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
Talbot County Free Library | www.tcfl.org
UPCOMING ADULT PROGRAMMING
Resumes Recruiters Recognize
November 18, 7 p.m.
A Howard County Public Library Event

Learn how to write powerful bullet points, highlight your accomplishments, and other resume tips and tricks. Recruiters only scan a resume for seven seconds or less so yours needs to stand out and sell yourself effectively. Presented by Rachel Bachman, M.Ed. Bachman has over six years of career counseling and coaching experience in higher education. She currently serves as a Career Specialist in the Career Center at UMBC. Register here.
Update on COVID-19 with Dr. Fredia Wadley,
Talbot County Health Officer
November 19, 6 p.m.

With the recent uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in Maryland and other states, Dr. Fredia Wadley, Health Officer for Talbot County, will talk via Zoom with "Library Guy" Bill Peak to relay the latest information about the coronavirus and the progress on vaccine development. Learn what it means to “flatten the curve,” recommendations for holiday and travel safety, how to protect yourself and others, and what is being done locally to combat the virus and prepare for vaccine distribution. Following the interview, Dr. Wadley will take questions from the audience. To join the webinar click here.
Not for the Faint of Heart: An Evening with Senator Barbara Mikulski and Ambassador Wendy Sherman
November 19, 7 p.m., via Zoom
An Enoch Pratt Free Library Event

Virtually celebrate the Senator Barbara A. Mikulski Room in the Central Library with Senator Barbara Mikulski and Ambassador Wendy Sherman in conversation, moderated by Meghan McCorkell.

A trailblazer, Mikulski was the first Democratic woman Senator elected in her own right. As a Senator, she focused on issues of science, technology, the economic and health security of women, as well as jobs and justice. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2015.

Wendy R. Sherman is a professor of the practice of public leadership and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition, she is a Senior Fellow at the School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Ambassador Sherman is Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. She is currently an MSNBC global affairs contributor and on the USA TODAY Board of Contributors. Ambassador Sherman is the author of Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power and Persistence published by PublicAffairs, September 2018.

Register here.
A Mindful Approach for the Holidays:
Positivity & Gratitude 
Saturday, November 21, 2 p.m.
An Enoch Pratt Free Library Program

Maintaining a positive mindset is essential during the holiday season. In this workshop, learn strategies to let go of negative thought habits and establish new patterns of thinking. Facilitated by Trenessa Coffey Annibal, MBA, MA, Motivational Speaker/Mindset Coach, Eternally Grateful Coaching. Register here.
Virtual Book Launch and Interview with Phillipa Gregory
November 24, 5 p.m.
A program of Frederick County Public Libraries, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, and Charles County Public Library

New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory will launch her latest novel Dark Tides with a virtual author talk. Gregory is best known for The Other Boleyn Girl, published in 2001 and turned into a major motion picture, as well as many other titles set in the Plantagenet and Tudor period. Register here. The Facebook Event can be found here:  FB event link
UPCOMING YOUTH PROGRAMS
Story time
Thursday, Nov. 19 – 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 24 – 10 a.m.
Facebook LIVE
Stories, songs and rhymes for families with young children.

Teen Journaling via Zoom
Wednesday, November 18, 1 p.m.
DREAM - BUILD - CREATE: An Exciting Virtual Engineering Experience
November 24

DREAM – BUILD - CREATE is an introduction to engineers and engineering for people of all ages, especially families and children. Presented by The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in partnership with the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) and its Project BUILD engineering program, this inspirational program will offer people a free film screening of the award-winning documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a giant-screen film about engineering, takes viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, audiences witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow by pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways.

Vimeo links to view:
Password: dreambignov24 (good 24/7 so you can view when it’s convenient)

In addition to the film, ASCE is organizing several virtual panels in November where patrons can join live conversations with our Dream Teams of young, diverse engineers. Dream Team Schedule:
El Futuro se Diseña/The Future is Designed (Spanish Language)
Thursday, November 19, 3 p.m.

Chats with Change Makers featuring Avery Bang
Friday, November 20, 2 p.m.
Sign up for the secure link here: http://bit.ly/AveryChatNov20.
Please note—everyone will need to sign up for the secure link for this event.

Engineering Extravaganza
Tuesday, November 24, 4 p.m.
Interview with Award Winning YA Author Jason Reynolds

Check out this conversation with Jason Reynolds about his book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning. Reynolds has been named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2020-21 by the Library of Congress. Click here for the interview.
Fall Art Sale

Come check out the library's fall art sale! Affordable art for your home or as a holiday gift available for $5, $10, and $15. On display in the lobby at the Easton branch.
Toys for Tots Collection Site

The Easton branch of TCFL is a collection site for the 16th Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive sponsored by Talbot Young Professionals. The Marine Corps Reserves is expecting COVID19 to have a double impact on the Toys for Tots toy drive this year: possibly fewer donations and greater demand as more families qualify to receive. Please consider placing a new, unwrapped toy in our box and help make a child's holiday a bit brighter. Thank you!
Easton Rotary Holds Food Drive
in Memory of Lord Scott

During the months of November and December the Rotary Club of Easton will be collecting non-perishable food items in memory of Lord Scott who did so much for our community with "Operation Christmas Spirit" at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department beginning in the 1970s. The Easton branch of TCFL has a bin for convenient drop-off of non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Neighborhood Service Center. Other drop-off locations include Easton Family YMCA, Mid-Atlantic Tire Pros, Provident State Bank, Shore United Bank, Easton Fit4Life, and the Star Democrat Offices. The list of non-perishable items includes:
Canned fish, such as salmon, tuna and sardines
Canned meats, such as chicken and turkey
Whole grains, such as quinoa and spelt
Rice (brown, wild)
Steel-cut or rolled oats
Whole grain dry cereals with at least 5 grams fiber/serving
Whole grain pastas, such as whole wheat, brown rice flour or quinoa
Fruits in natural juice with no sugar added
Canned vegetables, low salt or no added salt
Canned fruit packed in water
Canned or boxed low-sodium soups and stews
Dried or canned legumes, such as peas, lentils, peanuts and beans
Pureed foods, such as sweet potato, pumpkin and applesauce
Low-fat dry or shelf-stable milk
Nut butters including peanut, almond, walnut
Winter Classes Start January 11, 2021 - Registration is Open
Adult Basic Education | English as a Second Language
General Education Development | National External Diploma Program

Improve your English-speaking skills, your reading, writing, math and employability skills, and/or study to earn your Maryland High School Diploma. All from the comfort of your own home! All program fees are currently waived.

Mejora tus habilidades para hablar en inglés, para leer y escribir, en matemáticas, y la posibilidad de conseguir un empleo, y o estudia para obtener tu Diploma de High School de Maryland. ¡Todo desde la comodidad de tu hogar! Actualmente no se aplican todas las tarifas del programa.

Online classes are being offered with an adapted curriculum, providing flexible class schedule options, and delivering specialty classes for career readiness.    

New bi-lingual “Student Navigators” have joined the team! They are dedicated to guiding students through the registration process, introducing them to online learning, and solving various problems, like overcoming technology barriers.

In person registrations are available by appointment only on Chesapeake College’s main campus, at Wye Mills, and two partner locations – American Job Center (AJC) in Easton, and Maryland Rural Development Corporation (MRDC) in Greensboro. 

Let the registration team help you get started. Make your appointment today!

  • For ABE/GED classes, contact Danielle Thomas at (410) 829-6043 (text) or ged@chesapeake.edu.

  • For ESL classes, contact Karen Luceti at (410) 443-1163 (text) or esl@chesapeake.edu.


For more information, click here.
Click here to access the CARES Individual Assistance Program Application.
Non or limited English speaking individuals or immigrant families in need of
application support can contact the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center
at 1-877-77-AYUDA (1-877-772-9832) for assistance.
Click here to download the CARES Childcare Verification form
to be completed by a licensed child care provider.
Non or limited English speaking individuals or immigrant families in need of
application support can contact the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center
at 1-877-77-AYUDA (1-877-772-9832) for assistance.