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.
Contact: Scotti Oliver, telephone: 410-822-1626
Youth Programs: Easton
Tuesdays, March 3 – April 14, 10:00 a.m., and program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.
Tuesdays, March 3 & 17, 4:30 p.m. For children 6 – 16 years of age. Learn and play chess. Light snacks served. Please pre-register at http://www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/.
Milk & Cookies…and Chapter Books!
Thursdays, March 5 – April 9, 1:30 p.m. For ages 6 and up. Chapter book read aloud … with milk and cookies!
Challenge Island (STEM Learning Program)
Wednesday, March 11, 4:30 p.m. For children in grades 1-5. Limited space, please pre-register.
Bilingual Story Time/Hora Bilingüe de Cuentos e Historias
Saturday, March 21, 1:30 p.m. Learn and practice Spanish and English, Español y Ingles. For children ages 5 and up. Para niños de 5 años en adelante.
Read with Tiger, a Pets-on-Wheels Therapy Dog
Monday, March 23, 4:00 p.m. For ages 5 and up. Bring a book or choose a library book and read with Janet Dickey and her dog, Tiger.
Teen Night: Peer Pilot Mentoring
Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 p.m. For Students in 8th grade. Fly into a day in the life of a high-schooler with student peer mentors from Easton High School and St. Michaels Middle High School! Games, food, and Q&A with mentors.
Thursday, March 26, 3:45 p.m. For children in grades 1-4. Fun, hands-on learning program. Enjoy nature! The topic will be: Journal Making and The Lorax. Please pre-register at http://www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/
Youth Programs: St. Michaels
Read with Wally, a Pets on Wheels Therapy Dog
Tuesday, March 3, 3:30 p.m. Bring a book or choose a library book and read with Ms. Maggie Gowe and her dog, Wally. For children 5 and older.
We are Builders
Wednesday, March 4, 3:30 p.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Build with Legos, Zoobs, or foam blocks!
For children ages 5 – 12.
Wednesdays, March 4& 25, 10:30 a.m. For children age 5 and under accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday March 17, 3:30 p.m. Irish Crafts
For all ages (children 5 and under accompanied by an adult).
Family Unplugged Games
Thursday, March 19, 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 accompanied by an adult).
Great Dames, a Film Series in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in America:
Monday, March 2, 6:00 p.m. This just released feature film celebrates one of America’s greatest heroes, Harriet Tubman, whose courage and ingenuity helped free hundreds of slaves. PG-13, 125 minutes. We welcome Donald Tinder, Director of the Harriet Tubman Museum, who will introduce the film and take questions afterward.
Monday, March 9, 6:00 p.m. The triumphant true story of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race. Rated PG, 137 minutes.
Free Family Law Assistance Available at Easton Library
Thursday, March 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. A lawyer will provide free consultation to patrons on how to represent themselves and complete forms for divorce, custody, visitation, child support, name change, guardianship, adoption, and juvenile expungement.
Annuals vs. Perennials – Which is Best for Your Garden?
Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. Spring is coming, now is the time to plan for summer fun and beauty! Which to plant – annuals or perennials? One you plant every year, the other comes back to delight you again the next. Which will give you the best no-fuss garden? Can you really “clone” a plant and get more of them? (Yes!) Do you take care of both exactly kinds the same way? (NO.) Discussion led by Maureen Rice, Master Gardener.
Book Discussion: “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf
Monday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. The library guy, Bill Peak, is back to host a discussion by the Easton book group (open to all) of Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse.” Eudora Welty called Woolf’s masterpiece “at once ethereal and firm, as only a vision can be …. [Woolf] has shown us the shape of the human spirit.”
Lunch & Learn: 3D Printing
Tuesday, March 19, noon. Library staffer Amy Wise has been learning 3D printing and Virtual Reality as a part of an Innovation grant that the library received in 2019. She will describe the process, technology, and uses of 3D printing. She will have several printers running so the audience can see for themselves what this amazing technology can accomplish.
Author Talk: Stealing Wyeth
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 p.m. Award-winning author and journalist Bruce E. Mowday talks about Stealing Wyeth, his new book detailing the theft of millions of dollars worth of paintings from the estate of Andrew Wyeth. Stealing Wyeth details the journey the purloined paintings made through the United States, the vicious criminals that stole them, and the law enforcement team that successfully tracked down both paintings and crooks.
MY Tech-Clinic-Free-hands-on help-Just in Time!
Saturday, March 21, 1:00 p.m. MY Tech Clinic are two tech enthusiasts who want to give back to the community. They will provide free help with technology ranging from (but not limited to) laptops, cell phones, setting up accounts, and Microsoft Office. They will be providing monthly clinics at the Easton library, as well as other libraries and facilities. Individuals can come in with their devices and ask questions which pertain to technology or involves using technology.
Great Native Plants for the Home Landscape
Wednesday, March 25, 1:30 p.m. With our world facing so many environmental threats, landscaping with native plants is something that gardeners can do to help our local ecosystem. George Coombs, Director of Horticulture at Delaware’s Mt. Cuba Center, will highlight that public garden’s “Trial Program,” which aims to provide the home gardener with information about the best native plants for our region and how they can easily be incorporated into the home landscape.
Mondays, March 23, 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!
Reading and Signing by Lawrence Reid Bechtel, Author of A Partial Sun
Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. Sculptor and author Lawrence Bechtel began his journey toward the writing of A Partial Sun, his debut historical novel – the first volume in a trilogy, The Tinsmith’s Apprentice–with two bronze portrait sculptures: the first of Thomas Jefferson and the second of Isaac Granger, a man who had been enslaved on Jefferson’s Monticello plantation. A former English teacher at Virginia Tech, book reviewer for The Roanoke Times, and creator of three CDs’ worth of short stories, Bechtel is anticipating the publication on June 1st of the second volume of the trilogy, “That Dazzling Sun.” He is currently working on the third: “A Slow Eclipse.”
Adult Programs-St. Michaels
Lunch & Learn: Reconsidering the Roles of Women on the Chesapeake
Monday, March 2, noon. Women have played significant roles in the fisheries, maritime industries and communities along the Chesapeake Bay, yet their stories are often missing from the historical record and in historical narratives. Associate Curator of Collections Jen Dolde will discuss the portrayals of Chesapeake women from the CBMM collection, as captured by the lenses of well-known photographers, cultural historians, and ordinary people, and suggest new ways to interpret the place of women and other underrepresented groups place in the history of our region.
Arts & Crafts
Thursdays March 5, 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.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.
The Transformative Power of Public Art — Michael Rosato to Speak at St. Michaels Library
Saturday, March 7, 1:30p.m.
Renowned Eastern Shore artist, Michael Rosato, will speak about his mural art at the St. Michaels Library on Saturday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m.. He is known for his murals in Maryland and other locations in the mid-Atlantic region and elsewhere. His most notable and most recent outdoor mural is the “Take My Hand” mural in Cambridge, MD. The mural depicts Harriet Tubman and received world-wide attention. Other examples of his art are found locally in Dorchester County and are included in the Chesapeake Country Mural Trail. These murals can be accessed on-line at visitdorchester.org/Chesapeake-country-mural-trail/.
The event is co-hosted by the Rotary Club of St. Michaels, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, and the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels Branch. Coffee and dessert will be provided.
Bay Hundred Chess
Wednesdays March 11 & 25, 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Learn and play the strategic game of chess. Beginners welcome.
St. Michaels Expansion and Renovation Project Community Open House
Thursday, March 12, 6:00 p.m.
Talbot County residents are invited to the St. Michaels Branch Expansion and Renovation open house which will feature a presentation of the latest architectural renderings and provide an update on the St. Michael’s library expansion plans. Refreshments will be available and there will be several drawings for gift certificates from local merchants. The Talbot County Free Library Foundation will also offer a Silent Auction of baskets with a variety of items donated by local businesses with proceeds going to the purchase of library books and other materials for the expanded library. Baskets will be on display from March 12 to the end of March. All are encouraged to attend.
Thursdays March 12 & 26, 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Record and share your memories of life and family. Participants are invited to bring their lunch.
Not Your Grandma’s Garden!
A series of programs designed to maximize your yard’s potential. Attract birds by planting more trees than you ever dreamed you could, while reducing your mowing chores and sequestering the carbon that causes global warming. Or put in an attractive meadow that will please butterflies, hummingbirds, and … the neighbors!
Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.: Marvelous Meadows
Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m.: Trees and other Bird Pleasers
St. Michaels Library Book Club
Wednesday, March 18, 3:30p.m.
This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel
March 31, Tea With the Dames This film documents conversations between Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith sprinkled with scenes from their careers on stage and film.
Movie of the Month Club
Tuesdays, March 31, 10:30a.m. Join with us to discuss a film of the month. Participants will discuss a film they have already seen. A River Runs Through It (starring Robert Redford) Two sons of a Presbyterian minister, one rebellious, one more conservative…story told through their love and expertise of fly fishing.
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