical themes, such as Master Detective, and the Max Hurlock Roaring 20s Mysteries. He has given presentations on various subjects to college classes, civic groups, and the local cable network. John has appeared on a segment of the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum as well as WJZ-TV and WBOC-TV. For more information call 410 745-5877.

Upcoming Programming at the Library June 25 to 28

Giant Walk-On Map of Maryland at St. Michaels Library

On Monday, June 25, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will play host to a giant, walk-on map of the state of Maryland. There will be special activities for children 6 and older. All participants must wear socks. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program (but don’t forget those socks!). 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 Offer Story Time

On Tuesdays, June 26 and July 10 – 31, at 10:00 a.m. (and repeating at 11:00 a.m.), the Easton 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 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

St. Michaels Library to Screen Free Movie

On Tuesday, June 26, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show a film on its big, professional screen. For licensing reasons, we cannot publicize the name of the movie here, but if you can call the library at 410-745-5877 or visit www.tcfl.org to learn the title. 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

GSK Science in the Summer: The Science of Space at Easton Library

On Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, from 10:00 a.m. – noon for scientists entering grades 2 and 3, and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for scientists entering grades 4 – 6., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a STEM program sponsored by Glaxo Smith Kline and the Association for the Advancement of Science. Children will learn about the stars, the moon, space travel, and more through active, hands-on learning. All library programming is free and open to the public, but patrons are required to pre –register for this program. Online registration begins on June 1 at www.tcfl.org. For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Story Time

On Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, and August 8 & 22, 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

Bay Hundred Chess at St. Michaels Library

On Wednesdays, June 27, July 11 & 25, and August 8 & 22, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., the St. Michael branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons of all ages to come in and learn and play the 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

Family Games at St. Michaels Library

On Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, August 22, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will present an afternoon of board games and fun educational children’s games for 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 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

Memoir Writers Program at St. Michaels Library

On Thursdays, June 28, July 12 & 26, and August 9 & 23, 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 invited to bring their lunch. 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 Screen Emmy Award-winning Civil Rights Documentary

On Thursday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a free showing of “Miles of Smiles: The Years of Struggle” on the library’s big professional screen. “Miles of Smiles,” filmed by Academy Award-winning director Paul Wagner, tells the story of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which, under the leadership of A. Philip Randolph, became the first black union to win major concessions in wage and working conditions from a large American corporation.

The Brotherhood also played a central role in the nation’s civil rights movement. It was sleeping car porter E. D. Nixon who—under the guidance of Randolph—organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott that first brought Martin Luther King, Jr., into the Civil Rights Movement. “Library guy” Bill Peak, whose wife performed much of the archival research for the film, will be on hand to talk about its production and answer questions. “Mile of Smiles” is being shown as part of the yearlong celebration of Frederick Douglass’s bicentennial.

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

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

Upcoming Programming at the Library June 18 to 22

Read to a Certified Therapy Dog at Easton Library

On Mondays, June 18, July 16, and August 20, at 11:00 a.m. the Easton Branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host Janet Dicky and her therapy dog Latte for reading time. Children 5 and older are invited to bring their own book or choose one from the library’s shelves to read to 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

Easton Library Book Discussion: “Our Lady of the Lost and Found”

On Monday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Easton Branch of the Talbot County Free Library, the Easton Book Group will host a discussion of award-winning author Diane Schoemperlen’s “Our Lady of the Lost and Found.”  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: Bill Peak, telephone: 410-822-1626

Easton Library to Offer Story Time

On Tuesdays, June 19-26 and July 10-31, at 10:00 a.m. and repeating at 11:00 a.m. the Easton 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 410-822-1626 or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Easton Library to Hold Afternoon Chess Academy

On Tuesdays, June 19, July 3 & 17, and August 7 & 21, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. the Easton Branch of the Talbot County Free Library will once again offer its popular Afternoon Chess Academy, for ages 6 – 16.  Snacks will be provided.  All library programs are free and open to the public but patrons are required 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

Easton Library to Host Giant Walk-on Map of Maryland

On Thursday, June 21, at 2:30 p.m. the Easton Branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 6 and older to come in and take a walk on the great state of Maryland!  All participants in the Giant Walk-on Map program must wear socks.  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

Friday Flix! At the Easton Library

On Fridays, June 22 – August 24, at 2:30 p.m., the Easton Branch of the Talbot County Free Library will screen fun, music-themed movies.  For a list of titles, please visit the library’s calendar of events at www.tcfl.org, or call 410-822-1626. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.

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