Talbot County Free Library Programming in January

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

All library programs are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted below, patrons do not need to pre-register to attend these programs.

Easton

Soul Collage

Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, & 30, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Express your inner world! Craft your own Soul Collage and open up to your own inner wisdom. No artistic experience is necessary in this judgment-free zone. For middle school students. Please pre-register at www.tcfl.org.

Story Time

Tuesdays, January 15 – February 26, 10:00 a.m. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Afternoon Chess Academy

Tuesday, January 15, 4:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. For ages 6 – 16. Snacks served. Please pre-register at www.tcfl.org.

Young Gardeners Club

Thursday, January 24, 3:45 p.m. For children in grades 1 – 4. Please pre-register at www.tcfl.org. This program is sponsored by the Talbot County Garden Club.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre: The Three Not So Little Pigs

Saturday, January 26, 11:00 a.m. Join us for an updated, modern, and comic version of the classic children’s story, The Three Little Pigs. It features a vegetarian wolf, remote control cars, electric guitars, and three pigs that need to work together and learn to cooperate. Fun for the whole family!

St. Michaels

We are Builders

Wednesday, January 2, 3:30 p.m. For children 6 – 12. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Build with Legos, Zoobs, and foam blocks!

Seasonal Family Crafts (for children of all ages)

Tuesday, January 8, 3:30 p.m. Make a Yarn Scarf

STEM Story Time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Bay History Building

Wednesday, January 9, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) story time, and learn about how local animals survive in winter. 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.

Read with Wally, a Pets on Wheels Therapy Dog

Monday, January 14, 3:30 p.m. Bring a book or choose a library book and read with Ms. Maggie Gowe and her dog, Wally.

Story Time

Wednesday, January 23, 10:30 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Family Unplugged Games

Thursday, January 24, 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).

Teen & Adult Programs

Easton

Cabin Fever Film Festival—Every Saturday This Winter at One O’Clock!

Watch feature films for free on the library’s big, professional screen. Visit www.tcfl.org or call 410-822-1262 for titles.

Soul Collage

Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, & 30, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Express your inner world! Craft your own Soul Collage and open up to your own inner wisdom. No artistic experience is necessary in this judgment-free zone. For middle school students. Please pre-register.

Stitching Time

Monday, January 14, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Work on your favorite project with a group. Limited instruction provided for beginners. Newcomers are welcome!

Financial Literacy: Your Credit Score and How to Correct it

Monday, January 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Laura Heikes presents the last in her series of Financial Literacy lectures sponsored by Shore United Bank and the library.

Afternoon Chess Academy

Tuesday, January 15, 4:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. For ages 6 – 16. Snacks served. Please pre-register.

The Living Landscape

Tuesday, January 22, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife; but they also want beauty and functionality. Landscape Designer Rick Darke shares his strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape. Darke heads a consulting firm focused on conservation-based landscape design; his work blends art, ecology, and cultural geography in the creation and stewardship of living landscapes. Darke has customoized his talk to fit the conditions in our area.

St. Michaels Teen & Adult Programs

Arts & Crafts

Thursday, January 3, 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.

Lunch & Learn: Reading into Rebellion

Monday, January 7, noon. Phillip Hesser, Ph.D., explores the emotional climate that led to “The Phony Insurrection” of 1855 in Dorchester and Talbot Counties and the resulting Sabbath School Purge. In March and April of that year, false rumors of an impending insurrection by enslaved people in Dorchester and Talbot counties placed everyone on edge, with whites and blacks alike fearing for their lives. During this period, Sabbath schools and other religious institutions for black people—both enslaved and free—were put into jeopardy because they were thought to encourage conspiracy and rebellion. Dr. Hesser’s special focus will be a Sabbath school for African Americans in St. Michaels. The Friends of the Library invite everyone to bring their lunch or a snack to their Lunch & Learn programs and enjoy coffee and dessert on the Friends.

Bay Hundred Chess

Wednesdays, January 9 & 23, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Learn and play the strategic game of chess. Beginners welcome.

Memoir Writers

Thursdays, January 10 & 24, 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

Tuesday, January 15, 3:30 p.m. Explore the relaxing process of coloring!

St. Michaels Library Book Club

Wednesday, January 16, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Big Russ and Me: Father and Son Lessons of Life by Tim Russert

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