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

Upcoming Programming at the Library June 4 to 7

St. Michaels Library to Offer Summer Crafts

On Monday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a program of summer crafts for children of all ages.  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: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

Easton Library to Offer Story Time

On Tuesdays, June 5 – 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

Afternoon Chess Academy at Easton Library

On Tuesdays, June 5 & 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 host 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 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 Host Maker Space

On Wednesday, June 6, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free library will host a Maker Space program.  Children 6 and older are invited to come in and 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 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Arts & Crafts

On Thursday, June 7, from 10:00 a.m. – noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer an arts and crafts program for adults.  Free instruction for knitting, beading, needlework, and tatting will be available.  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 attend this lecture.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Upcoming Programming at the Talbot County Free Library in June

Children’s Programs

Libraries Rock!  The Summer Reading Program for all ages begins June 1 with great games and prizes.

Easton

Story Time

Tuesdays, June 5 – 26, 10:00 a.m.; program repeats at 11:00 a.m.  For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Afternoon Chess Academy

Tuesdays, June 5 & 19, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Learn and play chess.  For ages 6-16.  Snacks served.  Limited space, please pre-register.

3rd Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival (to be held this year at the Armory in Easton)

June 16, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Meet more than 30 of our country’s finest children’s book authors.  Enjoy live music, make-a-book, refreshments and more!  This year’s Festival, in honor of Frederick Douglass’s bicentennial, is being held in conjunction with, and across the street from, the Academy Art Museum’s Juneteenth celebration.  Register for the library’s Summer Reading Program and receive a voucher for a free book by one of the Festival authors (while supplies last).

Read with Latte, a Certified Therapy Dog

Monday, June 18, 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.

Giant Walk-on Map of Maryland

Thursday, June 21, 2:30 p.m.  Special activities for ages 6 and older.  Participants must wear socks.

Friday Flix!

Fridays, June 22 & 29, 2:30 p.m.  Enjoy fun, family movies.  For a list of titles, please visit the library’s calendar of events at www.tcfl.org, or call 410-822-1626.

GSK Science in the Summer: The Science of Space

Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, 10:00 a.m. – noon for scientists entering grades 2 and 3, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for scientists entering grades 4 – 6.  Learn about the stars, the moon, space travel, and more!  Active, hands-on learning and STEM.  Sponsored by Glaxo Smith Kline and the Association for the Advancement of Science.  Limited space, pre-registration required. Online registration begins on June 1 at www.tcfl.org.

St. Michaels

Family Crafts

Monday, June 4, 3:30 p.m.  Summer Crafts

Maker Space

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

Story Time

Wednesdays, June 13 & 27, 10:30 a.m.  For children age 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Giant Walk-On Map of Maryland

Monday, June 25, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.  Special activities for children 6 and older.  All participants must wear socks.

Family Unplugged Games

Wednesday, June 27, 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

Libraries rock!  Adult Summer Reading Program begins July 1.  Why should kids have all the fun?

From “Miles of Smiles: The Years of Struggle” film

Easton

Learn Microsoft Excel from a Pro

Monday, June 4, 6:00 p.m. Computer Training Specialist Rita Hill teaches the second class of an introductory course in Microsoft Excel.  Pre-registration required.

Afternoon Chess Academy

Tuesdays, June 5 & 19, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Learn and play chess.  For ages 6-16.  Snacks served.  Limited space, please pre-register.

Book Discussion: Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen

Monday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.

St. Michaels

Arts & Crafts

Thursday, June 7, 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.

Free Screening of the Award-Winning Film: Loving

Tuesday, June 12, noon.  This date marks the 51st anniversary of the supreme Court decision ending state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.  The movie Loving tells the story of the romance that gave birth to this critical ruling.

John Reisinger

Bay Hundred Chess

Wednesdays, June 13 & 27, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Learn and play the strategic game of chess.  Beginners welcome.  For all ages.

Memoir Writers

Thursdays, June 14 & 28, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Record and share your memories of life and family.  Participants are invited to bring their lunch.

Free Screening of the Emmy Award-Winning Film Miles of Smiles: The Years of Struggle

Thursday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m.  This documentary tells the story of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the African-American union that (under the leadership of A. Philip Randolph) played a pivotal role in the nation’s civil rights movement.  “Library guy” Bill Peak will be on hand to talk about the film’s production and answer questions.

Author to Reveal Secrets behind Top Tourist Spots

Saturday, June 30, 2:00 p.m.  John Reisinger, author of The Secrets Behind the Structures, reveals the little-known and often bizarre stories behind some of the world’s most popular travel destinations.

TCFL Seeks Public Input on St. Michaels Branch Expansion Project

The Talbot County Free Library (TCFL) is calling on local residents and library patrons to help shape the future of the St. Michaels branch by sharing their ideas about what library spaces and services they would like to see as a part of the expansion project. TCFL has selected Pamela P. Gardner, AIA, LLC to do a feasibility study that will determine how best to utilize the space in the existing St. Michaels branch, as well as in the planned 3,700 square foot addition.  A key part of the study is gathering input from local stakeholders, citizens, and users of the library.  Citizens can visit www.tcfl.org to access and complete the St. Michaels Expansion online survey. The brief survey asks participants to determine the importance of various services, features, and spaces that might be included in the expansion. The survey will be available through June 1st.  Paper copies are available at both branches of TCFL at the public service desks.  “Input from residents, library patrons, and staff is critical to ensuring that the expanded St. Michaels library serves the diverse needs of our community now and in the future,” said Dana Newman, Library Director.  “The survey gives the community the opportunity to tell us what they believe must be included in the St. Michaels expansion if the library is to continue to play its essential role in the lifelong learning needs of our region’s people.” The results of this survey will be critical to the plans being created for the St. Michaels Library expansion.

Upcoming Programming at the Library May 21 & 31

2018 Easton High School Student Showcase at the Library

On Monday, May 21, at 5:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools, will host a reception and showcase of Easton High School student films and animations.  Student illustrations and graphic design will remain on display in the library’s main meeting room from May 21 – Sept. 3.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this reception.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Learn Microsoft Excel from a Pro at the Library

On Thursday, May 31, at 6:00 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Computer Training Specialist Rita Hill will teach the first class of a two-class introductory course in Microsoft Excel.  The second class will take place on the following Monday, June 4, at 6:00 p.m.  It too will be held in the library’s Easton branch.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are required to pre-register for this course.  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 May 22 to 24

Easton Library to Offer Story Time

On Tuesday, May 22, 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 Offer Story Time

On Wednesday, May 23, 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, May 23, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., the St. Michaels 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 are welcome.  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 Offer Minecraft for Children

On Wednesday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 5 and older to come in and explore Minecraft on the library’s computers.  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 Offer Memoir Writers Program

On Thursday, May 24, 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 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 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 Thursday, May 24, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons of all ages (children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult) to come in for an afternoon of board games and fun educational children’s games.  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

Author to Discuss Underground Railroad Journeys at the Easton Library

Jim Duffy

On Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, award-winning author Jim Duffy will share stories, surprising finds, and life lessons learned as he wrote “Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva.”  Duffy’s presentation will touch on a number of Eastern Shore-born heroes of the Underground Railroad, including Harriet Tubman and Moses Viney, but special emphasis will be given to Talbot County’s most famous native son, Frederick Douglass, whose bicentennial is being celebrated this year.  A book signing will follow the presentation.

Duffy is an award-winning magazine writer whose work has appeared in numerous regional publications.  He is also the author of “Eastern Shore Road Trips: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva.”  Duffy co-founded (with his wife, the photographer Jill Jasuta) Secrets of the Eastern Shore, a local business that celebrates the heritage and beauty of the Delmarva Peninsula in words, pictures, and products.

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

Upcoming Programming at the Library May 14 to 17

Library to Host Stitching Time

On Monday, May 14, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will once again host its popular “Stitching Time” program.  Patrons are invited to come in and work on their favorite needlecraft project with a group.  Limited instruction will be available for beginners.  Newcomers welcome.  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 contact the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Talbot County Free Library to Host Discussions of Frederick Douglass’s “Narrative”

On Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m., in the Talbot County Free Library’s Easton branch, and again on Thursday, May 17, at 2:30 p.m., in the St. Michaels branch, “library guy” Bill Peak will host a discussion of “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave”—the 96-page Frederick Douglass autobiography that brought the savage reality of slavery home to the world.  This book discussion is being held as part of the ongoing celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of our Talbot County’s most famous native son.  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 or Scotti Oliver, telephone: 410-822-1626

Story Time

On Tuesdays, May 15 & 22, 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

Read with Latte, a Certified Therapy Dog, at the Easton Library

On Tuesday, May 15, at 4:00 p.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 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 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

Lunch & Learn How to Use the Talbot County Free Library’s Ancestry.com Database

On Thursday, May, 17, at noon, in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Maryland Room librarian Becky Riti will provide what she calls “a very elementary” introduction to Ancestry Library.  Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and learn how to access and search online census records, vital records, Find a Grave, and more.  Coffee and dessert will be provided 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: Becky Riti, telephone: 410-822-1626

Easton Library to Host Young Gardeners’ Club

On Thursday, May 17, at 3:45 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will play host to a Young Gardeners’ Club program, “Design Your Own Garden,” for children in grades 1 – 4.  This program is sponsored by the Talbot County Garden Club.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do need to pre-register to participate in this program.  To pre-register, please contact Children’s Librarian Laura Powell (telephone: 410-822-1626, ext. 3022; email: lpowell@tcfl.org).  For more information, please call the library or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Horn Point Lab’s Science After Hours: Satellites & Drones: Water Color & Water Quality

On Thursday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Dr. Greg Silsbe of Horn Point Lab will present a program entitled “Satellites and Drones: Linking Water Color to Water Quality.”

Every day so called “earth-observing satellites,” operated by NASA and other international space agencies, pass over the Chesapeake Bay region and acquire millions of specialized high-resolution images. These data are often freely available and, with a touch of science, can be used to track changes in land use and air and water quality at regional to global scales. With the advent and rapid commercialization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones), scientists are retrofitting these devices to emulate the types of measurements made from space.  Dr. Silsbe’s talk will explore the technology and science of this rapidly growing field.

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

Contact: Bill Peak or Scotti Oliver, telephone: 410-822-1626