Upcoming Programming at the Library January 7 to 10

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Phillip Hesser, Ph.D.

St. Michaels Library Lunch & Learn: “Reading into Rebellion”

On Monday, January 7, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a Lunch & Learn program featuring Phillip Hesser, Ph.D.  Dr. Hesser will discuss the emotional climate here in Dorchester and Talbot Counties that led to “The Phony Insurrection” of 1855 and the resulting Sabbath School Purge.

In March and April of 1855, false rumors of an impending insurrection by enslaved people placed everyone on edge, with whites and blacks alike fearing for their lives.  During this period, Sabbath schools and other religious institutions for black people—both enslaved and free—were put into jeopardy because they were thought to encourage conspiracy and rebellion.  Dr. Hesser’s special focus will be a Sabbath school for African Americans in St. Michaels.

The Friends of the Library invite everyone to bring their lunch or a snack to this special program and enjoy coffee and dessert on the Friends.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this discussion.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Family Craft Program

On Tuesday, January 8, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children of all ages to come in and learn how to make a yarn scarf.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

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

On Wednesday, January 9, at 10:30 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children 5 and under accompanied by an adult to enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) story time in the Bay History Building of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but pre-registration through the St. Michaels library is required for free admission to the museum.  Please call the St. Michaels branch at 410-745-5877 to pre-register for this event.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

St. Michaels Library to Host Bay Hundred Chess

On Wednesdays, January 9 & 23 and February 13 & 27, 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.

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

St. Michaels Library to Offer Memoir Writing Program

On Thursdays, January 10 & 24 and February 14 & 28, 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.  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

Middle School Student to Create Their Own “Soul Collage” at the Easton Library

On Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, & 30, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites middle school students to express their inner world with a “soul collage.”  No artistic experience is required in this judgment-free zone that offers students the opportunity to give voice to their own inner wisdom.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked 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

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