Upcoming Programming at Talbot County Free Library in July


Uncle Devin

Children’s Programs


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?


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

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