Upcoming Programming at the Library October 2 to 5

Easton Library to Host “A Pro’s Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Word”

On Tuesday, October 2, from 1:00 –2:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Computer Training Specialist Rita Hill will offer another of her popular introductory classes, this time in Microsoft Word.  Participants are asked to bring their own PC laptop (no Apple laptops, please) or just observe.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not 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: Scotti Oliver, telephone: 410-822-1626

Learn to Play Chess at Easton Library

On Tuesdays, October 2, 16, and November 6, at 4:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will once again offer its popular Afternoon Chess Academy for ages 6 – 16. Participants will learn and play chess, and snacks will be served.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do need to pre-register at www.tcfl.org 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

St. Michaels Library to offer Family Crafts

On October 2, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a crafts program for all ages.  Children will learn how to create a their very own Treasure Box.  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 Maker Program

On Wednesday, October 3, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children of all ages to come in to design and create using 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

Easton Library to Offer Makers Program

On Wednesday, October 3, at 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a MuzArt program by Jonathan Williams for ages 6 -12.  Children will sketch their impressions and create a “soundtrack” using an easy-to-play Celtic-tuned ukulele (which is provided).  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do need to pre-register at www.tcfl.org 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

Kirk Bloodsworth

St. Michaels Library to Host Arts & Crafts Program

On Thursday, October 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host an arts and crafts program.  Free 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.  They may also 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

Easton Library to Host Discussions of Books about the Chesapeake Bay and Environs

On Thursday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will host the introductory get-together of “The Chesapeake Bay Book Club” with a discussion of William Warner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Beautiful Swimmers.”  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 at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Author of the One Maryland One Book, “Bloodsworth,” to Speak in Cambridge

On Thursday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. The Talbot County Free Library, in partnership with the Caroline County Public Library, the Dorchester County Public Library, the Dorchester County Public Schools, and Maryland Humanities, will host a reading and talk in the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (2475 Cambridge Beltway) by Tim Junkin, the author of this year’s One Maryland One Book, “Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence.”  One Maryland One Book is the Maryland Humanities program in which people all across the state read the same book at the same time.  The program at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School will also feature a special appearance by the book’s subject, Cambridge waterman Kirk Bloodsworth, who spent 9 years in jail (including time on Death Row) for a murder DNA evidence would eventually prove he did not commit.

Tim Junkin

Tim Junkin is the author of two well-received novels, The Waterman and Good Counsel. All three of his books are centered in the Choptank River-Eastern Chesapeake Bay area.

Spending much of his youth in Talbot County, he is a graduate of Easton High School. He attended the University of Maryland and then completed his law studies at Georgetown University Law Center.

An attorney who worked for thirty years as a trial lawyer and advocate of civil rights, Junkin cofounded and for twenty years served as the managing partner of a private law firm in Washington, D.C.  He has also taught at American University, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard University Law School, and the Bethesda Writer’s Center.  The founding director of Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy—which became ShoreRivers, a Maryland river protection nonprofit—Junkin is the recipient of several awards for his environmental work.

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this talk.  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 Art Show Reception

On Friday, October 5, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to a reception in celebration of the opening of a special art show sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council and the St. Michaels Art League in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Maryland State Arts Council and the 40th of the Talbot County Arts Council.  This show offers a great opportunity to see local talent in the disciplines of drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and various other visual art forms.  Many of the works will be offered for sale by directly contacting the artist.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this reception and show.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Test your Movie Savvy at the St. Michaels Library

Do you know John Wayne’s real name?

Which actress has won the most Academy Awards?

What are the only three movies ever to score an Academy Award Grand Slam (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay?

In case you don’t know (and even if you do!), you’ll want to hotfoot it to the Talbot County Free Library in St. Michaels at noon Monday, Oct. 1. There, Pete Howell, retired arts & entertainment editor and movie critic at The Star-Democrat, will reveal the answers to these and almost two dozen movie trivia questions.  Additional quizzes will be available for those of you who think you know it all.

Ever since 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded the annual Oscars. What movie won the very first Best Picture Oscar?  (Scroll down for the answer.)  The Academy Awards were the brainchild of movie mogul Louis B. Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Mayer hoped to apply a spur to Hollywood’s flank and motivate filmmakers to take it up a notch and make more prestige pictures.  The Oscar is Tinseltown’s most coveted accolade, aside, perhaps, from big box office. The cream of the most coveted crop are Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay. Together they make up the Academy’s Grand Slam.

In 90 years, only three movies have ever hit a Grand Slam, and Howell will dish the inside scoop on each, including one that almost never made it into production, due to the whims and egos of studio bigshots and big-name actors.  In fact, its screenwriter suggested the effort to make this film would have made an even better movie, and it should have been called Uncertainty.

Pete Howell began his career as a movie reviewer in 1979, casting a critical eye on Roger Moore as James Bond in Moonraker.  Since then, he has scribbled illegible notes in more dark theaters than he can remember. He is eternally indebted to the Internet Movie DataBase (imdb.com) for helping him to make sense of those notes when the lights came on. (Who was that guy who played Felix Leiter in Casino Royale, anyway?Scroll down for the answer.) Before taking over the arts & entertainment beat at The Star-Democrat in 2000, he created the same position at the Athens Observer, an upstart weekly in northeast Georgia. Now retired, he is more selective about his moviegoing (No Skyscraper for him!), but can still be found on the dark side of the footlights once or twice a week.  In addition, he is the Grand Poo-Bah of the Talbot Cinema Society, a local group of movie buffs who meet monthly to watch a movie.

Admission to library programs is free, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit tcfl.org or call 410-745-5877.

Wings, starring Gary Cooper and Clara Bow, was the very first Best Picture.

Jeffrey Wright, the first African-American to play the role

Fake News & How to Spot It: A Talk by Ryan O’Grady

Doesn’t it seem like the phrase “fake news” is everywhere these days? That’s why staying informed and understanding media literacy is more important than ever. Join Ryan O’Grady, a librarian with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Maryland State Library Resource Center in understanding the role, value, and power of information. The event will be held at St. Michaels Library on September 15 at 2:00 p.m. This workshop provides you with strategies for evaluating information sources, spotting fake news, and recommendations that you can use for yourself and with your friends and family.

Ryan O’Grady serves as the Deputy Manager in the SLRC Office at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Maryland State Library Resource Center in Baltimore city. Ryan’s background centers on a combination of teaching, technology, media, and library experience. Ryan has Masters Degrees in Instructional Technology from Towson University and in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland. Ryan’s role at the State Library Resource Center allows him to work with a little bit of everything–from making connections with customers to giving presentations at libraries across Maryland. For more information call 410 745-2178 or check the events calendar at www.tcfl.oprg.

Upcoming Programming at the Library September 3 to 15

Easton Library to Host “We are Makers”

On Wednesdays, September 3, 12 & October 3, at 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a “Makers” program for ages 6 – 12.  The program features drawing, painting, and collage.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do need to pre-register at www.tfl.org 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 Offer Stitching Time

On Mondays, September 10, October 15, and November 5, 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 can work on their favorite project with a group.  Limited instruction wil be available for beginners.  Newcomers 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 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Easton Library to Debut “Spanish Club”

On Mondays, September 10 & 24, October 1, 8, 22, & 29, and November 5 & 26, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will inaugurate a new “Spanish Club” program, designed for low/medium Spanish language adult beginners, or those who want to refresh Spanish skills acquired in the past.  Class size is limited to 15.  Pre-registration is required.  Students who attend 80% of the classes will receive a Certificate of Completion.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Tim Junkin

Easton Library to Host Discussion of “Bloodsworth”

On Monday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a discussion of this year’s One Maryland One Book, “Bloodsworth,” by Tim Junkin.  One Maryland One Book is the program of Maryland Humanities in which people all across the state read the same book at the same time.

“Bloodsworth” tells the true story of a Cambridge waterman who was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Maryland’s gas chamber.  In his column in The Star Democrat, Bill Peak—who will host this discussion—described the book “as both a legal and police procedural [that] reads like a John Grisham thriller.  For the first time in the history of the Maryland Humanities program, I found myself unable to put a One Maryland One Book down.”

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

Easton Library to Offer Story Time

On Tuesdays, September 11 – November 27 (excluding Nov. 20), at 10:00 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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Family Crafts

On Tuesday, September 11, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a crafts program that will teach children of all ages how to decorate back-to-school folders.  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 Story Time

On Wednesdays, September 12 & 26, October 24, and November 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, September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24, and November 14 & 28, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will once again host “Bay Hundred Chess.”  Patrons are invited to come in to learn and play the strategic game of chess.  Beginners are 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 Discussion of “Bloodsworth”

On Thursday, September 13, at 3:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a discussion of this year’s One Maryland One Book, “Bloodsworth,” by Tim Junkin.  One Maryland One Book is the program of Maryland Humanities in which people all across the state read the same book at the same time.

“Bloodsworth” tells the true story of a Cambridge waterman who was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Maryland’s gas chamber.  In his column in The Star Democrat, Bill Peak—who will host this discussion—described the book “as both a legal and police procedural [that] reads like a John Grisham thriller.  For the first time in the history of the Maryland Humanities program, I found myself unable to put a One Maryland One Book down.”

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 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Pete Lesher

Easton Library to Host “Ask a Master Gardener”

On Thursdays, September 13 & 27, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come in and ask a Master Gardener what it takes to develop their own personal green thumb.  Their motto: “You have gardening questions, we have the very best gardening answers!”  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to come in and ask a Master Gardener a question.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Easton Library to Host Pete Lesher on Judge North’s Log Canoeing Book

On Thursday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a talk by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Pete Lesher on Judge John C. North II’s new book, “Tradition, Speed and Grace: Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoes”

The thrill of log canoe racing—four to 18 people in choreographed motion, balancing the strain on the rig, calling out puffs and lifts, eyeing the competition, sailing low on the water with enough horsepower to exceed theoretical hull speed in optimum conditions—is an experience seldom equaled, and one that is explored in Judge North’s new book.

The hard-cover, 150-page book includes more than 140 color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs.  In “Tradition, Speed and Grace,” North recounts his perspective on the sport from his 70 years of log canoeing.  The book also includes individual profiles of the remaining 23 canoes in the fleet, along with a chronology of log canoe racing and line drawings of canoes from the CBMM collection.

John C. North II was born and raised in Talbot County and served as States Attorney for Talbot County, Judge of the District and Circuit Courts, and Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission.  He was one of the founders of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, became its first Vice President and later its President.  His family now owns and campaigns four Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoes, and he captains Island Bird, built in 1882 by his great-grandfather.

“This book gives the reader an on-board, intimate experience with Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoes,” said CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher. “Aboard the canoe, in the clubhouse, and during long tows, the Judge has recounted many wonderful stories about log canoe racing in a variety of personal settings.  Now with this book, Judge North shares his experience, his knowledge, and his passion with readers from all over the world.”

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

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

St. Michaels Library to Present “Fake News & How to Spot It”

On Saturday, September 15, at 2:00 p.m., in the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Ryan O’Grady of the Enoch Pratt Free Library will give a presentation on the best strategies for evaluating information sources and spotting fake news.  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 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Upcoming Programming at the Library September 4 to 8

Easton Library to Offer Afternoon Chess Academy

On Tuesdays, September 4 & 18, October 2 & 16, and November 6, at 4:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer an Afternoon Chess Academy for ages 6 – 16.  Participants will learn and play chess.  Snacks will be served.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons must pre-register at www.tcfl.org 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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Maker Space

On Wednesday, September 5, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children of all ages to come in and create wonderful things using 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 Adult Arts & Crafts Program

On Thursday, September 6, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will hold an arts and crafts program for adults.  There will be 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.  You may also bring a 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

Easton Library to Host Urban Gardening Program

On Thursday, September 6, at 5:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a program on urban gardening for patrons who want to grow more of their own food but feel restricted by the space available to them.  Talbot County Master Gardeners Missy Corley and Neoma Rohman will talk about their experiences as urban gardeners farming in downtown Easton.  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

The Music of Minecraft to Visit Easton Library

On Saturday, September 8, at 2:00 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library,  The Front Porch Orchestra will play selections from Daniel Rosenfeld’s dreamy, minimalist Minecraft soundtrack, arranged with a twist of bluegrass.  Fun for the whole family!  This program is supported in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with funds from the Talbot County Council and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this performance.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Is Your Password “Password”?: A Talk at St. Michaels Library

Is Your Password “Password”? presented by Mr. John Stumpf at St. Michaels Library on August 30, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Learn how to create passwords for your electronic devices that are more difficult to be broken, and how to remember them without a Post-It note on your keyboard. Mr. Stumpf will talk about passwords in general and give you a couple of different ways to create passwords that are easy to remember, and still offer the complexity that you want in a password. He has more than thiry-five years’ experience in IT ranging from programming to developing IT strategies for major corporations. For more information call 410 745-5877 or go to www.tcfl.org to view the library events calendar.

Upcoming Programming at the Library in September

Front Porch Orchestra

Children’s Programs

Easton

Afternoon Chess Academy
Tuesdays, September 4 & 18, 4:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. For ages 6 – 16. Snacks served. Limited space, please pre-register.

Music of Minecraft
Saturday, September 8, 2:00 p.m. The Front Porch Orchestra will play selections from Daniel Rosenfeld’s dreamy, minimalist Minecraft soundtrack—all of it arranged with a twist of bluegrass! Fun for the whole family!

Story Time
Tuesdays, September 11 – November 27 (excluding Nov. 20), 10:00 a.m. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

We are Makers
Wednesday, September 12, 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, September 17, 4:00 p.m. Bring a book or choose a library book and read with Janet Dickey and her dog, Latte. For children 5 and older.

Frederick Douglass Day
Saturday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The library joins with the Frederick Douglass Honor Society and other local organizations to sponsor this annual celebration of Talbot County’s most famous native son. Speakers, a parade, food vendors, free music, and more!

Sensitive Story Time
Wednesday, September 26, 10:30 a.m. For sensitive children, 5 and under, who prefer a calm, comfortable, quiet environment with few distractions. One caregiver per child is required. If you plan to attend, please contact Laura Powell at 410-822-1626 or lpowell@tcfl.org.

We are Builders
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 4:00 p.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Build with LEGOS and Zoobs. For ages 6 – 12.

St. Michaels

Maker Space
Wednesday, September 5, 3:30 p.m. Design and create using Legos and Zoobs.

Family Crafts
Tuesday, September 11, 3:30 p.m.: Decorate Back-to-School Folders

Story Time
Wednesdays, September 12 & 26, 10:30 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Book Arts for Teens & Adults
Explore the process of creating a personal journal/book.
Monday, September 17, 3:30 p.m.: Fold and Cut Book

Family Unplugged Games
Thursday, September 20, 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).

Teen & Adult Programs

Easton

Afternoon Chess Academy
Tuesdays, September 4 & 18, 4:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. For ages 6 – 16. Snacks served. Limited space, please pre-register.

Pete Lesher

Urban Gardening
Thursday, September 6, 5:30 p.m. Want to grow more of your own food, but feeling restricted by space? Talbot County Master Gardeners Missy Corley and Neoma Rohman talk about their experiences as urban gardeners farming in downtown Easton.

The Music of Minecraft with the Front Porch Orchestra
Saturday, September 8, 2:00 p.m. The Front Porch Orchestra will play selections from Daniel Rosenfeld’s dreamy, minimalist Minecraft soundtrack, arranged with a twist of bluegrass!

Stitching Time
Monday, September 10, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Work on your favorite project with a group. Limited instruction provided for beginners. Newcomers are welcome!

The Spanish Club
Mondays, September 10 & 24, October 1, 22, & 29, November 5 & 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. This program is designed for low/medium Spanish language adult beginners, or those who want to refresh Spanish skills acquired in the past. Class size is limited to 15. Pre-registration is required. Students who attend 80% of the classes will receive a Certificate of Completion.

One Maryland One Book Discussion: Bloodsworth
Monday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. “Library Guy” Bill Peak hosts a discussion of this year’s One Maryland One Book, Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin.

Shelby Vincent

Ask a Master Gardener
Thursdays, September 13 & 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. You have gardening questions, we have the very best gardening answers!

Tradition, Speed and Grace: Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoes by John C. North II
Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. Pete Lesher of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum discusses Judge John C. North II’s new book on the joys and thrills of log canoe racing.

Easton Library Book Group Discussion: Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin
Monday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. The Easton library book group discusses this year’s One Maryland One Book, Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin.

Lunch & Learn: Chair Exercises To Do while Watching TV
Thursday, September 20, noon. Physical therapist assistant Shelby Vincent shows you how easy it is to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.

Fighting Fraud and Identity Theft
Monday, September 24, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join the staff of Shore United Bank and the Talbot County Free Library to learn tips on how to prevent identity theft and protect your privacy.

St. Michaels

Arts & Crafts
Thursday, September 6, 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.

Bill Peak

Bay Hundred Chess
Wednesdays, September 12 & 26, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Learn and play the strategic game of chess. Beginners welcome.

One Maryland One Book Discussion: Bloodsworth
Thursday, September 13, 3:00 p.m. “Library Guy” Bill Peak hosts a discussion of this year’s One Maryland One Book, Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin.

Saturday Speaker Series: Fake News & How to Spot It
Saturday, September 15, 2:00 p.m. Ryan O’Grady of the Enoch Pratt Free Library provides you with strategies for evaluating information sources and spotting fake news.

St. Michaels Library Book Group Discussion: Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin
Wednesday, September 19, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday Movie @ Noon
September 25: Call the library at 410-745-5877 to find out the title of the film (which we cannot name here due to licensing requirements).

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 participate in these programs.

Upcoming Programming at the Library August 27 to 30

Learn Microsoft Excel from a Pro at the Easton Library

On Monday, August 27, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Computer Training Specialist Rita Hill will repeat her popular introductory class in Microsoft Excel.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program; however, they are asked to bring their own p.c. laptop (no Apple laptops, please) or just come and observe.For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Virtual Reality Roadshow Coming to the Easton Library

On Tuesday, August 28, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will once again host the popular Virtual Reality Roadshow. Community members of all ages are invited to come in and test out the latest virtual reality technology, including Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Using this technology, participants will create and visit their own, personal virtual worlds.

Coaches will be on hand to teach you how to use the equipment and guide you through the experience.  Library staff will provide information on future opportunities to enjoy Virtual Reality here in Talbot County.

The Virtual Reality Roadshow is a program of the Maryland State Library.  It is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and coordinated in part with the Baltimore County Public Library.

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend and participate in the Virtual Reality Roadshow.  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 Award-Winning Film

On Tuesday, August 28, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an award-winning, Sci-Fi movie on its big, professional screen.  The film, which was released this year, is rated PG-13.  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 film, which, due to licensing requirements, we are unable to publish here), please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Learn How to Secure Your Electronic Devices at the St. Michaels Library

On Thursday, August 30, at 10:00 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host “Is Your Password ‘Password’?”  The program will teach you how to create passwords for your electronic devices that are more difficult for thieves to discover, and how to remember them without a Post-It note on your keyboard.  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

Upcoming Programming at the Library August 20 to 24

Children to Read with a Certified Therapy Dog at the Easton Library

On Monday, August 20, at 11:00 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 5 and older to bring a book, or choose one from the library’s shelves, and read with Janet Dickey and her Certified Therapy 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 to Host Discussion of “The All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion”

On Monday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, the Easton book group will discuss the irrepressible Fannie Flagg’s “The All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion.”  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 Host Children’s Hawaiian Culture Party

On Monday, August 20, at 2:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a program for children 2 – 12 years of age (children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult), that will feature Hawaiian crafts, music, volcano-making, and a luau!  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do 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 Offer Children’s STEM Program

On Wednesday, August 22, at 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 6 and older to come in and enjoy a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)program and build with LEGOS and Zoobs.  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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Story Time

On Wednesday, August 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

St. Michaels Library to Host Bay Hundred Chess

On Wednesday, August 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 Family Games

On Wednesday, August 22, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer an afternoon of board games and fun educational games for the whole family(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 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

Sheriff Joe Gamble

Easton Library to Host a Bilingual Book Club

On Thursday, August 23, from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children entering grades 1 and 2 to come in and enjoy a story, while practicing their Spanish and English.

Club de Lectura Bilingüe. Jueves, 12 de Julio, 9 de agosto, 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!

All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons must 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 Sheriff Joe Gamble’s Sneak Peek at Talbot Goes Purple

On Thursday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Sheriff Joe Gamble will kick off this year’s Talbot Goes Purple campaign with a look atthe events planned for 2018.  The program will focus on prevention this year. Parents will learn how to spot behaviors and tendencies that might lead to addiction, and they will also learn how bullying can be the proximal cause of addiction.All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this talk.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Memoir Writing Program

On Thursday, August 23, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come in and record and share their memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people. Participants are also invited to bring their lunch.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 Children’s Film

On Friday, August 24, at 2:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an award-winning children’s film, rated PG, 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 title of the movie, which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publish 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 August 13 to 17

Easton Library to Offer Stitching Time

On Monday, August 13, 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 project with a group.  Limited instruction will be available for beginners, and newcomers are 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 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Bomani

St. Michael Library to Screen Animated Film

On Monday, August 13, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an Academy Award-nominated, animated film, rated PG, 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 title of this film, which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publicize here), please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-822-1626

St. Michaels Library Presents “The Life of Frederick Douglass”—a Live Performance!

On Tuesday, August 14, at 2:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 5 – 12 years of age to come in to the library’s St. Michaels branch enjoy a live performance of “The Life of Frederick Douglass” by Bomani.  A poet with Hip Hop style, Bomani, and Frederick Douglass, will teach the children about the Great Orator’s love of reading.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend Bomani’s performance.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

The Library’s Summer Reading Grand Finale!

On Thursday, August 16, at 10:00 a.m., the Talbot County Free Library will celebrate the Grand Finale of its 2018 Summer Reading Program in the library’s Easton branch.  There will be oyster games, refreshments, and door prizes.  Sherman the Shorebird will make an appearance, and the drawing will be held to determine the winner of this year’s Summer Reading Program Grand Prize!  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 Show Animated Film

On Friday, August 17, at 2:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show a famous animated film, rated G, 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 see this movie.  For more information (including the title of this 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