Again and again studies show that children learn better in a natural setting. On Thursday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m., children entering grades 1 – 4 will have the chance to put that notion to the test in the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library. “Literature and the Garden,” a program presented by the University of Maryland Extension-Talbot County 4H, will combine gardening activities and games with great children’s literature. Parents need to pre-register their children for this program. For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.