Young Writers’ Camp (for ages 10 – 16)
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, July 1-3, 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Learn how to write and draw cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels. Whether you are a writer who thinks they can’t draw or an artist who thinks they can’t write, you might be surprised at what you can do. Timothy Young, who has written and illustrated 13 books, will teach creative techniques that you can use to become a visual storyteller. Please pre-register online at tcfl.org or by calling 410-822-1626. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.
Tuesdays, July 2 – 30, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Read, sing, and play at the library during story time. Enjoy making a craft. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.
Tuesdays, July 2 & 16, 4:30 -5:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. Light refreshments served. For ages 6 – 16. Pre-registration at www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/ required.
Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. Be amazed by the tricks and amused by the antics in a smile-along, laugh-along, interactive good time for all ages. A kid’s show that adults will love too! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.
Adventures in Hiking (for ages 13 and older)
Thursday, July 11, 6:00 p.m. Could you, would you, hike 2100+ miles in just over 5 months? Join Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Bryan Gomes for a colorful view of the Appalachian Trail, see his backpack and all the gear that got him safely from Georgia to Maine, and try your skill at walking a slack line! Light refreshments served. To participate in the program, patrons must pre-register in person at the library. (Note: Waiver will be signed at time of registration.)
The Sky is NOT the Limit!
Thursday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. Reach for the stars! Find the Universe beyond. Before telescopes, people looked at the stars and dreamed. They told stories, drew pictures, and imagined how the stars came to exist in the night sky. Learn the stories of the stars as told by the ancients … and those told by modern science. Travel across the world and back in time to develop your understanding and decide: “Where did the stars come from?” and “What is the Universe beyond?” Sponsored by Eastern Shore Regional Library.
Drone Mapping (for ages 9-12)
Tuesdays, July 23 & 30, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Embark on a mission! Discover a day in the life of a drone pilot and geospatial scientist. Capture aerial photos to study water quality. Learn drone safety, manual flight skills, and coding for autonomous flight. Directed by Anna Windle, a Ph.D. student at Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Limited space. Pre-registration required at tcfl.org or by calling 410-822-1626.
New Moon Theater: Minwa
Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m. Highly interactive theatrical performance of three traditional Japanese tales that highlight our shared values of kindness, generosity, acceptance, and community responsibility. The performances also feature adventure, monsters, and a very large battle! Sponsored by the Friends of the Talbot County Free Library and Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.
Take Me to Your Reader!
Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m. The magic of Joe Romano returns. Music, comedy, and sensational sets make this a show you’ll be sure to enjoy!
Wednesday, July 3, 10:30 a.m. For children age 5 and under accompanied by an adult.
We are Builders
Wednesday, July 10, 3:30 p.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Build with Legos, Zoobs, or foam blocks! For children 5 – 12.
Japanese Cultural Celebration
Wednesday, July 24, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Japanese crafts, professional storytelling, and a Japanese puppet show by New Moon Theater. We will also hold a Japanese tea ceremony! Pre-registration is required. For ages 5-12 (children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Please call the St. Michaels Library at 410-745-5877 to pre-register for this event.
Family Unplugged Games
Thursday, 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).
STEM Story Time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) story time, and learn about how items float or sink in water! Pre-registration is required for free admission to the museum. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. Please call the St Michaels Library at 410-745-5877 to pre-register for this event.
Summer Reading Program for Adults (Why should kids have all the fun?)
July 1 – August 31. Kids enjoy summer reading and prizes—and adults can too! Each time you read a book and turn in your completed book review form to the library, you’re entered in the drawing for a $50.00 Gift Card. Enter as often as you like!
Patriotic Wind Chimes
Monday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. –noon. Come celebrate the birth of our nation as we create wind chimes with a patriotic theme. Space is limited. Please pre-register by calling the library at 410-822-1626.
Monday, July 15, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Work on your favorite project (knitting, crochet, card making, what-have-you) with a group. Limited knitting and crochet instruction will be provided for beginners. All are welcome!
Write Your Memoirs: Some Helpful Hints from Bill Peak
Monday, July 15, 6:00 p.m. “Library Guy” Bill Peak shares some of the tricks he uses to turn memories into stories people actually want to read.
Book Discussion: All You Can Ever Know
Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. The Easton Book Group (open to all) discusses this award-winning memoir by Nicole Chung.
The Battle of Gettysburg – Three Long, Hot, Historic Days
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m. Using photos from the battlefield and accounts recorded by battle participants, Dr. Michael Cone tells the story of three days that changed the course of American history. As an added bonus, he’ll provide tips on how to find your civil war ancestor. Dr. Cone is a retired physician who specialized in neonatal care.
Bay Hundred Chess
Wednesdays, July 10 & 24, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Learn and play the strategic game of chess. Beginners welcome.
Thursdays, July 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.
Write Your Memoirs: Some Helpful Hints from Bill Peak
Thursday, July 25, 11:00 a.m. “Library Guy” Bill Peak joins the Memoir Writers group to share some of the tricks he uses to turn memories into stories people actually want to read.
Coloring for Teens & Adults
Tuesday, July 30, 3:30 p.m. Explore the relaxing process of coloring!