Talbot County Free Library Upcoming Events

“Stitch in Time” at the Easton Library
On Monday, September 19, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Talbot County Free Library’s Easton branch will once again offer its popular “Stitch in Time” program. Patrons are invited to bring projects in progress (sewing, knitting, cross-stitch, what-have-you) and stitch with a group. There will be limited instruction available for beginners. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program. For more information call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Teen Game Night at the Easton Library
On Monday, September 19, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer an evening of games for teens led by teens. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program. For more information call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Library Book Discussion: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
On Thursday, September 22, at 9:30 a.m., and again on Monday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m., “the library guy” Bill Peak will host a discussion of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library. Alexie’s book was selected this year’s One Maryland One Book—the Maryland Humanities Council’s program in which people all across the state read the same book at the same time.

Library to Sponsor Anthropologist’s Talk on Japanese Schools
On Thursday, September 22, at noon, the Friends of the Talbot County Free Library will sponsor a talk at Easton’s Hospice House (586 Cynwood Drive) by anthropologist Gail Benjamin on the subject of Japanese schools. Benjamin has made a study of the reasons behind the effectiveness of Japanese schools. She will speak in particular about the social atmosphere in Japanese elementary schools and how non-academic activities foster learning and happiness among Japanese school children. Patrons are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy this interesting talk. Coffee and sweets will be provided by the Friends of the Library. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program. For more information call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

National Book Award Winner to Speak at Chesapeake College
On Thursday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m., Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will speak about his work at Chesapeake College’s Todd Performing Arts Center. In addition to winning a National Book Award, The Absolutely True Diary was chosen this year’s One Maryland One Book—the program of the Maryland Humanities Council in which people all across the state read the same book at the same time. Alexie’s presentation is free and open to the public. The author’s talk will be followed by Q&A and a book-signing.

Pit-Beef BBQ to Benefit Friends of the Library
On Friday, September 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in front of Accurate Optical by the Acme grocery, the Friends of the Library will be selling Pit-Beef Barbeque to benefit their efforts on behalf of the Talbot County Free Library! Pit-Beef, chips, and a drink will cost $8. Advance orders can by placed by calling Linda Townsend at 410-770-5375. The Friends help the library purchase program items and materials beyond the range of the normal operating budget.

Family Crafts at Easton Library
On Saturday, September 24, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a program of seasonal crafts for the whole family. All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to pre-register. For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Game Day for Youth at St. Michaels Library
From 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 27, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer another of its popular Game Days for children 8 and older. In addition to playing on the library’s Wii and Play Station systems, children can play traditional games like checkers and Uno. There will be age-appropriate magazines, books, and graphic novels on hand to read and check out. The library will also provide a snack. Parents are asked to pre-register their children for this program. For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Job Search Assistance One-Stop Bus to Visit St. Michaels Library
On Tuesday, September 27, the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board’s Mobile One-Stop bus will be on-site at the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to assist individuals looking for work, job training, and other employment-based resources. For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org. For more information about Mobile One-Stop visits scheduled elsewhere in the five-county area served by the Workforce Investment Board, visit their website: www.uswib.org.

Creative Writing for Teens at the Easton Library
On Thursday, September 29, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer an evening of fun creative writing activities in a group for teens led by teens. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program. For more information call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

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