Upcoming Programming at the Talbot County Free Library

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. For details, call 410-822-1626.

Youth Programs


Afternoon Chess

Tuesdays, January 7 & 21, 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/.

Story Time

Tuesdays, January 14 – February 25, 10:00 a.m., and program repeats at 11:00 a.m.   For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Ukulele Class for Youth

Wednesdays, January 15, 22, & 29, and February 5, 12, & 19, 4:30 p.m.  For ages 8 and older.  Join us for a six-week ukulele lesson adventure!  Ukuleles are provided.  Limited space, please pre-register at http://www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/.

Young Gardeners, For Children in Grades 1 – 4

Thursday, January 16, 3:45 p.m.  Fun, hands-on learning program.  Enjoy nature!  For children in grades 1 – 4.  Please pre-register at http://www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/.

Bilingual Story Time/Hora Bilingüe de Cuentos e Historias

Saturday, January 18, 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.

Milk & Cookies…and Chapter Books!

Thursdays, January 23 – February 27, 1:30 p.m.  For ages 6 and up.  Chapter book read aloud … with milk and cookies!

Read with Tiger, a Pets-on-Wheels Therapy Dog

Monday, January 27, 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.

Warming Up Your Creativity

Monday, January 27, 4:00 p.m.  Draw with tremendously fun children’s author and illustrator Tim Young.  For ages 6 – 16.  Please pre-register at http://www.tcfl.org/child/programreg/.

St. Michaels

Read with Wally, a Pets on Wheels Therapy Dog

Tuesday, January 7, 3:30 p.m.  Bring a book or choose a library book and read with Ms. Maggie Gowe and her dog, Wally.

We are Builders

Wednesday, January 8, 3:30 p.m.  Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math).  Build with Legos, Zoobs, or foam blocks!  For children 5 – 12 years of age.

Minecraft Mondays

Mondays, January 13 – February 24 (except 1/20 & 2/17), 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Mine for diamonds and battle creepers.  For ages 10-16.  Light refreshments will be served.

Family Crafts

Tuesday, January 14, 3:30 p.m.  Winter Crafts/Make a Yarn Scarf

Story Time

Wednesdays, January 15 & 29, 10:30 a.m.  For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Family Unplugged Games

Thursday, January 16, 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).

Camp-“In” at the Library

Thursday, January 30, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Winter camping themed games, crafts, scavenger hunt, story time, and s’mores around the campfire!!  Wear your camping gear or pj’s, bring a sleeping bag or blanket (optional).  Sponsored by the Talbot County Free Library and St. Luke’s School.  For ages 2-8 accompanied by an adult.   Please call the St. Michaels Library at 410-745-5877 to pre-register for this event.

Adult Programs


Free Family Law Assistance Available at Easton Library

Thursday, January 2, 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.

Intro to Excel Class

Tuesday, January 7, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Computer Training Specialist Rita Hill will teach you the ins and outs of using Microsoft’s Excel program.  Bring your own PC laptop or just sit and observe (no Macs please).

Learn about the New Park Dedicated to Frederick Douglass

Thursday, January 9, 6:00 p.m.  Dr. Barbara Paca talks about the park on the Tuckahoe, her plans for its landscaping and interpretative panels.

Dr. Barbara Paca. Photography courtesy of Sean Donnola.

 “When Women Won the Vote—the State by State Drama of Ratification”

Saturday, January 11, 10:00 a.m.  Volunteer to participate in the Drama of Ratification program by contacting Sharron Cassavant at 410-822-6323 or email her at cassava39@goeaston.net.  Sponsored by the American Association of University Women and the Talbot County Free Library.

Stitching Time

Monday, January 13, 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!

Book Discussion: Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Monday, January 27, 6:30 p.m.  The Easton Book Group discusses Henry James’ classic novel.  In 2020, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the group will focus on books by or about women.

St. Michaels

Arts & Crafts

Thursday, January 2, 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 8 & 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Learn and play the strategic game of chess.  Beginners welcome.

Memoir Writers

Thursdays, January 9 & 23, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Record and share your memories of life and family.  Participants are invited to bring their lunch.

St. Michaels Library Book Club

Wednesday, January 15, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.  The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre

Tuesday Movie@Noon

January 28: Please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org. to find out the title of this film (which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publicize here).

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