Upcoming Programming at the Library July 22 to 25

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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.

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