Important Library & Community Resources
LIBRARY HOURS
Monday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – noon * 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. - noon * 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
*Closed mid-day for cleaning
At this time, the library is closed on Saturdays

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The Friends of the Talbot County Free Library, now nearly 300 members strong, sponsors important library programs such as the STEM campaign, the Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival, monthly Lunch & Learn programs, and the highly successful Annual Book Sale in October and Mini Book Sale in May. Friends also hold fundraising events to support the library in a variety of ways, currently focusing on the upcoming expansion of the St. Michaels branch. Due to the pandemic, Friends in 2020 relied exclusively on membership and donations to support the library. We look forward to 2021, and the possible return of public fundraising events. We thank our Friends for all that they do to support the library!

To learn more about the Friends of the Library, click here,
visit the Friends on Facebook, or email tcflfriends@gmail.com.
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
The Friends will be at the Farmer's Market this Saturday, October 17,
so stop by for a free book, while supplies last.
Check out our new eResources brochure and learn about all that's
available at your fingertips, free with your library card!
Frederick Douglass Portrait Donated to Library

Portrait artist Laura Era has painted, framed, and donated to the Talbot County Free Library an original work in oil of Talbot County’s most famous native son, Frederick Douglass. The portrait was officially unveiled September 26 at the library during this year’s virtual celebration of Frederick Douglass Day. It is now hanging behind the circulation desk through the end of the year.

Talbot County Free Library Director Dana Newman said, “The Board, staff, and patrons of the library are delighted to be the beneficiaries of Laura Era’s generosity. She is a talented, painstaking, and discerning artist who has captured the very essence and spirit of one of our country’s greatest men. This remarkable work of art will now hang in a place of honor in the library’s Frederick Douglass Room.”

Era is an award-winning, portrait and landscape artist, and teacher. Since turning professional in 1988, she has created innumerable portraits on commission, both formal and informal, in oil and pastel. Her work hangs in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. She is the owner of the Troika Gallery.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Book Discussion Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Mon, October 19, 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendar and join the Easton Book Group (open to all) to discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens via Zoom. To participate, please see the event listing on our website calendar at tcfl.org/calendar/.
Wes Moore
October 19, 7 p.m.
A Frederick County Public Libraries Event

Highly acclaimed best selling author Wes Moore will talk about his latest work, Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City, a kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the frontlines of the protests that overtook Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.

Moore’s talk will also highlight his earlier New York Times Bestseller, The Other Wes Moore as well as its young adult version Discovering Wes Moore. These titles chronicle the lives of two kids named Wes Moore who both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods. The author’s journey took him from wayward inner city youth to decorated combat veteran, Rhodes Scholar, White House fellow, social entrepreneur, and business leader while the other Wes Moore ended up convicted of murder and serving a life

Register here to receive the event link.
Flavor Squads Assemble
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
An Anne Arundel County Public Library Event

Before leading participants in an interactive game of Windows & Mirrors, MG and YA Author, Paula Chase, will set the tone with a talk about her two great passions, the importance of finding your passion and how reading can fuel your passion. Based on Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop's teachings, that books are sometimes windows offering a view of the world; or mirrors, reflecting our own lives and experiences, Chase has created an interactive game to help students identify what type of books they're most attracted to.

Register here to receive the Zoom link to this virtual program. For the best viewing experience, download the Zoom app on your mobile device or computer.
Vote for Edgar Allen Crow!

Local businesses and organizations are showcasing their creative side with a fun, festive Scarecrow Decorating Competition sponsored by Discover Easton! It’s also an opportunity for our community to get out this fall, enjoy the outdoors, and experience Easton safely!
Vote here October 2 – November 15 for the library's scarecrow, Edgar Allen Crow. Be sure to take a picture of your favorite scarecrow and share it on social media with #EastonMDScarecrows. Discover Easton will tally voting and announce the winning scarecrow design by November 20 during a live interview on WCEI.
Anyone that takes a picture of one of the Easton scarecrows and posts it on Facebook or Instagram with #EastonMDScarecrows is automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 Hunters’ Tavern gift certificate. That’s not all… one voting entry will be selected to win a free night’s stay at the Tidewater Inn in downtown Easton!
Check Out These Maryland STEM Festival Events

STEM of Many Colors, Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.: A diverse panel of professionals will discuss why STEM is key to economic success.

Maryland Manufacturers against COVID 19 Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.: Hear stories highlighting ways Maryland manufacturing stakeholders are working to provide products, services or resources for healthcare workers, hospitals, manufacturing facilities and others in the fight against COVID-19.

Virtual STEM Parade, Sunday, Nov 1 at 11 a.m.: Show your love of STEM with a 10-second video and email it to event organizers; watch the parade on our Facebook page.

The Maryland STEM Festival encourages all students, regardless of age, background and experience to take a greater interest in STEM with the hope they will pursue a STEM related/focused career. Maryland is one the few states in the nation to have a state-wide STEM or Science Festival. Events are open to the public, free of charge, family oriented, and FUN!
Academy Art Museum Virtual Craft Show
October 16 - 18, 2020

The Academy Art Museum is holding its 23nd annual Craft Show for more than 40 artists from across the United States. The Craft Show will be a virtual event this year in the format of an online auction.

Click here to learn more about free Zoom demos, studio visits, and classes or to visit the online auction.
Halloween Safety Tips

As you prepare for Halloween, check out these alternative ways to celebrate this favorite holiday. Trick or Treat!
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