Upcoming Programming at the Talbot County Free Library in June


Children’s Programs

Libraries Rock!  The Summer Reading Program for all ages begins June 1 with great games and prizes.


Story Time

Tuesdays, June 5 – 26, 10:00 a.m.; program repeats at 11:00 a.m.  For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Afternoon Chess Academy

Tuesdays, June 5 & 19, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Learn and play chess.  For ages 6-16.  Snacks served.  Limited space, please pre-register.

3rd Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival (to be held this year at the Armory in Easton)

June 16, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Meet more than 30 of our country’s finest children’s book authors.  Enjoy live music, make-a-book, refreshments and more!  This year’s Festival, in honor of Frederick Douglass’s bicentennial, is being held in conjunction with, and across the street from, the Academy Art Museum’s Juneteenth celebration.  Register for the library’s Summer Reading Program and receive a voucher for a free book by one of the Festival authors (while supplies last).

Read with Latte, a Certified Therapy Dog

Monday, June 18, 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.

Giant Walk-on Map of Maryland

Thursday, June 21, 2:30 p.m.  Special activities for ages 6 and older.  Participants must wear socks.

Friday Flix!

Fridays, June 22 & 29, 2:30 p.m.  Enjoy fun, family movies.  For a list of titles, please visit the library’s calendar of events at www.tcfl.org, or call 410-822-1626.

GSK Science in the Summer: The Science of Space

Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, 10:00 a.m. – noon for scientists entering grades 2 and 3, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for scientists entering grades 4 – 6.  Learn about the stars, the moon, space travel, and more!  Active, hands-on learning and STEM.  Sponsored by Glaxo Smith Kline and the Association for the Advancement of Science.  Limited space, pre-registration required. Online registration begins on June 1 at www.tcfl.org.

St. Michaels

Family Crafts

Monday, June 4, 3:30 p.m.  Summer Crafts

Maker Space

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

Story Time

Wednesdays, June 13 & 27, 10:30 a.m.  For children age 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Giant Walk-On Map of Maryland

Monday, June 25, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.  Special activities for children 6 and older.  All participants must wear socks.

Family Unplugged Games

Wednesday, June 27, 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).

Teen & Adult Programs

Libraries rock!  Adult Summer Reading Program begins July 1.  Why should kids have all the fun?

From “Miles of Smiles: The Years of Struggle” film


Learn Microsoft Excel from a Pro

Monday, June 4, 6:00 p.m. Computer Training Specialist Rita Hill teaches the second class of an introductory course in Microsoft Excel.  Pre-registration required.

Afternoon Chess Academy

Tuesdays, June 5 & 19, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Learn and play chess.  For ages 6-16.  Snacks served.  Limited space, please pre-register.

Book Discussion: Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen

Monday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.

St. Michaels

Arts & Crafts

Thursday, June 7, 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.

Free Screening of the Award-Winning Film: Loving

Tuesday, June 12, noon.  This date marks the 51st anniversary of the supreme Court decision ending state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.  The movie Loving tells the story of the romance that gave birth to this critical ruling.

John Reisinger

Bay Hundred Chess

Wednesdays, June 13 & 27, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Learn and play the strategic game of chess.  Beginners welcome.  For all ages.

Memoir Writers

Thursdays, June 14 & 28, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Record and share your memories of life and family.  Participants are invited to bring their lunch.

Free Screening of the Emmy Award-Winning Film Miles of Smiles: The Years of Struggle

Thursday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m.  This documentary tells the story of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the African-American union that (under the leadership of A. Philip Randolph) played a pivotal role in the nation’s civil rights movement.  “Library guy” Bill Peak will be on hand to talk about the film’s production and answer questions.

Author to Reveal Secrets behind Top Tourist Spots

Saturday, June 30, 2:00 p.m.  John Reisinger, author of The Secrets Behind the Structures, reveals the little-known and often bizarre stories behind some of the world’s most popular travel destinations.

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