Qlarant Hosts Annual Grant Awards Event

Qlarant Foundation, the philanthropic arm of nationally recognized program integrity and quality company, Qlarant, has awarded charitable grants to fourteen Maryland and District of Columbia organizations seeking to improve health equity. Members of the Board of Directors for Qlarant Foundation held a reception for the 2018 Qlarant Grant Awards.

“Giving out these grants is so gratifying,” said Dr. Molly Burgoyne-Brian, Board Chair for Qlarant Foundation. “This is the 11th year that we have provided these grants to the community and each year it gets better. This year we’ve added four new grantees to the list of organizations that have received funds from Qlarant Foundation. We’ve now given over four and a half million dollars to fantastic organizations like these since 2007.”

Photo: Qlarant Foundation presented $385k to fourteen organizations: (left to right) front row: Brenda Crabbs (Qlarant Foundation Board Member), Sen. Addie Eckardt, Dr. Molly Burgoyne-Brian (Qlarant Foundation Board Chair), Deb Keller (VP Qlarant), back row: Robert Valenti (Qlarant Foundation Board Member), Amanda Neal (Qlarant Foundation Board Member).

This year’s grant recipients include previous grantees Access Carroll, Inc., Breast Care for Washington, D.C., Channel Marker, Inc., Community Ministries of Rockville, Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc., La Clinica del Pueblo, Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, Miriam’s Kitchen, Mission of Mercy, and University of Maryland Medical Center’s Breathmobile. All of these organizations are dedicated to providing health and human services to underserved populations. First time grantees included Eastern Shore Wellness Solutions, University Legal Services, Inc., as well as Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, Inc. and Girls in the Game; the latter two were honored for their commitment to women and young girls. Also attending the ceremony were Delegate Johnny Mautz and Senator Addie Eckardt. Sen. Eckardt presented citations to the organizations in her district.

During the luncheon, catered by Blue Heron Catering, the grantees were given the opportunity to present a summary of their organizations’ work and successes followed by workshops focused on partnership and networking.

“Our Foundation Grants Event is one of our favorite parts of what we do at Qlarant,” said Deb Keller, Qlarant Vice President. “Our ability to do the good work that we do and provide support for even more positive impacts to the community is what makes Qlarant so special.

About Qlarant Foundation

Qlarant Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Qlarant, a not-for-profit nationally respected leader in fighting fraud, waste & abuse, improving program quality, and optimizing performance. The organization was founded more than 45 years ago to improve health care and human services for all. Qlarant Foundation is focused on reinvesting in our people and resources to better support our clients’ missions. www.qlarant.com/about/qlarant-foundation

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Glennda Moragne El at 410.872.9632 or email at moragneelg@qlarant.com.

Upcoming Events at St. Michaels Community Center

Plein Air – Kid’s Day Paint Out in St. Michaels – Tuesday, July 17th – 1:00 – 4:00 pm
St. Michaels Community Center will be hosting the Kid’s Day Paint Out in Muskrat Park. Registration is open and free for kids ages 4 and up for the Paint Out which will take place from 1-3 pm. Prizes will be awarded at 4:00. Kids can also participate in other art projects in various mediums set up in stations around the park. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested to help with purchasing of supplies and can be made by contacting SMCC at 410-745-6073. Registration can be made at the park the day of the event as well. All kids that participate will receive a kiddie ice cream cone courtesy of Justine’s Ice Cream Parlour!

Talbot Idol – SMCC is proud to present Talbot Idol, held at St. Michaels Middle/High School
Auditorium. Auditions – August 4th from 9:00am to 4:00 pm.(You MUST call 410-745-6073 to schedule your audition time! – $20 entry fee). LIVE Competition begins at 3:00pm – August 5th (Winners are voted on by the AUDIENCE!) What a great opportunity to showcase your singing talent.

Prizes awarded for top Youth, Adult and Group performances. Tickets: $10/Adult & $5/student. Grand Prize is $250 plus Annual Grand Champion Trophy.

(funded in part by the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from Talbot County Council and Maryland State Arts Council)

National Night Out – Tuesday, August 7th – 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Bay Hundred Area Pool and SMES Parking Lot
The St. Michaels Police Department will be hosting the Inaugural St. Michaels – Bay Hundred National Night Out on August 7th with help from several local organizations. Come out and join us for this FREE event. It promises to be an evening full of free food, fun and fellowship! For more information, contact Marianne of St. Michaels Community Center at 410-745-6073.

SMCC is proud to present FREE Concerts in the Park all summer long!

Concerts in the Park – Thursday, July 12 – 6:30-8:00 pm – Muskrat Park, St. Michaels
Three Penny Opera – local crowd favorite!!

Concerts in the Park – Thursday, July 19 – 6:30-8:00 pm – Muskrat Park, St. Michaels
Bay Jazz Project – upbeat jazz

Concerts in the Park – Thursday, July 26 – 6:30-8:00 pm – Muskrat Park, St. Michaels
Chris Noyes – Bay Hundred’s own songstress!

2018 St. Michaels Community Center – Homecoming Dance – Sat, August 25, 2018 – 8:00 pm at St. Michaels Inn
The theme of this year’s Homecoming is “The Golden Age of Hollywood”. Live music will be provided by Radio City, dancing, lite fare, raffles, live auction and more. Our court includes Shawn & Marissa Carter, Laura Chance, Mike & Courtney Gorman, Kim & Bob Hannon, Helene & Ed Higgins, Peter & Lucka Paris, and Richard & Monica White. Each ticket purchased, or donation made in one of their names gets them closer to the crown!! Tickets are on sale now, $65 per person, or a reserved table of 8 for $600. Tickets are available by calling 410-745-6073 or contacting a member of the Court.

Watch our FB page for chances to win FREE tickets during the “Where’s Marilyn” contest!

Summer Youth Programs

We still have openings in some of our Summer Programs! Call today to register. 410-745-5102.

July 16 – 19 Mosaics – Join award-winning mosaic artist Jen Wagner in the creation of a mosaic mural. Participants will produce a mural of their design to become part of an on-going exhibit at SMCC. $95.

July 16 – 26 Acting Up – Want to sing? Dance? Act? This class is for you! We will learn the parts of the musical, Welcome to the Ever After, over two weeks and then have a show on Saturday, July 28th. No experience necessary! Grade 3 and up. $100.

July 30 – Aug 2 Summer Gardens – From Garden to Table, we’ll explore the world of gardening. Join us for a few field trips and hanging out in the kitchen creating tasty treats from the fruits and vegetable we gather. $95.

August 6 – 9 Artistic Expression – Do you like art? Like exploring different types of art? This program offers the opportunity to explore different art techniques and projects each day. We might even take a field trip or two! $95.

(Scholarships are available. For more info, contact Amy Dewitt at 410-745-5102)

Meet Courtney Crab!! She will be our model for the next Sip ‘n Paint with Josepha Price on August 10th from 6-9 pm. We will be painting on a crab basket lid for this class and the cost will be $40/person. There will be wine and snacks to enjoy! Come join us for fun, fellowship and painting!! Call today to reserve your basket lid – limited supply! This class is sure to fill quickly. 410-745-6073.

On-Going Programs

Every Monday (12:30pm – 2:00pm) and Wednesday (1:00 – 2:00) – Food Distribution
In order to help support St. Vincent DePaul in their distribution efforts, St. Michaels Community Center offers food distribution twice per week at our building located at 103 Railroad Avenue in St. Michaels. Open to all Talbot County residents. Must provide identification. Each family can participate once per week.

Every Wednesday – Senior Gathering – 10:30am
In partnership with Upper Shore Aging, St. Michaels Community Center hosts a Senior Gathering weekly. Beginning at 10:30 with games and activities followed at 11:30am for healthy lunch and conversation. Suggested donation is $2 per person.

Every Thursday – Mahjong – 10:00am
St. Michaels Community Center proudly announces Mahjong Play, hosted by Blue Crab Coffee on Fremont Street in St. Michaels. No charge. All skill levels are invited to attend!

Every Friday – Aunt Jeannie’s Soup Kitchen – 11:00am – 3:00pm
All are welcome to attend! Jeannie provides a hot, nutritious lunch every Friday at SMCC at 103 Railroad Avenue in St. Michaels. Menu changes weekly but is sure to please. Pay what you can, if you can! Eat in or Take Out available.

Upcoming Programming at the Library July 23 to 27

Dr. Wayne Bell

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Michaels Library to Screen Animated Film

On Monday, July 23, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an award-winning animated film, rated PG, on it big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, including the name of the film (which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publicize here), please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Story Time

On Wednesdays, July 25 and August 8 & 22, at 10:30 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a story time program for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

We Are Builders

On Wednesday, July 25, at 4:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for children 6 and older.  LEGOS, Zoobs, and more!  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Mike Rose

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

The Magic of Mike Rose at the Easton Library

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

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

Easton Library to Screen Animated Film

On Friday, July 27, at 2:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an award-winning animated film, rated PG, on it big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, including the name of the film (which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publicize here), please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Talbot Family Network Awarded Grant Funds for Families and Children

The Talbot Family Network, the Local Management Board for Talbot County, was awarded grant funds for FY 19 through the Governor’s Office for Children. The total award is $525,478.

The mission of the Talbot Family Network is, through collaboration with public and private entities, to identify and develop support systems for a safe, healthy, and caring community for all Talbot County children and families.

Through an extensive planning process undertaken by the Talbot Family Network (TFN) during FY 16 through 18 the needs of children and families were identified and gaps in programming were assessed by the TFN Board. The TFN Board is comprised of public and private representatives appointed by the Talbot County Council.

The programs and strategies funded by this grant include interventions for some of Maryland’s most vulnerable populations: families and children impacted by caregiver incarceration; disconnected youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor attending school; children and youth who are food-insecure; and youth who are experiencing homelessness. These interventions represent new pathways to opportunities and a push for systemic change that will further Governor Hogan’s vision of ensuring an economically secure Maryland for all.

In FY 18, TFN was one of nine jurisdictions in the state of Maryland, and the only jurisdiction on the Mid-Shore, to receive an increase in their award from the previous year.Those funds were then added to the total FY 19 budget.

“The Governor’s Office for Children recognizes and appreciates the unique role of the Local Management Boards in understanding the specific concerns of their communities and developing corresponding programs for children, youth, and families,” said Jaclin Warner Wiggins, acting executive director of the Governor’s Office for Children.

Executive Director, Katherine Sevon stated “Talbot Family Network is eager to continue supporting the success of all children and families in Talbot County through these valuable programs.”

For more information on the Talbot Family Network or the planning process please go to www.healthytalbot.org or contact TFN at talbotfamilynetwork@talbgov.org.

Talbot Base Funding: $525,478

Programs include:

Conversation on Race – Provides for two Beyond Diversity seminars on racism, equity and action for Local Management Board vendors and stakeholders. The creation of a community of practice will provide for a series of at least quarterly conversations and support sessions to foster a Racial Equity Community of Practice in Talbot County.  Beyond Diversity is conducted in partnership with the Talbot County Public Schools.

Healthy Families – A two-generation, prenatal through age 5 home visiting program for high-risk families that supports the development of healthy, stable, economically self-sufficient parents by capitalizing on the worker/parent relationship and leveraging this trust to engage the mothers in self-development and behavior change.

Community Nutrition and Gardening Education – Nutrition and gardening education for the community and coordinates with the Talbot County Hunger Coalition.

Healthy Habits – An after-school hunger and nutrition education program targeting 150 children eligible for Free and Reduced Priced Meals at two sites with research-based nutrition education and after school meals.

Mentoring Youth and Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration –Provides mentoring including individual needs assessment, case management services and a trauma informed therapeutic support group for children impacted by incarceration of a parent. This year will add support groups for the parent/caregiver as well as family bonding events.

Bridges Out of Poverty/Getting Ahead Workshops – Educational and practical training provided to resourced and non-resourced community members regarding poverty and methods of moving out of poverty.

Reengagement Coordinator – Will identify and re-engage drop outs in an individualized educational program in partnership with public schools.

Career Pathways – A training program that provides engagement, pre-employment education, training, and career opportunities for disconnected youth.

Destination Imagination St. Michaels Receives Grant from Bryan Brothers Foundation

Bryan Brothers Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce Destination Imagination St. Michaels as a 2018 grant recipient.

Destination Imagination, Inc. is a leading educational organization dedicated to teaching students the skills needed to succeed in school, their careers and beyond. They develop project-based learning programs that blend STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship.

Destination Imagination St. Michaels had a record number five teams qualify for the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee this May.  Participants learned patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and the collaborative problem-solving process.

“It is pretty incredible to have that many kids qualify from such a small school.” Says Allen M. Bryan, Jr, director of the Bryan Brothers Foundation. “We very were excited for the opportunity to support this program.”

The Bryan Brothers “Building Dreams for Youth” Foundation’s mission is to help ensure that all children on the Mid-Shore have the opportunity to experience personal growth through participation in youth sports, recreation and development programs. Since its inception in 2003, the Bryan Brothers Foundation has provided over $1,100,000 in grants to support Shore Kids. The Foundation provides donors with the opportunity to support a broad range of worthwhile youth programs with their contributions. For more information, please call 410-819-3780 or call www.shorekids.org.

Rep. Andy Harris Opens Application for Military Service Academy Nominations

Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Military Service Academies nomination application is now available for students wishing to join the class of 2023. Congressman Harris will nominate some of the finest students from Maryland’s First Congressional District for appointments to the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. The Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination, though Congressman Harris will recommend interested applicants on a case-by-case basis.

Admission to the service academies is based on SAT/ACT scores, class rank, physical aptitude scores, extracurricular activities, athletic abilities, medical examinations, and a panel interview. Academies accept applications on a rolling basis beginning in September. Final acceptance is also contingent upon receiving a nomination from an authorized source such as one’s Congressman or Senator.

The deadline to apply for a nomination from Congressman Harris is October 22, 2018. All qualified residents of Maryland’s First District are encouraged to apply. Interviews will be conducted in the fall by Congressman Harris’ Military Academy Review Board, which is made up of veterans and reservists of the United States military. The Service Academies will be notified of Congressman Harris’ nominations by December 31, 2018.

Students can download the nomination application at https://harris.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations. Completed applications should be submitted to Congressman Harris’ Kent Island District office at 100 Olde Point Village, Suite 101, Chester, MD 21619. For questions, please call the Kent Island District Office at 410-643-5425.

Ride the Bus For Free In St. Michaels

This spring, Delmarva Community Transit began operating a circulating bus service throughout the town of St. Michaels in an effort to provide an affordable option for residents to access local businesses and connect with bus service to Easton.

“Not everyone is familiar with riding a bus”, said Mary Handley, Mobility Manager for Delmarva Community Transit.  “We, in conjunction with the city and county thought it would be a great idea to have  a “Ride the Bus for Free Day”, to give folks an opportunity to try the service out and have a little bit of fun in the process, Handley said.

Saturday, July 7, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, anyone may hop on and off of the circulator without paying a fare.  Anyone riding can put their name in to win prizes presented at 12 noon.  Also riders will   receive vouchers which when used to ride the bus any day after the 7th, will act as a discount coupon for local businesses.

Local participating businesses include Sunnyside Shop – 10% discount; Carpenter St. Saloon- one free coffee; Grauls – 5% off grocery purchase and a reusable shopping bag; Treasure Cove Thrift Store- $5 off purchase and more!

Other businesses have contributed toward gift basket prizes including breakfast for two at the Carpenter St. Saloon.

Travel Trainers will be located throughout the town to assist people with directions and helpful information about riding the bus.

“We are so grateful to the city and county for working to provide transit service for the residents”, Handley said.  “Now it is up to us to make sure everyone has an opportunity to try the service out, ask questions and hopefully continue to ride”.

For more information about the “Free Ride the Bus Day” in St. Michaels, or about transportation services in general, please call the Delmarva Community Transit One Stop at 410-822-7472.

Upcoming Programming at the Library July 16 to 20

Dr. Diane K. Stoecker

Children to Read with a Certified Therapy Dog at Easton Library

On Monday, July 16, at 11:00 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 5 and older to bring in their favorite book or choose one from the library’s shelves to read with Janet Dickey and her dog, Latte.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

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

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

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

Easton Library to Host Presentation on Mixotrophs by Horn Point Scientist

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

Uncle Devin

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

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

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

St. Michaels Library to Screen Free Film

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

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

Easton Library to Host Uncle Devin’s World of Percussion

On Wednesday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children of all ages to come in to hear, see, and play different percussion instruments, while exploring their musical creativity.  This program is sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Tim Young

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

On Thursday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, author and illustrator Tim Young will present “Creatures Rock! A Drawing Program” for ages 6 – 16.  Young will teach participants different techniques for creating their own special characters.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Easton Library to Screen Free Film

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

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

CBMM Hosts Bosnian Exchange Students

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., recently hosted Bosnian students from the University of Sarajevo. The students are participants in the Saving What Matters international exchange program, an effort facilitated by former CBMM shipwright Mike Vlahovich and funded through the nonprofit World Learning’s Communities Connecting Heritage Program. Through the program, students from Maryland’s Goucher College and the University of Sarajevo work together to explore the value of storytelling in heritage preservation, culminating in the students visiting each other’s countries. The Bosnian students are spending a few weeks on the Eastern Shore with Vlahovich’s Coastal Heritage Alliance, several of which were spent at CBMM learning about boatbuilding, museum practices, and educational programming. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.

Upcoming Programming at St. Michaels Library July 9 to 13

Monday Movie Matinee @ the St. Michaels Library

On Monday, July 9, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an animated film rated PG on its big, professional screen.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this film.  For more information (including the name of the movie, which, due to licensing requirements, cannot be published here), please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Host Bay Hundred Chess

On Wednesdays, July 11 & 25 and August 8 & 22, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come in to learn and play the strategic game of chess.  Beginners are welcome, as are all ages.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Memoir Writing Program

On Thursdays, July 12 & 26 and August 9 & 23, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to record and share their memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people.  Participants may bring their lunch.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Story Time

On Wednesdays, June 13 & 27, July 25, and August 8 & 22, at 10:30 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a story time program for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.