Upcoming Programming at the Talbot County Free Library

CCBF Art-Taylor Tara-LaskowskiAward-Winning Husband & Wife Authors to Read at Library

On Monday, June 6, at 6:00 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a literary double feature as the husband and wife writing team of Art Taylor and Tara Laskowski give readings from their acclaimed fiction.

Tara Laskowski’s fiction has been published in the “Norton Anthology Flash Fiction International,” “Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine,” and “Mid-American Review,” among others. In 2010, she won the grand prize in the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Series. She is the editor of SmokeLong Quarterly and the author of “Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons” and “Bystanders.”

Art Taylor’s fiction has won three Agatha Awards, an Anthony, a Macavity, and three Derringers. His work has appeared in “Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine,” “Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder,” and “Homicidal Holidays,” among others. He has written about mysteries and thrillers for “The Washington Post,” the “Washington Independent Review of Books,” and “Mystery Scene.” Taylor is an Associate Professor of English at George Mason University. His novel, “On the Road with Del & Louise,” has just won an Agatha for Best First Novel. It has been named a finalist for an Anthony Award.

All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program. For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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

Easton Library to Offer Story Time

On Mondays, June 6-27, & July 11 & 25, and Tuesdays, May 17- July 26, at 10:00 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a Story Time program for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program. For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Rosemary Morris, telephone: 410-822-1626

St. Michaels Library to Offer Story Time

On Wednesdays, June 8 – 29, July 20 – 27, & August 17 – 31, at 10:30 a.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a Story Time program for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult. Miss Kate and “Canine Companions” dog Vail often participate in this program. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program. For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library to Offer Memoir Writing

On Thursdays, June 9 – August 25 (always excepting the first Thursday of each month), from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites patrons to come record and share their memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people. Participants may bring their lunch. All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to pre-register for this program. For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library to Offer Family Games

On Thursday, June 9, at 4:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will put on a program of board games and fun educational children’s games for all ages (children 5 and under need to be accompanied by an adult). All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program. For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

Easton Library to Host First Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival

On Saturday, June 11, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., more than 30 prominent authors and illustrators will participate in the inaugural Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival at the Talbot County Free Library’s Easton branch. The fun-filled day offers the music of two different groups (Jayme D and Kindred Spirits), hands-on-crafts and make-a-book, light refreshments, book sales, and games, prizes and art exhibits. Sign-up for the Library’s popular Summer Reading Program will be available all day at the festival. All students who sign up for the Summer Reading Program will get to choose a free book to take home with them.

Produced in partnership with the Talbot County Free Library, The Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival is supported by Eventful Giving, 4-H, the Judy Center, Easton High School, Bayside Quilting, the Imagination Library, and the Talbot County Early Childhood Advisory Council. The Festival is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Talbot County Free Library, Sponsors – Marie and Bill U’Ren, YMCA of the Chesapeake, Dock Street Foundation, Easton Utilities, Sts. Peter & Paul Parish and School, Aqua Pools and Spas, Todd and Diane Albrecht, the Artistic Insights Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, as well as individuals and organizations who share our community’s commitment to reading and literacy.

For more information including a list and bio of each participating author and illustrator, visit http://chesapeakechildrensbookfestival.com/ or call the Library at 410-822-1626.

Contact: Scotti Oliver, telephone: 410-822-1626

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