Upcoming Programming at the Talbot County Free Library in January


Children’s Programs


Drop In STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics
Thursday, January 4, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Minecraft, Virtual Reality, Build with LEGOS, and more! For ages 6 and up.

Young Gardeners Club, sponsored by the Talbot County Garden Club
Thursday, January 11, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Details to be announced.
For grades 1-4. Pre-registration required.

Story Time
Tuesdays, January 16 – March 27, 10:00 a.m.; program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre

Read with Latte, a Certified Therapy Dog
Tuesday, January 16, 4:00 p.m. Bring a book or choose a library book and read with Janet Dickey and her dog Latte.

Puppet Show: Pig Tales
Saturday, January 27, 11:00 a.m. Blue Sky Theatre presents a professional theatre experience that’s fun for the whole family!

We Are Makers
Wednesday, January 31, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Design and create gadgets and gizmos with guided instruction and a fun box full of supplies. For ages 6 and up. Limited space. Pre-registration required.

St. Michaels

Maker Space
Wednesday, January 3, 3:30 p.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) building with Legos, Zoobs, and more! For children 6 and older.

STEM Story Time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Wednesday, January 10, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) story time, and learn about animals in winter at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Pre-registration is required for free admission to the museum. Please call the St Michaels Library at 410-745-5877 to pre-register for this event. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Wednesdays, January 10 & 24, 3:30 p.m. Explore Minecraft on the library’s computers. For ages 5 and older.

Family Unplugged Games
Thursday, January 11, 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 need to be accompanied by an adult).

Story Time
Wednesday, January 24, 10:30 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Family Crafts
Thursday, January 25, 3:30 p.m. Make marbleized paper (please wear old clothes).

Teen & Adult Programs


Grow & Eat Sprouts and Microgreens
Saturday, January 6, 11:00 a.m. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t grow fresh, healthy food. Gregory Rohman describes how to grow microgreens and sprouts for sandwiches and salads. These tasty, crunchy seedlings are packed with vitamins and can be grown indoors!

Stitching Time
Monday, January 8, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Patrons are invited to work on their favorite project with a group. Limited instruction will be available for beginners. Newcomers welcome.

3 Movie Marathon, Titles TBA
Saturday, January 14, 10:00 a.m. – noon, noon – 2:00, & 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Library Café
Wednesdays, January 17 – 31, 10 a.m. – noon. The weather outside is frightful, so warm yourself up with some coffee or tea (on the library), browse a magazine, read a book, color, or sit and chat.

Lunch & Learn: HOOPLA
Thursday, January 18, noon. Join Jo Powers, Information Services Librarian, for a tour of one of the library’s most popular electronic resources: HOOPLA. With over 500,000 items available 24/7, HOOPLA offers you movies, television shows, ebooks, audiobooks, and music … all absolutely free from your library! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Bring your lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided.

Easton Book Group Discussion: Title TBD
Monday, January 22, 6:30 p.m.

Teen Game Board Night
Thursday, January 25, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Join us as we play real, live, face-to-face board games! Bring your own or use the library’s: Catan, Ticket to Ride, Chess, and more! For grades 6-12. Light refreshments.

Bill Peak

Charades with a Twist: Acting Out at the Library
Friday, January 26, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. The Friends of the Talbot County Free Library invite you to join them for a fun filled evening of wonderful food, delectable drink, lively entertainment, and scintillating conversation. Come prepared to solve dramatically presented clues that will challenge your literary knowledge of book titles and authors. All proceeds benefit both the Easton and St. Michaels branches of the Talbot County Free Library. Tickets are $50 per person, and sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, or to become an event sponsor, call 410-763-9291 or 443-385-0475. Payments may be sent to FOL, P.O. Box 2045, Easton, MD 21601.

Book Discussion: The God of Small Things
Monday, January 29, 6:30 p.m. Bill Peak hosts a discussion of Arundhati Roy’s Man Booker Prize Winner, The God of Small Things.

St. Michaels

Arts & Crafts
Thursday, January 4, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free instruction for knitting, beading, needlework and tatting. Bring your coloring books, Zentangle pens or anything else that fuels your passion for being creative. You may also bring a lunch.

Bay Hundred Chess
Wednesdays, January 10 & 24, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Learn and play the strategic game of chess. Beginners welcome. For all ages.

Memoir Writers
Thursdays, January 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.

Coloring for Teens & Adults
Monday, January 22, 3:30 p.m. Explore the relaxing process of coloring!

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

(Note: All library programs are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted below, patrons do not need to pre-register to attend a library program.)

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