Free Family Law Assistance Available at Easton Library

On Thursday, August 1, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, a lawyer will be available to provide free consultation to patrons on how to represent themselves and complete forms for divorce, custody, visitation, child support, name change, guardianship, adoption, and juvenile expungement.  For more information visit: ttp://mdcourts.gov/clerks/talbot/family.html This project is supported by a Family Division/Family Services Grant from the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts, Department of Family Administration.

Upcoming Programming at the Library July 29 to August 1

St. Michaels Library to Screen Children’s Film

On Monday, July 29, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show a children’s 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 screening.  For more information (including the title of this film, which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publish here), please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Joe Romano

Professional Magician to Entertain at Easton Library

On Wednesday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, professional magician Joe Romano returns to perform an act he’s calling “Take Me to Your Reader!”  Music, comedy, and sensational sets make this a show children of all ages are sure to enjoy.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this Romano’s show.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org

St. Michaels Library to Offer STEM Story Time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

On Wednesday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) story time program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.  Children will learn about how some items float and others sink when placed in water.

All library programs are free and open to the public, but pre-registration (by calling the St. Michaels library at 410-745-5877) is required to participate in this program and receive free admission to the museum.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

St. Michaels Library to Offer Adult Arts & Crafts

On Thursday, August 1, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to bring their coloring books, Zentangle pens, or anything else that fuels their passion for being creative and come in for a program of adult arts and crafts.

Free instruction will be available for knitting, beading, needlework, and tatting.  Patrons may bring their lunch.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this screening.  For more information (including the title of this film, which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publish here), please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Upcoming Programming at the Library July 22 to 25

St. Michaels Library to Screen Animated Film

On Monday, July 22, 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 screening.  For more information (including the title of this film, which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publish here), please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Easton Library to Host Drone Mapping Program (for ages 9-12)

On Tuesday, July 23, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., and repeating on Tuesday, July 30, again from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will play host to a drone program, presented by Horn Point Lab, for youths aged 9 – 12.

Program participants will discover what it’s like to be a drone pilot and geospatial scientist, capture aerial photos to study water quality, and, finally, learn drone safety, manual flight skills, and coding for autonomous flight.  The program will be taught by Anna Windle, a Ph.D. student at Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

All library programs are free and open to the public, but space for this program is limited, so pre-registration is required.  Patrons my pre-register at http://www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/, or by calling 410-822-1626.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Easton Library to Host New Moon Theater Production: Minwa

On Wednesday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a highly interactive theatrical performance of three traditional Japanese tales by the New Moon Theater troop.  These tales highlight our shared values of kindness, generosity, acceptance, and community responsibility.  They also feature adventure, monsters, and a very large battle!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Talbot County Free Library and the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County 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.

St. Michaels Library to Hold Japanese Cultural Celebration

Bill Peak

On Wednesday, July 24, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will hold a Japanese cultural celebration for children 5 – 12 years of age (children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult).  There will be a Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese crafts, professional storytelling, and a Japanese puppet show staged by New Moon Theater.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do need to pre-register (at 410-745-5877) to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Some Hints on Writing Your Memoirs from “Library Guy” Bill Peak

On Thursday, July 25, at 11:00 a.m., in the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library, “library guy” and author Bill Peak will share some of the tricks he uses to turn memories into the kind of stories people like to read.  Learn how memory’s weaknesses can strengthen your storytelling.  Find out which of the senses has been shown to stimulate memories better than any other.   Discover the ways in which you can investigate a memory to add flavor to your writing.

In addition to serving as the Talbot County Free Library’s communications manager, Peak is the author of “The Oblate’s Confession,” a novel that won four national awards and was named to Kirkus Review’s Best Books of 2015 list.  Memory, its uses and flaws, is a sub-theme of the book.

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.

St. Michaels Library to Host Family Games

On Thursday, July 25, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host 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 attend this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Upcoming Programming at the Library July 15 to 18

Bill Peak

Easton Library to Offer “Stitching Time”

On Monday, July 15, 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 (knitting, crochet, card making, what-have-you) with a group.  Limited knitting and crochet instruction will be provided for beginners.  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.

Some Hints on Writing Your Memoirs from “Library Guy” Bill Peak

On Monday, July 15, at 6:00 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, “library guy” and author Bill Peak will share some of the tricks he uses to turn memories into stories people actually want to read.

Learn how memory’s weaknesses can actually strengthen your storytelling.  Find out which of the senses has been shown to stimulate memories better than any other.   Discover the ways in which you can investigate a memory to add flavor to your writing.

In addition to serving as the Talbot County Free Library’s communications manager, Peak is the author of “The Oblate’s Confession,” a novel that won four national awards and was named to Kirkus Review’s Best Books of 2015 list.  Memory, its uses and flaws, is a sub-theme of the book.

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.

Easton Library to Host Book Discussion: “All You Can Ever Know”

On Monday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, the Easton Book Group (which is open to all) will discuss “All You Can Ever Know,” an award-winning memoir by Nicole Chung.  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.

St. Michaels Library to Screen Animated Film

On Monday, July 15, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an Oscar-nominated, animated film on its big, professional screen.  This movie is rated PG.  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 this film, which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publish here), please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

“The Sky is NOT the Limit!” Children to Learn about the Stars at the Easton Library

On Thursday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, children of all ages will have the chance to reach for the stars and explore the universe beyond.

Before telescopes, people looked at the stars and dreamed.  They told stories, drew pictures, and imagined how the stars came to exist in the night sky.  Participants will learn the stories of the stars as told by the ancients … and those told by modern science.  They will travel across the world and back in time to develop their understanding and decide where the stars came from and what lies beyond them.

Dr. Michael Cone

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.

Easton Library to Host Talk on the Battle of Gettysburg: “Three Long, Hot, Historic Days”

On Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Dr. Michael Cone will give a talk on what may very well have been the most important battle of the Civil War.  Using photos from the battlefield and first-hand accounts of those that found themselves in the thick of things, Cone will tell the story of three days that changed the course of American history.  As an added bonus, he will also provide tips on how to find your civil war ancestor.

Cone is a retired physician who specialized in neonatal care.  A graduate of Baylor University and Louisiana State University School of Medicine, he now spends his time at his home off Dixon Creek, enjoying life as an avid amateur civil war historian and genealogist.

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.

Upcoming Programming at the Library July 8 to 11

St. Michaels Library to Screen Animated Film

On Monday, July 8, 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 program.  For more information (including the title of this film, which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publish here), please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Juggling Hoffmans to Perform at Easton Library

On Wednesday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, the Juggling Hoffman’s will perform in a show for all ages.  There will be tricks, jests, and feats of extraordinary dexterity in a smile-along, laugh-along, interactive good time.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.

All library programming is 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.

St. Michaels Library to Host Bay Hundred Chess

On Wednesdays, July 10 & 24, 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.  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.

St. Michaels Library to Offer “We Are Builders” STEM Program

On Wednesday, July 10, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program entitled “We Are Builders” for children 5 – 12 years of age.  Participants will build with Legos, Zoobs, and foam blocks.  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.

St. Michaels Library to Host Memoir Writers

On Thursdays, July 11 & 25, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come in to 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.  The July 25 program will feature a talk by “library guy” Bill Peak on using memory as a story-telling device.  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.

Upcoming Programming at the Talbot County Free Library in July

Youth Programs

Easton

Young Writers’ Camp (for ages 10 – 16)

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, July 1-3, 2:00 -3:00 p.m.  Learn how to write and draw cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels.  Whether you are a writer who thinks they can’t draw or an artist who thinks they can’t write, you might be surprised at what you can do.  Timothy Young, who has written and illustrated 13 books, will teach creative techniques that you can use to become a visual storyteller.  Please pre-register online at tcfl.org or by calling 410-822-1626.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.

Story Time

Tuesdays, July 2 – 30, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Read, sing, and play at the library during story time.  Enjoy making a craft.  For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Afternoon Chess

Tuesdays, July 2 & 16, 4:30 -5:30 p.m.  Learn and play chess. Light refreshments served.  For ages 6 – 16.  Pre-registration at www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/ required.

Juggling Hoffmans

Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m.  Be amazed by the tricks and amused by the antics in a smile-along, laugh-along, interactive good time for all ages.  A kid’s show that adults will love too!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.

Adventures in Hiking (for ages 13 and older)

Thursday, July 11, 6:00 p.m.  Could you, would you, hike 2100+ miles in just over 5 months?  Join Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Bryan Gomes for a colorful view of the Appalachian Trail, see his backpack and all the gear that got him safely from Georgia to Maine, and try your skill at walking a slack line!  Light refreshments served.  To participate in the program, patrons must pre-register in person at the library. (Note: Waiver will be signed at time of registration.)

New Moon Theater: Minwa

The Sky is NOT the Limit!

Thursday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.  Reach for the stars!  Find the Universe beyond.  Before telescopes, people looked at the stars and dreamed.  They told stories, drew pictures, and imagined how the stars came to exist in the night sky.  Learn the stories of the stars as told by the ancients … and those told by modern science.  Travel across the world and back in time to develop your understanding and decide: “Where did the stars come from?” and “What is the Universe beyond?”  Sponsored by Eastern Shore Regional Library.

Drone Mapping  (for ages 9-12)

Tuesdays, July 23 & 30, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Embark on a mission!  Discover a day in the life of a drone pilot and geospatial scientist.  Capture aerial photos to study water quality.  Learn drone safety, manual flight skills, and coding for autonomous flight.  Directed by Anna Windle, a Ph.D. student at Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.  Limited space.  Pre-registration required at tcfl.org or by calling 410-822-1626.

New Moon Theater: Minwa

Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m.  Highly interactive theatrical performance of three traditional Japanese tales that highlight our shared values of kindness, generosity, acceptance, and community responsibility.  The performances also feature adventure, monsters, and a very large battle!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Talbot County Free Library and Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.

Take Me to Your Reader!

Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.  The magic of Joe Romano returns.  Music, comedy, and sensational sets make this a show you’ll be sure to enjoy!

Joe Romano

St. Michaels

Story Time

Wednesday, July 3, 10:30 a.m.  For children age 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

We are Builders

Wednesday, July 10, 3:30 p.m.  Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  Build with Legos, Zoobs, or foam blocks!  For children 5 – 12.

Japanese Cultural Celebration

Wednesday, July 24, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Enjoy Japanese crafts, professional storytelling, and a Japanese puppet show by New Moon Theater.  We will also hold a Japanese tea ceremony!  Pre-registration is required.  For ages 5-12 (children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult).  Please call the St. Michaels Library at 410-745-5877 to pre-register for this event.

Family Unplugged Games

Thursday, 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).

STEM Story Time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.  Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) story time, and learn about how items float or sink in water!  Pre-registration is required for free admission to the museum.  For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. Please call the St Michaels Library at 410-745-5877 to pre-register for this event.

Adult Programs

Easton

Summer Reading Program for Adults (Why should kids have all the fun?)

July 1 – August 31.  Kids enjoy summer reading and prizes—and adults can too!  Each time you read a book and turn in your completed book review form to the library, you’re entered in the drawing for a $50.00 Gift Card.  Enter as often as you like!

Patriotic Wind Chimes

Monday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. –noon.  Come celebrate the birth of our nation as we create wind chimes with a patriotic theme.  Space is limited.  Please pre-register by calling the library at 410-822-1626.

Stitching Time

Monday, July 15, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Work on your favorite project (knitting, crochet, card making, what-have-you) with a group.  Limited knitting and crochet instruction will be provided for beginners.  All are welcome!

Write Your Memoirs: Some Helpful Hints from Bill Peak

Monday, July 15, 6:00 p.m.  “Library Guy” Bill Peak shares some of the tricks he uses to turn memories into stories people actually want to read.

Book Discussion: All You Can Ever Know

Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.  The Easton Book Group (open to all) discusses this award-winning memoir by Nicole Chung.

The Battle of Gettysburg – Three Long, Hot, Historic Days

Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.  Using photos from the battlefield and accounts recorded by battle participants, Dr. Michael Cone tells the story of three days that changed the course of American history.  As an added bonus, he’ll provide tips on how to find your civil war ancestor.  Dr. Cone is a retired physician who specialized in neonatal care.

Bill Peak

St. Michaels

Bay Hundred Chess

Wednesdays, July 10 & 24, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Learn and play the strategic game of chess.  Beginners welcome.

Memoir Writers

Thursdays, July 11 & 25, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Record and share your memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people.  Participants are invited to bring their lunch.

Write Your Memoirs: Some Helpful Hints from Bill Peak

Thursday, July 25, 11:00 a.m.  “Library Guy” Bill Peak joins the Memoir Writers group to share some of the tricks he uses to turn memories into stories people actually want to read.

Coloring for Teens & Adults

Tuesday, July 30, 3:30 p.m.  Explore the relaxing process of coloring!

Upcoming Programming at the Library July 1 to 3

Library to Offer Summer Reading Program for Adults (Why should kids have all the fun?)

Beginning July 1, and running through the end of August, the Talbot County Free Library will offer a Summer Reading Program for adults.  Kids enjoy summer reading and prizes—and now adults can too!  Each time a patron reads a book and turns in a complete (brief) book review form to the library, they will be entered in the drawing for a $50.00 gift card.  Patrons may enter as often as they like.  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.

Make Your Own Patriotic Wind Chimes at the Library

On Monday, July 1, from 10:00 a.m. – noon, the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will help patrons celebrate the birth of our nation with patriotic wind chimes they create themselves.  All materials for making your own set of wind chimes will be supplied by the library.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited for this program, so pre-registration is required by calling the library at 410-822-1626.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Timothy Young

Easton Library to Hold a Young Writers’ Camp (for ages 10 – 16)

On Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, July 1-3, from 2:00 -3:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will hold a Young Writers’ Camp for youth 10 – 16 years of age.  Attendees will learn how to write and draw cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels.

Whether you are a writer who thinks they can’t draw or an artist who thinks they can’t write, you will be surprised at what you can do.  Timothy Young, who has written and illustrated 13 books, will teach creative techniques that you can use to become a visual storyteller.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.

All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are required to pre-register for this program at www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

St. Michaels Library to Screen Animated Film

On Monday, July 1, 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 program.  For more information (including the title of this film, which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publish here), please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Easton Library to Offer Story Time

On Tuesdays, July 2 – 30, 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.  Children will have the opportunity to read, sing, play, and make a craft.  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.

Easton Library to Host Afternoon Chess

On Tuesdays, July 2 & 16, and August 6 & 20, from 4:30 -5:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will hold an afternoon program in which youth 6 – 16 years of age will have the opportunity to learn and play chess.  Light refreshments will be served.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are required to pre-register for this program at www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

St. Michaels Library to Offer Story Time

On Wednesday, July 3, 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.

Upcoming Programming at the Library June 24 to 27

Easton Library to Host NYT Bestselling Author and EHS Grad Casey Cep

On Monday, June 24, at 6:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a reading and book signing by Casey Cep, Easton High School Class of ’03 and author of “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee”—which debuted last month at #6 on The New York Times’s non-fiction bestseller list.

Time Magazine reported, “Cep’s book is a marvel.  In elegant prose, she gives us the fullest story yet of Lee’s post-Mockingbird life in New York—boozy, unproductive, modest despite her means, yet full of books and theater … Cep’s is an account emotionally attuned to the toll that great writing takes, and shows that sometimes one perfect book is all we can ask for, even while we wish for another.”

This program is sponsored 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 Cep’s reading and book signing.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

St. Michaels Library to Screen Oscar Winner

On Tuesday, June 25, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show a film that won two Oscars, including Best Picture, on its big, professional screen.  This full-length feature film is rated PG-13.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this screening.  For more information (including the title of this film, which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publish here), please contact the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Kindness Rocks at the Easton Library!

On Wednesday, June 26, at 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children of all ages to come in and paint their positive vibes on a kindness rock.   Participants may leave their “kind message” rocks for display at the library, or take them home to show family and friends.  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.

Live Reptiles to Invade Easton Library!

On Thursday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will play host to a slithery, scrabbling, scaley gathering of “Reptile Wonders!”  Children of all ages are invited to meet and interact with live water turtles, a mighty Burmese Python, the bearded dragon, and more!  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and supported by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County 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 participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Easton Library to Screen Oscar-Winning Film

On Thursday, June 27, at 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show a free movie (that won 6 Academy Awards!) on its big, professional screen.  This full-length feature film is rated PG.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this screening.  For more information (including the title of this film, which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publish here), please contact the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

St. Michaels Library to Host Family Games

On Thursday, June 27, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host 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.

Musician and Speaker Susan Jones at St. Michaels Library June 20

Susan Jones, Tilghman Island, will be presenting a program of music and poetry at St. Michaels Library on June 20 at 2:00 pm. Her program, “Sing the Clarinet, Music and Words of Summer and Water,” combines a narrative laced with her original verse, plus selections for the clarinet. She will talk about her island home and about her experiences growing up in a water environment in Oregon. Her talk will include verse, narrative, and musical selections relating to the water and to the summer season.  Quite remarkably, she is able to play the clarinet and accompany herself on the piano. At the same time!

Ms. Jones was born and raised in northwest Oregon. Both she and her husband Bob, were very active in the Portland musical scene, playing professionally and teaching privately.  Susan played for fourteen years with the Oregon Symphony.

During their hopscotch odyssey eastward, she continued to play professionally – in Minneapolis, Indianapolis, DC – and in a leap to the west – in Orange County, California.

While in Indianapolis, she earned a master’s degree in library science from Indiana University. She began writing verse while working as a librarian in Indianapolis and now has a collection of nearly five hundred verses – almost all of them featuring amusing and intriguing vocabulary words. She has published two collections of her verses. More information is available at www.tcfl.org or by calling 410 745-5877.

Upcoming Programming at the Library June 17 to 20

Easton Library to Host Science Program for Children Entering Grades 2 – 6

On Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. – noon (for children entering grades 2 and 3), and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (for children entering grades 4-6), the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will once again play host to the popular “GSK Science in the Summer” program.

Exploring “the science of me,” children will learn how food becomes our body’s fuel, where oxygen goes when we breathe in, and the ways in which our brain interprets the world.  This program—sponsored by Glaxo Smith Kline and the American Association for the Advancement of Science—will feature active, hands-on learning and STEM.

All library programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited for this program so pre-registration at www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/ is required.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

GSK Science in the Summer

Easton Library to Host Book Discussion of Erik Larson’s“The Devil in the White City”

On Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, the Easton Book Group (which is open to all) will discuss the National Book Award Finalist “The Devil in the White City”by Erik Larson.  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.

St. Michaels Library to Offer Coloring Program for Teens & Adults

On Tuesday, June 18, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites teens and adults to come in and explore the relaxing process of coloring.  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.

Learn How to Create a Mosaic Stepping Stone at the Easton Library

On Wednesday, June 19, from 10:00 a.m. – noon, the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a program that teaches patrons how to make a mosaic stepping stone.  All necessary supplies will be provided by the library and there will be plenty of lovely “embellishments” to choose from.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited for this program so pre-registration is required.  For more information or to pre-register, please call the library at 410-822-1626.  More information is also available at www.tcfl.org.

Easton Library to Offer Program on Container Gardening

On Thursday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library,Kacey Martin (AKA “Mrs. Fancy Plants”) will teach a program on container gardening.

A recent graduate of the Master Gardeners course offered in Wicomico County through the MD Extension Office, Martin’s passion for gardening and her enthusiasm for educating fellow gardeners makes her hands-on workshop fun, full of practical information, and entertaining.  She will walk participants through the basics of container gardening, while pointing out money saving tips and tricks she’s picked up helping to establish community gardens in Salisbury.

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.

St. Michaels Library to Host “Sing the Clarinet – Music and Words of Summer and Water”

On Thursday June 20, at 2:00 p.m., in the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library, musician and wordsmith Susan Jones will present a music program entitled, “Sing the Clarinet – Music and Words of Summer and Water.”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.

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